History Literature / AConfederacyOfDunces

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.]]""
4th Dec '16 6:59:53 PM Lloigor
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* WhiteMansBurden: How Ignatius feels about the black factory workers at Levy Pants. Of course, [[JerkAss being Ignatius]], he expresses his concern in the most condescending manner possible when he starts his "Crusade for Moorish Dignity".

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* WhiteMansBurden: How Ignatius feels about the black factory workers at Levy Pants. Of course, [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} being Ignatius]], he expresses his concern in the most condescending manner possible when he starts his "Crusade for Moorish Dignity".
4th Dec '16 6:54:06 PM Lloigor
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* BestialityIsDepraved: Hinted at as a component of Ignatius's repressed, damaged sexuality. Consider his heightened interest when he finds out Harlett O'Hara will be performing with a "pet," or the fact that his masturbatory fantasy [[spoiler:is a happy memory of his late dog]].

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* BestialityIsDepraved: Hinted at as a component of Ignatius's repressed, damaged sexuality. Consider his heightened interest when he finds out Harlett O'Hara will be performing with a "pet," "pet", or the fact that his masturbatory fantasy [[spoiler:is a happy memory of his late dog]].



* DirtyCommunists: Mr. Robichaux loves to accuse people he doesn't like of being "[[FunetikAksent communiss]]."

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* DirtyCommunists: Mr. Robichaux loves to accuse people he doesn't like of being "[[FunetikAksent communiss]]."communiss]]".



** Also, Claude Robichaux, 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 Robichaux, 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." "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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