History Literature / TheButchersBoy

13th Aug '14 11:42:11 PM rossyxan
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* AlphaBitch: Mrs. Nugent, who is a jerkass neighbor who thinks she is superior to the Bradys and calls them pigs.

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* AlphaBitch: Mrs. Mrs Nugent, who is a jerkass {{jerkass}} neighbor who thinks she is superior to the Bradys and calls thinks of them as pigs.



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Mrs. Nugent after she is horribly killed and butchered by Francie.]]
* BittersweetEnding: In both the book and the film adaptation. [[spoiler: In the book, Francie is still delusional, is sent to a lunatic asylum where he writes his memoirs about how he killed Mrs Nugent and attempts to forge a friendship with an inmate similar to the one he had with Joe. In the film, a much older Francie is released from prison at the end to be brought to a halfway house, where he seems to have matured.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Mrs. Nugent after she Mrs Nugent, a snobby and judgemental woman, is horribly killed and butchered by Francie.]]
* BittersweetEnding: In both the book and the film adaptation. [[spoiler: In
** [[spoiler:In
the book, Francie is Francie, still delusional, is sent to a lunatic asylum mental hospital where he writes his memoirs about how he killed Mrs Nugent and he attempts to forge a friendship with an inmate similar to the one he had with Joe. In Joe.]]
** [[spoiler:In
the film, a much older Francie is released from prison the psychiatric hospital at the end to be brought to a halfway house, where he seems to have matured.]]



* TheCameo: Sinéad O'Connor, as the Virgin Mary. Ironic, considering her views on religion.



** CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Joe was this to Francie until he got fed with it...
* [[spoiler: CruelAndUnusualDeath: Francie kills Mrs. Nugent with the butcher gun in the head, then he chops her up and writes “PIG” in rooms upstairs with her insides.]]
* DissonantSerenity: As his sanity slips with each chapter, Francie is disturbingly chirpy and cheerful, his playful pranks begin to advance into more destructive and menacing behavior, that conclude with him [[spoiler: killing Mrs. Nugent]].
* DrowningMySorrows: This is what kills Francie's father in the end. However Francie is oblivious to this and the readers only find out when the police finds his rotten corpse.

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** CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Joe was this to Francie until he got fed with it...
it.
* [[spoiler: CruelAndUnusualDeath: Francie kills Mrs. Mrs Nugent with the butcher gun in the head, then he chops her up and writes “PIG” in rooms upstairs with her insides.]]
* DissonantSerenity: As his sanity slips with each chapter, Francie is disturbingly chirpy and cheerful, his cheerful. His playful pranks begin to advance into more destructive and menacing behavior, that conclude behavior. It concludes with him [[spoiler: killing Mrs. Mrs Nugent]].
* DrowningMySorrows: This is what kills Francie's father in the end. However Francie is oblivious to this and the readers only find out when the police finds his rotten corpse.



* DysfunctionalFamily: The Bradys. His mother is frequently abused both verbally and physically by her husband, a bitter alcoholic, and often considers commiting suicide. Of course Francie is oblivious to this and claims that his mother is "in the garage".
* EtTuBrute: Francie's reaction after finding out that Joe befriended Phillip.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The fact that Francie works as a [[TitleDrop butcher's boy]] and cuts up pig carcasses, foreshadows [[spoiler: the way he kills Mrs. Nugent in the finale.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Not that he ever accepts it, but Francie is jealous of the Nugents, because they are a happy and stable family.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Francie accuses Mrs. Nugent on being this.
-->''"I was thinking how right ma was. Mrs. Nugent all smiles when she met us and how are you getting on Mrs and young Francis are you both well?...what she was really saying was: Ah hello Mrs Pig how are you and look Philip do you see what's coming now...The Pig Family!"''

