History Literature / AConfederacyOfDunces

30th Nov '16 4:46:21 PM Lloigor
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ignatius is a devotee of Dr. Nut, a soft drink company that was popular mid-century in the New Orleans area.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ignatius is a devotee of Dr. Nut, a soft drink company that was popular mid-century in the New Orleans area.
30th Nov '16 4:44:58 PM Lloigor
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** Also, Claude Robicheaux, the old man from the beginning of the book who tries to stand up for Ignatius [[spoiler: and whom Mrs. Reilly eventually falls in love with]]. He has a bizarre obsession with the "communiss." Some of the bystanders who see him get arrested feel sorry for him, though, especially since he has some beloved Catholic "grandchirren."

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** Also, Claude Robicheaux, the old man from the beginning of the book who tries to stand up for Ignatius [[spoiler: and whom Mrs. Reilly eventually falls in love with]]. He has a bizarre obsession with the "communiss." Some of the bystanders who see him get arrested feel sorry for him, though, especially since he has some beloved Catholic "grandchirren.""grandchirren".



* UnreliableNarrator: While everyone embellishes the truth a bit, any story told by Ignatius is guaranteed to be at least 50% untrue. His [[LargeHam grandiose language and mannerism]] helps him to over-dramatize his problems.

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* UnreliableNarrator: While everyone embellishes the truth a bit, any story told by Ignatius is guaranteed to be at least 50% untrue. His [[LargeHam grandiose language and mannerism]] helps mannerisms]] help him to over-dramatize his problems.
30th Nov '16 4:43:31 PM Lloigor
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ignatius' mother gives him a good one towards the end.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ignatius' Ignatius's mother gives him a good one towards the end.
30th Nov '16 4:41:17 PM Lloigor
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** Also, the old man from the beginning of the book who tries to stand up for Ignatius [[spoiler: and whom Mrs. Reilly ends up running off to marry]]. He has a bizarre obsession with the "communiss." Some of the bystanders who see him get arrested feel sorry for him, though, especially since he has some beloved Catholic "grandchirren."

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** Also, Claude Robicheaux, the old man from the beginning of the book who tries to stand up for Ignatius [[spoiler: and whom Mrs. Reilly ends up running off to marry]].eventually falls in love with]]. He has a bizarre obsession with the "communiss." Some of the bystanders who see him get arrested feel sorry for him, though, especially since he has some beloved Catholic "grandchirren."
30th Nov '16 4:39:16 PM Lloigor
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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Mrs. Reilly, Ignatius' mother, is accused of this by Ignatius and Ms. Annie. It is unclear how true their accusations are, but she seemed to have no qualms about getting plastered at the Night of Joy, early on in the book.

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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Mrs. Reilly, Ignatius' mother, Reilly is accused of this by Ignatius and Ms. Annie. It is unclear how true their accusations are, but she seemed to have no qualms about getting plastered at the Night of Joy, early on in the book.



** Reilly is obsessed with the chastity of every woman around him, especially those he sees in movies. He sees no contradiction with his obvious sexual fantasizing or obsession with Myrna.
** Reilly's [[ListingTheFormsOfDegenerates speech to Mancuso]] at the beginning of the book is hilariously hypocritical, as he fits into at least two or three of the categories of people he rails against.
** Reilly rails against modern Western civilization -- while reading [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics and watching ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''.
* IfIWereARichMan: Burma comments on his desire to get out of poverty.

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** Reilly Ignatius is obsessed with the chastity of every woman around him, especially those he sees in movies. He sees no contradiction with his obvious sexual fantasizing or obsession with Myrna.
** Reilly's Ignatius's [[ListingTheFormsOfDegenerates speech to Mancuso]] at the beginning of the book is hilariously hypocritical, as he fits into at least two or three of the categories of people he rails against.
** Reilly Ignatius rails against modern Western civilization -- while reading [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics and watching ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''.
* IfIWereARichMan: Burma Jones comments on his desire to get out of poverty.



** Reilly is the ultimate example, though most others in the book qualify at points.

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** Reilly Ignatius is the ultimate example, though most others in the book qualify at points.



* JiveTurkey: Burma Jones. Pages and pages of the book are taken up with his own, hysterical, highly Nawrleen-accented speech. "Whoa! You don't gotta be like that. [[VerbalTic Hoo-wee!]]"

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* JiveTurkey: Burma Jones. Pages and pages of the book are taken up with his own, hysterical, highly Nawrleen-accented speech. "Whoa! You don't gotta be like that. [[VerbalTic Hoo-wee!]]"Oo-wee!]]"
30th Nov '16 4:27:46 PM Lloigor
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: The Levys. Levy is a common Jewish surname, and he owns a garment factory, which is a common occupation among Jews. However, it's mentioned that the family celebrates Christmas, implying that Mr. Levy may be the only Jew in the family.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: The Levys. Levy is a common Jewish surname, and he owns a garment factory, which is a common occupation among Jews. However, it's mentioned that the family celebrates Levys celebrate Christmas, implying that Mr. Levy may be the only Jew in the family.
29th Nov '16 2:39:23 PM Lloigor
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* VerbalTic: Jones's dialogue is peppered with exclamations of "Woah!" and "Ooo-wee!"

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* VerbalTic: Jones's dialogue is peppered with exclamations of "Woah!" "Whoa!" and "Ooo-wee!"
29th Nov '16 2:36:48 PM Lloigor
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** Reilly rails against modern Western civilization -- while reading [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks silver-age]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics and watching ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''.

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** Reilly rails against modern Western civilization -- while reading [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks silver-age]] Silver Age]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics and watching ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''.
29th Nov '16 2:35:23 PM Lloigor
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** His trip to Night of Joy to see "Harlott O'Hara": [[spoiler: He ends up attacked by Darlene's bird, is nearly hit by a bus, and ends up in the hospital. The picture of him passed out ends up in the paper, causing him to lose his job. ''And all that'' is [[UpToEleven the tip of the iceberg]].

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** His trip to Night of Joy to see "Harlott O'Hara": [[spoiler: He ends up attacked by Darlene's bird, is nearly hit by a bus, and ends up in the hospital. The picture of him passed out ends up in the paper, causing him to lose his job. ''And all that'' is [[UpToEleven the tip of the iceberg]].iceberg]] ]].
29th Nov '16 2:34:59 PM Lloigor
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** His trip to Night of Joy to see "Harlott O'Hara": [[spoiler: He ends up attacked by Darlene's bird, is nearly hit by a bus, and ends up in the hospital. The picture of him passed out ends up in the paper, causing him to lose his job. ''And all that'' is [[UpToEleven the tip of the iceberg]] ]].
** Mrs. Levy failed her correspondence class in psychology so terribly that the administrators "had even [[BroketheRatingScale refused to give her an F]]".

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** His trip to Night of Joy to see "Harlott O'Hara": [[spoiler: He ends up attacked by Darlene's bird, is nearly hit by a bus, and ends up in the hospital. The picture of him passed out ends up in the paper, causing him to lose his job. ''And all that'' is [[UpToEleven the tip of the iceberg]] ]].
iceberg]].
** Mrs. Levy failed her correspondence class in psychology so terribly that the administrators "had even [[BroketheRatingScale refused to give her an F]]".F.]]"



** Gus Levy himself has one in regards to his (mis)management of Levy Pants: his father who would insultingly reject any of his business advice. Thus Gus develop a disinterest in his company.

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** Gus Levy himself has one in regards to his (mis)management of Levy Pants: his father who would insultingly reject any of his business advice. Thus Gus develop developed a disinterest in his the company.
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