History Literature / Fingersmith

21st Apr '16 10:09:07 AM Erivale
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* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]].

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* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]].EarnYourHappyEnding]]



* IncompatibleOrientation: "Mr and Mrs Rivers", i.e. Gentleman and Maud.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: "Mr and Mrs Rivers", i.e. Gentleman and Maud. [[spoiler:As both are homosexual, their "wedding night" consisted of Gentleman cutting his hand to put blood on the sheets, then sleeping in a chair because he didn't trust Maud not to strangle him in his sleep.]]
* KickTheDog: Despite being a story chalk-full of morally-grey people, most of them only do what they do for a reason, which generally involves profit. Gentleman, however, takes pleasure in small acts of pointless cruelty. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard It even gets him killed]], as he died in a scuffle that began when Maud tried to get him to stop telling Sue the truth.]]
17th Jan '16 3:45:25 AM LaStella
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* BecomingTheMask: Both Maude and Sue.

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* BecomingTheMask: Both Maude Maud and Sue.



* GambitPileup: What starts as an EvilPlan on the part of Gentleman and Sue turns out to be part of [[spoiler:Gentleman and Maude's]] plan. Which, in the end, was all orchestrated by [[spoiler:Mrs. Sucksby]], unbeknownst to ''anyone''.

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* GambitPileup: What starts as an EvilPlan on the part of Gentleman and Sue turns out to be part of [[spoiler:Gentleman and Maude's]] Maud's]] plan. Which, in the end, was all orchestrated by [[spoiler:Mrs. Sucksby]], unbeknownst to ''anyone''.
17th Jan '16 3:42:42 AM LaStella
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* UnwittingPawn: Subverted with Maude and Sue.

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* UnwittingPawn: Subverted with Maude Maud and Sue.
17th Jan '16 3:41:19 AM LaStella
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Maud. She enjoys hurting her servants, physically and emotionally, she has moments of what seems to be depersonalization, and also displays ''some'' symptoms of OCD. She's afraid it's [[InTheBlood her mother's madness]], but it's actually likely this is how [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror her circumstances shaped her]]. Also the drops, of course.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Maud is described as having fair hair in the book, but is a brunette in the adaptation.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Maud.Maud, in the book. She enjoys hurting her servants, physically and emotionally, she has moments of what seems to be depersonalization, and also displays ''some'' symptoms of OCD. She's originally afraid it's [[InTheBlood her mother's madness]], but it's actually likely this is how [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror her circumstances shaped her]]. Also the drops, of course.



* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Mrs. Sucksby]] is remarkably sympathetic for someone who [[spoiler: condemned her adoptive daughter to a FateWorseThanDeath in order to get her biological daughter back, as well as a whole lot of money]]. It helps that she seems to feel regretful almost immediately, and that [[spoiler: she takes the blame for the murder of Gentleman]]

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Mrs. Sucksby]] is remarkably sympathetic for someone who [[spoiler: condemned her adoptive daughter to a FateWorseThanDeath in order to get her biological daughter back, as well as a whole lot of money]]. It helps that she seems to feel regretful almost immediately, and that [[spoiler: she takes the blame for the murder of Gentleman]]Gentleman]].



* BrokenBird: Maud... oh so much. Sue as well

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* BreakTheHaughty: Mr Lilly and his staff do this to Maud, when she first comes to Briar.
* BrokenBird: Maud... oh so much. Sue as wellwell.
16th Jan '16 6:53:32 AM LaStella
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Maud. She enjoys hurting her servants, physically and emotionally, she has moments of what seems to be depersonalization, and also displays ''some'' symptoms of OCD. She's afraid it's [[InTheBlood her mother's madness]], but it's actually likely this is how [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror her circumstances shaped her]]. Also the drops, of course.
16th Jan '16 6:35:47 AM LaStella
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* DefectingForLove: Sue and Maud both consider it while The Plan is moving along[[spoiler:, but decide against it]].


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* TheDungAges: London.


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* IncompatibleOrientation: "Mr and Mrs Rivers", i.e. Gentleman and Maud.
19th Sep '15 3:36:47 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Oct '14 4:14:15 PM LongLiveHumour
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The book was later turned into a popular {{BBC}} miniseries.

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The book was later turned into a popular {{BBC}} Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries.
22nd Feb '14 6:42:27 PM Ruise
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** Charles just really wants to be with Mr. Rivers despite knowing he's wicked and being StupidGood himself.
14th Jan '14 6:03:34 PM MorwenEdhelwen
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* SwitchedAtBirth: [[spoiler: Maud and Sue]].
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