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11th Jun '17 7:35:55 PM Zubon
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** Bruce was also not the nicest parents, tearing up library books, yelling at his children for normal childlike behavior, micromanaging Alison's dress style because she's the only girl in the family,

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** Bruce was also not the nicest parents, parent, tearing up library books, yelling at his children for normal childlike behavior, micromanaging Alison's dress style because she's the only girl in the family,



** For Alison, the fear that she may have caused her father's "suicide," if it was a suicide, because she was willing to come out of the closet when he wasn't. In the comic she wonders what it might have been like if he ''has'' come out and succumbed to the [=AIDs=] epidemic, making his death more painful.

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** For Alison, the fear that she may have caused her father's "suicide," if it was a suicide, because she was willing to come out of the closet when he wasn't. In the comic she wonders what it might have been like if he ''has'' ''had'' come out and succumbed to the [=AIDs=] [=AIDS=] epidemic, making his death more painful.
15th May '17 9:10:39 PM TheGreatConversation
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* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Bechdel spends much of the book looking back on her childhood with a new perspective after she learns her dad is gay.

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* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Bechdel spends much of Allegedly the book looking back on her childhood cause of Helen's discomfort with a new perspective after she learns her dad is gay.Alison's sexual orientation.
15th May '17 9:02:38 PM TheGreatConversation
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* IWantSong: In the musical, "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue" is a "He [Bruce] wants" song. Then a more subtle straight example in "Ring of Keys," when young Alison, while having trouble articulating it, realizes she wants to dress similarly to the butch delivery woman.

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* IWantSong: In the musical, "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue" is a "He [Bruce] wants" song. Then a more subtle straight example in "Ring of Keys," when young Alison, while having trouble articulating it, realizes she wants to dress similarly to be like the butch delivery woman.
23rd Apr '17 12:07:27 AM Golondrina
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** {{In-universe}}. Alison and her girlfriend were fond of doing this to classic childhood literature. "God, [[WinnieThePooh Christopher Robin]] was a total imperialist!"

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** {{In-universe}}. Alison and her girlfriend were fond of doing this to classic childhood literature. "God, [[WinnieThePooh [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Christopher Robin]] was a total imperialist!"
17th Apr '17 2:40:12 AM Tuckerscreator
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* TakeThat: ''A flair for the dramatic'' While not a song, has Allison calling out her dad to Joan after receiving a reply to her coming out letter believing that he doesn't know anything about what she's going through. Except it's before she finds out that her Dad [[spoiler: is gay]].

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* TakeThat: ''A flair for the dramatic'' While not a song, has Allison calling out her dad to Joan after receiving a reply to her coming out letter believing that he doesn't know anything about what she's going through. Except it's before she finds out that her Dad [[spoiler: is gay]].gay.
25th Mar '17 2:44:00 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Mar '17 2:43:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Over the course of the book Alison compares her life and its contents with most of the major literary canon, starting with Myth/GreekMythology and ending with {{Ulysses}}. Books and plays come up a lot in this story.

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* ShoutOut: Over the course of the book Alison compares her life and its contents with most of the major literary canon, starting with Myth/GreekMythology and ending with {{Ulysses}}.Literature/{{Ulysses}}. Books and plays come up a lot in this story.
19th Mar '17 6:35:53 PM wrestlingdog909
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* {{Leitimotif}}: Small Allison, Middle Allison and Regular Allison have a specific chord that is played in a song or dialouge bit that involves them. Depending on the version of Allison, it's either played by a piano, violin or clarinet, a mix of one or the other or all 3.

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* {{Leitimotif}}: {{Leitmotif}}: Small Allison, Middle Allison and Regular Allison have a specific chord that is played in a song or dialouge bit that involves them. Depending on the version of Allison, it's either played by a piano, violin or clarinet, a mix of one or the other or all 3.
19th Mar '17 6:35:05 PM wrestlingdog909
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* {{Leitimof}}: Small Allison, Middle Allison and Regular Allison have a specific chord that is played in a song or dialouge bit that involves them. Depending on the version of Allison, it's either played by a piano, violin or clarinet, a mix of one or the other or all 3.

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* {{Leitimof}}: {{Leitimotif}}: Small Allison, Middle Allison and Regular Allison have a specific chord that is played in a song or dialouge bit that involves them. Depending on the version of Allison, it's either played by a piano, violin or clarinet, a mix of one or the other or all 3.
19th Mar '17 6:24:37 PM wrestlingdog909
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** Another example shows up in Helen's Etude, where both Helen and Little Allison avoid acknowledging Bruce's crappy behavior: Helen with Bruce seducing a guy in their house while she is in earshot (or at least they can hear her playing the piano), and Allison avoiding a fight with her dad about wearing a dress.
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