History Literature / TheAdventuresOfPinocchio

16th Jun '17 7:11:02 PM DoctorCooper
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: a whole book, "Pinocchio: un libro parallelo" (Pinocchio: a parallel book), by Giorgio Manganelli, is dedicated to this aim. The author remarks that some figure are really ambiguous and suspended between life and death: the Blue Fairy appears to be the main one. On her first apparition, the Blue Fairy herself states to be a dead girl waiting for her coffin. She is very pale. Azure hair is often a characteristic of corpses. After Pinocchio is hanged by the Cat and the Fox and almost dead, she is declared a fairy and becomes a helper of the main character, a sort of surrogate sister and mother. After, she is said to be dead another time. Also the Cricket is innocently creepy (but not like the Fairy): now dead (killed by Pinocchio at the begin), now a ghost, now living (in the house of the Blue Fairy). A conjecture of Manganelli is that the Fairy was a dying goddess and mistress of beasts (dogs, woodpeckers, ...), and that the "sacrifice" of Pinocchio at the oak gave her a temporary new life. The fact that Pinocchio is originated by wood needs consideration, too and it is possible to think that Pinocchio has some hidden , unknown connection with her world.
30th May '17 8:43:08 AM DoctorSten
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: a whole book, "Pinocchio: un libro parallelo" (Pinocchio: a parallel book), by Giorgio Manganelli, is dedicated to this aim. The author remarks that some figure are really ambiguous and suspended between life and death: the Blue Fairy appears to be the main one. On her first apparition, the Blue Fairy herself states to be a dead girl waiting for her coffin. She is very pale. Azure hair is often a characteristic of corpses. After Pinocchio is hanged by the Cat and the Fox and almost dead, she is declared a fairy and becomes a helper of the main character, a sort of surrogate sister and mother. After, she is said to be dead another time. Also the Cricket is innocently creepy (but not like the Fairy): now dead (killed by Pinocchio at the begin), now a ghost, now living (in the house of the Blue Fairy). A conjecture of Manganelli is that the Fairy was a dying goddess and mistress of beasts (dogs, woodpeckers, ...), and that the "sacrifice" of Pinocchio at the oak gave her a temporary new life. The fact that Pinocchio is originated by wood needs consideration, too and it is possible to think that Pinocchio has some hidden , unknown connection with her world.
12th Apr '17 5:15:48 AM caringguy
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are several hints that the Fox and the Cat are [[BitchInSheepsClothing not the kindhearted crippled philanthropists they seem to be]] before they steal Pinocchio's money. Like when they tell Pinocchio that education and studying is how they became crippled. And when they arrive at the inn on their way to the field of miracles (a non existent field the two made up where money grows on trees) to eat and rest (the real reason being as a place they could lose Pinocchio, in order to attack him in disguise later), the narrator states that they were very sick and could only eat 35 mullets and 25 chickens for dinner, and leave Pinocchio to pay for it all (under the excuse that [[BlatantLies they were so polite, they did not want to him offend him by not giving him the honor of paying the bill.]]) And if that weren't enough for Pinocchio to see through, when they attack him in disguise later for his money, Pinocchio [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids cuts off the Cat's paw.]] The next day, when Pinocchio sees the Cat has lost his paw too, he [[TooDumbToLive does not put two and two together.]] So sadly, not realizing any of these useful warnings, he is tricked into burying his money in the field of miracles, and while he goes to wait in the city, the two dig up his money and Pinocchio is robbed.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are several hints that the Fox and the Cat are [[BitchInSheepsClothing not the kindhearted crippled philanthropists they seem to be]] before they steal Pinocchio's money. Like when they tell Pinocchio that education and studying is how they became crippled. And when they arrive at the inn on their way to the field of miracles (a non existent field the two made up where money grows on trees) to eat and rest (the real reason being as a place they could lose Pinocchio, in order to attack him in disguise later), the narrator states that they were very sick and could only eat 35 mullets and 25 chickens for dinner, and leave Pinocchio to pay for it all (under the excuse that [[BlatantLies they were so polite, they did not want to him offend him by not giving him the honor of paying the bill.]]) And if that weren't enough for Pinocchio to see through, when they attack him in disguise later for his money, Pinocchio [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids cuts off the Cat's paw.]] The next day, when Pinocchio sees the Cat has lost his her paw too, he [[TooDumbToLive does not put two and two together.]] So sadly, not realizing any of these useful warnings, he is tricked into burying his money in the field of miracles, and while he goes to wait in the city, the two dig up his money and Pinocchio is robbed.
20th Feb '17 1:24:40 PM DustSnitch
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* DeathOfAChild: Pinocchio's friend Candlewick dies as a donkey as a result of exhaustion and the injuries inflicted by his master, and who knows how many children suffered similar fates in The Land Of Toys.
5th Jan '17 2:12:10 PM DoctorCooper
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* EverybodysDeadDave: The first appearance of the Maiden. With assassins chasing him, Pinocchio bangs on the door, and the shutters of an upstairs window fly open revealing a beautiful child, who is clearly ''dead'', saying "In this house there is no one. They are all dead." She's just waiting for the undertaker. Pinocchio is caught and hanged. That was supposed to be ''the end''. It wasn't until his editor requested him to continue the story that Collodi decided the Maiden was a fairy who could save Pinocchio and put him on the right path. This isn't the last time we see her dead, either. The story is so uneven and episodic that when read as a book, it looks like the Fairy has been playing guilt-tripping head games the whole time.

