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21st Aug '17 4:17:53 AM Baeraad555
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* ''Literature/MordantsNeed'': No matter how small and irrelevant you feel, your actions matter, for good or ill. Don't worry about how you can't save the world all on your own, but just do what you can about the things that you care about.
21st Aug '17 4:07:13 AM Baeraad555
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* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'': Dealing with old age, personal irrelevance and the prospect of death. Also, and as a response to the first: children and parenthood.
8th Jun '17 11:30:30 PM wedekit
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** Is war ever justified? Who is it that really pays the price for wars?
** How can a society praise and celebrate women as something to protect on one hand, and then turn and subject them to submission and rape on the other? How do these women feel about their much more restrictive gender norms/roles? How do they feel about their survival being entirely in the hands of men? What about women who actively choose to oppose these norms?



** A political system based on inheriting the state is inherently unstable and almost always backfires, the dynasty of TheGoodKing can be undone by one AxCrazy BlackSheep or any UnfitForGreatness heir. While royalty has the support of feudal and religious classes, the only opinion that really matters is that of the common folk who don't care for titles at all. For them, a king who doesn't protect his people is no true king at all.

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** A Is a political system based on inheriting inheritance truly in the state is inherently unstable and almost always backfires, the dynasty of TheGoodKing can be undone by one AxCrazy BlackSheep or any UnfitForGreatness heir. While royalty has the support of feudal and religious classes, the only opinion that really matters is that best interest of the common folk who don't care for titles at all. For them, a king who doesn't protect his people is no true king at all. realm?
8th Jun '17 11:11:43 PM wedekit
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* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': Sexual predation and the conflict between lust and repression.

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* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'':
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Sexual predation and the conflict between lust and repression. repression.


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** Romanticism VS Enlightenment: If one is able to create life artificially, should they? When you create something, how much control do you maintain over it? (The latter is a timeless theme. Think about scientists that establish concepts either benevolently or neutrally that are horrified to find out that they have been adapted as a weapon, etc.)
8th Jun '17 10:56:41 PM wedekit
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** More broadly, it's the classic Romantic VS Enlightenment argument; specifically "old world" (magic/superstition) VS "new world" (science/technology). Dracula is a gothic novel after all, which leans heavily towards romanticism. Dracula himself has the edge throughout most of the story because his existence is not even fathomable by members of this "new world." Most terrifyingly (to a Victorian Brit) is Dracula's ability to cause sophisticated modern women to slip back into "savage" customs (reverse colonization).

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** More broadly, it's the classic Romantic VS Enlightenment argument; specifically "old world" (magic/superstition) VS "new world" (science/technology). Dracula is a gothic novel after all, which leans heavily towards romanticism. Dracula himself has the edge throughout most of the story because his existence is not even fathomable by members of this "new world." Most terrifyingly (to The most terrifying ability of Dracula(to a Victorian Brit) is Dracula's his ability to cause sophisticated modern women to slip back into "savage" customs (reverse colonization).sexuality.
8th Jun '17 10:52:51 PM wedekit
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** More broadly, it's the classic Romantic VS Enlightenment argument; specifically "old world" (magic/superstition) VS "new world" (science/technology). Dracula is a gothic novel after all, which leans heavily towards romanticism. Dracula himself has the edge throughout most of the story because his existence is not even fathomable by members of this "new world." Most terrifyingly (to a Victorian Brit) is Dracula's ability to cause sophisticated modern women to slip back into "savage" customs (reverse colonization).
15th May '17 1:46:48 PM Antichristine
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** Also, on a more explicit level: how dangerous and seductive sexual predators can be when they justify their crimes with victim blaming and theatrically indulge in self-pity.
5th Apr '17 7:04:24 PM jamespolk
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* The Literature/ErastFandorin series of detective novels follows master detective Fandorin from 1876 to 1914. While each novel has a different mystery that Fandorin eventually solves, the Central Theme is the decline and fall of UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia. The government is either corrupt or incompetent, reformers with good ideas aren't heeded, PatrioticFervor leads the country into disastrous mistakes, and in later books, left-wing terrorists and rebels play an increasingly prominent role.
3rd Apr '17 1:55:38 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'': The power that resides in all of us.

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* ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'': ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'': The power that resides in all of us.
1st Apr '17 7:55:36 AM Kakai
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** Don't let your fears ''or'' your good will towards your friends ''or'' your stupid pride destroy your happiness.

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** Don't let your fears ''or'' your good will towards your friends ''or'' your stupid pride destroy your happiness.happiness.
* ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'': The importance of family and identity.
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