History Literature / GoodnightMrTom

22nd Dec '12 6:20:56 AM johnnye
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22nd Dec '12 6:20:28 AM johnnye
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22nd Dec '12 6:03:33 AM johnnye
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A book by Michelle Magorian, set in the village of Little Weirwold in Britain, during WorldWarTwo.

In September 1939 operation Pied Piper relocated 1.5 million people out of major cities. Among them is one William Beech, who is [[BlitzEvacuees evacuated]] to live with Mr Thomas Oakley, a sour and gruff man who never really got over the loss of his wife and son. As the book progresses the abused and perpetually terrified William grows into a confident and well rounded young boy, whereas Mr Tom begins to open up again and becomes an active part of the community as well as caring deeply for William, helping him to stop wetting the bed, learn to read and helping him investigate his creative side: even going into an art shop, a place he had never been in since his wife, an artist, had died.
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!!Contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Will's mother.
* BigFriendlyDog: Sammy
* BlitzEvacuees
* CityMouse
* DeathByNewberyMedal: [[spoiler: Poor Zach. Not, as one might have thought, [[BigFriendlyDog Sammy]].]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Will is locked in the coalroom with his baby sister for at least a week with no food, and when he's found she's been dead in his arms for God knows how long.]]
* DuringTheWar
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When one of Miss Beech's neighbours is asked where she went, the lady states she said she was "going to the coast. A few chapters later, it is revealed she [[spoiler: committed suicide.]]
* FishOutOfWater: Tom in London.
* FilmOfTheBook: A TV movie was made in the early 2000s, and was quite loyal to the book.
* GrumpyOldMan: Tom, of course.
* TheHermit: Tom.
* InfantImmortality: [[Averted with Will's baby sister.]]
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: Tom became misanthropic and reclusive as a result of losing his wife and baby son, 40 years before.
* PromotionToParent: Tom. [[spoiler: "He called me dad."]]
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler: William's reaction when learning of the death of Zach.]]
* ShoutOut:
** Zach's use of the words ''delumptious'' and ''scrumplicious'', two [[{{Portmanteau}} portmanteaux]] (delicious+scrumptious) coined by EnidBlyton.
** Although it's more specifically called out (because Tom read the story to Willie) also Rudyard Kipling's language from the ''Literature/JustSoStories''.
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:Will blames himself for his sister's death because he wasn't able to escape.]]
* TitleDrop
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl Carrie and Ginnie.
* WhamEpisode: (Or rather chapter). There are two. The first, where William returns to London to find his mother insane and is left to die with his newborn sister [[spoiler:(who does) is more predictable than the second -- after a series of "everything's all right again" chapters, Zach is suddenly called back to London and killed in an air raid.]]
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A book by Michelle Magorian, set in the village of Little Weirwold in Britain, during WorldWarTwo.

In September 1939 operation Pied Piper relocated 1.5 million people out of major cities. Among them is one William Beech, who is [[BlitzEvacuees evacuated]] to live with Mr Thomas Oakley, a sour and gruff man who never really got over the loss of his wife and son. As the book progresses the abused and perpetually terrified William grows into a confident and well rounded young boy, whereas Mr Tom begins to open up again and becomes an active part of the community as well as caring deeply for William, helping him to stop wetting the bed, learn to read and helping him investigate his creative side: even going into an art shop, a place he had never been in since his wife, an artist, had died.
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!!Contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Will's mother.
* BigFriendlyDog: Sammy
* BlitzEvacuees
* CityMouse
* DeathByNewberyMedal: [[spoiler: Poor Zach. Not, as one might have thought, [[BigFriendlyDog Sammy]].]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Will is locked in the coalroom with his baby sister for at least a week with no food, and when he's found she's been dead in his arms for God knows how long.]]
* DuringTheWar
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When one of Miss Beech's neighbours is asked where she went, the lady states she said she was "going to the coast. A few chapters later, it is revealed she [[spoiler: committed suicide.]]
* FishOutOfWater: Tom in London.
* FilmOfTheBook: A TV movie was made in the early 2000s, and was quite loyal to the book.
* GrumpyOldMan: Tom, of course.
* TheHermit: Tom.
* InfantImmortality: [[Averted with Will's baby sister.]]
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: Tom became misanthropic and reclusive as a result of losing his wife and baby son, 40 years before.
* PromotionToParent: Tom. [[spoiler: "He called me dad."]]
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler: William's reaction when learning of the death of Zach.]]
* ShoutOut:
** Zach's use of the words ''delumptious'' and ''scrumplicious'', two [[{{Portmanteau}} portmanteaux]] (delicious+scrumptious) coined by EnidBlyton.
** Although it's more specifically called out (because Tom read the story to Willie) also Rudyard Kipling's language from the ''Literature/JustSoStories''.
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:Will blames himself for his sister's death because he wasn't able to escape.]]
* TitleDrop
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl Carrie and Ginnie.
* WhamEpisode: (Or rather chapter). There are two. The first, where William returns to London to find his mother insane and is left to die with his newborn sister [[spoiler:(who does) is more predictable than the second -- after a series of "everything's all right again" chapters, Zach is suddenly called back to London and killed in an air raid.]]
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18th Dec '12 12:06:55 PM johnnye
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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Will is locked in the coalroom with his baby sister for at least a week with no food, and when he's found she's been dead in his arms for God knows how long.]]