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* EverybodysDeadDave: The first appearance of the Maiden. With assassins chasing him, Pinocchio bangs on the door, and the shutters of an upstairs window fly open revealing a beautiful child, who is clearly ''dead'', saying "In this house there is no one. They are all dead." She's just waiting for the undertaker. Pinocchio is caught and hanged. That was supposed to be ''the end''. It wasn't until his editor requested him to continue the story that Collodi decided the Maiden was a fairy who could save Pinocchio and put him on the right path. This isn't the last time we see her dead, either. The story is so uneven and episodic that when read as a book, it looks like the Fairy has been playing guilt-tripping head games the whole time.
4th Jan '17 8:01:19 AM Hedging
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In [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940,]] Creator/{{Disney}} made an animated film based on this story, simply called ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}.'' It scores a 2 on the sliding scale of adaptation modification. In 1936, ''Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy'' published his retelling of the ''Pinocchio'' story in the Soviet Union called ''The Golden Key.''

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In [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940,]] Creator/{{Disney}} made an animated film based on this story, simply called ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}.'' It scores someone between a 1 and a 2 on the sliding scale of adaptation modification.modification, retaining only a handful of characters (but altering the personalities of most of them drastically) and a few basic plot elements. In 1936, ''Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy'' published his retelling of the ''Pinocchio'' story in the Soviet Union called ''The Golden Key.''
31st Dec '16 2:24:38 PM CaptEquinox
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* EverybodysDeadDave: The first appearance of the Maiden. With assassins chasing him, Pinocchio bangs on the door, and the shutters of an upstairs window fly open revealing a beautiful child, who is clearly ''dead'', saying "In this house there is no one. They are all dead." She's just waiting for the undertaker. Pinocchio is caught and hanged. That was supposed to be ''the end''. It wasn't until his editor requested him to continue the story that Collodi decided the Maiden was a fairy who could save Pinocchio and put him on the right path. This isn't the last time we see her dead, either. The story is so uneven and episodic that when read as a book, it looks like the Fairy has been playing guilt-tripping head games the whole time.
6th Dec '16 1:50:07 PM DoctorCooper
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** Although Pinocchio is being a jerk a lot of the time when things go wrong for him, there is at least one instance where his comeuppance seems far from reasonable: [[spoiler: after promising to go to school and work, Pinocchio is informed that the monster that swallowed his father is in the local harbor. The other boys egg him on, telling him to bunk school and come to see it. He refuses, saying he will go after school. When they tell him that the beast will be gone by then, he agrees to miss one day of school to see the creature that *swallowed his father.
** The boys turned out to have tricked him, and of course Pinocchio gets into a fight, is arrested for a murder than he didn't commit, and lands up in another series of horrible misadventures.]] Perhaps if things hadn't gone so badly he would have continued bunking school, though.

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** Although Pinocchio is being a jerk a lot of the time when things go wrong for him, there is at least one instance where his comeuppance seems far from reasonable: [[spoiler: after promising to go to school and work, Pinocchio is informed that the monster that swallowed his father is in the local harbor. The other boys egg him on, telling him to bunk school and come to see it. He refuses, saying he will go after school. When they tell him that the beast will be gone by then, he agrees to miss one day of school to see the creature that *swallowed swallowed his father.
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father. The boys turned out to have tricked him, and of course Pinocchio gets into a fight, is arrested for a murder than he didn't commit, and lands up in another series of horrible misadventures.]] Perhaps if things hadn't gone so badly he would have continued bunking school, though.



