History Literature / BreakfastAtTiffanys

20th Feb '18 10:54:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* ADogNamedDog: Holly's cat is named...Cat.

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* ADogNamedDog: Holly's cat is named...Cat. Cat.
* FromStrayToPet: Holly has taken in a cat she found, however she refuses to name him because she insists he isn't her cat. When she does get him to leave, she regrets it a few minutes later but is unable to find him again. [[spoiler:He ends up adopted by someone else]].



* MeaningfulName: What better name than "Holiday Golightly" could there be for a free-spirited ditz with an unserious approach to life? Noted with her hanging a sign on her door whenever she was out, "Miss Holiday Golightly Traveling". Bonus points for the sign having been made at titular Tiffany's.
** And extra bonus points for the name Holiday - of which "Holly" is diminutive - being MeaningfulRename (her real name is Lulamae Barnes). [[spoiler: "Golightly", however, is ''not'' an example of MeaningfulRename - it is her ex-husband's last name.]]

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* TheMafia: Holly ends up involved with the mafia, though she claims to be an unwitting accomplice.
* MeaningfulName: What better name than "Holiday Golightly" could there be for a free-spirited ditz with an unserious approach to life? Noted with her hanging a sign on her door whenever she was out, "Miss Holiday Golightly Traveling". Bonus points for the sign having been made at titular Tiffany's.
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Tiffany's. And extra bonus points for the name Holiday - of which "Holly" is diminutive - being MeaningfulRename (her real name is Lulamae Barnes). [[spoiler: "Golightly", however, is ''not'' an example of MeaningfulRename - it is her ex-husband's last name.]]


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* ReallyGetsAround: Holly claims she's only had eleven lovers, excluding anything that happened before she was thirteen, and she's quite flirty throughout the story. Some of her friends have apparently had more.
* SlutShaming: Holly does a lot of this herself but also receives quite a bit. Her older neighbor Madame Spanells in particular dislikes Holly's lifestyle and partying.
* SpeechImpediment: Mag has a pronounced stutter that she sometimes exaggerates for her benefit.
2nd Sep '17 3:09:33 PM benda
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* WalkingTheEarth: Holly is a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] example. She really wants to settle down, but she just can't until she feels that the place is right, that she can belong there. New York is probably her closest equivalent of that place though, and she leaves it involuntarily.
31st Aug '17 7:44:49 AM benda
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* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: [[DefiedTrope Defied]]. Holly writes to the narrator that "Brazil was beastly but Buenos Aires the best."

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* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: [[DefiedTrope Defied]].[[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Holly writes to the narrator that "Brazil was beastly but Buenos Aires the best." "
31st Aug '17 7:41:05 AM benda
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* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: [[DefiedTrope Defied]]. Holly writes to the narrator that "Brazil was beastly but Buenos Aires the best."
31st Aug '17 7:35:47 AM benda
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* MeaningfulName: What better name than "Holiday Golightly" could there be for a free-spirited ditz with an unserious approach to life? Noted with her hanging a sign on her door whenever she was out, "Miss Holiday Golightly Traveling". Bonus points for the sign having been made at Tiffany's.

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* MeaningfulName: What better name than "Holiday Golightly" could there be for a free-spirited ditz with an unserious approach to life? Noted with her hanging a sign on her door whenever she was out, "Miss Holiday Golightly Traveling". Bonus points for the sign having been made at titular Tiffany's.
30th Aug '17 5:38:32 PM benda
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* NoAntagonist: Everything that happens to Holly happens because she's Holly.
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* TheGhost: Fred, Holly's brother. [[spoiler: Eventually he's killed in action overseas.]]

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* TheGhost: Fred, Holly's brother.mentally retarded brother who joined the army. [[spoiler: Eventually he's killed in action overseas.]]
30th Aug '17 12:00:50 PM benda
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* TheGhost: Fred, Holly's brother. [[spoiler: Eventually he's killed in action overseas.]]
30th Aug '17 11:58:29 AM benda
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* AffectionateNickname: Holly calls the writer "Fred" after her brother. She stops calling him that after [[spoiler:she learns of her brother's death]] though.

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* AffectionateNickname: Holly calls the writer "Fred" after her brother. She stops calling him that after [[spoiler:she learns of that her brother's death]] brother was killed in action overseas]] though.
30th Aug '17 11:55:57 AM benda
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: There are some minor chronological discrepancies in the novella. Say, at the party at Holly's the narrator is asked if he saw ''The Story of Mr. Wassell'', a film released in 1944, and notices the newspaper report on the premiere of ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus'', which took place on October 7, 1943. Yet the party took place on October 6, 1943 at the very latest (exactly a week after their first meeting, which happened on some evening in September 1943). Holly also quotes the song ''Maude, You're Rotten to the Core'', which was written in 1952.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: There are some minor chronological discrepancies in the novella. Say, at
** At
the party at Holly's the narrator is asked if he saw ''The Story of Mr. Wassell'', a film released in 1944, and notices the newspaper report on the premiere of ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus'', which took place on October 7, 1943. Yet the party took place on October 6, 1943 at the very latest (exactly a week after their first meeting, which happened on some evening in September 1943).
** At the same party, the narrator is asked if he saw ''The Story of Mr. Wassell'', a film released in 1944.
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Holly also quotes the song ''Maude, You're Rotten to the Core'', which was written in 1952.
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