History Heartwarming / TheFountainhead

7th Feb '16 11:17:58 PM Adept
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* Howard's and Steven Mallory's first meeting, where the former pulls the latter out of the proverbial [[ThePilgrimsProgress Slough of Despond]].
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* Howard's and Steven Mallory's first meeting, where the former pulls the latter out of the proverbial [[ThePilgrimsProgress [[Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress Slough of Despond]].
18th May '13 4:33:08 AM Samadhir
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* The novel can actually be said to contain an ''unintentional'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMoH]] - the scene where the mentally and physically handicapped children move into what used to be the Temple of the Human Spirit. It's meant to be a [[NightmareFuel terrifying and disgusting example]] of society [[ValuesDissonance prioritizing the needs of ugly freaks and deformed cripples over productive and heroic achievers]], but when read today it comes across more like what it is on the surface - abandoned, unloved children without a future who'd likely have starved to death otherwise are taken to a good foster home run by loving caretakers who are determined to give them as good a life as possible. The moment where "Jackie" - the "creature" whose age and sex couldn't be determined - presents a picture of a dog with blue spots and five legs during Creative Hour and beams with pride is meant to cause derisive sneers from readers, but given how she was described as being a hopeless case with not potential in life, such an achievement is actually very impressive, even a testament to the hopeful future of the foster home.
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* The novel can actually be said to contain an ''unintentional'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMoH]] - the scene where the mentally and physically handicapped children move into what used to be the Temple of the Human Spirit. It's meant to be a [[NightmareFuel terrifying and disgusting example]] of society [[ValuesDissonance prioritizing the needs of ugly freaks and deformed cripples over productive and heroic achievers]], but when read today it comes across more like what it is on the surface - abandoned, unloved children without a future who'd likely have starved to death otherwise are taken to a good foster home run by loving caretakers who are determined to give them as good a life as possible. The moment where "Jackie" - the "creature" whose age and sex couldn't be determined - presents a picture of a dog with blue spots and five legs during Creative Hour and beams with pride is meant to cause derisive sneers from readers, but given how she was described as being a hopeless case with not no potential in life, such an achievement is actually very impressive, even a testament to the hopeful future of the foster home.
8th May '13 1:22:03 PM Lale
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* The novel can actually be said to contain an ''unintentional'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMoH]] - the scene where the mentally and physically handicapped children move into what used to be the Temple of the Human Spirit. It's meant to be a [[NightmareFuel terrifying and disgusting example]] of society [[ValuesDissonance prioritizing the needs of ugly freaks and deformed cripples over productive and heroic achievers]], but when read today it comes across more like what it is on the surface - abandoned, unloved children without a future who'd likely have starved to death otherwise are taken to a good foster home run by loving caretakers who are determined to give them as good a life as possible. The moment where "Jackie" - the "creature" whose age and sex couldn't be determined - presents a picture of a dog with blue spots and five legs during Creative Hour and beams with pride is meant to cause derisive sneers from readers, but given how she was described as being a hopeless case with not potential in life, such an achievement is actually very impressive, even a testament to the hopeful future of the foster home.
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* The novel can actually be said to contain an ''unintentional'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMoH]] - the scene where the mentally and physically handicapped children move into what used to be the Temple of the Human Spirit. It's meant to be a [[NightmareFuel terrifying and disgusting example]] of society [[ValuesDissonance prioritizing the needs of ugly freaks and deformed cripples over productive and heroic achievers]], but when read today it comes across more like what it is on the surface - abandoned, unloved children without a future who'd likely have starved to death otherwise are taken to a good foster home run by loving caretakers who are determined to give them as good a life as possible. The moment where "Jackie" - the "creature" whose age and sex couldn't be determined - presents a picture of a dog with blue spots and five legs during Creative Hour and beams with pride is meant to cause derisive sneers from readers, but given how she was described as being a hopeless case with not potential in life, such an achievement is actually very impressive, even a testament to the hopeful future of the foster home.home. ** The effect is lessened by the TearJerker in the preceding paragraph where a group of slum children sneak into the playground and stare longingly at the kitchen and gymnasium inside before the ladies running the home chase them away, proving themselves to be nothing but {{hypocrite}}s who are running an institution not because they want to help children but to boost their own reputations, and demonstrating that the sin of the home is not Kindness but Hypocrisy. The book's portrayal of this cruelty towards the street children in a negative light, condemning people for a lack of kindness, is quite the meta-[=CMoH=].
26th Apr '13 7:45:28 AM Samadhir
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* Howard's and Steven Mallory's first meeting, where the former pulls the latter out of the proverbial [[ThePilgrimsProgress Slough of Despond]].
to:
* Howard's and Steven Mallory's first meeting, where the former pulls the latter out of the proverbial [[ThePilgrimsProgress Slough of Despond]].Despond]]. * The novel can actually be said to contain an ''unintentional'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMoH]] - the scene where the mentally and physically handicapped children move into what used to be the Temple of the Human Spirit. It's meant to be a [[NightmareFuel terrifying and disgusting example]] of society [[ValuesDissonance prioritizing the needs of ugly freaks and deformed cripples over productive and heroic achievers]], but when read today it comes across more like what it is on the surface - abandoned, unloved children without a future who'd likely have starved to death otherwise are taken to a good foster home run by loving caretakers who are determined to give them as good a life as possible. The moment where "Jackie" - the "creature" whose age and sex couldn't be determined - presents a picture of a dog with blue spots and five legs during Creative Hour and beams with pride is meant to cause derisive sneers from readers, but given how she was described as being a hopeless case with not potential in life, such an achievement is actually very impressive, even a testament to the hopeful future of the foster home.
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