History Literature / RamonaQuimby

23rd Jan '18 7:55:23 AM costanton11
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* DeathByNewberyMedal: ''Ramona Quimby, Age 8'' and ''Ramona and Her Father'' avert this trope. Despite each novel winning a [[NewberyMedal Newbery Honor]], neither book has anyone die. In ''Ramona Forever'' [[spoiler:the family cat Picky Picky dies of old age]], but this trope is downplayed: the loss itself adds less to Ramona's character development than her sisterly bonding with Beezus does as [[spoiler: they bury him together]] and resolve an earlier misunderstanding.

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* DeathByNewberyMedal: ''Ramona Quimby, Age 8'' and ''Ramona and Her Father'' avert this trope. Despite each novel winning a [[NewberyMedal [[UsefulNotes/NewberyMedal Newbery Honor]], neither book has anyone die. In ''Ramona Forever'' [[spoiler:the family cat Picky Picky dies of old age]], but this trope is downplayed: the loss itself adds less to Ramona's character development than her sisterly bonding with Beezus does as [[spoiler: they bury him together]] and resolve an earlier misunderstanding.
15th Jan '18 11:29:29 AM Jayalaw
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Ms. Binney sends Ramona home from kindergarten until she can behave, after she catches Ramona pulling Susan's hair, and without giving Ramona back the girl's baby tooth. This ends up sending Ramona into HeroicBSOD because she believes that Ms. Binney doesn't like her and doesn't want to see her, and she refuses to return until Ms. Binney "forgets about her". No one knows how to persuade Ramona to go back to school, until Ms. Binney sends a letter with the tooth and asks her to return.
13th Dec '17 2:16:00 PM eroock
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Averted in these and the Henry Huggins series; they all explicitly take place in [[TheOtherRainforest Portland, Oregon]] (Cleary's former hometown). Local streets, including Klickitat, and landmarks (as well as Mount Hood) are mentioned, and the city of Portland responded by placing statues of the characters in a park. The two ''Ellen Tebbits'' books take place on the ''other side'' of Portland.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Averted in these and the Henry Huggins series; they all explicitly take place in [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Portland, Oregon]] (Cleary's former hometown). Local streets, including Klickitat, and landmarks (as well as Mount Hood) are mentioned, and the city of Portland responded by placing statues of the characters in a park. The two ''Ellen Tebbits'' books take place on the ''other side'' of Portland.
13th Nov '17 1:37:42 PM McJeff
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* CanonDiscontinuity: In ''Beezus and Ramona'', Beezus and Henry were evenly matched at checkers, whereas in the earlier Henry Huggins series, Beezus trouncing Henry at checkers was a running gag.
8th Nov '17 4:47:51 PM Galactic-Radiance
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* TickleTorture: Beezus threatens Romona with this in the first book to make her stop interrupting art class and behave. Romona instantly backs down and runs away and Beezus is proud of herself for being so creative.

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* TickleTorture: Beezus threatens Romona Ramona with this in the first book to make her stop interrupting art class and behave. Romona Ramona instantly backs down and runs away and Beezus is proud of herself for being so creative.
7th Oct '17 6:40:48 PM Jayalaw
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* ExactEavesdropping: Ramona goes into HeroicBSOD when she hears Ms. Whaley calling her a "little showoff" and says "what a nuisance!" Later on, when she talks to Ms. Whaley about it, Ms. Whaley clarifies that she meant the raw egg was a nuisance. As for Ramona being a showoff, Ramona explains that she was only doing what everyone else was doing and Ms. Whaley apologizes.



** Due to hardboiled eggs being a fad, Ramona asks her mother to put them in her lunch. One day, Ms. Quimby accidentally puts a raw egg in Ramona's lunch, and Ramona cracks it against her head because that's also the trend. As a result, she has to get her hair washed by the school secretary.



* ParentsAsPeople: The adults are fleshed out too, and have their own problems. Ramona's parents deal with on-and-off unemployment and dislike of their jobs, along with other adult problems. As the story is told from Ramona's perspective, we only know what she knows about their lives, but she knows enough to be aware of these things.

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* ParentsAsPeople: The adults are fleshed out too, and have their own problems. Ramona's parents deal with on-and-off unemployment and dislike of their jobs, along with other adult problems. Beezus and Ramona are angry and worried when their parents fight on a night when the Crock Pot was turned off, and tell them to never bicker again. As the story is told from Ramona's perspective, we only know what she knows about their lives, but she knows enough to be aware of these things.


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* RealityEnsues: Ramona dislikes Susan for always being perfect and yet doing stuff like copying her schoolwork. Her anger doesn't lie in jealousy about Susan, but about how Susan isn't perfect and yet everyone claims that she is. The thing is that Ramona keeps growing up and maturing through the books, while Susan remains the same. Thus, when Ramona turns nine and Susan at Ramona's birthday party is unintentionally rude, the other kids call her out for it.
19th Sep '17 8:22:39 PM Adept
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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling:
** Even after outgrowing her AnnoyingYoungerSibling tendencies, Ramona is still the wilder, more impulsive and more imaginative sister than Beezus ever was.
** Not shown on-screen, but this is how Mrs. Quimby describes her childhood relationship with her younger sister, Bea. Dorothy was the homely, sensible sibling who diligently saves up her allowance, while Beatrice was the active, outdoorsy type who spends all her pocket money on junk the moment she gets them.
25th Aug '17 2:55:47 PM Pamina
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* CompressedVice: Mr. Quimby has a smoking problem in ''Ramona and her Father''. He never seemed to have that problem before, but Ramona hadn't really thought about it before. It got brought up when Beezus angrily asked why he could afford to smoke when the family couldn't afford decent food for the cat.

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* CompressedVice: Mr. Quimby has a smoking problem in ''Ramona and her Father''. He never seemed to have that problem before, but Ramona hadn't really thought about it before. It got brought up when Beezus angrily asked why he could afford to smoke when the family couldn't afford decent food for the cat. He might also have taken it up due to the stress of losing his job.
10th Aug '17 7:24:39 PM FrankLinegar
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* TickleTorture: Beezus threatens Romona with this in the first book to make her stop interrupting art class and behave. Romona instantly backs down and runs away and Beezus is proud of herself for being so creative.
14th Jul '17 7:21:16 PM GarrulousTiger
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** In ''Ramona the Pest'', Ramona gets in trouble for constantly yanking her nemesis Susan's curly hair. When Miss Binney asks Ramona if she can control herself and stop pulling Susan's hair, Ramona knows she won't be able to resist the temptation and truthfully answers that she can't. As a result, Miss Binney sends Ramona home and tells her not to come back until she can behave, and Ramona, thinking Miss Binney doesn't like her anymore, is devastated.
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