Characters / Little Women

The characters from Little Women

Margaret "Meg" March

Josephine "Jo" March

Elizabeth "Beth" March

Amelia Curtis March aka Amy

  • Proper Lady: As a child she was more a wannabe Proper Lady, but she becomes a real one when she grows up.
  • She's All Grown Up: She believed herself to be ugly as a child due to an accident involving her nose. Turns out she grew into quite the cutie.
  • Spoiled Brat: As a child she is prone to behave in a vain and self-centered way, especially if she doesn't get what she wants.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Jo's Tomboy. Jo is a headstrong Spirited Young Lady with a fiery temper who rejects convention and finds sentimentality repellent (except in books). Amy is a vain, petted artistic beauty, anxious over her appearance, who aspires to be the perfect Proper Lady.

Theodore "Laurie" Laurence

Margaret "Marmee" March

Robert "Father" March

  • Badass Preacher: He may have not fought, but the mere fact that he decided to help other soldiers via giving them spiritual counselings in the campaigns lands him here.
  • Good Parents: Much like his wife, he's a perfect loving father with no apparent flaws.
  • Good Shepherd: He was too old to fight in the war, but still enrolled as chaplain.
  • Happily Married: To Mrs. March.
  • Retired Badass
  • Riches to Rags: Had a reasonably good fortune, but lost it to help some friends. The family's economic situation never really got better.
  • Sick Episode: Played VERY seriously, as he falls sick while still at war and that threw a big wrench in the family dynamics since Marmee had to go there and leave the girls alone.

Aunt Josephine March

  • Control Freak: Poor Jo!
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: If she does like you, she might help a little. She genuinely liked Amy despite giving her a hard time and worried over Beth's illness, and when she died, she left her Plumfield house to Jo.
    • She complains about and criticizes her nephew's family to the point where Marmee can barely stand her, but due to the family's poverty, she offered to adopt one of the girls, supplies the money for Marmee to visit Father, surreptitiously provides Meg with an enormously overstocked linen closet as a wedding present despite swearing not to, and Amy notices that, for all of her riches and treasures, the most precious to her is her wedding ring. Aunt March is a cross, sour old lady, but she definitely has the heart of gold down, too.
  • Neat Freak: Poor Amy!
  • Rich Bitch: A rich, snooty, cranky old widow. As seen in Jerk with a Heart of Gold, she's not entirely bad.

Mr. James Laurence

John Brooke

  • Character Death: In Little Men.
  • Happily Married: To Meg in Part II.
  • Nice Guy: A hard-working, decent guy, and later, a good husband to Meg.
    Emil: "Uncle Fritz is the wisest, and Uncle Laurie the jolliest, but Uncle John was the best, and I'd rather be like him more than any man I ever knew."

Professor Friedrich "Fritz" Bhaer

John Laurence "Demi" Brooke

  • Big Brother Bully: He loves Daisy, but if he told her to jump off a bridge, she'd do it. And if he got into his head some sort of fanciful idea about jumping off bridges, he would probably ask.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He's very well respected and admired among his classmates for this reason, is above reproach in any serious trouble (though he's still a little naughty sometimes), and the other boys wouldn't even consider attempting to convince him to do anything really morally wrong.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Just for fun, and much to his mother's distress.
  • Punny Name: He's named after his father, so the family would have been stuck calling him "Jack" to keep from having two Johns running around, but Laurie suggested naming him "Demijohn" ("Little John") and calling him "Demi" for short... which also happened to be alliterative with the nickname Aunt Amy gave to his twin sister.
  • The Smart Guy

Margaret "Daisy" Brooke

Franz Hoffmann

Emil Hoffmann