History Characters / TheSecretHistory

23rd Jul '16 2:26:46 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Anyone who has ever heard BretEastonEllis speak (and knows that Donna Tartt and Bret Easton Ellis know each other) can probably guess the inspiration for Bunny's way of (likely intentionally) being a conversational bull in a porcelain shop.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Anyone who has ever heard BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis speak (and knows that Donna Tartt and Bret Easton Ellis know each other) can probably guess the inspiration for Bunny's way of (likely intentionally) being a conversational bull in a porcelain shop.
14th May '16 6:55:44 AM Mara
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* AlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler: Richard's grief over Bunny is slow to be realised ([[MurderIsTheBestSolution given the circumstances]]) but apparent throughout the book.]]



* BookDumb: He's a terrible scholar but a gifted artist and an [[{{HyperAwareness}} astute]] [[{{HeKnowsTooMuch}} observer]].

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* BookDumb: He's a terrible scholar but a gifted artist and an [[{{HyperAwareness}} astute]] [[{{HeKnowsTooMuch}} observer]].astute observer.



* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Francis frequently wears "a black greatcoat that billowed behind him as he walked and made him look like a cross between a student prince and Jack the Ripper", among other stylish get-ups.

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* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Francis frequently wears pince-nez [[PurelyAestheticGlasses (despite his perfect eyesight)]], "a black greatcoat that billowed behind him as he walked and made him look like a cross between a student prince and Jack the Ripper", among and other stylish get-ups.
14th May '16 6:46:23 AM Mara
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* AssholeVictim

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* AssholeVictimAlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler: Richard's grief over Bunny is slow to be realised ([[MurderIsTheBestSolution given the circumstances]]) but apparent throughout the book.]]



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[BlondesAreEvil until they aren't]].

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[BlondesAreEvil until they aren't]].at least in the first half of the book.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[BlondesAreEvil until they aren't]].

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[BlondesAreEvil until they aren't]].at least in the first half of the book.





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\n* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel




* DeadGuyJunior: An odd case; her daughter is named after her late boyfriend.

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* DeadGuyJunior: An odd case; her daughter in the epilogue is named after [[spoiler: her late boyfriend.boyfriend]].
14th May '16 6:07:08 AM Mara
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Marion.



* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Marion.



* TooDumbToLive: Bunny Corcoran, boy detective. [[HeKnowsTooMuch Knowing too much]] doesn't always make you smart.

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* TooDumbToLive: Bunny Corcoran, boy detective. [[HeKnowsTooMuch Knowing too much]] doesn't always make you smart.
14th May '16 6:05:30 AM Mara
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Bunny.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Bunny.AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits: Studying Early Childhood Education.



* InelegantBlubbering: Frequently. [[spoiler: Fair enough, as her boyfriend just died.]]
* LongHairIsFeminine

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* InelegantBlubbering: Frequently. [[spoiler: Fair enough, as her boyfriend just died.Pretty much constantly after Bunny's death.]]
* LongHairIsFeminineLikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Bunny.
* NoodleIncident:
-->Between her and Francis there had been some catastrophic incident which was so frightful that no one would even talk about it.
14th May '16 5:44:52 AM Mara
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* LoveMatry: For [[spoiler: her bother Charles]].

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* LoveMatry: LoveMartyr: For [[spoiler: her bother Charles]].
14th May '16 5:42:11 AM Mara
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* AbusiveParents: Richard's father is mentioned as being verbally and physically abusive. After he leaves for Hampton his parents virtually cut him out of their lives.




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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Richard gets shot; nobody notices.



** Charles goes on a bit of a tirade about it, [[AlasPoorScrappy noting that Bunny was the best of them]].
--->"I just never met such a bunch of greedy, shallow people. You look at them and think, oh, what a tasteful, attractive family but they're just a bunch of zeros, like something from an ad."



* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Francis is extremely fond of sporting it.

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* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Francis is extremely fond of sporting it.frequently wears "a black greatcoat that billowed behind him as he walked and made him look like a cross between a student prince and Jack the Ripper", among other stylish get-ups.



* BastardBoyfriend: To [[spoiler: [[{{BrotherSisterIncest}} Camilla]]]].



* DomesticAbuse: To [[spoiler: his sister Camilla]].



* InVinoVeritas: Charles's recklessness and anger issues are much closer to the surface when he's drinking.



* MySisterIsOffLimits: Charles gets [[CrazyJealousGuy very jealous]] over Camilla, [[spoiler: mainly because he wants her all to himself.]]

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* MySisterIsOffLimits: Charles gets [[CrazyJealousGuy very jealous]] over Camilla, [[spoiler: mainly because he wants her all to himself.]]himself]].



* [[spoiler: {{Sex For Solace}}]]: [[spoiler: Implied to be a factor in Charles' repeated seduction of Francis.]]

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* [[spoiler: {{Sex For Solace}}]]: SexForSolace: [[spoiler: Implied to be a factor in Charles' repeated seduction of Francis.]]



* DamselInDistress: Devolves into one after [[spoiler: Charles becomes abusive]].
* GaussianGirl: Camilla, despite that fact that ''The Secret History'' is a book rather than a film. Her true character is hard to make out through the veil of Richard's adoration.

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* DamselInDistress: Devolves into one after [[spoiler: Charles becomes abusive]].
* GaussianGirl: Camilla, despite Despite that fact that ''The Secret History'' is a book rather than a film. Her true character is hard to make out through the veil of Richard's adoration.


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* LoveMatry: For [[spoiler: her bother Charles]].
14th Mar '16 8:53:21 AM socialist-cokehead
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* AmbiguouslyBi/ExperimentedInCollege: While he self-identifies as heterosexual, his recollection of his time with the classics group shows that he wasn't one to turn down advances from other males.

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* AmbiguouslyBi/ExperimentedInCollege: AmbiguouslyBi / ExperimentedInCollege: While he self-identifies as heterosexual, his recollection of his time with the classics group shows that he wasn't one to turn down advances from other males.
16th Dec '15 6:11:34 PM jewishenjolras
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* {{AmbiguouslyBi}}/{{ExperimentedInCollege}}: While he self-identifies as heterosexual, his recollection of his time with the classics group shows that he wasn't one to turn down advances from other males.

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* {{AmbiguouslyBi}}/{{ExperimentedInCollege}}: AmbiguouslyBi/ExperimentedInCollege: While he self-identifies as heterosexual, his recollection of his time with the classics group shows that he wasn't one to turn down advances from other males.


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* DescentIntoAddiction: Charles, arguably hit hardest by the murder, [[DrowningMySorrows drowns his sorrows]] in liquor to the point of alcohol poisoning.
* DrowningMySorrows


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* [[spoiler: {{Sex For Solace}}]]: [[spoiler: Implied to be a factor in Charles' repeated seduction of Francis.]]
16th Dec '15 5:49:04 PM jewishenjolras
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* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Francis, who suffers from panic attacks, is also a very frequent smoker.
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