History Literature / AConfederacyOfDunces

27th Jun '16 4:18:55 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Irene definitely changes for the better over the course of the story when she makes friends with Mancuso's family and starts building a life for herself outside taking care of Ignatius, eventually growing enough backbone to standing up to him. Ignatius himself pointedly does ''not'' change much and never honestly admits to his many faults, but this is perfectly consistent with his arrogant nature. [[spoiler:The confession he makes to Myrna is a hasty ploy to stay out of the loony bin, but his barely-disguised fondness for her leaves some hope that he might get better]].

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** Irene definitely changes for the better over the course of the story when she makes friends with Mancuso's family and starts building a life for herself outside taking care of Ignatius, eventually growing enough backbone to standing stand up to him.his bluster. Ignatius himself pointedly does ''not'' change much and never honestly admits to his many faults, but this is perfectly consistent with his arrogant nature. [[spoiler:The confession he makes to Myrna is a hasty ploy to stay out of the loony bin, but his barely-disguised fondness for her leaves some hope that he might get better]].
27th Jun '16 4:17:07 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* CharacterDevelopment:
** Irene definitely changes for the better over the course of the story when she makes friends with Mancuso's family and starts building a life for herself outside taking care of Ignatius, eventually growing enough backbone to standing up to him. Ignatius himself pointedly does ''not'' change much and never honestly admits to his many faults, but this is perfectly consistent with his arrogant nature. [[spoiler:The confession he makes to Myrna is a hasty ploy to stay out of the loony bin, but his barely-disguised fondness for her leaves some hope that he might get better]].
** Mr. Levy grows more comfortable with standing up to his nagging wife and with taking greater interest in running Levy Pants instead of leaving it to languish.



* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Myrna showing up to whisk Ignatius away]] doesn't come completely out nowhere, but the timing is so perfect that Fortuna herself had to have ordained it.



* ExtremeDoormat: Mr. Gonzalez is insanely tolerant of Ignatius and Miss Trixie's antics.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Mr. Gonzalez is insanely tolerant of Ignatius and Miss Trixie's antics. Irene is this to Ignatuis, and spends much of her plot arc growing out of it.
13th Jun '16 9:33:41 PM Doug86
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** Reilly rails against modern Western civilization -- while reading [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks silver-age]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics and watching ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''.

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** Reilly rails against modern Western civilization -- while reading [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks silver-age]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics and watching ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''.
7th Jun '16 2:23:43 PM MasoTey
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* BileFascination: Ignatius deliberately watches TV programs and films just to complain about how degenerate they are, seeming to invoke this trope.

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* BileFascination: Invoked. Ignatius deliberately watches TV programs and films just to complain about how degenerate they are, seeming to invoke this trope.are.
2nd Jun '16 11:27:15 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* CondescendingCompassion: Ignatius expresses sympathy for the plight of racial and sexual minorities in New Orleans, but does so in the most insultingly backhanded ways imaginable.
30th May '16 2:11:19 PM Kalmbach
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* BileFascination: Ignatius deliberately watches TV programs and films just to complain about how degenerate they are, seeming to invoke this trope.
18th Apr '16 7:08:13 PM Ilshan
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* HaveAGayOldTime: Ignatius keeps warning people to stop "molesting" him.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: HaveAGayOldTime:
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Ignatius keeps warning people to stop "molesting" him.him.
** Lana calls Burma Jones "jailbait".
14th Apr '16 8:01:23 PM MasoTey
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* UnwantedAssistance: Miss Trixie is not shy about telling Mrs. Levy off when Mrs. Levy takes her on as a cause and smothers her with unwanted care.
9th Apr '16 9:00:23 PM kenyastarflight
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* StopHelpingMe: Miss Trixie is not shy about telling Mrs. Levy off when Mrs. Levy takes her on as a cause and smothers her with unwanted care.
9th Apr '16 8:59:45 PM kenyastarflight
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* StopHelpingMe: Miss Trixie is not shy about telling Mrs. Levy off when Mrs. Levy takes her on as a cause and smothers her with unwanted care.
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