History Literature / RonjaTheRobbersDaughter

11th May '17 11:11:59 AM gjjones
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Ronia is the daughter of Mattis, the chief of a group of bandits living in a fort hidden in the woods.
One day she journeys out on her own and meets Birk, the son of Borka, the chief of a rival bandit clan. [[DefeatMeansFriendship While competing over who can leap over a chasm the best,]] Birk is rescued by Ronia from falling to his death, and they secretly become friends.

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Ronia Ronja is the daughter of Mattis, the chief of a group of bandits living in a fort hidden in the woods.
One day she journeys out on her own and meets Birk, the son of Borka, the chief of a rival bandit clan. [[DefeatMeansFriendship While competing over who can leap over a chasm the best,]] Birk is rescued by Ronia Ronja from falling to his death, and they secretly become friends.



!!''Ronia the Robber's Daughter'' provides examples of:

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!!''Ronia !!''Ronja the Robber's Daughter'' provides examples of:



* CallingTheOldManOut: Ronia is not happy about finding out how her father makes his living. [[spoiler: She is even more displeased when she discovers he has kidnapped Birk]].

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Ronia Ronja is not happy about finding out how her father makes his living. [[spoiler: She is even more displeased when she discovers he has kidnapped Birk]].



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Birk and Ronia pretty early, [[spoiler:Mattis and Borka at the end]].

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Birk and Ronia Ronja pretty early, [[spoiler:Mattis and Borka at the end]].



* TheFairFolk: In one scene, Ronia is almost abducted by them when they hypnotize her with their songs.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Well, it's Swedish, so the radar is calibrated differently, but in the movie, when the robbers are celebrating Ronia's birth, Matt is laughing because Borka doesn't have any children and "probably doesn't even know ''how to make 'em''." The great belly-laugh from the other robbers leave the adult viewer with no doubt as to what Matt is talking about here.

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* TheFairFolk: In one scene, Ronia Ronja is almost abducted by them when they hypnotize her with their songs.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Well, it's Swedish, so the radar is calibrated differently, but in the movie, when the robbers are celebrating Ronia's Ronja's birth, Matt is laughing because Borka doesn't have any children and "probably doesn't even know ''how to make 'em''." The great belly-laugh from the other robbers leave the adult viewer with no doubt as to what Matt is talking about here.



* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter]]: Matt's reaction when Ronia very deliberately allows herself to be taken hostage by Borka in order to force Mattis to give up his hostage - Birk.

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* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter]]: Matt's reaction when Ronia Ronja very deliberately allows herself to be taken hostage by Borka in order to force Mattis to give up his hostage - Birk.



* LikeBrotherAndSister: Ronia and Birk begin to call each other "brother" and "sister" as a sign of their friendship despite their fathers being bitter enemies. Possible subversion in that they're only around 10 years old, so there's no romance ''yet.'' Birk's mother Undis even lampshades it:

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: Ronia Ronja and Birk begin to call each other "brother" and "sister" as a sign of their friendship despite their fathers being bitter enemies. Possible subversion in that they're only around 10 years old, so there's no romance ''yet.'' Birk's mother Undis even lampshades it:



* RebelliousPrincess: Ronia; Birk is a gender inverted version.

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* RebelliousPrincess: Ronia; Ronja; Birk is a gender inverted version.



* ShipperOnDeck: [[WomenAreWiser Lovis knows perfectly well what's going on]] between Ronia and Birk, and is fairly OK with it; Undis notices as well, but isn't as pleased.

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* ShipperOnDeck: [[WomenAreWiser Lovis knows perfectly well what's going on]] between Ronia Ronja and Birk, and is fairly OK with it; Undis notices as well, but isn't as pleased.
11th May '17 9:07:59 AM philipnova798
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The extremely faithful [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version]], directed by Tage Danielsson, was made in 1984 and became the highest-grossing film in Sweden that year, that was later expanded to a four-part TV MiniSeries. There is also a musical (by Axel Bergstedt) and a stage adaptation (by Barbara Hass), both of them [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff German]]. A Japanese animated TV series co-produced by Creator/StudioGhibli started airing in October 2014.

