History Literature / PlainKate

20th May '14 8:25:04 PM AnoBakaDesu
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Filled with soul and poetry, this highly-character driven novel will alternately break your heart and make you laugh. It is filled as much with love and hope as it is courage and honour. It most certainly NeedsMoreLove.

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Filled with soul and poetry, this highly-character driven novel will alternately break your heart and make you laugh. It is filled as much with love and hope as it is courage and honour. It most certainly NeedsMoreLove.
honour.
21st Oct '13 10:55:28 PM Vasha
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* FairyTale: Heavily inspired by Russian folktales, Plain Kate is something of a fairy tale in itself.

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* FairyTale: Heavily inspired by Russian folktales, Plain Kate ''Plain Kate'' is something of a fairy tale in itself.
21st Oct '13 10:55:00 PM Vasha
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* BurnTheWitch!: The townspeople of Samilae and Lov are both very fond of this.

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* BurnTheWitch!: BurnTheWitch: The townspeople of Samilae and Lov are both very fond of this.
21st Oct '13 10:54:38 PM Vasha
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"Plain Kate" is a highly-acclaimed 2010 Fantasy novel by Erin Bow, inspired by Russian folklore.

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"Plain Kate" '''''Plain Kate''''' is a highly-acclaimed 2010 Fantasy novel by Erin Bow, inspired by Russian folklore.



* InformedFlaw: Despite having one brown eye and one blue eye, which would definitely make someone look unusual, Kate is considered plain.

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* InformedFlaw: Despite having one brown eye and one blue eye, which would definitely make someone look unusual, Kate is considered plain. plain, but the only described trait is her one blue, one brown eye.



* MarkOfTheSupernatural: Plain Kate is described as having "one eye the colour of river mud and one eye the colour of the river." This contributes to the townspeoples' misplaced belief that she is a witch.

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* MarkOfTheSupernatural: Plain Kate is described as having "one eye the colour of river mud and one eye the colour of the river." This contributes to the townspeoples' townspeople's misplaced belief that she is a witch.



* WitchSpecies: While not thoroughly explored, witchcraft is a genetic trait.

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* WitchSpecies: While not thoroughly explored, witchcraft is a genetic trait.trait.
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13th Jul '13 10:12:55 PM captainpat
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* MismatchedEyes: Plain Kate is described as having "one eye the colour of river mud and one eye the colour of the river." This contributes to the townspeoples' misplaced belief that she is a witch.

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* MismatchedEyes: MarkOfTheSupernatural: Plain Kate is described as having "one eye the colour of river mud and one eye the colour of the river." This contributes to the townspeoples' misplaced belief that she is a witch.
30th Oct '12 10:06:33 PM Kid
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* InformedFlaw: Despite having one brown eye and one blue eye, which would definitely make someone look unusual, Kate is considered plain.
11th Apr '12 7:14:40 PM 21pages
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Wherever Kate goes, she is spurned and cast away, for being an orphan and because they believe that she's a witch.
11th Apr '12 7:09:18 PM 21pages
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* AnimalMotifs: Plain Kate is associated with cats. Linay, the witch-white, is a starving wolf. [[spoiler: his sister, Lenore]], is represented by the fox.
* AndIMustScream: The fate of [[spoiler: Lenore]]. This serves as a majour impetus for Linay.

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* AnimalMotifs: Plain Kate is associated with cats. Linay, the witch-white, is a starving wolf. [[spoiler: his His sister, Lenore]], is represented by the fox.
* AndIMustScream: The fate of [[spoiler: Lenore]]. This serves as a majour major impetus for Linay.



* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Kate's father.



* {{Gypsy}}: The Roamers take in Plain Kate after she leaves Samilae. Her learning about their culture and slowly becoming accepted is a majour plot point.

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* {{Gypsy}}: The Roamers take in Plain Kate after she leaves Samilae. Her learning about their culture and slowly becoming accepted is a majour major plot point.


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* LiteralGenie: Kate is a bit dazed when she finds out that her wish to "not be alone" results in her cat gaining the power of speech.


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* PluckyComicRelief: Taggle's sarcastic and condescending manner is PlayedForLaughs, which helps lighten the tone when it gets dark and bloody.
* SympathyForTheDevil: At the very end.
-->[[spoiler: Something flashed through her, surprising her with a sting of tears. She thought it was bewilderment, anger, fear-- before she recognized it: grief.]]
11th Apr '12 6:51:58 PM 21pages
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Although inspired by Russian folk tales, the setting is closer to (and described as by WordOfGod) a "Polish/Lithuanian frontier in the 16th century," complete with wandering gypsies, witches and curses.



* WitchSpecies: While not thoroughly explored, witchcraft is a genetic trait.

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* WitchSpecies: While not thoroughly explored, witchcraft is a genetic trait.
9th Jan '12 10:25:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Gypsy}}: The Roamers take in Plain Kate after she leaves Samilae. Her learning about their culture and slowly becoming accepted is a majour plot point.



* Gypsy: The Roamers take in Plain Kate after she leaves Samilae. Her learning about their culture and slowly becoming accepted is a majour plot point.
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