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Theodore Laurence
Christian Bale as Laurie (1994)

Birth and Death

Late 1840s - Unknown

Also Known As

  • Laurie
  • Teddy (by Jo)
  • my lord (by Amy)

Hair Color

black

Eye Color

dark brown

Nationality

American

Family Members

Spouse and Children

Grandparents

In-laws

Nieces and Nephews

Affiliation

Theodore "Laurie" Laurence was Amy March's husband and the father of Bess. He was the neighbor of the March family as he grew up.

Story-lineEdit

Early lifeEdit

Laurie was an upper class boy, who went to live with his grandfather, James Laurence. From a young age he wished to be a musician and was very capable of doing so. However, his grandfather did not approve of this dream, wanting him to go into business.

Meeting the March familyEdit

At a ball, he became friends with Josephine "Jo" March, who turned out to be his neighbor, along with her mother and three sisters. The five children got along very well, playing games and putting on plays.

Laurie saved Amy March from drowning when she fell through thin ice, not having heard his warning. When she was a bit older, her sister Beth became ill and it was suggested she was sent to her Aunt March for a period of quarantine. She adamantly refused to go, until Laurie suggested he come to see her everyday. The two thus grew a lot closer.

Love lifeEdit

Laurie fell in love with Jo and proposed to her. To his dismay, she refused, saying that she loved him as a brother and that they were too alike to marry. Distraught, he traveled to Europe, where he wandered aimlessly, wasting time and money. It was only when he met Amy there, on a trip with her Aunt Carroll, that he started to come alive again. She gave him a stern talking-to and made him realize that he needed to get his life back on track. They spent a lot of time together and started to see each other in a romantic light. They were able to comfort each other and grieve together when the news reached them of Beth's death. Not long after, Theodore proposed and they married, to the surprised delight of Jo.

Life at ParnassusEdit

"Their house was full of unostentatious beauty and comfort, and here the art-loving host and hostess attracted and entertained artists of all kinds."
—A description of Parnassus[src]

Laurie and Amy settled into a house called Parnassus, which became a beautiful place of art, music and culture. It was situated next to Plumfield, Jo and her husband Friedrich's home and the school they ran.
Amy gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth, or "Bess", named after Beth. As a baby, Bess was very frail and her parents worried that she would not live long. However, due to a lot of care and protection, Bess survived and grew to be a sweet girl.
Established in a lovely home, Laurie and his family were a bright light to the college attendants. He and Amy encouraged many to take an interest in art and music. The marriage was a very successful, loving one, the two complementing each other well.

Personality Edit

Laurie had a very kind heart, always giving gifts and food to the March family. In fact, his personality was very similar to Jo's. When he went to France, Amy and Flo gave him the nickname 'Lazy Laurence'.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Chestnut hair, brown eyes

EtymologEdit

Appearances:Edit

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