Did Laurie Ever Respect Jo?
Did Laurie ever respect Jo?
Laurie did plenty of terrible things towards Jo in the novel. He pressured Jo to give him physical attention. He threatened to take his life if she wouldn´t marry him and bad mouths Fritz (who he has not met).
When he grew out of his immature behaviour he learned to respect Jo. At the end of the novel, he apologized for his earlier behaviour and if they could go back to the way things were before. Jo forgave him and said that he shall always be her brother but they can not go back to the way things were. I believe Louisa wrote Laurie to be an example of a young man, who can see their mistakes and grow out of them.
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