History Literature / Perfume

31st Oct '17 1:53:03 PM Lancelot07
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* IJustWantTobeLoved: [[spoiler:While standing amidst the mass orgy he's created with the perfume, Grenouille suddenly thinks back to the Plum Girl and imagines being intimate with her, indicating that feeling love was what he had wanted all along. This ultimately pushes him over the DespairEventHorizon.]]

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* IJustWantTobeLoved: IJustWantToBeLoved: [[spoiler:While standing amidst the mass orgy he's created with the perfume, Grenouille suddenly thinks back to the Plum Girl and imagines being intimate with her, indicating that feeling love was what he had wanted all along. This ultimately pushes him over the DespairEventHorizon.]]
31st Oct '17 1:52:14 PM Lancelot07
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* AccidentalMurder: Grenouille covers the Plum Girl's mouth with his hands to quiet her only to find he ended up strangling her to death.

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* AccidentalMurder: Grenouille covers the Plum Girl's mouth with his hands to quiet her only to find he ended up strangling accidentally strangle her to death.



* IJustWantTobeLoved: [[spoiler:While standing amidst the mass orgy he's created with the perfume, Grenouille suddenly thinks back to the Plum Girl and imagines being intimate with her, indicating that feeling love was what he had wanted all along. This ultimately pushes him over the DespairEventHorizon.]]



* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: After killing the Plum Girl, Grenouille strips her naked and smells her until her scent fades. One or two of his victims are found in the places they dwelled while alive; a rich girl is draped over her settee, a nun at the floor of the chapel.

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* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: After accidentally killing the Plum Girl, Grenouille strips her naked and smells her until her scent fades. One or two of his victims are found in the places they dwelled while alive; a rich girl is draped over her settee, a nun at the floor of the chapel.
31st Oct '17 12:54:54 PM Lancelot07
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* AccidentalMurder: Grenouille covers the Plum Girl's mouth with his hands to quiet her only to find he ended up strangling her to death.
4th Sep '17 5:07:27 PM trixus
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* UncannyValley: Grenouile not having a scent is implied to be why people hate him and the reason behind his bullying at the orphanage. It's just subconsciously odd.
4th Jul '17 7:47:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* OffingTheOffspring: Grenouille's mother was a fish lady who used to immediately kill all of her newborn offspring. Grenouille was loud enough to attract the attention of a customer, thus saving his life. His mother was executed for multiple counts of infanticide after the Parisian police investigated the matter.
19th Feb '17 1:11:00 PM Ciara25
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* DyingAlone: Inverted with Madame Gaillard in the book, who runs the orphanage where Grenouille was raised. She collects money so she could die alone in her own home, instead of a public hospital. However, she doesn't die soon enough, in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution her money becomes worthless, and she dies in the way she was trying to avoid in her whole life.

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* DyingAlone: Inverted with Madame Gaillard in the book, who runs the orphanage where Grenouille was raised. She collects money so she could die alone in her own home, instead of a public hospital. However, she doesn't die soon enough, in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution her money becomes worthless, and she dies in the way she was trying to avoid in her whole life.life: crammed into a hospital bed with several other women, and then buried in a mass grave.
9th Feb '17 11:48:09 AM Black_Diesel
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29th Sep '16 8:45:02 AM capretty
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* LivingMacGuffin: Laura is the driving force of much of Grenouille's plot - by dint of nearing sexual maturity and smelling ''really'' nice. And that's about it. In the book she does literally ''nothing'' except get moved from place to place, [[spoiler:and then get killed.]]

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* LivingMacGuffin: Laura Laura, bordering on MundaneMacGuffinPerson. She is the driving force of much of Grenouille's plot - by dint of nearing sexual maturity and smelling ''really'' nice. And that's about it. In the book she does literally ''nothing'' except get moved from place to place, [[spoiler:and then get killed.]]




30th Aug '16 7:26:43 PM nombretomado
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It was adapted into a 2006 film: ''Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'', directed by Tom Tykwer, most known for his film ''Film/RunLolaRun''. The film stars Creator/BenWhishaw as Grenouille; DustinHoffman as Baldini, the perfumer who teaches him the basics of the trade; Rachel Hurd-Wood as Laura Richis, an imperilled young lady in Grenouille's sights; and Actor/AlanRickman as Antoine Richis, Laura's protective father. The film was a flop in America, but was actually a pretty big hit worldwide, and a certified blockbuster in Germany.

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It was adapted into a 2006 film: ''Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'', directed by Tom Tykwer, most known for his film ''Film/RunLolaRun''. The film stars Creator/BenWhishaw as Grenouille; DustinHoffman Creator/DustinHoffman as Baldini, the perfumer who teaches him the basics of the trade; Rachel Hurd-Wood as Laura Richis, an imperilled young lady in Grenouille's sights; and Actor/AlanRickman as Antoine Richis, Laura's protective father. The film was a flop in America, but was actually a pretty big hit worldwide, and a certified blockbuster in Germany.
23rd Aug '16 4:56:47 PM gewunomox
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* ShoutOut: The song "Scentless Apprentice" by Music/{{Nirvana}} from ''Music/InUtero'' was inspired by his novel. Creator/KurtCobain liked it so much that he thanked the author in the liner notes.

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* ShoutOut: The song "Scentless Apprentice" by Music/{{Nirvana}} from ''Music/InUtero'' was inspired by his novel. Creator/KurtCobain Music/KurtCobain liked it so much that he thanked the author in the liner notes.
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