History Literature / SomethingWickedThisWayComes

6th Dec '16 4:38:07 PM CLT009
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* TheCorruptible: Jim's [[FearlessFool recklessness]], [[RebelliousSpirit rebelliousness]], [[TheUnfettered disregard for the rules]] and desperation to grow up make him far more vulnerable than NiceGuy Will.


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* EvilIsCool: Invoked - Jim certainly thinks so, and Mr. Dark plays it up as much as possible. The cool factor is just another lure.


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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Downplayed with the three protagonists. Jim can't wait to grow up and enjoy the sense of freedom he's convinced it will bring. Will wants Jim's single-minded and [[TheStoic Stoic]] drive. Charles had wasted a large portion of his life ''trying'' to be what he considered "special"; now, he just wants to be young again like Will and Jim. [[spoiler: Will and Charles get over this and accept themselves well before the climax. Jim... [[TheCorruptible doesn't]].]]
1st Dec '16 3:40:26 AM AnotherGuy
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* AdaptationDeviation: A few plot points have been changed, but since the screenplay was written by Bradbury himself, the changes were pragmatic. (For example, the idea of putting a smile on a bullet would have been too goofy for a film.)
1st Dec '16 3:30:42 AM AnotherGuy
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* AndIMustScream: The Dust Witch "sews up" (it's actually invisible magic) Jim Nightshade's and Will Halloway's eyes, mouth, and ears. They're still aware of their surroundings, but they can't see, hear, speak, [[EyeScream blink]], or swallow.

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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The Dust Witch "sews up" (it's actually invisible magic) Jim Nightshade's and Will Halloway's eyes, mouth, and ears. They're still aware of their surroundings, but they can't see, hear, speak, [[EyeScream blink]], or swallow.swallow.
** The victims of the carnival also share the same fate, as well as the lightning rod salesman.
14th Aug '16 3:22:23 PM PuffyTreat
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Pam Grier was cast as the Dust Witch, so they made the character into a beautiful and glamorous HotWitch instead of the stranger, creepier looking character of the novel.
31st Jul '16 8:36:33 PM PaulA
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* MarkedBullet: Part of a magic trick held by the circus, but Charles uses it to his advantage by [[spoiler:carving a smile instead of his initials on the bullet and using it to shock the Witch into death. It's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Charles.]]

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* MarkedBullet: Part of a magic trick held by the circus, but Charles uses it to his advantage by [[spoiler:carving a smile instead of his initials on the bullet and using it to shock the Witch into death. It's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Charles.]]
29th Jul '16 2:15:45 AM PaulA
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* HallOfMirrors

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* HallOfMirrorsHallOfMirrors: A school teacher gets lost in a Hall of Mirrors at the carnival while chasing a girl who looks like her at a young age.



* AStormIsComing

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* AStormIsComingAStormIsComing: The novel opens with a lightning rod salesman warning of the coming storm.
18th May '16 8:59:05 AM AnotherGuy
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* EmotionEater

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* EmotionEaterEmotionEater: Mr. Halloway identifies Dark's carnival as "the Autumn people".
-->'''Mr. Dark:''' Yes. We are the hungry ones. Your torments call us like dogs in the night. And we do feed, and feed well.\\
'''Mr. Halloway:''' To stuff yourselves on other people's nightmares.\\
'''Mr. Dark:''' And butter our plain bread with delicious pain. So, you do understand a little.
18th May '16 8:56:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* DarkEcho: Miss Foley calls Jim and Will her "two whisperers". When Mr. Dark catches them:
-->'''Mr. Dark:''' Time to quiet these two chatterers. Time to still these two whisperers.


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* DarkReprise: Miss Foley calls Jim and Will her "two whisperers". When Mr. Dark catches them:
-->'''Mr. Dark:''' Time to quiet these two chatterers. Time to still these two whisperers.
18th May '16 8:55:22 AM AnotherGuy
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* DarkEcho: Miss Foley calls Jim and Will her "two whisperers". When Mr. Dark catches them:
-->'''Mr. Dark:''' Time to quiet these two chatterers. Time to still these two whisperers.
18th May '16 8:51:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* MeaningfulName: The boys find it cool that their names fit their selves so perfectly.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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The boys find it cool that their names fit their selves so perfectly.perfectly.
** Mr. Dark also thinks Nightshade's name goes well with his, as seen in We Can Rule Together below.
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