History Literature / AdrianMole

9th Aug '17 4:27:33 PM Hjortron18
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* AmbiguousGender:
** In order to go to see his current crush, who works at a creche, Adrian borrows one of the neighbours' young children. He doesn't know the child's name and is not sure of their gender, so books them into the creche under the name Emily. He's banned from the creche when the staff had to change the child's nappy and discovered they [[UnsettlingGenderReveal certainly aren't an Emily.]]
** Adrian is unable to determine the genders of his landlord's three children in ''The Wilderness Years''. Tamsin is a girl's name, but Griffith is usually a surname and the third kid is named [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Alpha]].


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* AmbiguousGender:
** In order to go to see his current crush, who works at a creche, Adrian borrows one of the neighbours' young children. He doesn't know the child's name and is not sure of their gender, so books them into the creche under the name Emily. He's banned from the creche when the staff had to change the child's nappy and discovered they [[UnsettlingGenderReveal certainly aren't an Emily.]]
** Adrian is unable to determine the genders of his landlord's three children in ''The Wilderness Years''. Tamsin is a girl's name, but Griffith is usually a surname and the third kid is named [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Alpha]].
3rd Aug '17 10:40:57 AM CynicalBastardo
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: While in the first three books, Adrian is a schoolboy, during the TimeSkip in the third book, Adrian starts to work as [[DeskJockey a clerical officer for the Department Of The Environment]] until his resignation letter (that he was not going to submit) is accepted in the fourth book and he is promptly ejected from the building. From there, he gets a job washing dishes at Peter Savage's restaurant and, in the next book, has been promoted to [[CordonBleughChef Head Chef]] until the place closes, when he somehow manages to become a celebrity chef on a terrible show on an obscure tv channel. In the following book, he [[BurgerFool is working at a roadside burger van]] before finally settling into working at a bookshop.
3rd Aug '17 10:24:51 AM CynicalBastardo
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* TheBully: Barry Kent in the early books.

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* TheBully: Barry Kent in the early books.books, especially in the first book, where he is constantly harassing Adrian for menaces money [[spoiler: [[NeverMessWithGranny Adrian's grandmother steps in and intimidates Barry into paying it all back]].]]
3rd Aug '17 10:12:08 AM CynicalBastardo
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* StrawVegetarian: In the second book, Pandora blames all of Adrian's problems on the fact that he eats meat.
22nd Jun '17 11:44:15 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Adrian tries this with his own novel, basing characters on people he knows and puts his protagonist into similar situations to the ones he's just witnessed. For example, when he hears that Barry Kent has written a character based on him, he adds a character named Kent Barry to ''Lo! The Flat Hills Of My Homeland'' who is stated to be a failed writer.

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** Adrian tries this with his own novel, basing characters on people he knows and puts his protagonist into similar situations to the ones he's just witnessed. For example, when he hears that Barry Kent has written a character based on him, he adds a character named Kent Barry to ''Lo! The Flat Hills Of My Homeland'' purely out of spite, who is stated to be a failed writer.
22nd Jun '17 11:43:44 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Adrian tries this with his own novel, basing characters on people he knows and puts his protagonist into similar situations to the ones he's just witnessed.

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** Adrian tries this with his own novel, basing characters on people he knows and puts his protagonist into similar situations to the ones he's just witnessed. For example, when he hears that Barry Kent has written a character based on him, he adds a character named Kent Barry to ''Lo! The Flat Hills Of My Homeland'' who is stated to be a failed writer.
22nd Jun '17 10:05:47 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Barry Kent could be considered this as well, since he becomes a widely admired poet...much to Adrian's consternation, as he believes Barry cannot read and Adrian desperately wants to be recognized as a genius poet (or recognized as being ANYTHING wonderful, for that matter).

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** Barry Kent could be considered this as well, since he becomes a widely admired poet...much to Adrian's consternation, as he believes Barry cannot read and Adrian desperately wants to be recognized as a genius poet (or recognized as being ANYTHING wonderful, for that matter). To twist the knife further, one of Barry's books is based heavily on Adrian.
13th May '17 12:26:44 PM nombretomado
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: ''True Confessions'' starts off with Adrian, before jumping to [[AuthorAvatar Sue]] [[CreatorCameo Townsend]] herself around the halfway mark and the tail end of the book is the diary of a young girl named [[MargaretThatcher Margaret Hilda Roberts]].

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: ''True Confessions'' starts off with Adrian, before jumping to [[AuthorAvatar Sue]] [[CreatorCameo Townsend]] herself around the halfway mark and the tail end of the book is the diary of a young girl named [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Margaret Hilda Roberts]].



* GreaterScopeVillain: Adrian's family, his father in particular, consider MargaretThatcher to be this given the state of his employment history.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Adrian's family, his father in particular, consider MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher to be this given the state of his employment history.
25th Apr '17 9:44:34 PM Golondrina
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* ADogNamedDog: The Mole family dog is only ever referred to as "The Dog". When he dies, [[ReplacementGoldfish his successor]] is simply referred to as "The New Dog".


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* ADogNamedDog: The Mole family dog is only ever referred to as "The Dog". When he dies, [[ReplacementGoldfish his successor]] is simply referred to as "The New Dog".
17th Mar '17 12:05:43 PM CynicalBastardo
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* AuthorTract: In universe, when Adrian's mother writes Adrian's cookbook, she includes a bizarre and completely irrelevant chapter [[StrawFeminist on gender politics]].



* StrawFeminist: Adrian's mother goes through a phase of this in the first two books. Although it's toned down in later entries, she does include an entirely irrelevant chapter about gender politics when she writes a cookbook in Adrian's name.
** Pandora, to a lesser extent.

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* StrawFeminist: Adrian's mother goes through a phase of this in the first two books.books after reading ''The Female Eunuch''. Although it's toned down in later entries, she does include an entirely irrelevant chapter about gender politics when she writes a cookbook in Adrian's name.
** Pandora, to a lesser extent.extent, although most of this is just not conforming to [[StayInTheKitchen Adrian's expectations]] for her.
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