History Hypocrite / Literature

18th May '17 9:02:36 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'': Many of the entries invoke this, such as the one for "Christian":
-->One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ so long as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin.
10th May '17 1:18:49 PM TheBigBopper
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* Willy Wonka from ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. He considers chewing gum "really gross" and detestable, yet seemingly sees no wrong in making profit from selling it (in the book, he explicitly states his desire to get that flawed gum right so he can sell it). He also disdains fat children, yet sees no wrong in selling chocolate, and general candy, even though sweets are number one cause for child obesity. He also denies that Oompa-Loompas texts about the mishaps happening to children were prepared in advance, even though they clearly were.

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* Willy Wonka from ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. He considers chewing gum "really gross" and detestable, yet seemingly sees no wrong in making profit from selling it (in the book, he explicitly states his desire to get that flawed gum right so he can sell it). He also disdains fat children, yet sees no wrong in selling chocolate, and general candy, even though sweets are number one a leading cause for of child obesity. He It is also denies kind of hard to believe his claim that Oompa-Loompas texts the Oompa-Loompas' songs about the mishaps happening to children each badly behaved child's encounter with LaserGuidedKarma were spontaneous and not prepared in advance, even though they clearly were.advance; if he ''did'' have those songs prepared in advance it would mean that he expected them to get into those dangerous accidents and took no measures to prevent them.
8th May '17 11:24:35 AM PrincessGwen
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** Tywin's daughter Cersei also exhibits this. She's incredibly misogynistic and shows complete contempt for women, but believes herself to be an exceptional, reasonable and brilliant ruler, even though its quite obvious she's a cruel, incompetent tyrant.

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** Tywin's daughter Cersei also exhibits this. She's incredibly misogynistic and shows complete contempt for women, but believes herself to be an exceptional, reasonable and brilliant ruler, even though its it's quite obvious she's a cruel, incompetent tyrant.
9th Mar '17 4:42:49 PM Argon2
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* Literature/InDeath series: Principal Mosebly is revealed to be this in ''Innocent In Death''. She claims to stand for the school and its best interests. However, it turns out that she was not only aware that one teacher Reed Williams had been having sex with the parents of schoolchildren and engaging in sexual harassment, but she had sex with him in the pool and in her own office! She only took steps to have him resign when she found out that he had rape drugs in his possession and that he was the prime suspect of murdering a teacher in the school. Peabody refers to her as a {{Hypocrite}} at one point.
* Mr. Brocklehurst in ''Literature/JaneEyre'' has the girls at Jane's boarding school, over which he is superintendent, fed meals lacking in nutritional value and given sleeping quarters that are less than fit for any humans, with the aim of teaching humility...yet his own children are comfortably clothed, housed and fed.

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* Literature/InDeath series: Principal Mosebly is revealed to be this in ''Innocent In Death''. She claims to stand for the school and its best interests. However, it turns out that she was not only aware that one teacher Reed Williams (Reed Williams) had been having sex with the parents of schoolchildren and engaging in sexual harassment, but she had sex with him in the pool and in her own office! She only took steps to have him resign when she found out that he had rape drugs in his possession and that he was the prime suspect of murdering a teacher in the school. Peabody refers to her as a {{Hypocrite}} at one point.
* In the Conference arc of ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'', Tatsuya says that the magical community does not enforce ArrangedMarriage[=s=] (only [[PeerPressure encourage]] them). This prompts Mari to ask how much choice Tatsuya and his sister had in who they were married to.
* Mr. Brocklehurst in ''Literature/JaneEyre'' has the girls at Jane's boarding school, over which he is superintendent, fed meals lacking in nutritional value and given sleeping quarters that are less than fit for any humans, with the aim of teaching ostensibly to teach humility...yet his own children are comfortably clothed, housed and fed.
27th Feb '17 10:36:38 PM Discar
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** When the [{{Theocracy}} Free American Independent Theocratic Hegemony]] gained power, they declared that all frozen humans were dead and immediately sold them for profit. Bob points out that it would have made more sense from their perspective to give them proper burials, and Dr. Landers wryly notes that hyper-religious nutjobs are rarely consistent.

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** When the [{{Theocracy}} [[{{Theocracy}} Free American Independent Theocratic Hegemony]] gained power, they declared that all frozen humans were dead and immediately sold them for profit. Bob points out that it would have made more sense from their perspective to give them proper burials, and Dr. Landers wryly notes that hyper-religious nutjobs are rarely consistent.
27th Feb '17 10:36:11 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has some hypocritical cats:
** [[BigBad Tigerstar]] despises kittypets (house cats) and thinks of them as inferior to Clan cats...yet he [[spoiler:is mates with one and sires her kits.]]
** Hollyleaf believes murder is wrong...yet she [[spoiler:murdered Ashfur in cold blood]]...and after that, she got over it. She also scolds Lionblaze for being friends with a cat from [=WindClan=] (Heathertail), yet Jayfeather reminds her that she's friends with Willowshine from [=RiverClan=]. When reminded of her punishment of helping [=RiverClan=] behind Firestar's back, she defends herself by saying "That was different".



* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has some hypocritical cats:
** [[BigBad Tigerstar]] despises kittypets (house cats) and thinks of them as inferior to Clan cats...yet he [[spoiler:is mates with one and sires her kits.]]
** Hollyleaf believes murder is wrong...yet she [[spoiler:murdered Ashfur in cold blood]]...and after that, she got over it. She also scolds Lionblaze for being friends with a cat from [=WindClan=] (Heathertail), yet Jayfeather reminds her that she's friends with Willowshine from [=RiverClan=]. When reminded of her punishment of helping [=RiverClan=] behind Firestar's back, she defends herself by saying "That was different".
27th Feb '17 10:35:59 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WeAreLegionWeAreBob'':
** When the [{{Theocracy}} Free American Independent Theocratic Hegemony]] gained power, they declared that all frozen humans were dead and immediately sold them for profit. Bob points out that it would have made more sense from their perspective to give them proper burials, and Dr. Landers wryly notes that hyper-religious nutjobs are rarely consistent.
** A Brazilian Empire gunship fires a missile at HEAVEN-1, and FAITH blows it up. The Brazilians claim that destroying their gunship is an act of war.
25th Feb '17 11:26:01 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheVagrant'' (first book of ''Literature/TheVagrantTrilogy''):
** Sir Phia is a Seraph Knight who hates people defying orders. She defies orders herself and risks the mission in order to rescue her lover, then abandons the Vagrant when he won't leave innocents behind. When they meet up again, she blames him for everything.
** [[spoiler:The people of the Six Circles teach their children to hate and fear anything with even the slightest infernal taint, and threaten anyone they don't like with a witch hunt to find evidence of the taint. But when the First arrives and offers to give them all a small amount of taint that will make them stronger and healthier, the people turn on the guards and accept the gift greedily]].
5th Feb '17 6:29:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Tywin Lannister threatens to hang the next whore he finds in the bed of his son Tyrion. Then Tyrion happens to get into his father's bedroom univited and unchecked, and guess who he finds there? [[spoiler:Shae, Tyrion's own concubine]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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Tywin Lannister threatens to hang the next whore he finds in the bed of his son Tyrion. Then Tyrion happens to get into his father's bedroom univited and unchecked, and guess who he finds there? [[spoiler:Shae, Tyrion's own concubine]].



* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Various characters have their moments, but a few from Katniss stand out. One being that she judges Madge for having an expensive pin that could feed starving families, yet isn't bothered when she herself is later clad in incredibly expensive outfits. There's also her judgement of fellow tributes because of their killing, when she doesn't make any attempt to restrain her own killing -- on a few occasions, she even mentions how her fingers are itching for her knife/arrows just because Johanna snapped at her. She also complains a great deal about the wasting of food, when she, in fact, does it herself (when she threw out the gift of cookies from Peeta's father, for example).
** Some of this might be justified, though. For one, her expensive clothes were given as a result of being in/winning the games, after which she was helping her starving neighbors more directly with her wealth. She also only ever killed (at first) in defense, though she might have become a bit hardened later (and Johanna ''is'' a particulary unpleasant Jerkass). Last, she threw out the cookies because it would be harder to kill Peeta with such a kindness on her mind, and besides, where she was going, a few cookies wouldn't be missed by anyone.

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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Various characters have their moments, but a few from Katniss stand out. One being that she judges Madge for having an expensive pin that could feed starving families, yet isn't bothered when she herself is later clad in incredibly expensive outfits. There's also her judgement of fellow tributes because of their killing, when she doesn't make any attempt to restrain her own killing -- on a few occasions, she even mentions how her fingers are itching for her knife/arrows just because Johanna snapped at her. She also complains a great deal about the wasting of food, when she, in fact, does it herself (when she threw out the gift of cookies from Peeta's father, for example).
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example). Some of this might be justified, though. For one, her expensive clothes were given as a result of being in/winning the games, after which she was helping her starving neighbors more directly with her wealth. She also only ever killed (at first) in defense, though she might have become a bit hardened later (and Johanna ''is'' a particulary unpleasant Jerkass). Last, she threw out the cookies because it would be harder to kill Peeta with such a kindness on her mind, and besides, where she was going, a few cookies wouldn't be missed by anyone.



* ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' has Alpha hating Doberman Pinchers (Fierce Dogs) for what they did to him as a pup and abuses Storm for being one. But in ''The Endless Lake'', he ends up [[spoiler:betraying his own pack for the dogs he claimed to hate]].



** Hollyleaf believes murder is wrong...yet she [[spoiler:murdered Ashfur in cold blood]]...and after that, she got over it. She also scolds Lionblaze for being friends with a cat from [=WindClan=] (Heathertail), yet Jayfeather reminds her that she's friends with Willowshine from [=RiverClan=] When reminded of her punishment of helping [=RiverClan=] behind Firestar's back, she defends herself by saying "That was different".
* ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' has Alpha hating Doberman Pinchers (Fierce Dogs) for what they did to him as a pup and abuses Storm for being one. But in ''The Endless Lake'', he ends up [[spoiler:betraying his own pack for the dogs he claimed to hate]].

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** Hollyleaf believes murder is wrong...yet she [[spoiler:murdered Ashfur in cold blood]]...and after that, she got over it. She also scolds Lionblaze for being friends with a cat from [=WindClan=] (Heathertail), yet Jayfeather reminds her that she's friends with Willowshine from [=RiverClan=] [=RiverClan=]. When reminded of her punishment of helping [=RiverClan=] behind Firestar's back, she defends herself by saying "That was different".
* ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' has Alpha hating Doberman Pinchers (Fierce Dogs) for what they did to him as a pup and abuses Storm for being one. But in ''The Endless Lake'', he ends up [[spoiler:betraying his own pack for the dogs he claimed to hate]].
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4th Dec '16 2:12:23 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'': the archbishop of Alba condemns the use of magic as being of the devil, yet has a sorcerer in his employ.
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