History Literature / Persuasion

15th May '17 6:40:03 AM XFllo
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* EnglishRose: Anne Elliot. She used to be a very pretty girl who has lost her bloom and still has modest beauty with regular features and mild brown eyes. She regains her appeal later. She's a sweet lady with an elegant and cultured mind who is admired and respected by people from her neighbourhood.
15th May '17 5:34:37 AM XFllo
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* CoolBigSis: Mrs. Smith (then Miss Hamilton) took Anne under her in their schooldays after Anne lost her mother.

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* CoolBigSis: Mrs. Smith (then Miss Hamilton) took Anne under her wing in their schooldays after Anne lost her mother.
15th May '17 5:34:08 AM XFllo
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Averted: both adaptations thus far make sure Anne has her having-lost-her-bloom look, exactly as she's described in the novel, despite Amanda Root and Sally Hawkins being very attractive actresses in reality.



* CoolBigSis: Mrs. Smith to Anne in their schooldays after Anne lost her mother.

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* CoolBigSis: Mrs. Smith to (then Miss Hamilton) took Anne under her in their schooldays after Anne lost her mother.



* IRegretNothing:
-->'''Anne:''' I have now, as far as such a sentiment is allowable in human nature, nothing to reproach myself with.

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%% * IRegretNothing:
%% -->'''Anne:''' I have now, as far as such a sentiment is allowable in human nature, nothing to reproach myself with.with.
%%% ZCE with no context except a quote is not allowed. The quote seems misleading, too.



* KissingCousins: Henrietta Musgrove and Charles Hayter. Their mothers are sisters.
* ALadyOnEachArm: Captain Wentworth with the Musgrove sisters, for a while.

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* KissingCousins: Henrietta Musgrove and is courted by her cousin Charles Hayter. Their mothers are sisters.
* ALadyOnEachArm: Captain Wentworth with courts both of the Musgrove sisters, sisters for a while.



* SceneryPorn: The Georgian architecture at Bath in the adaptations is to die for.



* WeddingsForEveryone: Three by the end.

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* WeddingsForEveryone: Three weddings by the end.


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!! Tropes appearing in the adaptations:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Averted: both adaptations thus far make sure Anne has her having-lost-her-bloom look, exactly as she's described in the novel, despite Amanda Root and Sally Hawkins being very attractive actresses in reality.
* SceneryPorn: The Georgian architecture at Bath in the adaptations is to die for.
15th May '17 5:27:39 AM XFllo
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* ProperLady: Anne



* RichBitch: Elizabeth, full stop.
15th May '17 5:26:42 AM XFllo
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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 lack of love for him). This informs Anne quite painfully of just how angry Wentworth still is at her, and that she'll probably have to watch him marry Louisa.

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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 lack of love for him).influence. This informs Anne quite painfully of just how angry Wentworth still is at her, and that she'll probably have to watch him marry Louisa.



** Mr. Elliot for Anne.
** Captain Wentworth also threatens Charles Hayter's relationship with Henrietta for awhile.

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** Mr. Elliot for Anne.
Anne. He is a suitable husband material, rich and noble, and appears to be sensible and worthy of superior Anne. She enjoys his attentions at first and really likes the idea of being the next Lady Elliot, like her mother was, but she realizes she does nto love him, and he is later revealed to be a villain.
** Captain Wentworth also threatens Charles Hayter's relationship with Henrietta for awhile.



* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: The fact that "suddenly" takes seven years doesn't prevent this trope from occurring.
* TemporaryLoveInterest: Mr. Elliot for Anne and Louisa Musgrove for Captain Wentworth, even though it's half-hearted in both cases.

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* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: The fact that "suddenly" takes seven years doesn't prevent this trope from occurring.
* TemporaryLoveInterest: Mr. Elliot for
occurring. Anne and Louisa Musgrove for Captain Wentworth, even though it's half-hearted in Frederic were always suitable (they are both cases.members of upper-middle class, although Anne is of more noble origin) and loved each other, but Frederic was not rich enough to be able to support a wife and family. He gets vastly rich during his naval career.
24th Mar '17 9:54:31 PM eowynjedi
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* MissingMom: Anne's mother is long dead before the novel opens.