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* InfantImmortality: [[Averted with Will's baby sister.]]


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* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:Will blames himself for his sister's death because he wasn't able to escape.]]
21st Sep '12 9:11:24 AM Sifr1889
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* Foreshadowing: When one os Miss Beech's neighbours is asked where she went, the lady states she said she was "going to the coast. A few chapters later, it is revealed she [[spoiler: committed suicide.]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: When one os of Miss Beech's neighbours is asked where she went, the lady states she said she was "going to the coast. A few chapters later, it is revealed she [[spoiler: committed suicide.]]


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* TheHermit: Tom.
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: Tom became misanthropic and reclusive as a result of losing his wife and baby son, 40 years before.
18th May '12 5:33:59 AM SopwithCamel
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A book by Michelle Magorian, set in the village of Little Weirwood in Britain, during the WorldWarTwo.

In September 1939 operation Pied Piper relocated 1.5 million people out of major cities. Among them is one William Beech, who is [[BlitzEvacuees evacuated]] to live with Mr Thomas Oakley, a sour and gruff man who never really got over the loss of his wife and son. As the book progresses the abused and perpetually terrified William grows into a confident and well rounded young boy, whereas Mr Tom begins to open up again and becomes an active part of the community as well as caring deeply for William, helping him to stop wetting the bed, learn to read and helping him investigate his creative side, even going into an art shop, a place he had never been in since his wife, an artist, had died.

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A book by Michelle Magorian, set in the village of Little Weirwood Weirwold in Britain, during the WorldWarTwo.

In September 1939 operation Pied Piper relocated 1.5 million people out of major cities. Among them is one William Beech, who is [[BlitzEvacuees evacuated]] to live with Mr Thomas Oakley, a sour and gruff man who never really got over the loss of his wife and son. As the book progresses the abused and perpetually terrified William grows into a confident and well rounded young boy, whereas Mr Tom begins to open up again and becomes an active part of the community as well as caring deeply for William, helping him to stop wetting the bed, learn to read and helping him investigate his creative side, side: even going into an art shop, a place he had never been in since his wife, an artist, had died.



* PromotionToParent: Tom. [[spoiler: "He called me dad"]]

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* PromotionToParent: Tom. [[spoiler: "He called me dad"]]dad."]]



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl (Carrie and Ginnie.)

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl (Carrie Carrie and Ginnie.)
17th May '12 8:22:58 AM LordOfTheInternet
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*Foreshadowing: When one os Miss Beech's neighbours is asked where she went, the lady states she said she was "going to the coast. A few chapters later, it is revealed she [[spoiler: committed suicide.]]
24th Jan '12 6:22:49 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* WhamEpisode: (Or rather chapter). There are two. The first, where William returns to London to find his mother insane and is left to die with his newborn sister [[spoiler:([[TearJerker who does]]) is more predictable than the second -- after a series of "everything's all right again" chapters, Zach is suddenly called back to London and killed in an air raid.]]

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* WhamEpisode: (Or rather chapter). There are two. The first, where William returns to London to find his mother insane and is left to die with his newborn sister [[spoiler:([[TearJerker who does]]) [[spoiler:(who does) is more predictable than the second -- after a series of "everything's all right again" chapters, Zach is suddenly called back to London and killed in an air raid.]]
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