History Literature / BreakfastOfChampions

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.''
14th Jan '15 7:04:20 PM CassandraLeo
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** SelfDeprecation: --> ''"This is a very bad book you're writing," I said to myself behind my ''leaks''. --> "I know," I said.
7th Dec '14 12:43:40 AM Aquila89
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* {{Metafiction}}: [[spoiler:Vonnegut himself appears as a character]], amongst other things. There are also Kilgore Trout's many stories, many of which play rôles in the plot, one of them pivotal.
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* {{Metafiction}}: [[spoiler:Vonnegut himself appears as a character]], amongst other things. There are also Kilgore Trout's many stories, many of which play rôles roles in the plot, one of them pivotal.
6th Dec '14 11:02:25 PM Tdarcos
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The name comes from the slogan for Wheaties breakfast cereal (see OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope below).
30th Jul '14 8:41:18 PM CBCook55
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* PantyShot: Implied and illustrated. An early passage says that it's a boy's job to try to peek at a girl's underpants, while it's the girl's job to keep a boy from seeing her underpants. A drawing of girls' panties is displayed.
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