History Literature / TarzanOfTheApes

19th Jan '17 12:39:25 AM PaulA
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Kala raises Tarzan among the apes and he grows up as a creature of the jungle, fighting lions/leopards,[[note]]In the original edition, Tarzan encounters tigers in the African jungle, which was later retconned to lions.[[/note]] and having many unseen encounters with the natives. Tarzan finds his old cabin and teaches himself how to read over the course of a decade. One day a group of foreigners become stranded in the jungle by boat as well, one of them being his cousin William Cecil Clayton, and another being an American girl named Jane Porter. And [[ItWasHisSled we all know how that turns out]].

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Kala raises Tarzan among the apes and he grows up as a creature of the jungle, fighting lions/leopards,[[note]]In tigers/lions,[[note]]In the original edition, Tarzan encounters tigers in the African jungle, which was later retconned to lions.[[/note]] and having many unseen encounters with the natives. Tarzan finds his old cabin and teaches himself how to read over the course of a decade. One day a group of foreigners become stranded in the jungle by boat as well, one of them being his cousin William Cecil Clayton, and another being an American girl named Jane Porter. And [[ItWasHisSled we all know how that turns out]].



* MisplacedWildlife: Lions in the African jungle? What madness is this! Burroughs later retconned them to be leopards.[[note]]Lions live on the savannah and sometimes in very dry forests, never in the rainforest-like jungles of the Mangani.[[/note]]
** Lions remained in Tarzan's jungle to the end of the series. It was "Sabor the Tiger" that appeared in the original magazine serial and was later retconned to "Sabor the Lioness." It's the reason lions are the only species in the series to have different words for the male and female in the ape language (male lions are Numa).

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* MisplacedWildlife: Lions "Sabor the Tiger" appeared in the African jungle? What madness is this! Burroughs original magazine serial and was later retconned them to be leopards.[[note]]Lions "Sabor the Lioness", as tigers occur only in Asia, not Africa. A lioness is not a complete improvement, however, as lions live on the savannah and sometimes in very dry forests, never in the rainforest-like jungles of the Mangani.[[/note]]
** Lions remained in Tarzan's jungle to the end of the series. It was "Sabor the Tiger" that appeared in the original magazine serial and was later retconned to "Sabor the Lioness." It's the reason lions are the only species in the series to have different words for the male and female in the ape language (male lions are Numa).



* OrwellianRetcon: Tarzan fights lions in the earliest editions of the book, but Burroughs had this changed to leopards in later editions when he found out that lions are not found in jungles.
** It was tiger that were retconned. Lions stayed in to the end, and Sheena the Leopard was there from the beginning.

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* OrwellianRetcon: Tarzan fights lions a Sabor the Tiger in the earliest editions of the book, but Burroughs had this changed to leopards Sabor the Lioness in later editions when he found out that lions tigers are not found in jungles.
** It was tiger that were retconned. Lions stayed in to
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18th Jan '17 11:05:28 PM TheGoodnight
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Kala raises Tarzan among the apes and he grows up as a creature of the jungle, fighting lions/leopards,[[note]]In the original edition, Tarzan encounters lions in the African jungle, which was later retconned to leopards.[[/note]] and having many unseen encounters with the natives. Tarzan finds his old cabin and teaches himself how to read over the course of a decade. One day a group of foreigners become stranded in the jungle by boat as well, one of them being his cousin William Cecil Clayton, and another being an American girl named Jane Porter. And [[ItWasHisSled we all know how that turns out]].

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Kala raises Tarzan among the apes and he grows up as a creature of the jungle, fighting lions/leopards,[[note]]In the original edition, Tarzan encounters lions tigers in the African jungle, which was later retconned to leopards.lions.[[/note]] and having many unseen encounters with the natives. Tarzan finds his old cabin and teaches himself how to read over the course of a decade. One day a group of foreigners become stranded in the jungle by boat as well, one of them being his cousin William Cecil Clayton, and another being an American girl named Jane Porter. And [[ItWasHisSled we all know how that turns out]].


