History Literature / AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt

12th Apr '17 3:35:11 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* BeginnersLuck: The novel provides one of the most commonly cited examples: ''"The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him."''
4th Feb '17 10:25:40 AM AnotherGuy
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* FishOutOfTemperalWater: Probably the TropeCodifier.

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* FishOutOfTemperalWater: FishOutOfTemporalWater: Probably the TropeCodifier.
4th Feb '17 10:25:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* FishOutOfTemperalWater: Probably the TropeCodifier.
1st Feb '17 1:59:41 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* AllJustADream: Possibly; Hank might just have been hit on the head too hard and dreamt the whole thing.



* ArtMajorPhysics: Upon contact with the electric fence, the Knights armour should have acted as a sort of Faraday cage, safely earthing the fences current without harming the warrior within. If the plates didn't allow the fence to conduct all the way to the ground, the many insulating (read: leather) parts of the armour (in particular the boots) would have protected the Knight anyway.



* ArtMajorPhysics: Upon contact with the electric fence, the Knights armour should have acted as a sort of Faraday cage, safely earthing the fences current without harming the warrior within. If the plates didn't allow the fence to conduct all the way to the ground, the many insulating (read: leather) parts of the armour (in particular the boots) would have protected the Knight anyway.
* AllJustADream: Possibly; Hank might just have been hit on the head too hard and dreamt the whole thing.
25th Jul '16 7:40:48 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* HandWave: There's no explanation for how Hank got to Camelot in the first place. Similarly, the paradoxical implications of existing in two places at once while he sleeps for 13 centuries are also never addressed. There's a reference to "transmigration of souls" but that doesn't explain how Hank's body (and clothes) change centuries either.

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* HandWave: There's no explanation for how Hank got to Camelot in the first place. Similarly, the paradoxical implications of existing in two places at once while he sleeps for 13 centuries are also never addressed. There's a reference to "transmigration of souls" but that doesn't explain how Hank's body (and clothes) change centuries either. Of course, the most obvious explanation is that it was all in his head while he was out cold from the blow to head he received just before finding himself in the past.
22nd Jul '16 4:11:56 AM ManEFaces
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* For all his skill and knowledge about modern (for the 19th century) technology, which he used to turn Arthurian Britain into a utopia, Hank Morgan can't do anything when his daughter falls sick. Thankfully, she gets better.
* Later, he can't do anything to stop the civil war that tears the country apart after Lancelot and Guenivere's affair is revealed. All he can do is use his advanced technology (gatling guns, electric barbed wire and telegraphs) to hold out against the reactionary knights, up until Merlin's spell (the only one shown to work) sends him back to the present.

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* ** For all his skill and knowledge about modern (for the 19th century) technology, which he used to turn Arthurian Britain into a utopia, Hank Morgan can't do anything when his daughter falls sick. Thankfully, she gets better.
* ** Later, he can't do anything to stop the civil war that tears the country apart after Lancelot and Guenivere's affair is revealed. All he can do is use his advanced technology (gatling guns, electric barbed wire and telegraphs) to hold out against the reactionary knights, up until Merlin's spell (the only one shown to work) sends him back to the present.
22nd Jul '16 4:11:24 AM ManEFaces
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* PowerfulAndHelpless:
* For all his skill and knowledge about modern (for the 19th century) technology, which he used to turn Arthurian Britain into a utopia, Hank Morgan can't do anything when his daughter falls sick. Thankfully, she gets better.
* Later, he can't do anything to stop the civil war that tears the country apart after Lancelot and Guenivere's affair is revealed. All he can do is use his advanced technology (gatling guns, electric barbed wire and telegraphs) to hold out against the reactionary knights, up until Merlin's spell (the only one shown to work) sends him back to the present.
13th Jul '16 10:38:19 PM marcoasalazarm
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* GoOutWithASmile: A spectacularly gruesome example: [[spoiler:After managing to sneak into Hank's camp and apply the spell that will keep Hank asleep for hundreds of years]], Merlin decides to expose himself to everybody else and gloat, [[spoiler:and while he's dancing around in victory, he trips and falls onto the electrified barbed wire, which kills him. His large victory grin remains frozen in his face because of ''rigor mortis'' and the effect of electricity on human muscles.]]
17th Jun '16 1:01:10 AM Doug86
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''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'' is a classic 1889 novel written by MarkTwain. Hank Morgan, a resident of Hartford, Connecticut, suffers a blow to the head and inexplicably awakens to find himself in sixth century Britain. There, he is able to convince King Arthur that he is a powerful wizard and ends up assuming the job of the king's adviser, and attempts to impose modern technology and values onto the society.

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''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'' is a classic 1889 novel written by MarkTwain.Creator/MarkTwain. Hank Morgan, a resident of Hartford, Connecticut, suffers a blow to the head and inexplicably awakens to find himself in sixth century Britain. There, he is able to convince King Arthur that he is a powerful wizard and ends up assuming the job of the king's adviser, and attempts to impose modern technology and values onto the society.
31st May '16 12:23:06 PM FordPrefect
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** Particularly exemplified when a village blacksmith boasts of his wealth: he eight salt meat eight times a month, fresh meat ''twice'' a month, and has five chairs despite only having a family of three. Hank is from the 19th century and finds it laughable.

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** Particularly exemplified when a village blacksmith boasts of his wealth: he eight ate salt meat eight times a month, fresh meat ''twice'' a month, and has five chairs despite only having a family of three. Hank is from the 19th century and finds it laughable.
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