Ecranization of Narrative Elements: Plot and Characterization Novel to Film Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


  • Klismi Ainila Elva Universitas Ngudi Waluyo
  • Deswandito Dwi Saptanto Universitas Ngudi Waluyo


Little Women, Ecranization Theory, Adaptation of novel to film.


This study analyzes the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and the film Little Women 2019 by Greta Gerwig to find some differences in plot and characterization. In this research, using qualitative and descriptive qualitative research with a comparative approach from Eneste's theory, as well as using Freytag's theory in examining plot and using Minderop's theory to examine characterization. From the research, the researcher found modifications and reductions in the introduction of the story and the climax, modifications and additions in the increase of problems and decrease of problems, as well as additions in the resolution. While in characterization, the characters of Jo, Meg, and Laurie are modified. The researcher concluded that ekranization theory greatly influences the process of adapting novels into film form, where it can help to convey the whole story of a novel even in a short time of two hours for a film screening.



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Klismi Ainila Elva, & Deswandito Dwi Saptanto. (2023). Ecranization of Narrative Elements: Plot and Characterization Novel to Film Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The Virtual International Conference on Economics, Law and Humanities, 2(1), 46–54. Retrieved from