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** Lions remained in Tarzan's jungle to the end of the series. It was "Sabor the Tiger" that appeared in the original magazine serial and was later retconned to "Sabor the Lioness." It's the reason lions are the only species in the series to have different words for the male and female in the ape language (male lions are Numa).


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** It was tiger that were retconned. Lions stayed in to the end, and Sheena the Leopard was there from the beginning.
27th Aug '15 10:55:47 PM LBHills
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Where to begin? Kala's infant dies in an accident just hours before she discovers Tarzan; two separate groups are put ashore by mutineers in the same supposedly remote corner of the African coast, twenty years apart; and, of course, any time a significant character is in peril, Tarzan happens to arrive at TheSpeedOfPlot.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Where Pretty regularly. Particularly when it comes to begin? Kala's infant dies in an accident just hours before she discovers Tarzan; two separate groups are put ashore by mutineers Tarzan coming along in the same supposedly remote corner nick of the African coast, twenty years apart; and, of course, any time a significant character is in peril, Tarzan happens to arrive at TheSpeedOfPlot. save the day.
27th Aug '15 10:45:29 PM LBHills
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Porter, Jane's father.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Porter, Jane's father.father, is a case that borders on senile dementia.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: Where to begin? Kala's infant dies in an accident just hours before she discovers Tarzan; two separate groups are put ashore by mutineers in the same supposedly remote corner of the African coast, twenty years apart; and, of course, any time a significant character is in peril, Tarzan happens to arrive at TheSpeedOfPlot.
25th Aug '15 11:19:39 PM LBHills
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Canler

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: CanlerCanler loaned Professor Porter the money for his treasure-hunting expedition, assuming the deluded old man would find nothing and return empty-handed. At which point he could claim the hand of the Professor's daughter in lieu of repayment.
25th Aug '15 11:16:13 PM LBHills
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Tarzan is hostile to black people. D'arnot even calls him out on this.
** Mind, Tarzan is hostile because a black warrior killed his ape-mother, Kala, in an unprovoked attack.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Since the first other human he saw (a cannibal hunter) shot his adoptive mother Kala, Tarzan is hostile to black people. D'arnot D'Arnot even calls him out on this.
** Mind, Tarzan is hostile because a black warrior killed his ape-mother, Kala, in an unprovoked attack.
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* UncleTomfoolery: Gender-flipped with the so-called comic relief of Jane's black servant, Esmeralda. Her comedy routine consists of [[ScreamingWoman screaming,]] fainting, and accidentally using the wrong words for practically everything.
16th May '15 8:42:49 PM Eegah
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* PoorCommunicationKills: A completely justified case, as Tarzan learned to ''write'' English from the reading primers his parents brought into their exile, but has no idea how to verbalize it at first. This actually leads Jane and the others to assume the Tarzan that leaves them notes can't be the same person as the ape man who keeps helping them, and then D'Arnot teaches him to speak French rather than English, hopelessly confusing his attempts to apply the sounds to the writing.
10th May '15 8:45:35 PM PaulA
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* NightmareFuel: The fate of the mutineers who stranded Jane's party; they quickly ran out of food on the ship, and with their only navigator dead the survivors were all extremely ill and eating their dead comrades by the time they were discovered.
10th May '15 11:58:13 AM Eegah
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* NightmareFuel: The fate of the mutineers who stranded Jane's party; they quickly ran out of food on the ship, and with their only navigator dead the survivors were all extremely ill and eating their dead comrades by the time they were discovered.
17th Jul '14 4:09:17 AM Aquila89
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* ScreamingWoman: Jane's maid Esmerelda screams her head off at the slightest provocation.

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* SaidBookism: Used quite often. Characters cry, gasp, murmur, shrill, shriek, growl and so on.
* ScreamingWoman: Jane's black maid Esmerelda screams her head off at the slightest provocation.
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