History Literature / LittleDorrit

20th Apr '17 2:27:09 PM Jeduthun
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* CloudCuckooLander: Mr. F's aunt.

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* CloudCuckooLander: Mr. F's aunt.aunt, who talks entirely in non sequiturs.



* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Pet's marriage to Henry Gowan, of whom her parents strongly disapprove due to his lazy, cynical attitude and his many debts.

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* DatingWhatDaddyHates: DatingWhatDaddyHates:
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Pet's marriage to Henry Gowan, of whom her parents strongly disapprove due to his lazy, cynical attitude and his many debts.debts.
** Fanny's marriage to Edmund Sparkler is largely motivated by the opportunity to torment his mother, who despises her.



* EmoTeen: Poor John Chivery spends his days wallowing in {{Wangst}} over his UnrequitedLove for Amy Dorrit.

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* EmoTeen: Poor John Chivery spends his days wallowing in {{Wangst}} over his UnrequitedLove for Amy Dorrit.Dorrit, composing [[PrematureEulogy melodramatic epitaphs]] in his head to use when he dies of a broken heart.



* IHaveThisFriend: Amy tells Maggy a fairy tale about a small hardworking woman (herself) who treasures the shadow which a kind man (Mr. Clennam) left behind.

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* IHaveThisFriend: IHaveThisFriend:
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Amy tells Maggy a fairy tale about a small hardworking woman (herself) who treasures the shadow which a kind man (Mr. Clennam) left behind.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Amy towards Arthur; Arthur towards Pet when she marries Henry Gowan.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
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Amy towards Arthur; Arthur towards Pet when she marries Henry Gowan.



* MayDecemberRomance: Arthur and Pet Meagles; Arthur and Amy Dorrit.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Arthur and Pet Meagles; Arthur and Amy Dorrit. Arthur is really not ''that'' old (he's in his early forties), but considers himself "old and grave" because of his joyless life so far.


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* UnrequitedLove: Arthur (or rather, "[[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Nobody]]") to Pet; John Chivery to Amy.
20th Apr '17 2:15:20 PM Jeduthun
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* TraumaticHaircut: Administered to [[spoiler: Casby by Pancks at the conclusion of his The Reason You Suck Speech. To everyone's horror, it turns out that without his cherubic white hair, Casby does not look innocent and angelic like he used to.]]
30th Dec '16 5:10:37 AM GothicProphet
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* {{Abusive Parents}}: Mrs. Clennam and Mr. Dorrit are both emotionally, if not physically, abusive.

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* {{Abusive Parents}}: AbusiveParents: Mrs. Clennam and Mr. Dorrit are both emotionally, if not physically, abusive.



* {{Children Raise You}}: A rather sad, averted example, with Amy providing money, food and emotional support to her helpless father and careless siblings even though she's the youngest of them all, and her father refusing to grow up and take responsibility even with three children who depend on him.

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* {{Children Raise You}}: ChildrenRaiseYou: A rather sad, averted example, with Amy providing money, food and emotional support to her helpless father and careless siblings even though she's the youngest of them all, and her father refusing to grow up and take responsibility even with three children who depend on him.



* {{Crusty Caretaker}}: Jeremiah.
* {{Dating What Daddy Hates}}: Pet's flirtation with Henry Gowan, of which her parents strongly disapprove due to his lazy, cynical attitude and his many debts.
* {{Death By Childbirth}}: Amy's mother.

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* {{Crusty Caretaker}}: CrustyCaretaker: Jeremiah.
* {{Dating What Daddy Hates}}: DatingWhatDaddyHates: Pet's flirtation with marriage to Henry Gowan, of which whom her parents strongly disapprove due to his lazy, cynical attitude and his many debts.
* {{Death By Childbirth}}: DeathByChildbirth: Amy's mother.



* {{Domestic Abuse}}: Jeremiah enjoys scaring the daylights out of his wife Affery, in addition to choking and seizing her, leaving her a shell of herself that doesn't even dare look straight down the hallway.

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* {{Domestic Abuse}}: DomesticAbuse: Jeremiah enjoys scaring the daylights out of his wife Affery, in addition to choking and seizing her, leaving her a shell of herself that doesn't even dare look straight down the hallway.



* {{Driven To Madness}}: [[spoiler: Mr. Dorrit has been imprisoned for so long that exposure to the outside world (and the loss of his fellow inmates' respect) causes him to break down and die.]]
* {{Dropped A Bridge On Him}}: [[spoiler: Rigaud is crushed under the ruins of the Clennam house.]]

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* {{Driven To Madness}}: DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler: Mr. Dorrit has been imprisoned for so long that exposure to the outside world (and the loss of his fellow inmates' respect) causes him to break down and die.]]
* {{Dropped A Bridge On Him}}: DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Rigaud is crushed under the ruins of the Clennam house.]]



* {{Everyone Calls Him Barkeep}}: The narrator refers to Mr. Merdle's powerful acquaintances by their careers: Bar (a lawyer), Physician, Bishop and Treasury.
* {{Evil Lawyer Joke}}: Bar often makes them at his own expense.

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* {{Everyone Calls Him Barkeep}}: EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The narrator refers to Mr. Merdle's powerful acquaintances by their careers: Bar (a lawyer), Physician, Bishop and Treasury.
* {{Evil Lawyer Joke}}: EvilLawyerJoke: Bar often makes them at his own expense.



* {{Fish Out Of Water}}: Amy as an upper-class tourist in Italy.