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* DysfunctionalFamily: The Bradys. Francie's family. His mother is frequently abused both verbally and physically by her husband, a bitter alcoholic, and often considers commiting committing suicide. Of course course, Francie is oblivious to this and claims that his mother is "in the garage".
* EtTuBrute: Francie's reaction after finding out that Joe befriended Phillip.
Philip.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The fact that Francie works as a [[TitleDrop butcher's boy]] and cuts up pig carcasses, carcasses foreshadows [[spoiler: the way he kills Mrs. Mrs Nugent in the finale.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Not that he ever accepts it, but Francie is jealous of the Nugents, Nugents because they are a happy and stable family.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Francie accuses Mrs. Mrs Nugent on being this.
-->''"I was thinking how right ma was. Mrs. Mrs Nugent all smiles when she met us and how are you getting on Mrs and young Francis are you both well?...what she was really saying was: Ah hello Mrs Pig how are you and look Philip do you see what's coming now...The Pig Family!"''



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Joe is this to Francie, especially in the film. When Joe matures and befriends Phillip Nugent, cutting all ties with Francie, he snaps.
* LongingForFictionland: Francie sure loves fantasizing about [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking alien takeover, atomic apocalypse, and the Virgin Mary]].

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Joe is this to Francie, especially in the film. When Joe matures and befriends Phillip Philip Nugent, cutting all ties with Francie, he snaps.
* LongingForFictionland: Francie sure loves fantasizing fantasising about [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking alien takeover, atomic apocalypse, and the Virgin Mary]].



* NeverMyFault: After his mother commits suicide by drowning, Francie refuses to accept that he somehow provoked it and puts the blame on the Nugents, especially Mrs. Nugent.
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Mrs. Nugent.]]

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* NeverMyFault: After his mother commits suicide by drowning, Francie refuses to accept that he somehow provoked it and puts the blame on the Nugents, especially Mrs. Mrs Nugent.
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Mrs. Mrs Nugent.]]



* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Subverted, as they do. Not that they do much...

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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Subverted, as they do. Not that they do much...much ...



* UnreliableNarrator: It's Francie after all...

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* UnreliableNarrator: It's Francie after all...all ...
13th Aug '14 11:33:25 PM rossyxan
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The Butcher Boy won the 1992 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize.

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The Butcher Boy novel won the 1992 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted short-listed for the 1992 Booker Prize.
Prize.

A film adaptation was made in 1997, starring Eamonn Owens (as the title character), [[Film/TheCryingGame Stephen Rea]] and [[Main/HarryPotter Fiona Shaw]]. Sinéad O'Connor cameos as the Virgin Mary.
20th Jun '14 11:42:13 AM Moko-tan
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* [[spoiler: CruelAndUnusualDeath: Francie kills Mrs. Nugent with the butcher gun in the head, then he chops her up and writes “PIG” in rooms upstairs with her insides. ]]
* DissonantSerenity: As his sanity slips with each chapter, Francie is disturbingly chirpy and cheerful, given the horrors he's inflicted, that conclude with him [[spoiler: killing Mrs. Nugent]].
* DrowningMySorrows: This is what kills Francie's father in the end.

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* [[spoiler: CruelAndUnusualDeath: Francie kills Mrs. Nugent with the butcher gun in the head, then he chops her up and writes “PIG” in rooms upstairs with her insides. ]]
* DissonantSerenity: As his sanity slips with each chapter, Francie is disturbingly chirpy and cheerful, given the horrors he's inflicted, his playful pranks begin to advance into more destructive and menacing behavior, that conclude with him [[spoiler: killing Mrs. Nugent]].
* DrowningMySorrows: This is what kills Francie's father in the end. However Francie is oblivious to this and the readers only find out when the police finds his rotten corpse.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The fact that Francie works as a [[TitleDrop butcher's boy]] and cuts up pig carcasses, foreshadows [[spoiler: the way he kills Mrs. Nugent in the finale.]]



* LongingForFictionland: Francie sure loves his gangsters, cowboys and Indians, comic-book monsters and the early-1960s threat of nuclear annihilation.

