History Literature / JeevesAndWooster

25th Mar '16 9:24:00 PM LBHills
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Bertie's narration style fits this, being an interesting combination of witty prose, attempts to quote from the classics and Latin or French phrases with what is essentially BuffySpeak.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Bertie's narration style fits this, this trope, being an interesting combination of witty prose, attempts to quote from the classics and Latin or French phrases with what is essentially BuffySpeak.



* XanatosSpeedChess: What Jeeves sometimes has to resort to.

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* XanatosSpeedChess: What Although Jeeves sometimes has prefers to resort to.use the UnspokenPlanGuarantee, he is also masterful in making the best of rapidly changing circumstances.
18th Feb '16 6:51:22 PM gurkle2
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* GilliganCut: In "Jeeves and the Song of Songs", after Bertie refuses to sing at a concert:
--> "Once and for all, Aunt Dahlia, nothing will induce me to let out so much as a single note."
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--> And so that afternoon I sent a pre-paid wire to Beefy Bingham, offering my services in the cause, and by nightfall the thing was fixed up.
26th Jan '16 1:39:06 PM Lymantria
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* FoxHunting: Aunt Dahlia was an accomplished hunter as a young woman and in the present retained a voice capable of carrying over several counties.
19th Sep '15 12:10:58 PM Bezy
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* MasqueradingAsTheUnseen: In one story Bertie tries to pretend he's romance novelist Rosie M. Banks, claiming the Rosie name is a pseudonym. The person he's trying to fool is a fan of Rosie doesn't know what she looks like, allowing the lie to work. Bertie is doing this to help the man's nephew, who wants to get married but needs his uncle's approval. It goes wrong when it turns out [[spoiler:the would-be bride actually is Rosie M. Banks]]. It goes right when this means [[spoiler:the uncle approves of the marriage on the basis of his admiration for Rosie]].

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* MasqueradingAsTheUnseen: In one story Bertie tries to pretend he's romance novelist Rosie M. Banks, claiming the Rosie name is a pseudonym. The person he's trying to fool is a fan of Rosie who doesn't know what she looks like, allowing the lie to work. Bertie is doing this to help the man's nephew, who wants to get married but needs his uncle's approval. It goes wrong when it turns out [[spoiler:the would-be bride actually is Rosie M. Banks]]. It goes right when this means [[spoiler:the uncle approves of the marriage on the basis of his admiration for Rosie]].
7th Sep '15 3:07:49 PM nitrokitty
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* {{Butlerspace}}: [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] is [[FandomBerserkButton formally a valet, rather than a butler,]] but Bertie frequently remarks on how he can "shimmer" into a room without ever being seen to enter.
24th Aug '15 8:04:17 PM LBHills
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* FireForgedFriends: In the course of ''Thank You, Jeeves,'' one occurs between Bertie and [[spoiler: Sir Roderick Glossop.]] Their sudden matiness can be quite astounding to those who miss the relevant chapter of the Wooster memoirs!
14th Aug '15 4:16:45 AM gallium
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* TheMatchmaker: Bertie, with help from Jeeves, is often this. Sometimes out of the goodness of his heart, when acting to help one of his old friends get the girl, and sometimes out of self-preservation, to make sure that he doesn't get stuck marrying the girl.
9th Aug '15 3:15:44 AM RichardW72
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* Catch22Dilemma: In "The Artistic Career of Corky" Wooster explains the catch for those wanting to take up portraiture: "you can't start painting portraits until people come along and ask you to, and they won't come and ask you to until you've painted a lot first."
22nd Jul '15 3:44:32 PM witwoud
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The normally G-rated Wodehouse makes a reference to pubic hair in ''How Right You Are, Jeeves''.
--> '''Bertie''': They were the buzzing noises of a man slowly coming to the realization that a woman's hand had got him by the short hairs.
21st Jul '15 7:16:05 AM jayoungr
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* LiquidCourage: Wodehouse is fond of this trope, and a particularly notable example appears in ''Right Ho, Jeeves.'' Both Jeeves and Bertie separately spike Gussie Fink-Nottle's orange juice before he has to make a prize-giving speech at a local school, in part to help him get over stage fright, and partly in the hopes he'll have the courage to propose to Madeleine. They each intend to give him a little extra "courage" without his knowledge, but Gussie has also found a bottle of liquor on his own, and their combined efforts lead to Gussie showing up for his speech completely plastered. The result is one of the funniest speeches in the history of literature. The getting-married part doesn't work out as well.

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* LiquidCourage: Wodehouse is fond of this trope, and a particularly notable example appears in ''Right Ho, Jeeves.'' Both Jeeves and Bertie separately spike Gussie Fink-Nottle's orange juice before he has to make a prize-giving speech at a local school, in part to help him get over stage fright, and partly in the hopes he'll have the courage to propose to Madeleine. They each intend to give him a little extra "courage" without his knowledge, but Gussie has also found a bottle of liquor on his own, and their combined efforts lead to Gussie showing up for his speech completely plastered. The result is one of the funniest speeches in the history of literature. The getting-married part doesn't work out as well.Jeeves'' (see IntoxicationEnsues).


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* LoveInformant: Bertie Wooster repeatedly fills this role.
** In ''Right Ho, Jeeves,'' he attempts to tell Madeleine Bassett that Gussie Fink-Nottle is in love with her. Unfortunately, he [[IHaveThisFriend phrases it so vaguely]] that Madeleine ends up convinced that ''Bertie'' is in love with her instead.
** Bertie also serves in this capacity for Bingo Little, with varying results.
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