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* {{Fish Out Of Water}}: FishOutOfWater: Amy as an upper-class tourist in Italy.



* {{Gadgeteer Genius}}: Daniel Doyce.

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* {{Gadgeteer Genius}}: GadgeteerGenius: Daniel Doyce.



* {{Hates Being Touched}}: Mrs. Clennam, because it aggravates the chronic pain she's in.

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* {{Hates Being Touched}}: HatesBeingTouched: Mrs. Clennam, because it aggravates the chronic pain she's in.



* {{Henpecked Husband}}: Mr. Merdle. [[spoiler: His stepson Edmund Sparkler becomes one for Fanny in the end.]]
* {{I Have This Friend}}: Amy tells Maggy a fairy tale about a small hardworking woman (herself) who treasures the shadow which a kind man (Mr. Clennam) left behind.

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* {{Henpecked Husband}}: HenpeckedHusband: Mr. Merdle. [[spoiler: His stepson Edmund Sparkler becomes one for Fanny in the end.]]
* {{I Have This Friend}}: IHaveThisFriend: Amy tells Maggy a fairy tale about a small hardworking woman (herself) who treasures the shadow which a kind man (Mr. Clennam) left behind.



* {{I Want My Beloved To Be Happy}}: Amy towards Arthur; Arthur towards Pet when she marries Henry Gowan.

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* {{I Want My Beloved To Be Happy}}: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Amy towards Arthur; Arthur towards Pet when she marries Henry Gowan.



* {{Karma Houdini}}: [[spoiler: Flintwinch runs away to Holland with Mrs. Clennam's money.]]
* {{Kick The Dog}}: Henry Gowan literally beats his dog.

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* {{Karma Houdini}}: KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Flintwinch runs away to Holland with Mrs. Clennam's money.]]
* {{Kick The Dog}}: KickTheDog: Henry Gowan literally beats his dog.



* {{Lonely At The Top}}: Mr. Merdle.
* {{Love Dodecahedron}}

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* {{Lonely At The Top}}: LonelyAtTheTop: Mr. Merdle.
* {{Love Dodecahedron}}LoveDodecahedron
* LoveInformant: John Chivery tells Arthur that Amy loves him.



* {{Morality Pet}}: Hiring Amy is the only charitable thing Mrs. Clennam ever does, due to feeling guilty because [[spoiler: she's responsible for the Dorrits' imprisonment.]]
* {{Motor Mouth}}: Flora.

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* {{Morality Pet}}: MoralityPet: Hiring Amy is the only charitable thing Mrs. Clennam ever does, due to feeling guilty because [[spoiler: she's responsible for the Dorrits' imprisonment.]]
* {{Motor Mouth}}: MotorMouth: Flora.



* YouALLShareMyStory: Though not quite as tied together as ''Literature/BleakHouse'', nearly every character shares in the denoument.

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* YouALLShareMyStory: YouAllShareMyStory: Though not quite as tied together as ''Literature/BleakHouse'', nearly every character shares in the denoument.
11th May '16 3:21:53 PM TargetmasterJoe
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There are two noteworthy adaptations of the novel: the Oscar-nominated 1988 film duology with Creator/DerekJacobi as Arthur Clennam and Alec Guinness as William Dorrit, and the Emmy-winning 2008 BBC miniseries with Claire Foy as Amy Dorrit, Matthew [=MacFadyen=] as Arthur, and Andy Serkis as the villain Rigaud.

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There are two noteworthy adaptations of the novel: the Oscar-nominated 1988 film duology with Creator/DerekJacobi as Arthur Clennam and Alec Guinness as William Dorrit, and the Emmy-winning 2008 BBC miniseries with Claire Foy as Amy Dorrit, Matthew [=MacFadyen=] as Arthur, and Andy Serkis Creator/AndySerkis as the villain Rigaud.
5th May '16 5:59:30 PM Jeduthun
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* EmoTeen: Poor John Chivery spends his days wallowing in {{Wangst}} over his UnrequitedLove for Amy Dorrit.


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* IWasQuiteALooker: Clennam is jarred to see that his ex-fiancée, Flora Finching, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years, has lost her figure and her good looks, leaving only her MotorMouth.


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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Mr. Dorrit suffers an attack of dementia at a society dinner.]]
7th Feb '16 11:21:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* TermsOfEndearment: Amy, being small and cute, is often a target for these.
27th Nov '15 5:04:03 PM skteosk
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* HaveAGayOldTime: John Chivery is introduced as "Little Dorrit's lover", seemingly meaning "suitor" or "admirer".
26th Nov '15 7:35:37 AM gurkle2
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* FrenchJerk: Rigaud.
23rd Jan '15 8:05:41 PM vifetoile
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Tattycoram's name is actually Harriet, but no one calls her that except Miss Wade.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Tattycoram's name is actually Harriet, but no one calls her that except Miss Wade. The Meagles all insist it's too ingrained of a habit to change.



* {{Children Raise You}}: A rather sad example, with Amy providing money, food and emotional support to her helpless father and careless siblings even though she's the youngest of them all.

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* {{Children Raise You}}: A rather sad sad, averted example, with Amy providing money, food and emotional support to her helpless father and careless siblings even though she's the youngest of them all.all, and her father refusing to grow up and take responsibility even with three children who depend on him.
14th Nov '14 10:37:21 PM Jeduthun
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* TalkativeLoon: Mr. F's Aunt speaks entirely in non sequitirs.
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