History Literature / CousinBette

26th Sep '16 7:43:02 AM rafi
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* BeautyIsBad: A very handsome fellow in his youth, [[InformedAttractiveness according to backstory]], Hector is nonetheless a DirtyCoward who creates a litany of problems for his family.



* HotGuysAreBastards: A very handsome fellow in his youth, [[InformedAttractiveness according to backstory]], Hector is nonetheless a DirtyCoward who creates a litany of problems for his family.
17th Jun '16 6:08:01 PM bombadilla
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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Valerie's death]] may be considered this for the Hulot family. The young, healthy woman who has a personal vendetta-by-proxy against the Hulots, and who can manipulate any man to get what she wants, just happens to have [[spoiler:a "savage" ex-lover who is crazy enough to kill her, and he just happens to have access to this exotic weapon of murder which will give the victim enough time and incentive to ruminate over all her past sins and promptly decide to redeem herself by leaving almost all her fortune to the people whom she had, up until that point, considered her enemies]].

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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Valerie's death]] may be considered this for the Hulot family. The young, healthy woman who has a personal vendetta-by-proxy personal-vendetta-by-proxy against the Hulots, and who can manipulate any man to get what she wants, just happens to have [[spoiler:a "savage" ex-lover who is crazy enough to kill her, and he just happens to have access to this exotic weapon of murder which will give the victim enough time and incentive to ruminate over all her past sins and promptly decide to redeem herself by leaving almost all her fortune to the people whom she had, up until that point, considered her enemies]].
5th Jun '16 5:12:32 AM bombadilla
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* AdultFear: In a way, Adeline's relationship to Hector. Finding out about your significant other's unfaithfulness is already pretty bad. But to have it happen after [[HappilyMarried twelve years of blissful married life]] must be a horror. To think that the person you love and trust the most can change so drastically even after so much time is somehow scarier than them showing their true colours fairly early.

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* AdultFear: In a way, Adeline's relationship to Hector. Finding out about your significant other's chronic unfaithfulness is already pretty bad. But to have it happen after [[HappilyMarried twelve years of blissful married life]] must be a horror. To think that the person you love and trust the most can change so drastically even after so much time is somehow scarier than them showing their true colours fairly early.
17th Dec '15 3:52:46 PM bombadilla
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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Valerie's death]] may be considered this for the Hulot family. The young and healthy woman who has a vendetta-by-proxy against the Hulots, and who can manipulate any man to get what she wants, just happens to have [[spoiler:a "savage" ex-lover who is crazy enough to kill her and who just happens to have access to this exotic weapon of murder that will give the victim enough time and incentive to ruminate over all her past sins and promptly decide to redeem herself by leaving almost all her fortune to the people whom she had, up until that point, considered her enemies]].

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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Valerie's death]] may be considered this for the Hulot family. The young and young, healthy woman who has a personal vendetta-by-proxy against the Hulots, and who can manipulate any man to get what she wants, just happens to have [[spoiler:a "savage" ex-lover who is crazy enough to kill her her, and who he just happens to have access to this exotic weapon of murder that which will give the victim enough time and incentive to ruminate over all her past sins and promptly decide to redeem herself by leaving almost all her fortune to the people whom she had, up until that point, considered her enemies]].
7th Dec '15 6:46:49 AM bombadilla
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* AdultFear: In a way, Adeline's relationship to Hector. Finding out about your significant other's unfaithfulness is already pretty bad. But to have it happen after [[HappilyMarried twelve years of blissful married life]] must be a horror. To think that the person you love and trust the most can change so drastically even after so much time is somehow scarier than them showing their true colours fairly early.
5th Dec '15 4:31:05 PM bombadilla
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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Valerie's death]] may be considered this for the Hulot family. The young and healthy woman who has a vendetta-by-proxy against the Hulots and who can manipulate any man to get what she wants just happens to have [[spoiler:a "savage" ex-lover who is crazy enough to kill her and who just happens to have access to this exotic weapon of murder that will give the victim enough time and incentive to ruminate over all her past sins and promptly decide to redeem herself by leaving almost all her fortune to the people whom she had, up until that point, considered her enemies]].

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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Valerie's death]] may be considered this for the Hulot family. The young and healthy woman who has a vendetta-by-proxy against the Hulots Hulots, and who can manipulate any man to get what she wants wants, just happens to have [[spoiler:a "savage" ex-lover who is crazy enough to kill her and who just happens to have access to this exotic weapon of murder that will give the victim enough time and incentive to ruminate over all her past sins and promptly decide to redeem herself by leaving almost all her fortune to the people whom she had, up until that point, considered her enemies]].
5th Dec '15 4:25:05 PM bombadilla
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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Montes!]]

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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Valerie's death]] may be considered this for the Hulot family. The young and healthy woman who has a vendetta-by-proxy against the Hulots and who can manipulate any man to get what she wants just happens to have [[spoiler:a "savage" ex-lover who is crazy enough to kill her and who just happens to have access to this exotic weapon of murder that will give the victim enough time and incentive to ruminate over all her past sins and promptly decide to redeem herself by leaving almost all her fortune to the people whom she had, up until that point, considered her enemies]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Montes!]][[spoiler:Montes!]]
18th Mar '15 1:59:17 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: Bette (albeit an atypical one, in that there's no indication of her ever having been attractive). Her ongoing solitude is a large part of what makes her so bitter.
9th Aug '14 6:32:40 AM JulianLapostat
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Often described as Balzac's masterpiece, ''Cousin Bette'' is a powerful tale of love, betrayal and family breakdown.

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Often described as Balzac's [[Creator/HonoreDeBalzac Honoré de Balzac]]'s masterpiece, ''Cousin Bette'' is a powerful tale of love, betrayal and family breakdown.
9th Nov '13 7:14:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AllLovingHero: Adeline counts as a deconstruction: her infinitely forgiving nature seems to make betrayal easier for Hector, undercutting the family as a whole.



* TheMessiah: Adeline counts as a deconstruction: her infinitely forgiving nature seems to make betrayal easier for Hector, undercutting the family as a whole.
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