History Literature / Heidi

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Why the Alm Uncle originally secluded himself on the mountain is an ongoing mystery. [[spoiler: The original book hints that while serving in the army he nursed a close friend and officer who died under his care which left his heartbroken. Then ''Heidi's Children'' establishes that while also during his time as a soldier and presumably after his friends death, he fell in love with and married a wealthy young woman and proceeded to bankrupt his (now deceased) parents and himself trying to please her. The couple separated, taking a son each, and he returned to Dorfli. Despite gossip he settled fairly happily, but a few years later his beloved son and daughter-in-law both died, Dete took their daughter and the village turned on him and said he deserved everything as punishment for what he'd done to his parents.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Why the Alm Uncle originally secluded himself on the mountain is an ongoing mystery. [[spoiler: The original book hints that while serving in the army he nursed a close friend and officer who died under his care which left his him heartbroken. Then ''Heidi's Children'' establishes that while also during his time as a soldier and presumably after his friends death, he fell in love with and married a wealthy young woman and proceeded to bankrupt his (now deceased) parents and himself trying to please her. The couple separated, taking a son each, and he returned to Dorfli. Despite gossip he settled fairly happily, but a few years later his beloved son and daughter-in-law both died, Dete took their daughter and the village turned on him and said he deserved everything as punishment for what he'd done to his parents.]]
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Why the Alm Uncle originally secluded himself on the mountain is an ongoing mystery. [[spoiler: ''Heidi's Children'' eventually establishes that while serving as a soldier, he fell in love with and married a wealthy young woman and proceeded to bankrupt his (now deceased) parents and himself trying to please her. The couple separated, taking a son each, and he returned to Dorfli. Despite gossip he settled fairly happily, but a few years later his beloved son and daughter-in-law both died, Dete took their daughter and the village turned on him and said he deserved everything as punishment for what he'd done to his parents.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Why the Alm Uncle originally secluded himself on the mountain is an ongoing mystery. [[spoiler: The original book hints that while serving in the army he nursed a close friend and officer who died under his care which left his heartbroken. Then ''Heidi's Children'' eventually establishes that while serving also during his time as a soldier, soldier and presumably after his friends death, he fell in love with and married a wealthy young woman and proceeded to bankrupt his (now deceased) parents and himself trying to please her. The couple separated, taking a son each, and he returned to Dorfli. Despite gossip he settled fairly happily, but a few years later his beloved son and daughter-in-law both died, Dete took their daughter and the village turned on him and said he deserved everything as punishment for what he'd done to his parents.]]
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* HeartwarmingOrphan: Heidi doesn't let the fact her parents have died and her aunt abandoned her get her down. Chel initially subverts this as he's wild and hated by the villagers, but is revealed to be this once he exposes his kind, gentle side and Dorfli stops misjudging him.

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* HeartwarmingOrphan: Heidi doesn't let the fact her parents have died and her aunt abandoned her get her down. In the sequels, Chel initially subverts this as he's wild and hated by the villagers, but is revealed to be this once he exposes his kind, gentle side and Dorfli stops misjudging him.



* OutdoorsyGirl: Heidi.



* ParentalSubstitute: The doctor - Heidi's godfather - takes in and later formally Chel, an orphaned village boy in ''Heidi Grows Up''.

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* ParentalSubstitute: The In ''Heidi Grows Up'' the doctor - Heidi's godfather - takes in and later formally adopts Chel, an orphaned village boy in ''Heidi Grows Up''.boy.
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* BoardingSchool: Heidi goes away to a girls finishing school in ''Heidi Grows Up.'' Although she doesn't get as ill as she does going away in the first book she returns to Dorfli after she's done, rather than going onto Paris to study with Klara.

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* BoardingSchool: Heidi goes away to a girls finishing school in ''Heidi Grows Up.'' Up'' as the Dorfli school master is cruel and a terrible teacher. Although she doesn't get as ill as she does going away in the first book book, she returns chooses to return to Dorfli after she's done, done rather than going onto Paris to study with Klara.



** Chel, a wild, orphaned boy who is adopted by the good doctor in ''Heidi Grows Up.''



* HeartwarmingOrphan: Heidi doesn't let the fact her parents have died and her aunt abandoned her, get her down.

