History Literature / AConfederacyOfDunces

7th Oct '17 8:36:23 PM redandready45
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** Ignatius' opening scene, with him telling off Mancuso, annoying him, and manipulating the crowd and Irene to get himself out of trouble demonstrates Ignatius' blowhard personality.
** The same scene from above shows Mancuso's weakness as a police officer.
** Irene fussing over getting Ignatius his beloved cake while her elbow aches demonstrates her nature as a [[PushoverParents Pushover Parent]].
20th Sep '17 1:06:03 PM MrInsecure
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* GrayAndGreyMorality: No one is really a bad guy, but very few people seem to be actively working towards any good either. It makes it difficult to say who the heroes or the villains are in this story, but it works quite well.

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* GrayAndGreyMorality: No one is really a bad guy, but very few people seem to be actively working towards any good either. It makes it difficult to say who the heroes or the villains Most people, Ignatius included, are in this story, but it works quite well.just trying to get by.



-->'''Ignatius:''' This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians, all of whom are only too well protected by graft. If you have a moment, I shall endeavor to discuss the crime problem with you, but don't make the mistake of bothering ''me''.

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-->'''Ignatius:''' This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, [[TheGambler gamblers]], [[TheOldestProfession prostitutes]], [[TheHedonist hedonists]], [[KnightTemplar anti-Christs]], [[TheAlcoholic alcoholics]], [[DepravedBisexual sodomites]], [[DrugsAreBad drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, addicts]], [[BondageIsBad fetishists]], [[ADateWithRosiePalms onanists]], [[SexIsEvil pornographers]], [[ConMan frauds]], [[IceQueen jades]], [[ThePigPen litterbugs]], and lesbians, [[ButchLesbian lesbians]], all of whom are only too well protected by graft.[[CorruptPolitician graft]]. If you have a moment, I shall endeavor to discuss the crime problem with you, but don't make the mistake of bothering ''me''.
15th Apr '17 8:08:31 AM redandready45
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* ItAmusedMe: Most of the characters who chose to interact with Ignatius mostly find him an amusing clown, not the intellectual he claims to be. This feeling dies at Ignatius inevitably wears out his welcome.
9th Mar '17 5:57:03 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Ignatius and Myrna hold [[PoliticalStereotype political and philosophical positions]] that are both almost (''almost'') too absurd to be believed. Ignatius believes that Western civilization took a wrong turn at ''the Renaissance'', favors the return of feudal monarchy, and believes the Catholic Church to be insufficiently strict at a time (the book probably takes place in 1963, during Vatican II) when most Catholics felt quite the opposite; Myrna is a combination of a StrawFeminist and [[TheSixties a free-love hippie]] whose favorite activity--besides sleeping with random men--is organizing protests and rallies of various sorts (usually about how sex can solve everything). Naturally, [[OppositesAttract they're perfect for each other]].

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** Ignatius and Myrna hold [[PoliticalStereotype political and philosophical positions]] positions that are both almost (''almost'') too absurd to be believed. Ignatius believes that Western civilization took a wrong turn at ''the Renaissance'', favors the return of feudal monarchy, and believes the Catholic Church to be insufficiently strict at a time (the book probably takes place in 1963, during Vatican II) when most Catholics felt quite the opposite; Myrna is a combination of a StrawFeminist and [[TheSixties a free-love hippie]] whose favorite activity--besides sleeping with random men--is organizing protests and rallies of various sorts (usually about how sex can solve everything). Naturally, [[OppositesAttract they're perfect for each other]].
29th Jan '17 5:44:00 AM Lloigor
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* PoliceBrutality: Burma Jones' subplot is him trying to find employment so the police stop arresting him as a vagrant.

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* PoliceBrutality: Burma Jones' Jones's subplot is him trying to find employment so the police stop arresting him as a vagrant.
6th Jan '17 6:51:42 PM Lloigor
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** Mrs. Levy failed her correspondence course in psychology so terribly that the administrators "had even refused to give her an F."
24th Dec '16 8:35:57 AM 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 Levys celebrate 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 Mr. Levy owns a garment factory, which is a common occupation among Jews. However, it's mentioned that the Levys celebrate Christmas, implying that Mr. Levy may be the only Jew in the family.
24th Dec '16 8:35:21 AM Lloigor
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* SouthernBelle: Darlene's character, "Harlett O'Hara," in the retooled version of her bird act.

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* SouthernBelle: Darlene's character, "Harlett O'Hara," O'Hara", in the retooled version of her bird act.
24th Dec '16 8:29:49 AM Lloigor
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* FatBastard: Ignatius. The fattest character in the book, and its self-centered UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist. Mr. Clyde even calls Ignatius a "fat bastard" at one point.

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* FatBastard: Ignatius. The fattest character in the book, and its self-centered UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist. Mr. Clyde even calls Ignatius a "fat bastard" at one point.during an argument.
5th Dec '16 8:37:58 PM Lloigor
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** 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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** Mrs. Levy failed her correspondence class course in psychology so terribly that the administrators "had even [[BroketheRatingScale refused to give her an F.]]""
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