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* LongingForFictionland: Francie sure loves his gangsters, cowboys and Indians, comic-book monsters fantasizing about [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking alien takeover, atomic apocalypse, and the early-1960s threat of nuclear annihilation.Virgin Mary]].



* NeverMyFault: After his mother commits suicide by drowning, Francie refuses to accept that he was somehow provoked it and puts the blame on the Nugents, especially Mrs. Nugent.

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* NeverMyFault: After his mother commits suicide by drowning, Francie refuses to accept that he was somehow provoked it and puts the blame on the Nugents, especially Mrs. Nugent.



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviorTroublingUnchildlikeBehavior
* UnreliableNarrator: It's Francie after all...
20th Jun '14 11:23:18 AM Moko-tan
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->''"When I was a young lad twenty or thirty or forty years ago I lived in a small town where they were all after me on account of [[CruelAndUnusualDeath what I done on Mrs Nugent]]"''


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* {{Hypocrite}}: Francie accuses Mrs. Nugent on being this.
-->''"I was thinking how right ma was. Mrs. Nugent all smiles when she met us and how are you getting on Mrs and young Francis are you both well?...what she was really saying was: Ah hello Mrs Pig how are you and look Philip do you see what's coming now...The Pig Family!"''


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* TheSixties
20th Jun '14 11:11:28 AM Moko-tan
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* AlphaBitch: Mrs Nugent, who is a jerkass neighbor who thinks she is superior to the Bradys and calls them pigs.

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* AlphaBitch: Mrs Mrs. Nugent, who is a jerkass neighbor who thinks she is superior to the Bradys and calls them pigs.



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Mrs Nugent after she is horribly killed and butchered by Francie.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Mrs Mrs. Nugent after she is horribly killed and butchered by Francie.]]



* DissonantSerenity: As his sanity slips with each chapter, Francie is disturbingly chirpy and cheerful, given the horrors he's inflicted, that conclude with him [[spoiler: killing Mrs Nugent]].

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* [[spoiler: CruelAndUnusualDeath: Francie kills Mrs. Nugent with the butcher gun in the head, then he chops her up and writes “PIG” in rooms upstairs with her insides. ]]
* DissonantSerenity: As his sanity slips with each chapter, Francie is disturbingly chirpy and cheerful, given the horrors he's inflicted, that conclude with him [[spoiler: killing Mrs Mrs. Nugent]].



* DysfunctionalFamily:

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* DysfunctionalFamily: The Bradys. His mother is frequently abused both verbally and physically by her husband, a bitter alcoholic, and often considers commiting suicide. Of course Francie is oblivious to this and claims that his mother is "in the garage".



* NeverMyFault: After his mother commits suicide by drowning, Francie refuses to accept that he was somehow provoked it and puts the blame on the Nugents, especially Mrs Nugent.
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Mrs Nugent.]]

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* NeverMyFault: After his mother commits suicide by drowning, Francie refuses to accept that he was somehow provoked it and puts the blame on the Nugents, especially Mrs Mrs. Nugent.
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Mrs Mrs. Nugent.]]
20th Jun '14 11:03:34 AM Moko-tan
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* BittersweetEnding: In both the book and the film adaptation.

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* BittersweetEnding: In both the book and the film adaptation. [[spoiler: In the book, Francie is still delusional, is sent to a lunatic asylum where he writes his memoirs about how he killed Mrs Nugent and attempts to forge a friendship with an inmate similar to the one he had with Joe. In the film, a much older Francie is released from prison at the end to be brought to a halfway house, where he seems to have matured.]]
* BlackComedy



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Francie.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Francie.Francie is quite mischievous and delusional and unaware of the world around him.


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* DrowningMySorrows: This is what kills Francie's father in the end.


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* DysfunctionalFamily:


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* GreenEyedMonster: Not that he ever accepts it, but Francie is jealous of the Nugents, because they are a happy and stable family.


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* LongingForFictionland: Francie sure loves his gangsters, cowboys and Indians, comic-book monsters and the early-1960s threat of nuclear annihilation.


