History Literature / AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt

10th Dec '15 10:25:14 AM Chabal2
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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.
12th Oct '15 1:15:54 PM FF32
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* GenreDeconstruction: The book is a deconstruction of the KingArthur mythos, which a lot of Brits took offense to. (It was compared, at one point, to defecating on a national treasure.)
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* GenreDeconstruction: The book is a deconstruction of the KingArthur Myth/KingArthur mythos, which a lot of Brits took offense to. (It was compared, at one point, to defecating on a national treasure.)

* KingArthur: Along with Queen Guenever, Sir Launcelot, {{Myth/Merlin}}, and other legendary characters. Mark Twain took much from ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' by Thomas Mallory.
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* KingArthur: Myth/KingArthur: Along with Queen Guenever, Sir Launcelot, {{Myth/Merlin}}, and other legendary characters. Mark Twain took much from ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' by Thomas Mallory.

* TimeTravel: To go backwards: a head injury knocks out Hank, who wakes up in wakes up 13 centuries ago, in the time of KingArthur. To go forwards: Merlin puts Hank to [[RipVanWinkle sleep for 13 centuries]].
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* TimeTravel: To go backwards: a head injury knocks out Hank, who wakes up in wakes up 13 centuries ago, in the time of KingArthur.Myth/KingArthur. To go forwards: Merlin puts Hank to [[RipVanWinkle sleep for 13 centuries]].
18th Apr '15 5:25:55 AM jormis29
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* KingArthur: Along with Queen Guenever, Sir Launcelot, {{Merlin}}, and other legendary characters. Mark Twain took much from ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' by Thomas Mallory.
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* KingArthur: Along with Queen Guenever, Sir Launcelot, {{Merlin}}, {{Myth/Merlin}}, and other legendary characters. Mark Twain took much from ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' by Thomas Mallory.
5th Feb '15 9:49:44 PM LBHills
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* a man who wakes up centuries in the past, Hank is surprisingly reluctant to believe that maybe magic exists.

* RockBeatsLaser - {{Subverted}}: During a joust Merlin steals Hank Morgan's lasso which he's been using to rope one knight after another. Everyone thinks The Boss is finished... only for him to draw a [[HandCannon Colt Dragoon]] and gun down his charging opponent. Morgan then challenges anyone who thinks he didn't fight fair to attack him then and there -- and has an OhCrap moment when several hundred knights charge him at once. Fortunately they break and run before he runs out of bullets.
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* RockBeatsLaser - {{Subverted}}: During a joust Merlin steals Hank Morgan's lasso which he's been using to rope one knight after another. Everyone thinks The Boss is finished... only for him to draw a [[HandCannon Colt Dragoon]] and gun down his charging opponent. Morgan then challenges anyone who thinks he didn't fight fair to attack him then and there -- and has an OhCrap moment when several hundred knights charge him at once. Fortunately they break and run before The trope would have been played ''straight'' if the knights had only known that he runs out had a very, very limited number of bullets.

* StableTimeLoop: Though averted in one animated adaptation -- the hero wakes up in the present-day hospital and immediately goes to an encyclopedia to look up King Arthur... and bursts out laughing when he finds a picture of [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike the king straddling a motorcycle]].
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* StableTimeLoop: Played straight in a tragic YouCantFightFate manner. ** Though averted in one animated adaptation -- the hero wakes up in the present-day hospital and immediately goes to an encyclopedia to look up King Arthur... and bursts out laughing when he finds a picture of [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike the king straddling a motorcycle]].

* TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: The inventor himself.
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* TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: The inventor himself.himself... or so it seems.
16th Jan '15 1:02:08 AM NemuruMaeNi
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removing a sinkhole use of Exactly What It Says On The Tin, if it's a trope trope in effect for the work, it should go on the list, not like this, see dedicated cleanup thread, cutting Reality Subtext to paste into trivia tab
''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'' is a classic 1889 novel written by MarkTwain, about, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly that]]. 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, about, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly that]].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.

* RealitySubtext: MarkTwain's life was seriously affected by family death at the time. Twain was in a "RageAgainstTheHeavens" mode.
26th Dec '14 8:52:02 PM henry42
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* TheDungAges: Possibly The UrExample.
26th Dec '14 8:35:04 PM henry42
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* ArbitraryScepticism: For a man who wakes up centuries in the past, Hank is surprisingly reluctant to believe that maybe magic exists.

* FlatEarthAtheist: For a man who wakes up centuries in the past, Hank is surprisingly reluctant to believe that maybe magic exists.
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* FlatEarthAtheist: For * a man who wakes up centuries in the past, Hank is surprisingly reluctant to believe that maybe magic exists.
18th Dec '14 3:27:25 PM LahmacunKebab
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* StableTimeLoop: Though averted in one animated adaptation -- the hero wakes up in the present-day hospital and immediately goes to an encyclopedia to look up King Arthur...and bursts out laughing when he finds a picture of [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike the king straddling a motorcycle]].
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* StableTimeLoop: Though averted in one animated adaptation -- the hero wakes up in the present-day hospital and immediately goes to an encyclopedia to look up King Arthur... and bursts out laughing when he finds a picture of [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike the king straddling a motorcycle]].
18th Dec '14 3:22:05 PM LahmacunKebab
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* 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.
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* ArtMajorPhysics: upon 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.
18th Dec '14 3:21:20 PM LahmacunKebab
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* AffablyEvil: When Boss met Morgana, at first he could not belive this charming woman to be a psychopathic serial murderer.
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* AffablyEvil: When Boss met Morgana, at first he could not belive believe this charming woman to be a psychopathic serial murderer.
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