History Literature / MaloryTowers

8th Apr '17 1:28:43 PM Malady
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%%* WeatherReportNarration: Fairly frequent at the start of chapters.

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6th Feb '17 8:15:19 PM SideshowJazz1
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* ExtremeDoormat: Mary-Lou initially, but she got better. Ruth expands from this. Catherine is this ''on purpose'', and dear God does it annoy everyone- as she never really learns, being helpful is one thing, but when nobody wants you to help them, it's best to just back off and try being you instead of a saint.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Mary-Lou initially, but she got better. Ruth expands from this.this, although strangely, being a doormat means letting Connie do everything for her, not the other way around. Catherine is this ''on purpose'', and dear God does it annoy everyone- as she never really learns, being helpful is one thing, but when nobody wants you to help them, it's best to just back off and try being you instead of a saint.
6th Feb '17 8:11:46 PM SideshowJazz1
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* MeaningfulName: "Mavis" means "song thrush", and Mavis has a unique and beautiful singing voice, and leaves school early for to have her voice trained for opera.
23rd Dec '16 7:17:10 PM Willbyr
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16th Dec '16 8:57:41 PM SideshowJazz19
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** 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).

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** 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. \n Emily is mentioned again, but another girl called Violet was mentioned once in the first book when naming everyone in the form, and was never mentioned again.
** 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, and she was enlisted to get Clarissa away from Gwen in the fourth book, but she was otherwise unseen and unheard by the audience. gone. Ellen, also introduced in Book 2, and played a major role there, all but disappeared in the following books.
books. However, she appeared in the third and was mentioned in the fourth. In both books, she was in the form above the main characters, justifying her disappearance.
** 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 book. However, she was mentioned when the girl girls 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).
22nd Oct '16 1:45:23 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Including Jean's Scottish accent.
20th Oct '16 3:49:56 AM Adept
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** 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.

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** Alicia and her best friend Betty are very bright, but are also mischievous tricksters who [[BrilliantButLazy rarely need to work hard to study.
do well in their studies]].
** Irene and Belinda are a pair of very talented artists (Irene in music and maths and Belinda in music), arts/drawing), who are also forgetful, scatterbrained, and generally a bad influence to one another.
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.
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