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* MissingMom: Anne's mother is long dead before the novel opens. They were alike in temperament, and Anne misses her affection and good sense keenly.



* PlotInducedStupidity: When Louisa falls, everyone but Anne goes into a total panic. Not surprising for the Musgroves, but the two naval captains in the party have certainly seen injuries before. Wentworth's later remarks on the vent imply that he was horror-struck because he thought he had encouraged her impetuousness.
** Also, it's one thing for a naval officer to see a sailor being injured in combat, because war is war; it's another to see a girl you've encouraged to be spirited be ''so'' spirited that she behaves foolishly and injures herself.

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* PlotInducedStupidity: When Louisa falls, everyone but Anne goes into a total panic. Not surprising for the Musgroves, but the two naval captains in the party have certainly seen injuries before. Wentworth's later remarks on the vent imply that he was horror-struck because he thought he had encouraged her impetuousness.
** Also, it's
impetuousness--it's one thing for a naval officer to see a sailor being injured in combat, because war is war; it's another to see a girl you've encouraged to be spirited be ''so'' spirited that she behaves foolishly and injures herself.


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* PutOnABus: After the fall at Lyme, all the information about Louisa comes secondhand--she doesn't appear onscreen again.


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* TrueCompanions: Captains Wentworth, Harville, and Benwick. Harville was Wentworth's first lieutenant in the ''Laconia'' and Benwick was engaged to Harville's late sister before his own promotion. Wentworth says that he would drop everything to do any favor asked by Harville, and Harville's family has had Benwick as a guest in their house since their mutual bereavement.
8th Mar '17 7:28:44 PM eowynjedi
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* ExcessiveMourning: The narrative actually pokes some fun at the elder Mrs. Musgrove when she mourns her son Richard, who died while under Wentworth's command, noting that although it's only natural for a mother to mourn her lost child he ''really'' wasn't worth it.



* ShipToShipCombat: In-universe. Mary Musgrove thinks that Henrietta should leave Charles Hayter and marry Wentworth, while Charles Musgrove thinks Louisa should marry the good captain. It causes some ill-feeling between them, since Mary's opinion is predicated on her snobbery--she thinks Hayter, a country curate, would be a shamefully "bad connection" for her to have to put up with, and her husband is insulted because Hayter is a cousin.



* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: These elements are peripheral, but they're definitely mentioned.

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* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: These elements are peripheral, but they're definitely mentioned. Austen had two brothers in the Navy, and so the discussions of the service do have accuracy to them. (One imagines that the Admiral's fault-finding with a painting of a boat was something Miss Austen heard herself at some point.)
8th Nov '16 9:38:26 AM 06tele
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** Also, it's one thing for a naval officer to see a sailor being injured in combat, because war is war; it's another to see a girl you've encouraged to be spirited be ''so'' spirited that she behaves foolishly and injures herself.
8th Nov '16 9:28:01 AM 06tele
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Wentworth gets one of the most gorgeous in literature: "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope..."

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Wentworth gets gives Anne one of the most gorgeous in literature: "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope..."



* CharacterDevelopment: This has happened to Anne before the book starts. When she was younger, she was more impressionable and she let herself be persuaded not to marry Wentworth. Having spent the intervening period as an increasingly lonely and isolated spinster, she has become TheStoic and, partly as a result, has developed NervesOfSteel. The book is about how it takes Wentworth rather a long time to realise this.

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* CharacterDevelopment: This has happened to Anne before the book starts. When she was younger, she was more impressionable and she let herself be persuaded not to marry Wentworth. Having spent the intervening period as an increasingly lonely and isolated spinster, she has become TheStoic and, partly as a result, TheStoic, and the experience of managing the affairs of her entire family in the teeth of her idiotic dad's spendthrift tendencies has developed given her NervesOfSteel. The book is about how it takes Wentworth rather a long time to realise this.that she's not the inconstant girl she used to be.
8th Nov '16 9:24:53 AM 06tele
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* CharacterDevelopment: This has happened to Anne before the book starts. When she was younger, she was more impressionable and she let herself be persuaded not to marry Wentworth. Having spent the intervening period as an increasingly lonely and isolated spinster, she has become TheStoic and, partly as a result, has developed NervesOfSteel. The book is about how it takes Wentworth rather a long time to realise this.
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