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* HeartwarmingOrphan: Heidi doesn't let the fact her parents have died and her aunt abandoned her, her get her down. Chel initially subverts this as he's wild and hated by the villagers, but is revealed to be this once he exposes his kind, gentle side and Dorfli stops misjudging him.


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* SadisticTeacher: The original school master who beats students and even locked them in his "dungeon." It takes Heidi a while to win back the villagers and children and restart the school.
3rd Dec '16 7:07:54 PM BB8ForPresident
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* BoardingSchool: Heidi goes away to a girls finishing school in ''Heidi Grows Up.'' Although she doesn't get as ill as she does going away in the first book she returns to Dorfli after she's done, rather than going onto Paris to study with Klara.



* NiceGirl: Heidi, Klara and Jamy (Heidi's school friend) in the sequels.

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* NiceGirl: Heidi, Klara Heidi and Klara. Jamy (Heidi's school friend) in the sequels.


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* OutdoorsyGirl: Heidi.


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* ParentalSubstitute: The doctor - Heidi's godfather - takes in and later formally Chel, an orphaned village boy in ''Heidi Grows Up''.
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Why the Alm Uncle originally secluded himself on the mountain is an ongoing mystery. [[spoiler: ''Heidi's Children'' eventually establishes that while serving as a soldier, he fell in love with and married a wealthy young woman and proceeded to bankrupt his (now deceased) parents and himself trying to please her. The couple separated, taking a son each, and he returned to Dorfli. Despite gossip he settled fairly happily, but a few years later his beloved son and daughter-in-law both died, Dete took their daughter and the village turned on him and said he deserved everything as punishment for what he'd done to his parents.]]



* HappilyMarried: Heidi's parents, Adelheidi and Tobias; according to village gossip Adelheidi died of shock and grief when he was killed suddenly. [[spoiler: In the sequels Heidi and Peter.]]

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* HappilyMarried: Heidi's parents, Adelheidi and Tobias; according to village gossip Adelheidi died of shock and grief when he was killed suddenly.killed. [[spoiler: In the sequels Heidi and Peter.]]



* LongLostRelative: A complicated version. [[spoiler: In ''Heidi's Children'' Jamy and Marta turn out to be Heidi's cousins. Their grandmother was married to Heidi's grandfather but the couple separated under difficult circumstances, the Alm Uncle taking their older son Tobias (Heidi's father) and the grandmother taking the younger son (Jamy and Marta's father). Alm Uncle seems to have worked this our fairly early on, as Marta had half of the cross necklace that he and his wife shared and he later gives her the other half. It's just lucky Heidi and Jamy ended up attending the same school.]]

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* LongLostRelative: A complicated version. [[spoiler: In ''Heidi's Children'' Jamy and Marta turn out to be Heidi's cousins. Their grandmother was married to Heidi's grandfather but the couple separated under difficult circumstances, the Alm Uncle taking their older son Tobias (Heidi's father) and the grandmother taking the younger son (Jamy and Marta's father). Alm Uncle seems to have worked this our fairly early on, as Marta had half of the cross necklace that he and his wife shared and he later gives her the other half. It's Guess it's just lucky [[{{ContrivedCoincidence}} Heidi and Jamy ended up attending the same school.school]].]]



* ParentalAbandonment: Quite a bit

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* ParentalAbandonment: Quite a bitbit.
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* HappilyAdopted: Marta, the younger sister of Heidi's friend Jamy, who comes to live with Heidi and Peter in ''Heidi's Children''. Her parents can't deal with her but she quickly settles into a home "surrounded by love", refuses to even visit her parents for years and the book ends with Heidi admitting she will always think of Marta as one of her children.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Heidi in the sequels, although she's described as having black, curly hair in the original book.
* HappilyAdopted: Marta, the younger sister of Heidi's friend Jamy, who comes to live with Heidi and Peter in ''Heidi's Children''. Her parents can't deal with her but she quickly settles into a home "surrounded by love", refuses to even visit her parents for years and the book ends with Heidi admitting she will always think of Marta as one of her children.



* HeartwarmingOrphan: Heidi doesn't let the fact her parents have died and her aunt abandoned her, get her down.



