History Literature / Persuasion

9th Jan '16 3:04:10 PM eowynjedi
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* ExactEavesdropping: While on the overlong walk with the Musgroves, Anne takes a rest in a spot concealed by some hedgerows. Then Louisa and Wentworth walk by, expressing some rather passionate opinions on how deplorable it is to be easily persuaded and the story of Anne turning down Charles Musgrove's proposal, which Louisa attributes to Lady Russell's influence (it was really about Anne's lck of love for him). Which informs Anne quite painfully of just how angry Wentworth still is at her, and that she'll probably have to watch him marry Louisa.

** Anne is 27 when the novel beggins, and she thinks she will not get married at all because she still thinks of her first suitor and is sure she could never love anybody else.
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** Anne is 27 when the novel beggins, beggns, and she thinks she will not get married at all because she still thinks of her first suitor and is sure she could never love anybody else.

* PlotInducedStupidity: Even fans of the novel have trouble understanding how everyone except Anne loses the ability to function when Louisa Musgrove falls off the wall, especially since nearly all of the men in the party are high naval officers that have been to war. It's implied later that Captain Wentworth at least was under the complete shock that (what he sees as) his encouragement of Louisa's impetuousness may have caused her death; the others' reactions might be attributed to the Bystander Effect, a phenomenon in which individuals hesitate to offer help to a victim when other people are present. ** Seriously, you see a friend or sister apparently killed before your eyes and see how calm you are. Charles, Mary and Henrietta are not very practical effective people at the best of times and as for the naval officers, they expect to see blood on shipboard and in battle ''not'' on holiday in Lyme.
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* PlotInducedStupidity: Even fans of the novel have trouble understanding how When Louisa falls, everyone except but Anne loses goes into a total panic. Not surprising for the ability to function when Louisa Musgrove falls off Musgroves, but the wall, especially since nearly all of the men two naval captains in the party are high naval officers that have been to war. It's implied certainly seen injuries before. Wentworth's later remarks on the vent imply that Captain Wentworth at least he was under the complete shock that (what horror-struck because he sees as) his encouragement of Louisa's impetuousness may have caused thought he had encouraged her death; the others' reactions might be attributed to the Bystander Effect, a phenomenon in which individuals hesitate to offer help to a victim when other people are present. ** Seriously, you see a friend or sister apparently killed before your eyes and see how calm you are. Charles, Mary and Henrietta are not very practical effective people at the best of times and as for the naval officers, they expect to see blood on shipboard and in battle ''not'' on holiday in Lyme.impetuousness.

** Mr. Elliot for Anne
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** Mr. Elliot for AnneAnne.

** Charles Hayter is trying to secure a position to enable him to marry Henrietta.
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** Charles Hayter is trying to secure a curate position to enable him to marry Henrietta.
8th Jan '16 9:13:28 AM eowynjedi
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adding cover image
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14th Dec '15 12:20:50 PM roxana
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* EatingTheEyecandy: Mr Elliot totally checks Anne out when he spots her in Lyme Regis without knowing who she is.
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* EatingTheEyecandy: Mr Elliot totally checks Anne out when he spots her in Lyme Regis without knowing who she is. Anne quite enjoys the appreciation.
20th Sep '15 5:30:39 PM nombretomado
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* RegencyEngland: The NapoleonicWars provide the historical backdrop.
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* RegencyEngland: The NapoleonicWars UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars provide the historical backdrop.
8th Apr '15 11:03:54 AM roxana
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** Seriously, you see a friend or sister apparently killed before your eyes and see how calm you are. Charles, Mary and Henrietta are not very practical effective people at the best of times and as for the naval officers, they expect to see blood on shipboard and in battle ''not'' on holiday in Lyme.
14th Jan '15 5:35:21 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: Although the story doesn't take place in Japan, the concept is hinted to apply not to Anne, but to Elizabeth who despite pushing thirty (an at least borderline spinster age for a woman in this society) is widely considered to be even more attractive than a decade ago, while both of her ''younger'' sisters are said to have their best years aside of them, in terms of looks. It's her personality and pickiness what keeps her from getting married and it's mentioned that Elizabeth is starting to feel self-conscious about her age.

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* ChristmasCake: Although the story doesn't take place in Japan, the OldMaid: The concept is hinted to apply not to Anne, but to both Anne and Elizabeth. ** Elizabeth who despite is pushing thirty (an which was at least borderline spinster age for a woman in this society) society. However, she is widely considered to be even more attractive than a decade ago, while both of her ''younger'' sisters are said to have their best years aside of them, in terms of looks. It's her personality and pickiness what keeps her from getting married and it's mentioned that Elizabeth is starting to feel self-conscious about her age.age. ** Anne is 27 when the novel beggins, and she thinks she will not get married at all because she still thinks of her first suitor and is sure she could never love anybody else.
18th Sep '14 3:28:12 PM Tianzi
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* ChristmasCake: Although the story doesn't take place in Japan, the concept is hinted to apply not to Anne, but to Elizabeth who despite pushing thirty (an at least borderline spinster age for a woman in this society) is widely considered to be even more attractive than a decade ago, while both of her ''younger'' sisters are said to have their best years aside of them, in terms of looks. It's her personality and pickiness what keeps her from getting married and it's mentioned that Elizabeth is starting to feel self-conscious about her age.
28th Aug '14 7:08:57 AM nelec
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Made into a Granada miniseries in 1971, a [[Film/{{Persuasion}} movie]] starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds in 1995, and a made-for-tv movie (this time starring Sally Hawkings and Rupert Perny-Jones) in 2007.
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Made into a Granada miniseries in 1971, a [[Film/{{Persuasion}} movie]] starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds [[Creator/CiaranHinds Ciarán Hinds]] in 1995, and a made-for-tv movie (this time starring Sally Hawkings and Rupert Perny-Jones) in 2007.
12th May '14 5:16:19 AM XFllo
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umbrella of togetehrness (cross-wicking)
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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: You can actually hear Captain Wentworth's heart break when he offers to walk Anne home in the rain with his umbrella, and the for-once-oblivious heroine innocently says she already has an escort -- Mr Elliot. What's worse, the ladies in Capain Wentworth's company immediately start gossiping about Anne and Mr Elliot as soon-to-be-engaged.
12th May '14 5:11:57 AM XFllo
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aversion of That One That Got Away is unnecessary to mention when we trope New Old Flame played straight
* TheOneThatGotAway: Likewise.

* PlayingSick: Mary Musgrove, ''constantly''. She seeks attention
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* PlayingSick: Mary Musgrove, ''constantly''. She mostly seeks attentionattention. Usually she feels healthy if there a party or if there are some interesting visitors.
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