History Literature / FiveLittlePigs

4th Oct '17 3:41:45 PM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AmIJustAToyToYou: Thought to be part of Caroline's motive. [[spoiler: Actually Elsa's.]]
12th Sep '17 10:31:39 PM benda
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* YourCheatingHeart: Amyas Crale had a lot of affairs, despite being married. [[spoiler:However, he only really loved his wife; the rest of the women meant nothing to him.]]

to:

* YourCheatingHeart: Amyas Crale had a lot of affairs, despite being married. [[spoiler:However, he only really loved his wife; the rest of the women meant nothing to him.]] ''Including Elsa.'']]
12th Sep '17 11:02:20 AM WesternRover
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TakingTheHeat: [[spoiler:Caroline believes that Angela poisoned Amyas (perhaps by accident, just meaning to make him sick). Since she believes that she still owes Angela for injuring her when they were kids, she lets suspicion fall on her and ends up being jailed for Amyas' murder.]]

to:

* TakingTheHeat: [[spoiler:Caroline believes that Angela poisoned Amyas (perhaps by accident, just meaning to make him sick). Since she believes that she still owes Angela for injuring her when they were kids, she lets suspicion fall on her herself instead and ends up being jailed for Amyas' murder.]]
17th Aug '17 5:26:24 PM benda
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* EarWorm: Poirot just can't get the "This Little Piggy" nursery rhyme out of his head - which in the end structures the whole book, both InUniverse and on meta-level, including the title of the novel (the latter being quite a typical Christie feat).
17th Jun '17 10:13:18 PM NightShade96
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AmbiguouslyGay: Miss Williams is an old maid who takes DoesNotLikeMen to the hardcore and sees Caroline as a saintly martyr to one of that filthy kind. To the more modern reader it may look like she'd been attracted to Caroline.
* AssholeVictim:
** Possibly subverted. Several characters sided with Caroline Crale when she was convicted of murdering her husband Amyas, since he was having an affair with his model - one of many. [[spoiler:It turns out he never intended to leave Caroline, and he was murdered by said model. It depends on the reader whether you think that the fact that he never intended to leave Caroline is enough to get Amyas out of the "Asshole" category, or if you think he's still an asshole for having an affair and letting Elsa think he loved her enough to leave his wife.]]

to:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Miss Williams is an old maid who takes DoesNotLikeMen to the hardcore and sees Caroline as a saintly martyr to one of that filthy kind. To the more modern reader reader, it may look like she'd been attracted to Caroline.
* AssholeVictim:
**
AssholeVictim: Possibly subverted. Several characters sided with Caroline Crale when she was convicted of murdering her husband Amyas, since he was having an affair with his model - one of many. [[spoiler:It turns out he never intended to leave Caroline, and he was murdered by said model. It depends on the reader whether you think that the fact that he never intended to leave Caroline is enough to get Amyas out of the "Asshole" category, or if you think he's still an asshole for having an affair and letting Elsa think he loved her enough to leave his wife.]]
23rd Mar '17 11:56:54 AM kataangluvr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BigSisterInstinct: Caroline did everything she could to take care of Angela, [[spoiler:including erasing Angela's fingerprints from a beer bottle to keep her from being charged for murder.]]
22nd Jan '17 12:47:58 AM yisfidri
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The story was featured in the television series ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' in 2003.

to:

The story was featured in the television ninth series of ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' in 2003.
2003. Tropes concerning the TV adaptation are listed on the series page.
21st Jan '17 10:20:00 AM yisfidri
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdaptationNameChange: Carla's name is changed to "Lucy" in the TV adaptation.
* AdaptationalSexuality: Philip Blake is gay in the 2003 adaptation, and his long-term crush on Amyas replaces the original book's {{Gender Flip}}ped WomanScorned as the fuel for his resentment of Caroline



** Caroline herself gets a bit of this in the 2001 adaptation [[spoiler:due to the change in Philip Blake's sexuality. While in the original story he tried to seduce Caroline while her marriage was apparently on the rocks; in the adaptation it was she who tried to seduce him, and then taunted his homosexuality when he refused her, making her come across less sympathetically than she had been in the original novel.]]



%%* [[spoiler: {{Gayngst}}: Philip Blake in the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' adaption. In the original his bitterness was because he was infatuated with Caroline.]]



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Philip Blake is Amyas's steadfast companion, to whom Amyas would confide in whenever he has rows with his wife. Their relationship is less "heterosexual" in the 2003 adaptation.

to:

* HeterosexualLifePartners: Philip Blake is Amyas's steadfast companion, to whom Amyas would confide in whenever he has rows with his wife. Their relationship is less "heterosexual" in the 2003 adaptation.



* KarmaHoudini: Downplayed. Poirot admits to the killer he has no physical evidence to prove their guilt and they won't publicly confess to it. However, they don't get away consequence-free: [[spoiler:Elsa Greer has never been able to move on from the day she murdered the only man she ever loved. She lives a wealthy but utterly joyless and miserable life. As she puts it [[FateWorseThanDeath "I died that day."]] In the adaptation she even begs Carla/Lucy to shoot her when she confronts her with a gun, determined to exact her own justice - but Lucy decides to let her live instead, as a CruelMercy.]]

to:

* KarmaHoudini: Downplayed. Poirot admits to the killer he has no physical evidence to prove their guilt and they won't publicly confess to it. However, they don't get away consequence-free: [[spoiler:Elsa Greer has never been able to move on from the day she murdered the only man she ever loved. She lives a wealthy but utterly joyless and miserable life. As she puts it [[FateWorseThanDeath "I died that day."]] In the adaptation she even begs Carla/Lucy to shoot her when she confronts her with a gun, determined to exact her own justice - but Lucy decides to let her live instead, as a CruelMercy.]]"]]]]



%%* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Philip Blake in the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' adaption.]]
10th Dec '16 12:45:25 PM benda
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Both the Blake brothers in love with Caroline, and neither ever marries, even after her death.

to:

** Both the Blake brothers in love with Caroline, and neither ever marries, even after her death. [[spoiler: And Meredith has grown to harbour the same feelings for Elsa.]]
20th Oct '16 11:00:41 PM benda
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HiddenDepths: Meredith Blake discusses this trope in his personal recollection of the Crale Case by saying that people usually have hidden sides that no-one knows about. This is the reason why he believes that Amyas ''could'' have committed suicide, even though it would seem very out-of-character for him to do so.

to:

* HiddenDepths: Meredith Blake discusses this trope in his personal recollection of the Crale Case by saying that people usually have hidden sides that no-one knows about. This is the reason why he believes that Amyas ''could'' have committed suicide, even though it would seem very out-of-character for him to do so. [[spoiler: Of course, it also foreshadows Meredith's own deep secret, which is that he grew to like Elsa much more than everyone else and proposed to her after the court hearing that convicted Caroline.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 79. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.FiveLittlePigs