History Literature / ALittlePrincess

12th Mar '18 11:11:19 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdultFear: Your death leaves your child penniless and alone in the world.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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Your death leaves your child penniless and alone in the world.



*** And to go along with the above, that abusive person tries to have your child arrested for a crime he or she did not commit, as happens in at least two adaptations (1937 and 1995).

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*** ** And to go along with the above, that abusive person tries to have your child arrested for a crime he or she did not commit, as happens in at least two adaptations (1937 and 1995).



* AmbiguouslyBrown: Sarah is described as having a "brown" hand and a "small, dark face". This implies that she could be mixed race. Alternately the Victorian standards of brown and dark could be referring to her just being tanned from growing up in India (it would be another few decades before tanned skin would become fashionable).



** Mr. Barrow, Captain Crewe's solicitor. He's the one who comes to the school to announce his client's death, and suggests making a servant of Sara to Miss Minchin (as an alternative to throwing her out on the street, which would be ''bad publicity for the school'').
*** Well, he does also suggest that Miss Minchin might do her the "favor" of keeping her on as a student... but his primary reason for having to say that is because he has cleaned out what remained of her father's money to pay off his own bills, leaving nothing for the child but a huge amount of debt.

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** Mr. Barrow, Captain Crewe's solicitor. He's the one who comes to the school to announce his client's death, and suggests making a servant of Sara to Miss Minchin (as an alternative to throwing her out on the street, which would be ''bad publicity for the school'').
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school''). Well, he does also suggest that Miss Minchin might do her the "favor" of keeping her on as a student... but his primary reason for having to say that is because he has cleaned out what remained of her father's money to pay off his own bills, leaving nothing for the child but a huge amount of debt.



* AdaptedOut: The Large Family.

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* AdaptedOut: AdaptedOut:
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The Large Family.Family that Sara watches from outside their window don't appear in the film.
** Carrisford, Captain Crewe's solicitor, does not appear in the film.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Sara wakes up to find her attic room filled with food, clothing and other luxuries. In the book, these things were brought to her in secret over a number of weeks by Ram Dass, the Indian man living next door, while she slept. In the film, they're just there with no explanation.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Sara wakes up to find her attic room filled with food, clothing and other luxuries. In the book, these things were brought to her in secret over a number of weeks by Ram Dass, the Indian man living next door, while she slept. In the film, they're just there with no explanation. The implication is that 'the magic' Sara believes in is real.


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* EmeraldPower: Downplayed. The school uniforms are green, with a white pinafore over them. Possibly symbolising how Sara will have to work hard to uncover the magic there.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During Sarah and Becky's imagine spot of the two of them in India, Becky is wearing [[spoiler: the same clothes she has on when Captain Crewe adopts her]].


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** The comedy scene of Miss Amelia and Francis trying to elope abruptly segues into Miss Minchin busting Sara for the stolen locket.
* NiceHat: Sara is wearing a big white one when she first arrives at the school. [[spoiler: The ones she and Becky wear at the end are much simpler]].
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Eleanor Bron speaks French with no attempt at an accent in order to show how bad she is at it compared to Sara.


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* RedemptionInTheRain: Captain Crewe and Sara are reunited in the middle of the rain.


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* SettingUpdate: This film relocates the story to New York, during World War I.
26th Feb '18 6:31:16 PM tyrekecorrea
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* AgeLift: The other way around. Lavinia is older in the book - said to be about fourteen to Sara's eight. In the film, she's much younger.

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* AgeLift: The other way around. Lavinia is older in the book - said to be about fourteen to Sara's eight. In the film, she's much younger. Sara and Laconia are about eleven and twelve years old, respectively.
26th Feb '18 6:23:42 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ScyllaAndCharybdis: After escaping to Mr. Randall's house in the climax, Sarah is caught between the police and Miss Minchin at the front door and Captain Crewe, who, at this point, is presumed by Sara to be a stranger. Sara, heads in her father's direction. This proves to be her saving grace, as captain Crewe remembers who he is just in time to save Sarah from being seized by the police.

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* ScyllaAndCharybdis: After escaping to Mr. Randall's house in the climax, Sarah is caught between the police and Miss Minchin at the front door and Captain Crewe, who, at this point, is presumed by Sara to be a stranger. Sara, Sara heads in her father's direction. This proves to be her saving grace, as captain Crewe remembers who he is just in time to save Sarah from being seized by the police.
14th Jan '18 5:56:29 PM HeroGal2347
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* InterclassFriendship: Sara Crewe is the pet student at a boarding school and quite well off. While there, she meets Becky, the scullery maid, and strikes up a friendship with her. Sara tells Becky stories just like the other girls and sneaks her food that she has bought, and Becky makes her a pillow out of flannel as a present. When Sara loses her wealth, she and Becky become fellow sufferers under Ms. Minchin's rule. Then, when Sara is adopted at the end, she mentions Becky to her new father and takes her away from the boarding school to a much better life as her personal companion.



