History Literature / AConfederacyOfDunces

20th Jul '16 10:32:26 PM Kalmbach
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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 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. Pants. Of course, [[JerkAss being Ignatius]], he expresses his concern in the most condescending manner possible when he starts his "Crusade for Moorish Dignity".
20th Jul '16 10:36:20 AM Kalmbach
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* LazyBum: When Ignatius finally does get a job, he seems to do just about everything other than the work for which he is being paid. At Levy Pants, he files most of the paperwork he comes across straight into the wastebasket, and at Paradise Hot Dogs, he eats most of his own inventory and even chastises potential customers for bothering him. Only when he wants to earn money to see "Harlett O'Hara" does he actually do any work.

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* LazyBum: When Ignatius finally does get a job, he seems to do just about everything other than the work for which he is being paid. At Levy Pants, he files most of the paperwork he comes across straight into the wastebasket, and at Paradise Hot Dogs, Vendors, he eats most of his own inventory and even chastises potential customers for bothering him. Only when he wants to earn money to see "Harlett O'Hara" does he actually do any work.
20th Jul '16 10:33:22 AM Kalmbach
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* LazyBum: When Ignatius finally does get a job, he seems to do just about everything other than the work for which he is being paid. At Levy Pants, he files most of the paperwork he comes across straight into the wastebasket, and at Paradise Hot Dogs, he eats most of his own inventory and even chastises potential customers for bothering him. Only when he wants to earn money to see "Harlot O'Hara" does he actually do any work.

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* LazyBum: When Ignatius finally does get a job, he seems to do just about everything other than the work for which he is being paid. At Levy Pants, he files most of the paperwork he comes across straight into the wastebasket, and at Paradise Hot Dogs, he eats most of his own inventory and even chastises potential customers for bothering him. Only when he wants to earn money to see "Harlot "Harlett O'Hara" does he actually do any work.
20th Jul '16 10:18:27 AM Kalmbach
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* LazyBum: Wehn Ignatius finally does get a job, he seems to do just about everything other than the work for which he is being paid. At Levy Pants, he files most of the paperwork he comes across straight into the wastebasket, and at Paradise Hot Dogs, he eats most of his own inventory and even chastises potential customers for bothering him. Only when he wants to earn money to see "Harlot O'Hara" does he actually do any work.

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* LazyBum: Wehn When Ignatius finally does get a job, he seems to do just about everything other than the work for which he is being paid. At Levy Pants, he files most of the paperwork he comes across straight into the wastebasket, and at Paradise Hot Dogs, he eats most of his own inventory and even chastises potential customers for bothering him. Only when he wants to earn money to see "Harlot O'Hara" does he actually do any work.
20th Jul '16 9:58:51 AM Kalmbach
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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.

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* EpicFail: Ignatius' "Crusade for Moorish Dignity", an attempt to organize the workers at Levy Pants. After they march up to the office, they get a bit tired of Ignatius' exhortations to violence, and the whole thing peters out. The end result is Ignatius getting fired, being the only person Mr. Levy has ''ever'' fired.
** His attempted political rally at Dorian Greene's party. Nobody cares what he has to say, he kills everybody's good vibes, and in the end he has to flee before he gets his ass kicked by some lesbians.
* ExtremeDoormat: Mr. Gonzalez is insanely tolerant of Ignatius and Miss Trixie's antics. Irene is this to Ignatuis, Ignatius, and spends much of her plot arc growing out of it.


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* LazyBum: Wehn Ignatius finally does get a job, he seems to do just about everything other than the work for which he is being paid. At Levy Pants, he files most of the paperwork he comes across straight into the wastebasket, and at Paradise Hot Dogs, he eats most of his own inventory and even chastises potential customers for bothering him. Only when he wants to earn money to see "Harlot O'Hara" does he actually do any work.


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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 the most condescending manner possible when he starts his "Crusade for Moorish Dignity".
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.
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