History Literature / MaloryTowers

25th Apr '16 7:59:05 PM Adept
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* AllsWellThatEndsWell: The end of every book, pretty much.
15th Feb '16 10:17:26 PM Adept
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* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery

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* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlatteryIrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: In the first book, Darrell saves Mary-Lou from Gwendoline's bullying, and she began following her around ever since, trying to help her in every way possible. Mary-Lou's "help" often bothers Darrell instead, and her classmates (especially Alicia) likes to make fun of Darrell's "new puppy dog".



* LargeHam: Zerelda, the American Foreign Exchange Student, thinks she's an incredible actress, and ends up going into LargeHam overdrive when given the opportunity to play Juliet for the drama teacher. She gets very harshly disabused of the notion.

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* LargeHam: Zerelda, Zerelda fancies herself as a great actress, but the American Foreign Exchange Student, way she tries to "act" is to be so over-the-top with her voice and movements, that those who watches thinks she's an incredible actress, and ends up going into LargeHam overdrive when given the opportunity to play Juliet for the drama teacher. She gets very harshly disabused of the notion.fooling around.



* TeenGenius: Irene at music and maths (if nothing else), Belinda at art and Mavis at singing. x

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* TeenGenius: Irene at music and maths (if nothing else), Belinda at art and Mavis at singing. x



* WeatherReportNarration: Fairly frequent at the start of chapters.

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* %%* WeatherReportNarration: Fairly frequent at the start of chapters.
6th Oct '15 7:22:58 AM Adept
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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Almost all of the girls go about in pairs - Betty and Alicia, Darrell and Sally, Irene and Belinda, Mary-Lou and Daphne, Bill and Clarissa (who double up as TomboyAndGirlyGirl), Jean and Ellen, Mavis and Zerelda. And if another girl joins the group, it is called "Threesomes", as was with Felicity, Susan and June. This was quite common in the fifties.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Almost all of the girls go about in pairs - Betty and Alicia, Darrell and Sally, Irene and Belinda, Mary-Lou and Daphne, Bill and Clarissa (who double up as TomboyAndGirlyGirl), Jean and Ellen, Mavis and Zerelda.Zerelda -- and their relationship can get quite intimate. And if another girl joins the group, it is called "Threesomes", as was with Felicity, Susan and June. This was quite common in the fifties.
6th Oct '15 7:20:15 AM Adept
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* BirdsOfAFeather: Many of the girls pair up due to their similarities.
** Both Darrell and Sally are sensible, hardworking and reliable girls, and were the favourite choice for head girls in their later forms.
** Alicia and her best friend Betty are very bright, but are also mischievous tricksters who rarely work hard to study.
** Irene and Belinda are a pair of very talented artists (Irene in music and Belinda in music), who are also forgetful, scatterbrained, and generally a bad influence to one another.
** Bill bonds with Clarissa over their shared love for horses.
** Invoked with Maureen and Gwendoline. Upon realizing that Maureen is just as vain and silly as Gwendoline, the other girls try to push them together and get both out from everyone else's way.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bill and Clarissa; although Clarissa's not ''that'' girly. She does have long hair and is generally beautiful though.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bill and Clarissa; although Clarissa's Clarissa, who formed a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship by the end of ''Upper Fourth''. Bill is very boyish and could easily be mistaken for a guy if not ''that'' girly. She does have long hair and for her uniform. Clarissa, while not explicitly stated to be feminine (particularly since she's as much a horse lover as Bill is), is generally beautiful though.much more dainty than her friend.
6th Oct '15 7:09:36 AM Adept
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6th Oct '15 7:09:32 AM Adept
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Many of the girls fails to be mentioned after a couple of books. Sometimes, the narrative handwaves it by saying that they moved up a form, but most of the times, they just disappear.
** A lot of girls introduced in Darrell's first year was never mentioned again in the sequels. These includes Katherine, the head girl of the first formers, and Emily, who was Darrell's sort-of friend before she befriends Sally.
** Daphne, a major character in the second book who becomes Mary Lou's best friend at the climax of the novel, fades into the background after this fact. Her name re-appeared once in the fifth book, but she was otherwise unseen and unheard by the audience. Ellen, also introduced in Book 2, and played a major role there, all but disappeared in the following books.
** In the fifth form, we were introduced to Janet, a student held back from the previous batch of girls who was later revealed to be a very talented seamstress, did not return in the final book, and wasn't mentioned when the girl were talking about some of the girls who has left school to do other things (e.g. Mavis went to train in singing, and Catherine stayed home to help out her mother).
18th Sep '15 9:25:49 PM hiphiphu
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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Almost all of the girls go about in pairs - Betty and Alicia, Darrell and Sally, Irene and Belinda, Mary-Lou and Daphne, Bill and Clarissa (who double up as TomboyAndGirlyGirl). And if another girl joins the group, it is called "Threesomes", as was with Felicity, Susan and June. This was quite common in the fifties.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Almost all of the girls go about in pairs - Betty and Alicia, Darrell and Sally, Irene and Belinda, Mary-Lou and Daphne, Bill and Clarissa (who double up as TomboyAndGirlyGirl).TomboyAndGirlyGirl), Jean and Ellen, Mavis and Zerelda. And if another girl joins the group, it is called "Threesomes", as was with Felicity, Susan and June. This was quite common in the fifties.
18th Sep '15 9:20:56 PM hiphiphu
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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Almost all of the girls go about in pairs - Betty and Alicia, Darrell and Sally, Mary-Lou and Daphne, Bill and Clarissa (who double up as TomboyAndGirlyGirl). And if another girl joins the group, it is called "Threesomes", as was with Felicity, Susan and June. This was quite common in the fifties.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Almost all of the girls go about in pairs - Betty and Alicia, Darrell and Sally, Irene and Belinda, Mary-Lou and Daphne, Bill and Clarissa (who double up as TomboyAndGirlyGirl). And if another girl joins the group, it is called "Threesomes", as was with Felicity, Susan and June. This was quite common in the fifties.
30th Aug '15 9:18:38 PM Adept
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* GenderBlenderName: The heroine's name, Darrell, is based on Enid's husband's middle name.
30th Aug '15 9:17:33 PM Adept
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Before Clarissa's arrival and her eventual friendship with her, Bill is very good friends with Miss Peters, the third-form mistress who shares her love for horses and masculine qualities.



* LadyLooksLikeADude: If it's not for her skirt (and the fact that she's attending an all-girl school), Bill is undistinguishable from a boy.



* OneGenderSchool: The titular Malory Towers, like most schools that show up in Enid Blyton books, is one of these.

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* OneGenderSchool: The titular Malory Towers, like most schools that show up in Enid Blyton books, Towers is one of these.an all-girl school.


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* RealWomenDontWearDresses: The more feminine ladies who fusses over their appearance and are averse to playing sports, such as Gwendoline, Maureen and Daphne, are portrayed in a more negative light than the more tomboy girls like Alicia, Darrell and Bill.
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