* FalseFriend: The Fox and the Cat feign being friends to Pinocchio to steal his coins. And they try to''kill'' Pinocchio.

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* FalseFriend: The Fox and the Cat feign being friends to Pinocchio to steal his coins. And they try to''kill'' to ''kill'' Pinocchio.



* PlotHole: At the start, Pinocchio doesn't know how to read, but he can read perfectly the marker of the Fairy's grave. How did he learn to read? The ''Luigi Comencini'' version fixes this by having a peasant read it to Pinocchio.

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* PlotHole: PlotHole:
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At the start, Pinocchio doesn't know how to read, but later he can read perfectly the marker of the Fairy's grave. How did he learn to read? The ''Luigi Comencini'' version fixes this by having a peasant read it to Pinocchio.
6th Dec '16 4:48:53 AM annette12
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* DisneyDeath:
** [[spoiler: Pinocchio in Chapter 15. Thanks to reader demands, the Cricket, the Owl, and the Crow tend to his injuries.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Although Pinocchio is being a jerk a lot of the time when things go wrong for him, there is at least one instance where his comeuppance seems far from reasonable: [[spoiler: after promising to go to school and work, Pinocchio is informed that the monster that swallowed his father is in the local harbor. The other boys egg him on, telling him to bunk school and come to see it. He refuses, saying he will go after school. When they tell him that the beast will be gone by then, he agrees to miss one day of school to see the creature that *swallowed his father.

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* DisneyDeath:
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DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Pinocchio in Chapter 15. Thanks to reader demands, the Cricket, the Owl, and the Crow tend to his injuries.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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Although Pinocchio is being a jerk a lot of the time when things go wrong for him, there is at least one instance where his comeuppance seems far from reasonable: [[spoiler: after promising to go to school and work, Pinocchio is informed that the monster that swallowed his father is in the local harbor. The other boys egg him on, telling him to bunk school and come to see it. He refuses, saying he will go after school. When they tell him that the beast will be gone by then, he agrees to miss one day of school to see the creature that *swallowed his father.



* OnlyKnonwByTheirNickname:

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* OnlyKnonwByTheirNickname:OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
6th Dec '16 4:48:06 AM annette12
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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Pinocchio in Chapter 15. Thanks to reader demands, the Cricket, the Owl, and the Crow tend to his injuries.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Although Pinocchio is being a jerk a lot of the time when things go wrong for him, there is at least one instance where his comeuppance seems far from reasonable: [[spoiler: after promising to go to school and work, Pinocchio is informed that the monster that swallowed his father is in the local harbor. The other boys egg him on, telling him to bunk school and come to see it. He refuses, saying he will go after school. When they tell him that the beast will be gone by then, he agrees to miss one day of school to see the creature that *swallowed his father.* The boys turned out to have tricked him, and of course Pinocchio gets into a fight, is arrested for a murder than he didn't commit, and lands up in another series of horrible misadventures.]] Perhaps if things hadn't gone so badly he would have continued bunking school, though.

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* DisneyDeath: DisneyDeath:
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[[spoiler: Pinocchio in Chapter 15. Thanks to reader demands, the Cricket, the Owl, and the Crow tend to his injuries.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Although Pinocchio is being a jerk a lot of the time when things go wrong for him, there is at least one instance where his comeuppance seems far from reasonable: [[spoiler: after promising to go to school and work, Pinocchio is informed that the monster that swallowed his father is in the local harbor. The other boys egg him on, telling him to bunk school and come to see it. He refuses, saying he will go after school. When they tell him that the beast will be gone by then, he agrees to miss one day of school to see the creature that *swallowed his father.* father.
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The boys turned out to have tricked him, and of course Pinocchio gets into a fight, is arrested for a murder than he didn't commit, and lands up in another series of horrible misadventures.]] Perhaps if things hadn't gone so badly he would have continued bunking school, though.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep:
** Everyone calls Mastro Antonio, "Mastro Cherry" because of his cherry-like nose.
** Lampwick's real name is "Romeo," but he is too slim, hence the nickname.
** The Coachman a.k.a. the Little Man is just known in those nicknames.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep:
** Everyone calls Mastro Antonio, "Mastro Cherry" because of his cherry-like nose.
** Lampwick's real name is "Romeo," but he is too slim, hence the nickname.
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EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Coachman a.k.a. the Little Man is just known in those nicknames.


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* OnlyKnonwByTheirNickname:
** Everyone calls Mastro Antonio, "Mastro Cherry" because of his cherry-like nose.
** Lampwick's real name is "Romeo," but he is too slim, hence the nickname.
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