History Characters / LittleHouseOnThePrairie

3rd Jun '16 1:20:11 AM K
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* NiceGuy: A defining feature.

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* NiceGuy: A defining feature.Refuses any pay for bringing back the wheat, and declines to buy any because he has enough supplies. He's also very thoughtful toward Laura, often bringing her gifts that will either lessen her workload, like progressively less dangerous stoves, or that he just thinks she'll like, like a swift riding pony or interesting plants and flowers.
15th Feb '16 2:29:57 AM Ciara25
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* ParentsAsPeople: Laura didn't sugarcoat the fact that sweet, gentle Ma was also unabridged-ly racist when it came to Native Americans.

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* ParentsAsPeople: Laura didn't sugarcoat sugar coat the fact that sweet, gentle Ma was also unabridged-ly unabashedly racist when it came to Native Americans.
12th Feb '16 5:24:27 PM toongrrl1990
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** Inverted with Mary, Laura won't hesitate to save her big sister either.
* BrainyBrunette: Has roan brown hair and is very adept in her studies along with having smarts for the farm and wilderness.



* PluckyGirl

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* PluckyGirlPluckyGirl: Has she ever been intimidated? Yes. Does this stop her from being her boisterous and outgoing self? No.



* RealWomenHaveCurves: She is the protagonist the (mostly female) reader relates to and laments how she's pretty plump and sturdy as a "little French horse" compared to more delicate and willowy blondes like Nellie, even noting how her face is "all curves" like her body and is [[BuxomIsBetter "well-developed"]], something that Garth Williams tends to highlight in his illustrations.



* WhatBeautifulEyes: Noted to have shining, vivid, and gorgeous blue even "violet" eyes.
---> Look how Laura's eyes are shining.



* DumbBlonde: Averted. She is as intelligent as her hair is golden.



* RegalRinglets: Perfectly curled hair and a perfectly prim and proper personality.



* BrainyBrunette: Like her Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, she is a very studious and thoughtful pupil and does become a writer in her own right.



* BrainyBrunette.

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* BrainyBrunette.BrainyBrunette: Was a schoolteacher, a scholar, and even utilizes her smarts to make a great variety of food and help run the farm.



* PluckyGirl

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* PluckyGirlPluckyGirl: The death of her father, moving across Wisconsin, new changes, moving around the wilderness, a long winter, starvation, and a loose log don't keep Ma down very long.



* BrainyBrunette: Has dark, curly hair and is a very studious pupil who becomes both a top-notch dressmaker and a determined homesteader and single mom.



* PluckyGirl

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* PluckyGirlPluckyGirl: Encouraged by her mother, and passed on to her daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughter.
* RegalRinglets: Her curls are from her Mother, but they're more controlled and girly than her boisterous mother's ever were.



* QuirkyCurls: Has wild curly hair that's hard to brush and a fiery personality.



* SpiritedYoungLady.

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* SpiritedYoungLady.SpiritedYoungLady: Hey, it runs in the family.
7th Jul '15 3:04:35 AM K
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* AdventureRebuff: When Almanzo initially proposes going to find the wheat, Royal wants to be the one to go with him, but Almanzo says one of them has to survive.

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\nAlmanzo's older brother. He hassles Almanzo somewhat, but they get along well. Unlike Almanzo, he has no love for the hard work involved in farming and decides to become a storekeeper. Royal moves to De Smet about the same time Almanzo and Eliza Jane do, and owns the town's feed store.

* AdventureRebuff: When Almanzo initially proposes going to find the wheat, Royal wants to be the one to go with him, but Almanzo says one of them has to survive.survive for their parents' sakes.




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Almanzo's bossy older sister, and later, Laura's detested school teacher, and later still, Rose's devoted old aunt.




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Almanzo's other older sister, and the sibling he's closest to. Very fond of her hair ribbons.
7th Jul '15 2:51:18 AM K
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* IllGirl: The malnutrition the family faced during ''The Long Winter'' hits Carrie a lot harder than the rest of them; she was described as 'spindly' and 'delicate' beforehand, and remains sickly long after the others have recovered. She suffers frequently from what sound like migraines, and almost faints after standing too long at the blackboard in school. She doesn't appear to have fully recovered until the ending of ''These Happy Golden Years'' -- almost four years later. (She lived to be seventy-five, so her health must have got more robust as she gold older.)

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* IllGirl: The malnutrition the family faced during ''The Long Winter'' hits Carrie a lot harder than the rest of them; she was described as 'spindly' and 'delicate' beforehand, and remains sickly long after the others have recovered. She suffers frequently from what sound like migraines, and almost faints after standing too long at the blackboard in school. She doesn't appear to have fully recovered until the ending of ''These Happy Golden Years'' -- almost four years later. (She lived to be seventy-five, so her health must and was known to have got more robust as she gold older.moved around a bit trying to find a climate to better her health.)
21st Jun '15 10:53:43 PM shamblingdead2
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* ChekhovsSkill : A meta example, in her ability to describe the things Mary can no longer see after she goes blind. Later, of course, she uses her descriptive skills to write the books.
21st Jun '15 9:49:07 PM shamblingdead2
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* TheAce : Is there anything Pa can't do?
31st May '15 1:34:19 AM hiphiphu
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* OutdoorsyGal: Is increasingly frustrated as she is forced to stay inside, instead of exploring the Scottish highlands.
* HotBlooded: Martha's temper causes several...issues during the series. (Like scaring her governess out of a job).



* HotBlooded: Martha's temper causes several...issues during the series. (Like scaring her governess out of a job).



* MarryForLove: Is determined to do this even as a child. In the next series when we see her as Charlotte's mother and HappilyMarried to [[{{InterclassRomance}} Lew]] makes it clear she was successful.

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* MarryForLove: Is determined to do this even as a child. In the next series when we see her as Charlotte's mother and HappilyMarried to [[{{InterclassRomance}} Lew]] makes it it's clear she was successful. successful.
* OutdoorsyGal: Is increasingly frustrated as she is forced to stay inside, instead of exploring the Scottish highlands.
31st May '15 1:30:22 AM hiphiphu
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* LadyOfAdventure: Emigrates to America in the 1800's despite having a comfortable and wealthy life in Scotland.

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* LadyOfAdventure: Emigrates to America in the 1800's 1700's despite having a comfortable and wealthy life in Scotland.Scotland.
* MarryForLove: Is determined to do this even as a child. In the next series when we see her as Charlotte's mother and HappilyMarried to [[{{InterclassRomance}} Lew]] makes it clear she was successful.



* StarCrossedLovers: With Lew. She's the daughter of a lord, he's the local blacksmith. Historically it is established fact her parents disapproved of the match and probably a major reason they emigrated to America to get married.

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* StarCrossedLovers: With Lew. She's the daughter of a lord, wealthy landowner, he's the local blacksmith. Historically it is established fact her parents disapproved of the match and probably a major reason they emigrated to America to get married.



* UptownGirl: Again for Lew, as Martha is gentry and he is working class.

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* UptownGirl: Again for Lew, as Martha is gentry the daughter of a landowner and he is he's working class.
23rd Dec '14 12:27:14 PM Ciara13
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* ParentsAsPeople: Laura didn't sugarcoat the fact that sweet, gentle Ma was also unabridged-ly racist when it came to Native Americans.
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