History KidsAreCruel / Literature

12th May '16 10:18:34 AM Gravidef
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** Possibly the worst example is in ''Literature/{{It}}'', where the main bully is sadistic, and has sexually harassed and threatened his classmates. He even goes as far as to molest Beverly and attempt to carve his name into Ben's stomach.

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** Possibly the worst example is in ''Literature/{{It}}'', where the main bully bully, Henry Bowers, is sadistic, and has sexually harassed and threatened his classmates. He even goes as far as to molest Beverly and attempt to carve his name into Ben's stomach.
*** Believe it or, there's an even ''worse'' bully in ''It''--Patrick Hofstadter. The child is quite literally TheSociopath--he has a refrigerator in a junkyard where he locks up small animals and measures how long it takes for them to painfully suffocate; he's a confirmed solipsistic, meaning he believes that he's the only person in reality who actually exists; and when his baby brother was born, he became so upset that someone else might be real that he ''murdered the infant in cold blood.'' His death by the hands of the titular EldritchAbomination is horrifyingly gruesome (he's sucked dry by winged leeches), but somehow satisfying as well.
2nd May '16 5:37:32 AM ChronoLegion
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** In another of Lukyanenko's novels, ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'', much of the protagonist Kay Dutch's childhood passed in a large foster home for refugee children from the Shedar colonies, whose parents stayed behind to fight and were killed either by the [[TheReptilians Sakkra]] or by TheEmpire bombarding the planets with meson bombs. A clerical error caused Kay to be placed in the orphanage for the wrong planet, which had a long feud with his own. While the adults forgot the old grudges in time of need, the kids retained the hatred taught to them by their parents, and Kay was mercilessly abused, bullied, and raped by the others simply for being from the wrong planet. Eventually, he ran away and slit the throats of the worst of his abusers.
21st Apr '16 12:01:42 AM aye_amber
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* In ''UnderTheDome'', Julia tells a story from her childhood about how a gang of girls beat her up and stole her pants. Near the end of the novel, [[spoiler: it's revealed that the Dome is the product of EldritchAbomination "children" torturing the town in the same manner and attitude that kids torture insects]].

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* In ''UnderTheDome'', ''Literature/UnderTheDome,'' Julia tells a story from her childhood about how a gang of girls beat her up and stole her pants. Near the end of the novel, [[spoiler: it's revealed that the Dome is the product of EldritchAbomination "children" torturing the town in the same manner and attitude that kids torture insects]].
6th Mar '16 8:19:19 AM Technicolourtardis
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*** Snape was no saint, though, and don't make him out to be. He willingly participated in bullying that was far crueller than James ever did, using Dark Magic on his fellow students because they were "inferior" and refusing to stop his friends (which he ''did'' have apart from Lily) from using evil spells. He even uses Dark Magic on James moments before losing his friendship with Lily. Unlike James, [[SadistTeacher he never grew out of it]]. Even before going to Hogwarts, he wasn't exactly kind to Lily's beloved sister, Petunia.
2nd Oct '15 4:47:47 PM nombretomado
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* Any of Leonard's childhood classmates in ''ThePaleKing''.

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* Any of Leonard's childhood classmates in ''ThePaleKing''.''Literature/ThePaleKing''.
13th Sep '15 3:07:43 PM DoctorCooper
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* In Carlo Collodi's ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'', Pinocchio is a little hellion who runs around getting into all sorts of trouble before [[CharacterDevelopment he learns how to behave himself and]] BecomeARealBoy. Contrast with his depiction as a well-meaning but naive and easily-led CheerfulChild in Walt Disney's ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''...

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* In Carlo Collodi's ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'', Pinocchio is a little hellion who runs around getting into all sorts of trouble before [[CharacterDevelopment he learns how to behave himself and]] BecomeARealBoy. Contrast with his depiction as a well-meaning but naive and easily-led CheerfulChild in Walt Disney's ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''... And that's not even getting closer to Pinocchio's classmates.
9th Jul '15 12:17:57 PM 20689409
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*Carnessian and Flint demonstrate this in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Eludoran Eludoran]], through [[UpToEleven excessively]] [[AttemptedRape graphic]] [[BreakTheCutie ways]].
30th May '15 3:25:45 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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** Possibly the worst example is in "{{It}}", where the main bully is sadistic, and has sexually harassed and threatened his classmates. He even goes as far as to molest Beverly and attempt to carve his name into Ben's stomach.

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** Possibly the worst example is in "{{It}}", ''Literature/{{It}}'', where the main bully is sadistic, and has sexually harassed and threatened his classmates. He even goes as far as to molest Beverly and attempt to carve his name into Ben's stomach.
12th May '15 4:22:33 PM nombretomado
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** Lyra herself, though, had plenty of expose to kids being cruel before the start of the book, not as a victim, but as a leader. The beginning of ''TheGoldenCompass'' details some of the things children do in Oxford. It gave a simplified version of the systems of often very short alliances, as well as rivalries, and explained that kids from different colleges would attack each other, or gang up on kids from the town or the bricklayers' children. They have fist fights and throw stuff at each other, up to and including bricks, shove the bricklayers' kids viciously in the mud (that description was rather detailed), and tried to sink the a Gyptian boat. Lyra and the rest of the kids, of course, viewed it as a game, and the violence was mutual. It still sounded very vicious and far from innocent.

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** Lyra herself, though, had plenty of expose to kids being cruel before the start of the book, not as a victim, but as a leader. The beginning of ''TheGoldenCompass'' ''[[Literature/HisDarkMaterials The Golden Compass]]'' details some of the things children do in Oxford. It gave a simplified version of the systems of often very short alliances, as well as rivalries, and explained that kids from different colleges would attack each other, or gang up on kids from the town or the bricklayers' children. They have fist fights and throw stuff at each other, up to and including bricks, shove the bricklayers' kids viciously in the mud (that description was rather detailed), and tried to sink the a Gyptian boat. Lyra and the rest of the kids, of course, viewed it as a game, and the violence was mutual. It still sounded very vicious and far from innocent.
13th Nov '14 5:47:50 AM DaibhidC
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** ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}} was largely built on this trope. A recurring line is that there's nothing nicer than the laughter of children at play, providing you're far enough away that you can't hear what they're laughing ''about''.

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** ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}} ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' was largely built on this trope. A recurring line is that there's nothing nicer than the laughter of children at play, providing you're far enough away that you can't hear what they're laughing ''about''.
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