History Literature / TarzanOfTheApes

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.
17th Jul '14 4:03:35 AM Aquila89
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* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames: AbsentMindedProfessor Archimedes Q. Porter and his BeleagueredAssistant, Samuel T. Philander.
19th Jun '14 2:29:13 PM chopshop
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* UnbuiltTrope: The book ends with Tarzan [[DoesNotGetTheGirl choosing not to pursue Jane]] when he realizes that she'll be happier in life amongst other civilized people than in the harsh wilderness he grew up in (though the sequels undid this). The book also has a rather cynical portrayal of the RaisedByWolves and YouKilledMyFather tropes.

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* UnbuiltTrope: The book ends with Tarzan [[DoesNotGetTheGirl [[DidNotGetTheGirl choosing not to pursue Jane]] when he realizes that she'll be happier in life amongst other civilized people than in the harsh wilderness he grew up in (though the sequels undid this). The book also has a rather cynical portrayal of the RaisedByWolves and YouKilledMyFather tropes.
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