History IHaveNoSon / Literature

13th Jul '16 7:10:06 PM Adept
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* In ''Literature/TheMurderOnTheLinks'' Madame Renaud disowns her son Jack for being involved in his father's murder, and promises she would forbid Jack to touch the inheritance of Paul Renaud. [[spoiler:It's actually a ruse to lure Marthe, who had murdered Paul so that she can get his inheritance via marrying Jack.]]
9th Mar '16 9:17:03 PM mlsmithca
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*** Ironically enough, another character states that Tyrion is Tywin's only true son, due to their [[TheChessmaster extremely manipulative natures]].
*** Tywin refuses to speak with her for a very long time after she makes this observation.

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*** ** Ironically enough, another character states that Tyrion is Tywin's only true son, due to their [[TheChessmaster extremely manipulative natures]].
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natures]]. Tywin refuses to speak with her for a very long time after she makes this observation.
10th Feb '16 4:16:45 PM sgamer82
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse, Han Solo says this to his son Jacen after the latter [[FaceHeelTurn turns to the Dark Side]].
21st Nov '15 4:55:07 PM nombretomado
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* This was actually the title of an early-1970s-vintage ''{{Doonesbury}}'' paperback; it quoted the punchline of one of the included strips, an exclamation by "Marvelous Mark" Slackmeyer's father.

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* This was actually the title of an early-1970s-vintage ''{{Doonesbury}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' paperback; it quoted the punchline of one of the included strips, an exclamation by "Marvelous Mark" Slackmeyer's father.
25th Oct '15 5:43:07 PM nombretomado
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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when Miranda appeals to Theo on the grounds his brother is poisoned and dying, Theo says he has no brother.
* In GoneWithTheWind, middle daughter Suellen has been brow-beating her dementia-stricken father into signing a document proclaiming his loyalty to the Union, thus enabling the family to receive restitution for loss of property. This would be a major affront to any hard-core Southerner, but Suellen is taking advantage of her father's weak mind in order to accomplish this. However, just as he's about to sign the papers, she slips up, revealing what they are. This is enough to snap her father out of his dementia, confront her over what she's done and declare, "You're no daughter of mine!" before storming out.

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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when Miranda appeals to Theo on the grounds his brother is poisoned and dying, Theo says he has no brother.
* In GoneWithTheWind, ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', middle daughter Suellen has been brow-beating her dementia-stricken father into signing a document proclaiming his loyalty to the Union, thus enabling the family to receive restitution for loss of property. This would be a major affront to any hard-core Southerner, but Suellen is taking advantage of her father's weak mind in order to accomplish this. However, just as he's about to sign the papers, she slips up, revealing what they are. This is enough to snap her father out of his dementia, confront her over what she's done and declare, "You're no daughter of mine!" before storming out.
23rd May '15 8:24:29 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in the HorusHeresy novel "Know No Fear", when the primarch Lorgar responds to an invocation of his father, the Emperor, with a whisper of "I am an orphan".

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* Inverted in the HorusHeresy Literature/HorusHeresy novel "Know No Fear", when the primarch Lorgar responds to an invocation of his father, the Emperor, with a whisper of "I am an orphan".
16th Apr '15 1:42:53 PM Wildstar93
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* Done twice in ''Literature/WarriorCats'':

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* Done twice several times in ''Literature/WarriorCats'':



** Make that ''thrice''. Yellowfang and Raggedstar encounter the father of the latter and Scorchwind: [[spoiler: a kittypet named Hal]]. When they tell them this, he rejects anything having to do with mating with a wild cat.

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** Make that ''thrice''. Yellowfang and Raggedstar encounter the father of the latter and Scorchwind: [[spoiler: a kittypet named Hal]]. When they tell them this, he rejects anything having to do with mating with a wild cat.


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** When [[spoiler:Quiet Rain]], hears all Clear Sky had done to get the others to hate him, [[spoiler:she]] disowns Clear Sky and [[RejectedApology refuses to forgive him]]. But [[spoiler:on her deathbed, she]] finally forgive him.
1st Apr '15 2:53:41 PM Menshevik
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\\[...] But the stern customs of his people had made too severe an exaction of the feeble old man. The expression of his eye contradicted his figurative and boastful language, while every muscle in his wrinkled visage was working with anguish.

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\\[...[...] But the stern customs of his people had made too severe an exaction of the feeble old man. The expression of his eye contradicted his figurative and boastful language, while every muscle in his wrinkled visage was working with anguish. Standing a single minute to enjoy his bitter triumph, he turned away, as if sickening of the gaze of men, and veiling his face in his blanket, he walked from the lodge with the noiseless step of an Indian, seeking, in the privacy of his own abode, the sympathy of one like himself, aged, forlorn, and childless.
1st Apr '15 2:49:29 PM Menshevik
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* A tragic posthumous variation occurs in ''[[Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales The Last of the Mohicans]]'': Reed-that-bends, a young Huron warrior guilty of cowardice is condemned to be killed and forgotten by the tribe's elders. A short while after the execution, Magua arrives not knowing what occurred, and has the misfortune to mention his name, which causes everybody to look at Reed-that-bends' father, which obliges him to disown his dead son:
--> "It was a lie," he said, "I had no son. He who was called by that name is forgotten; his blood was pale; and it came not from the veins of a Huron; the wicked Chippewas cheated my squaw. The Great Spirit has said that the family of Wiss-entush should end; he is happy who knows that the evil of his race dies with himself. I have done."\\
\\[...] But the stern customs of his people had made too severe an exaction of the feeble old man. The expression of his eye contradicted his figurative and boastful language, while every muscle in his wrinkled visage was working with anguish.
22nd Feb '15 5:50:09 AM Divra
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* One of the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' stories has a Jewish musician named Isaac Fremdling was disowned in this way by his father, after refusing to abandon his music studies and follow in his father's footsteps as a rabbi. It's a more nuanced portrayal than most, Isaac explains that his father gave him plenty of chances, and only cast him out after he refused in front of the entire jewish community of their hometown at which point his father could hardly go back on his word. He also states that the process was very traumatising for his father, who never believed Isaac would choose music over family and community, and that he aged twenty years in five minutes when he realised he would have to disown his son.
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