* TooHungryToBePolite: The street girl Sarah gives her buns to tears ravenously into them, exclaiming only, "Oh my! Oh my!" [[JustifiedTrope She is starving]], as Sarah notes.

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* TooHungryToBePolite: The street girl Sarah gives five of her penny buns to tears ravenously into them, exclaiming only, "Oh my! Oh my!" [[JustifiedTrope She is starving]], as Sarah notes.
12th Jan '18 12:55:36 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* GaveUpTooSoon: Had Miss Minchin not given up on the hopes the late Ralph Crewe's investment would generate profits, she wouldn't have mistrested his daughter to the point the girl would gladly leave her boarding school as soon as she had a place to go.

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* GaveUpTooSoon: Had Miss Minchin not given up on the hopes the late Ralph Crewe's investment would generate profits, she wouldn't have mistrested mistreated his daughter to the point the girl would gladly leave her boarding school as soon as she had a place to go.
5th Nov '17 12:40:59 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ScyllaAndCharibdis: After escaping to Mr. Randall's house in the climax, Sarah is caught between the police and Miss Minchin at the front door and Captain Crewe, who, at this point, is presumed by Sara to be a stranger. Sara, heads in her father's direction. This proves to be her saving grace, as captain Crewe remembers who he is just in time to save Sarah from being seized by the police.

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* ScyllaAndCharibdis: ScyllaAndCharybdis: After escaping to Mr. Randall's house in the climax, Sarah is caught between the police and Miss Minchin at the front door and Captain Crewe, who, at this point, is presumed by Sara to be a stranger. Sara, heads in her father's direction. This proves to be her saving grace, as captain Crewe remembers who he is just in time to save Sarah from being seized by the police.
5th Nov '17 12:39:34 PM tyrekecorrea
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* EmpatheticEnvironment: Happens several times.

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* EmpatheticEnvironment: EmpathicEnvironment: Happens several times.
5th Nov '17 12:34:47 PM tyrekecorrea
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* EmphaticEnvironment: Happens several times.

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* EmphaticEnvironment: EmpatheticEnvironment: Happens several times.
5th Nov '17 12:32:21 PM tyrekecorrea
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** During the climax, after escaping the School and entering Mr. Randolph's house, Sara is caught between the police and, Unbeknownst to her, her amnesiac father. at this point the lights Mr. Randolph's house go out. when Sarah is about to realize that her father is right in front of her, the lights come on again.

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** During the climax, after escaping the School and entering Mr. Randolph's house, Sara is caught between the police and, Unbeknownst to her, her amnesiac father. at At this point point, the lights in Mr. Randolph's house go out. when Sarah is about to realize that her father is right in front of her, the lights come on again.


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* ScyllaAndCharibdis: After escaping to Mr. Randall's house in the climax, Sarah is caught between the police and Miss Minchin at the front door and Captain Crewe, who, at this point, is presumed by Sara to be a stranger. Sara, heads in her father's direction. This proves to be her saving grace, as captain Crewe remembers who he is just in time to save Sarah from being seized by the police.
5th Nov '17 12:19:42 PM tyrekecorrea
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* RagsToRiches; [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: The book and adaptations are frequently promoted as a "riches to rags" story. Though of course she [[spoiler: becomes rich beyond her wildest imagination again when it turns out the diamond mines were real and her father's partner is still alive]].

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* RagsToRiches; RagsToRiches: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: The book and adaptations are frequently promoted as a "riches to rags" story. Though of course she [[spoiler: becomes rich beyond her wildest imagination again when it turns out the diamond mines were real and her father's partner is still alive]].



* EmphaticEnvironment: Happens several times.
** For starters, there's a torrential downpour going on when Sarah is moved into the attic.
** Another rainstorm starts along with the climax.
** During the climax, after escaping the School and entering Mr. Randolph's house, Sara is caught between the police and, Unbeknownst to her, her amnesiac father. at this point the lights Mr. Randolph's house go out. when Sarah is about to realize that her father is right in front of her, the lights come on again.



** When Sara and the girls are peacefully bowing to Ram Dass from the attic room, cut to Miss Minchin busting all of them.

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** When Sara and the girls are peacefully bowing to Ram Dass from the attic room, cut to Miss Minchin busting catching all of them.
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