History Literature / McTeague

27th Feb '14 8:14:27 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* UnfortunateImplications: Jews are greedy lil' grubbers. Sadly, this was (and likely still is) an all too real stereotype of Jews in real life.
18th Jan '14 11:26:26 AM JimmyC
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''[=McTeague=]'' is a realist novel famous for its [[BlackAndGrayMorality black and grey morality]], and how the events unfold is seen as a natural event due to the environments surrounding the characters, a staple in realist literature. Its protagonists, men and women alike, are shown as both products and victims of a debasing social order.

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''[=McTeague=]'' is a realist novel famous for its [[BlackAndGrayMorality black and grey morality]], BlackAndGrayMorality, and how the events unfold is seen as a natural event due to the environments surrounding the characters, a staple in realist literature. Its protagonists, men and women alike, are shown as both products and victims of a debasing social order.
28th Mar '13 6:06:01 PM Xtifr
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''[=McTeague=]'' was also adapted in a movie, ''{{Film/Greed}}'', in 1924 by Erich von Stronheim. Von Stroheim intended to produce a complete adaptation of the book, with none of its material left out; as a result the film's original version lasted approximately ten hours. It was drastically cut by the studio, MGM, and most of the excised footage has been lost.

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''[=McTeague=]'' It was also adapted in a movie, ''{{Film/Greed}}'', in 1924 by Erich von Stronheim. Von Stroheim intended to produce a complete adaptation of the book, with none of its material left out; as a result the film's original version lasted approximately ten hours. It was drastically cut by the studio, MGM, and most of the excised footage has been lost.
28th Mar '13 6:05:41 PM Xtifr
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!!Tropes in McTeague:

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!!Tropes in McTeague:[=McTeague=]:
28th Mar '13 6:03:18 PM Xtifr
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''[=McTeague=]'' is a 1899 novel by Frank Norris, and is considered one of the best works of realism fiction. The novel centers around a simple-minded dentist simply called "[=McTeague=]", who lives in turn of the century San Fransisco. [=McTeague=]'s life changes when he offers to operate on his friend's cousin, Trina Sieppe, on her broken tooth. [=McTeague=] and Trina soon become a couple, and plan to wed. Everyone's lives are then changed forever when Trina finds she has won $5000 in the lottery...

''[=McTeague=]'' is a realist novel famous for its [[BlackAndGrayMorality black and grey morality]], and how the events unfold is seen as a natural event due to the environments surrounding the characters, a staple in realist literature. Its protagonists, men and women alike, are shown as both products and victims of a debasing social order.

''[=McTeague=]'' was also adapted in a movie, ''{{Film/Greed}}'', in 1924 by Erich von Stronheim. Von Stroheim intended to produce a complete adaptation of the book, with none of its material left out; as a result the film's original version lasted approximately ten hours. It was drastically cut by the studio, MGM, and most of the excised footage has been lost.

!!Tropes in McTeague:
* CrapsackWorld: Oh so very much.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Happens after the titular character gives Trina anesthetic. It's implied that this is his compromise between doing nothing and raping her.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Greed''.
* TheGayNineties
* GoldFever
* UnfortunateImplications: Jews are greedy lil' grubbers. Sadly, this was (and likely still is) an all too real stereotype of Jews in real life.
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