* LongLostRelative: A complicated version. [[spoiler: In ''Heidi's Children'' Jamy and Marta turn out to be Heidi's cousins. Their grandmother was married to Heidi's grandfather but the couple separated under difficult circumstances, the Alm Uncle taking their older son Tobias (Heidi's father) and the grandmother taking the younger son (Jamy and Marta's father). Alm Uncle seems to have worked this our fairly early on, as Marta had half of the cross necklace that he and his wife shared and he later gives her the other half. It's just lucky Heidi and Jamy ended up attending the same school.]]



* MementoMacGuffin: The broken half cross necklace Jamy and Marta inherit from their grandmother. [[spoiler: It turns out that Heidi's grandfather has the other half because he used to be married to Jamy's grandmother and broke it when they separated under painful circumstances. Which makes Jamy, Marta and Heidi cousins.]]



* ParentalNeglect: Jamy and Marta's parents barely pay attention to them and they're virtually raised by their grandmother.

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* ParentalNeglect: Jamy and Marta's wealthy parents barely pay attention to them and they're virtually raised by their grandmother.



* PuppyLove: {{In-universe}}: Heidi and Peter. Aww. (They do, in fact, get married in the sequel by Charles Tritten.)

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* PuppyLove: {{In-universe}}: Heidi and Peter. Aww. (They [[spoiler: They do, in fact, get married in the sequel by Charles Tritten.)]]



* SchoolMistress: In the sequel Heidi and - later her friend Jamy - teach at the small village school.

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* SchoolMistress: {{Schoolmarm}}: In the sequel Heidi and - later her friend Jamy - teach at Jamy, take over teaching and running the small village school.
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* CoolOldGuy: The Alp Uncle after his character development and the Doctor, a family friend of Klara's.



* HappilyAdopted: Marta, the younger sister of Heidi's friend Jamy, who comes to live with Heidi and Peter in ''Heidi's Children''. Her parents can't deal with her but she quickly settles into a home "surrounded by love", refuses to even visit her parents for years and the book ends with Heidi admitting she will always think of Marta as one of her children.



* LonelyRichKid:

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* LonelyRichKid: Klara. In the sequels, Jamy - Heidi's school friend - and her little sister Marta, whose parents have no interest in their children and push them off to their grandmother, who later passes away.


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* ParentalNeglect: Jamy and Marta's parents barely pay attention to them and they're virtually raised by their grandmother.


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* RaisedByGrandparents: Heidi, as her parents died when she was a baby and her aunt Dete dumps her on the Alm Uncle's door. (He does an amazingly good job and in the sequels Heidi tells him he's been her mother, father and grandparent all in one). Jamy and her sister Marta are virtually raised by their grandmother - although they ''have'' living parents, they're too concerned with society and parties to pay attention to their daughters.[[spoiler: In a twist, it turns out the Alm Uncle and the grandmother were married, meaning the pair actually raised all three of their grandchildren between them.]]


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** Dete tries at this: Even though she's only ever a maid to rich families not wealthy herself she likes returning to Dorfli to show off her new clothes.
** Jamy and Marta's mother is implied to be this, as she admits she was more interested in throwing parties and buying clothes than her own daughters.
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* CharacterDevelopment: Several characters throughout the first book and into the sequels. The Alm Uncle becomes much friendlier and more cheerful thanks to Heidi's influence, Peter matures and is less selfish and Heidi herself becomes less naive.



* CountryMouse: Heidi doesn't like the life in the city at all. She misses her dear mountains.

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* CountryMouse: Heidi doesn't like the life in the city at all. She all and misses her dear mountains.



* HappilyMarried: Heidi's parents, Adelheidi and Tobias; according to village gossip Adelheidi died of shock and grief when he was killed suddenly. [[spoiler: In the sequels Heidi and Peter.]]



* LonelyRichKid:



* LyingOnAHillside

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* LyingOnAHillsideLyingOnAHillside: Heidi and Peter do this daily when they go up onto the mountainside.


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* NiceGirl: Heidi, Klara and Jamy (Heidi's school friend) in the sequels.


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* SchoolMistress: In the sequel Heidi and - later her friend Jamy - teach at the small village school.


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* TookALevelInKindness: Peter starts out as rather sulky and bitter, but becomes much more selfless over the book and by the sequels is a wonderful [[spoiler: husband and father to Heidi and their children.]]


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* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: [[spoiler: Heidi and Peter have twins in ''Heidi's Children.'']]
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The book spawned two sequels, ''Heidi Grows Up'' and ''Heidi's Children'' written by Spyri's translator Charles Tritten.
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