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The extremely faithful [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version]], directed by Tage Danielsson, was made in 1984 and became the highest-grossing film in Sweden that year, that was later expanded to a four-part TV MiniSeries. There is also a musical (by Axel Bergstedt) and a stage adaptation (by Barbara Hass), both of them [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff German]]. A Japanese animated TV series co-produced by Creator/StudioGhibli and animated by Creator/PolygonPictures started airing in October 2014.
18th Apr '17 7:13:10 PM nombretomado
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: When the weather permits it, Ronja prefers to go barefoot. This is likely because she is an EarthyBarefootCharacter. The StudioGhibli series makes her ''always'' barefoot, even in snow to absolutely no discomfort at all. If anything, she even really seems to enjoy it.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: When the weather permits it, Ronja prefers to go barefoot. This is likely because she is an EarthyBarefootCharacter. The StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli series makes her ''always'' barefoot, even in snow to absolutely no discomfort at all. If anything, she even really seems to enjoy it.
25th Mar '17 5:20:08 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: boisterous and daring Ronja is balanced out by the levelheaded and snarky Birk.

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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: boisterous Boisterous and daring impulsive Ronja is balanced out by the levelheaded and snarky cheeky Birk.



* YoungLoveVersusOldHate: Ronia and Birk.

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* YoungLoveVersusOldHate: Ronia Ronja and Birk.Birk's friendship vs their fathers' rivalry. The kids cannot stand to be without each other, and run away from home for months when their parents try to separate them. Young Love ultimately wins in the end when Mattis and Borka make up. As deep as their hatred goes, the men would rather be partners with happy children than enemies with miserable children.
17th Mar '17 5:18:36 AM BoukenDutch
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* SkinnyDipping: Ronja and Birk in the movie adaption.
16th Mar '17 7:21:15 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* ItIsDehumanizing: Mattis refuses to acknowledge Borka and his men as a people. He calls them devils instead, and his robbers follow his example. [[spoiler:This is also why Mattis does not understand why taking Birk hostage angers Ronja; In his eyes, the son of his nemesis is nothing more than a "Snakespawn."]]
17th Oct '16 9:42:33 AM InterestingCarSalesman
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: When the weather permits it, Ronja prefers to go barefoot. This is likely because she is an EarthyBarefootCharacter.
** The StudioGhibli series makes her ''always'' barefoot, even in snow to absolutely no discomfort at all. If anything, she even really seems to enjoy it.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: When the weather permits it, Ronja prefers to go barefoot. This is likely because she is an EarthyBarefootCharacter.
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EarthyBarefootCharacter. The StudioGhibli series makes her ''always'' barefoot, even in snow to absolutely no discomfort at all. If anything, she even really seems to enjoy it.
17th Oct '16 1:05:27 AM InterestingCarSalesman
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: When the weather permits it, Ronja prefers to go barefoot. This is likely either because she is an EarthyBarefootCharacter, or a sign of BarefootPoverty given her family's career.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: When the weather permits it, Ronja prefers to go barefoot. This is likely either because she is an EarthyBarefootCharacter, or a sign of BarefootPoverty given EarthyBarefootCharacter.
** The StudioGhibli series makes
her family's career.''always'' barefoot, even in snow to absolutely no discomfort at all. If anything, she even really seems to enjoy it.
12th Sep '16 7:01:54 AM NhazUl
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* ShipperOnDeck: [[WomenAreWiser Lovis knows perfectly well what's going on]] between Ronia and Birk, and is fairly OK with it; Undis notices as well, but isn't as pleased.
7th Sep '16 1:46:27 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* AnAesop: Life and love are too precious to be wasted because of hatred and stubbornness.


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* ParentsAsPeople: Mattis loves Ronja with all his heart, but he's not even close to being a perfect father. His pride and pigheadedness could very well be considered the main antagonistic force of the story.
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