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* SoundtrackDissonance: Especially in the film. For example that cheerful tune after Francie defecates on the floor of the Nugent's house.
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness
20th Jun '14 10:47:35 AM Moko-tan
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The Butcher's Boy is the NoNameGiven Hitman and VillainProtagonist from Thomas Perry's first novel of the same name, He is a sociopathic, amoral killer and Badass of considerable ability who has to evade both government agents and Mafia thugs when a Mafia boss orders a ContractOnTheHitman after a underling hires the hitman to do a kill on a U.S. Senator without the knowledge of the boss. He is also the RetiredBadass in Perry's sequel ''Sleeping Dogs''.

The Butcher's Boy got his nickname when, as a child, he became the "adopted" son of Eddie, a part-time butcher and Mafia hitman who took the boy along on hits as part of his disguise and for companionship. He subsequently taught the boy the trade of being a successful hitman.

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The Butcher's Boy is the NoNameGiven Hitman and VillainProtagonist from Thomas Perry's first a 1992 novel of by Patrick Mc Cabe. Set in a small town in Ireland in the same name, He is early 1960s, it tells the story of Francie Brady, a sociopathic, amoral killer delusional boy who retreats into a violent fantasy world as his troubled home life collapses.

The Butcher Boy won the 1992 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction
and Badass of considerable ability who has to evade both government agents and Mafia thugs when a Mafia boss orders a ContractOnTheHitman after a underling hires was shortlisted for the hitman to do a kill on a U.S. Senator without the knowledge of the boss. He is also the RetiredBadass in Perry's sequel ''Sleeping Dogs''.

The Butcher's Boy got his nickname when, as a child, he became the "adopted" son of Eddie, a part-time butcher and Mafia hitman who took the boy along on hits as part of his disguise and for companionship. He subsequently taught the boy the trade of being a successful hitman.
1992 Booker Prize.



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<<|{{Literature}}|>>* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Brady family, because they are dysfunctional.
* AlphaBitch: Mrs Nugent, who is a jerkass neighbor who thinks she is superior to the Bradys and calls them pigs.
* AnimalMotifs: Pigs.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Mrs Nugent after she is horribly killed and butchered by Francie.]]
* BittersweetEnding: In both the book and the film adaptation.
* CainAndAbel: Francie's father Benny and his brother Alo.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Francie.
** CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Joe was this to Francie until he got fed with it...
* DissonantSerenity: As his sanity slips with each chapter, Francie is disturbingly chirpy and cheerful, given the horrors he's inflicted, that conclude with him [[spoiler: killing Mrs Nugent]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Francie's mother after he briefly runs away.
* EtTuBrute: Francie's reaction after finding out that Joe befriended Phillip.
* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler: Francie kills Mrs Nugent with a butcher's bolt gun, no less!]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Joe is this to Francie, especially in the film. When Joe matures and befriends Phillip Nugent, cutting all ties with Francie, he snaps.
* MoodWhiplash
* NeverMyFault: After his mother commits suicide by drowning, Francie refuses to accept that he was somehow provoked it and puts the blame on the Nugents, especially Mrs Nugent.
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Mrs Nugent.]]
* SanitySlippage: And it gets FromBadToWorse.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Subverted, as they do. Not that they do much...
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior
24th Jan '12 10:56:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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The Butcher's Boy is the NoNameGiven Hitman and VillainProtagonist from Thomas Perry's first novel of the same name, He is a sociopathic, amoral killer and Badass of considerable ability who has to evade both government agents and Mafia thugs when a Mafia boss orders a ContractOnTheHitman after a underling hires the hitman to do a kill on a U.S. Senator without the knowledge of the boss. He is also the RetiredBadass in Perry's sequel ''Sleeping Dogs''.

The Butcher's Boy got his nickname when, as a child, he became the "adopted" son of Eddie, a part-time butcher and Mafia hitman who took the boy along on hits as part of his disguise and for companionship. He subsequently taught the boy the trade of being a successful hitman.
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