Study Guide

Little Women Characters

Jo March

When we first meet Jo March, she's a tomboyish, hot-tempered, geeky fifteen-year-old girl. She...

Meg March

Meg, short for Margaret, is the oldest and (until Amy grows up) the prettiest of the four March...

Beth March

Beth is one of those children in a novel who is so good and sweet and perfect that you just know...

Amy March

Amy is the March sister that most readers love to hate. She's the youngest of the family and she...

Marmee (Mrs. March)

"Marmee" is the affectionate name that the March girls use for their mother, Mrs. March, whose...

Father (Mr. March)

The March girls' father, like their mother, is essentially perfect. However, he's also absent, or...

Laurie

Laurie, short for Theodore Laurence, is the March girls' wealthy next-door neighbor. He's a...

Professor Bhaer

Professor Bhaer is an expatriate German professor working as a tutor in New York in order to...

John Brooke

John Brooke is a hard-working, orphaned young man who is forced to take a job as Laurie's tutor...

Daisy and Demi Brooke

Daisy and Demi are the twin children of Meg and John Brooke. They are loosely named for their...

Aunt March

Aunt March, not to be confused with Aunt Carrol, is, as her name suggests, the March girls' aunt....

Mr. Laurence

Mr. Laurence, Laurie's grandfather, is a wealthy old man who lives next door to the March family....

Hannah

Hannah is the March family servant. She has lived with them and served them since Meg's birth,...

The Hummels

The Hummels are a poor, fatherless German immigrant family who live in a run-down shack. All of...

The Moffats

The Moffats are a wealthy local family with whom the older March girls sometimes socialize. When...

Sallie Gardiner

Sallie Gardiner is a friend of Meg's, about the same age, but with far more money and a higher...

The Vaughns

The Vaughns are an aristocratic British family and friends of the Laurences. The March girls meet...

Aunt Carrol and Florence

Aunt Carrol (not to be confused with Aunt March) is, as her name suggests, the March girls' aunt...