History Literature / FlowersInTheAttic

23rd Jul '16 11:01:33 AM Bergamot
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* PetTheDog : In the 2014 film, the grandmother gives Cathy "real flowers...for your fake garden." Cathy's speechless.

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* PetTheDog : In PetTheDog: After learning of the 2014 film, children's efforts to turn the attic into a playground, the grandmother gives Cathy "real flowers...them "some real flowers for your fake garden." Cathy's speechless.



* SkinnyDipping: Technically, they go swimming in their undies, but Cathy doesn't own a bra. Plus it's noted that water + moonlight = practically translucent when it comes to tight-whities.

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* SkinnyDipping: Technically, they go swimming in their undies, but Cathy doesn't own a bra. Plus it's noted that water + moonlight = practically translucent when it comes to tight-whities.tighty-whities.
22nd Jul '16 11:55:33 AM Bergamot
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''Flowers in the Attic'' is a novel by Creator/VCAndrews first published in 1979. The first in the Dollanganger Saga, it was followed by ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind'' (1980), ''Literature/IfThereBeThorns'' (1981), and ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday'' (1984). (''Literature/GardenOfShadows'' (1987) was much later revealed to have been written wholly by a ghostwriter after Andrews' death the previous year). ''Flowers'' has been adapted twice into film: first [[Film/FlowersInTheAttic in 1987]] and again for television by Creator/{{Lifetime}} in 2014. It is also the basis for a sequel/prequel series called ''Christopher's Diary.'' The latter series, which tells the events from Christopher's point of view, has three of an estimated five volumes thus far: ''Secrets of Foxworth'', ''Echoes of Dollanganger'', and ''Secret Brother''.

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''Flowers in the Attic'' is a novel by Creator/VCAndrews first published in 1979. The first in the Dollanganger Saga, Literature/DollangangerSeries, it was followed by ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind'' (1980), ''Literature/IfThereBeThorns'' (1981), and ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday'' (1984). (''Literature/GardenOfShadows'' (1987) was much later revealed to have been written wholly by a ghostwriter after Andrews' death the previous year). ''Flowers'' has been adapted twice into film: first [[Film/FlowersInTheAttic in 1987]] and again for television by Creator/{{Lifetime}} in 2014. It is also the basis for a sequel/prequel series called ''Christopher's Diary.'' The latter series, which tells the events from Christopher's point of view, has three of an estimated five volumes thus far: ''Secrets of Foxworth'', ''Echoes of Dollanganger'', and ''Secret Brother''.
21st May '16 2:03:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Malcolm Foxworth. Later, Corrine.
13th May '16 9:13:58 PM shamblingdead2
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* BrokeEpisode : Corrine is terrible with money, and has run up her credit cards to the point where she's broke. While any normal person would get a job, Corrine isn't cut out for any type of work, so she has to marry rich or get back in her family's good graces.
13th May '16 9:02:59 PM shamblingdead2
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Added DiffLines:

* PetTheDog : In the 2014 film, the grandmother gives Cathy "real flowers...for your fake garden." Cathy's speechless.
** The gifts Corrine brings are an attempt at this, as well as to assuage her own guilt.
5th May '16 2:55:02 PM Scabbard
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* ParentalNeglect: Corrine's visits become fewer and fewer as she gets caught up with high society, and she continually ignores all her children's very reasonable complaints about living at Foxworth Hall. When she returns from a long trip, the twins don't even recognize her nor does she acknowledge them

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* ParentalNeglect: Corrine's visits become fewer and fewer as she gets caught up with high society, and she continually ignores all her children's very reasonable complaints about living at Foxworth Hall. When she returns from a long trip, the twins don't even recognize her nor does she acknowledge themthem.
5th May '16 2:53:36 PM Scabbard
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* OnOneCondition: The codicil for the grandfather's will. [[spoiler:This drives Corinne to start OffingTheOffspring without looking back on her actions]]

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* OnOneCondition: The codicil for the grandfather's will. [[spoiler:This drives Corinne to start OffingTheOffspring without looking back on her actions]]actions]].



* PerfectPoison: [[spoiler: The arsenic-laced sugar powder. In small amounts it can't be detected and kills them slow enough that even the children don't notice.]]
* PolarOppositeTwins: Cory is quiet, polite and gentle. Carrie is loud, adamant and forceful. [[spoiler: When Cory dies (or so they think), however, Carrie becomes even quieter than he was]]

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* PerfectPoison: [[spoiler: The arsenic-laced sugar powder. In small amounts it can't be detected and kills them slow enough that even the children don't notice.]]
notice]].
* PolarOppositeTwins: Cory is quiet, polite and gentle. Carrie is loud, adamant and forceful. [[spoiler: When Cory dies (or so they think), however, Carrie becomes even quieter than he was]]was]].



* SelfFulfillingProphecy[=/=]HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: The whole point of Olivia's impossibly strict rules is to prevent BrotherSisterIncest from happening (again), even though her determination to imprison the children is precisely what allows the incest to take place.]]

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy[=/=]HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: The whole point of Olivia's impossibly strict rules is to prevent BrotherSisterIncest from happening (again), even though her determination to imprison the children is precisely what allows the incest to take place.]]place]].



** The ''reader'' ends up asking this [[spoiler: when Chris rapes Cathy.]]

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** The ''reader'' ends up asking this [[spoiler: when Chris rapes Cathy.]]Cathy]].
5th May '16 2:52:47 PM Scabbard
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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: With arsenic-laced desserts. It seems to work only once, though]]
** [[spoiler: And as of Christopher's Diary, it turned out not to have worked at all]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: With arsenic-laced desserts. It seems to work only once, though]]
though]].
** [[spoiler: And as of Christopher's Diary, it turned out not to have worked at all]]all]].
5th Feb '16 9:20:20 AM Homemaderat
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14th Jan '16 11:07:35 PM HighwayToHelvetica
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*** [[spoiler: To be fair, Corrine and Chris Sr. didn't know that - as Cathy tells the grandmother in Petals, Corrine and Chris Sr. genuinely thought that he was her father's half-brother, and that Malcolm was only crushing on his younger stepmother. Neither of them ever realized that Malcolm raped her and conceived Corrine.

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*** [[spoiler: To be fair, Corrine and Chris Sr. didn't know that - as Cathy tells the grandmother in Petals, Corrine and Chris Sr. genuinely thought that he was her father's half-brother, and that Malcolm was only crushing on his younger stepmother. Neither of them ever realized that Malcolm raped her and conceived Corrine.]]
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