History Literature / FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe

23rd Dec '15 8:00:58 AM catmuto
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* DomesticAbuse: Frank Bennett beats Ruth Jameson.
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: To most younger readers, who are brought up in a world where political correctness is highly valued, the easy way that the characters in the book use the word nigger is very strange and highly offensive. Absolutely justified, though, as that was how people talked to black people in the early parts of the 20th century, even with people like Grady, who liked Big George and his family, but talked more down to him, when he was surrounded by other police officers. ** Ninny saying what a courageous thing it was of Ruth to leave her husband. With divorce rates being rather common, some might think it's not that big and think the courage comes from leaving an ''abusive'' husband and fear of retaliation. But then one remembers that Ruth left her husband in the 1930s, where divorce was a ''huge'' No-No and 'when you got married, you ''stayed'' married'. * DomesticAbuse: Frank Bennett beats Ruth Jameson.Jamieson.
22nd Dec '15 3:19:50 AM catmuto
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* WhamLine: Mrs Threadgoode says a line early on that makes Evelyn really pay attention to what she's been blathering on about. --> '''Mrs Threadgoode:''' "She was a character all right, but how anybody ever could have thought that she killed that man is beyond me."
22nd Dec '15 3:14:26 AM catmuto
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* NeverMessWithGranny: Sipsie.
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* NeverMessWithGranny: Sipsie.Sipsey.

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* NeverMessWithGranny: Sipsie.PlotHole: The novel has a conversation taking place between Stump and Idgie in October 1947, with Idgie saying that Ruth is at the school. A later chapter reveals that Ruth died ''February'' 1947.
21st Dec '15 8:20:33 AM catmuto
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* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: In the novel, Idgie and Stump were out collecting leaves and pinecones for Ruth's sick-room when she died.
21st Dec '15 8:03:35 AM catmuto
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* TapOnTheHead: Justified, [[spoiler: Frank Bennet]] died after a one smack on the head with a frying pan. A very heavy, iron frying pan that weighed about 5 pounds and [[spoiler: swung by a woman with both hands]].

* UnreliableNarrator: Did Idgie really [[spoiler: serve that body as barbecue to customers]]? Maybe, maybe not. Ninny isn't about to let facts and details get in the way of a good story, so we may never know. This applies to pretty much everything she says to Evelyn.
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* UnreliableNarrator: Did Idgie really really, knowingly [[spoiler: serve that body as barbecue to customers]]? Maybe, maybe not. Ninny isn't about to let facts and details get in the way of a good story, so we may never know. This applies to pretty much everything she says to Evelyn.
22nd Nov '15 2:19:29 AM MrInitialMan
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*AgitatedItemStomping: Buddy "Stump" Jamison stomps an erector set he got for Christmas flat. While this is treated like a temper tantrum, an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erector_Set Erector Set]]--which uses nuts and bolts--is a rather thoughtless gift to give a ''one-armed'' kid.
11th Nov '15 7:26:31 AM Morgenthaler
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Do not spoiler tag trope names on work pages or the names of works on trope pages; please see Handling Spoilers for more information.
* [[spoiler: IAmAHumanitarian: After Sipsie kills Bennet, she and the others at the Whistle Stop Cafe take a page from Sweeney Todd and serve him to the investigator looking for Bennet in order to hide the body]].
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* [[spoiler: IAmAHumanitarian: [[spoiler: After Sipsie kills Bennet, she and the others at the Whistle Stop Cafe take a page from Sweeney Todd and serve him to the investigator looking for Bennet in order to hide the body]].
7th Oct '15 3:50:15 AM MrInitialMan
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* KangarooCourt: All set up to be one when Big George (a black man) and Idgie (a woman with a reputation) are accused of murdering Frank Bennet--and {{Inverted}} when the judge [[spoiler: (who is the ''father'' of one of Bennet's victims)]] accepts the fakest, most ridiculous "evidence" he's ever seen paraded through the courtroom as grounds to dismiss the case.
7th Oct '15 3:13:08 AM MrInitialMan
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* KangarooCourt: All set up to be one when Big George (a black man) and Idgie (a woman with a reputation) are accused of murdering Frank Bennet--and {{Inverted}} when the judge [[spoiler: (who is the ''father'' of one of Bennet's victims)]] accepts the fakest, most ridiculous "evidence" he's ever seen paraded through the courtroom as grounds to dismiss the case.
24th Aug '15 3:31:24 PM lakingsif
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* BeeAfraid: Averted. Idgie can walk right up to a bee hive, jam her hand in it, and rip out a fist full of honeycombs without getting stung. As a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the actress in the movie, their stunt double couldn't do the scene that day, so she decided to do it herself for real.

* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Averted. Idgie can walk right up to a bee hive, jam her hand in it, and rip out a fist full of honeycombs without getting stung. As a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the actress in the movie, their stunt double couldn't do the scene that day, so she decided to do it herself for real.
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