History Literature / BreakfastOfChampions

23rd Apr '16 6:45:22 PM saffronpanther
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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Deconstructed, as while there are given reasons for Dwayne Hoover's descent into violent psychopathy (the effects of his wife's suicide and late-stage syphillis), it's ultimately because the author made it so.

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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Deconstructed, as while there are given reasons for Dwayne Hoover's descent into violent psychopathy (the effects of his wife's suicide and late-stage syphillis), it's ultimately because the author [[spoiler:Vonnegut made it so.so]].
23rd Apr '16 6:41:31 PM saffronpanther
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* MagicMirror: Not really, but Kilgore Trout pretends that mirrors are holes to other universes, which is why he calls them 'leaks'.

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* LighterAndSofter: The film adaptation, which removes much of the racism and softens the ending. [[spoiler:Unlike in the book, Dwayne's wife is still alive and it ends with a hint that he could recover, rather than becoming a despondent bum. And instead of being left to beg for Vonnegut to restore his youth, Trout is given access to a "leak" that returns him to his childhod in Bermuda]].
* MagicMirror: Not really, but Kilgore Trout pretends that mirrors are holes to other universes, which is why he calls them 'leaks'. [[spoiler:Played straight in the film adaptation, which ends with Trout stepping into one leading back to his Bermuda childhood]].


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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Deconstructed, as while there are given reasons for Dwayne Hoover's descent into violent psychopathy (the effects of his wife's suicide and late-stage syphillis), it's ultimately because the author made it so.
25th Mar '16 11:12:29 AM marcoasalazarm
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Dwayne's depression hits a high mark on the climax and Trout helps him get over it: awesome. Trout helps Dwayne get over his depression by giving him one of his novels: good. Dwayne believing that everybody but him are "machines" and going on a rampage where he beats up everybody he can get his hands on (including his son) while screaming that they are machines and shouldn't feel anything: ''very bad''.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Dwayne's depression hits a high mark on the climax and Trout helps him get over it: awesome. Trout helps Dwayne get over his depression by giving him one of his novels: good. Dwayne believing that everybody but him are "machines" because of a passage in the book and going deciding to go on a rampage where he beats up everybody he can get his hands on (including his son) while screaming that they are machines and shouldn't feel anything: ''very bad''.
25th Mar '16 11:10:15 AM marcoasalazarm
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Dwayne's depression hits a high mark on the climax and Trout helps him get over it: awesome. Trout helps Dwayne get over his depression by giving him one of his novels: good. Dwayne believing that everybody but him are "machines" and going on a rampage where he beats up everybody he can get his hands on (including his son) while screaming that they are machines and shouldn't feel anything: ''very bad''.
22nd Nov '15 5:49:25 PM arsepoetica
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* CaptainObvious: Vonnegut as narrator constantly makes incredibly obvious statements in order to make a statement that all details are important.

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* CaptainObvious: Vonnegut as narrator constantly makes incredibly obvious statements in order to make a statement that all details are important. important, as well as to demonstrate the sometimes absurd amount of importance people place on trivialities, and to show the apparent absurdity of everyday situations and activities when deconstructed.
5th Oct '15 12:22:54 PM saffronpanther
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* KickTheDog: Dwayne's rampage has several moments of this, which arguably reaches its peak when he assaults Francine.
** KickTheSonOfABitch: Vonnegut notes that out of the people attacked by Dwayne in his rampage, only one deserved it: Don Breedlove, the mechanic who raped [=Bonnie McMahon=]. Dwayne claps him in the side of the head, dropping Breedlove and permanently deafening him in one ear.
31st May '15 12:05:25 PM arsepoetica
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* AuthorAvatar: Kilgore Trout, Vonnegut's usual avatar is a main character and [[spoiler:Vonnegut later blatantly inserts himself into the story as a deconstruction of this trope.]]

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* AuthorAvatar: Kilgore Trout, Vonnegut's usual avatar Trout is a main character actually an parody/avatar of science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon and something of a Vonnegut alter-ego (Trout's novels and stories that are summarized in the text are ideas for stories Vonnegut either abandoned or never attempted). Later, [[spoiler:Vonnegut later blatantly inserts himself into the story as a deconstruction of this trope.]]
15th Jan '15 4:04:37 PM CassandraLeo
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* NWordPrivileges: Averted. Various racist white characters use the N-word extensively, as does the narrator, presumably to mock their racism.
14th Jan '15 7:05:01 PM CassandraLeo
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** SelfDeprecation:

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** * SelfDeprecation:
14th Jan '15 7:04:39 PM CassandraLeo
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--> ''"This is a very bad book you're writing," I said to myself behind my ''leaks''.
--> "I know," I said.

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--> ''"This is a very bad book you're writing," I said to myself behind my ''leaks''.
''leaks.
--> "I ''"I know," I said.''
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