History Literature / TheCastleOfOtranto

23rd Oct '15 11:40:22 PM gloopgloopgloop
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11th Oct '13 8:26:24 PM DynamicDragon
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24th May '13 5:39:10 PM Tarlonniel
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Characters can't be GenreBlind when their genre didn't exist yet.



* {{Shipping}}: According to Creator/WalterScott, 18th century readers felt Walpole broke the "laws of chivalry" by marrying Theodore to Isabella instead of to Matilda.
6th Dec '12 11:50:28 AM Lale
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The first official [[GothicHorror gothic novel]], ''The Castle of Otranto'' was written by Horace Walpole and published in 1764. It concerns the story of the prince Manfred and his desire to avoid a curse placed upon his ancestors, which places him at risk of losing his castle and title.

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The first official [[GothicHorror gothic Gothic novel]], ''The Castle of Otranto'' was written by Horace Walpole and published in 1764. It concerns the story of the prince Manfred and his desire to avoid a curse placed upon his ancestors, which places him at risk of losing his castle and title.
14th Aug '12 3:22:09 AM FELH2
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* ArrangedMarriage: Isabella was engaged to marry Manfredís son at the start of the novel.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Isabella was engaged to marry Manfredís son at the start of the novel.



* {{Homage}}: To Walpole's idol {{Shakespeare}}, which the author was always up-front about.

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* {{Homage}}: To Walpole's idol {{Shakespeare}}, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, which the author was always up-front about.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Matilda is willing to give up Theodore to Isabella.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Matilda is willing to give up Theodore to Isabella.



* LoveTriangle: Isabella loves Theodore, who loves Matilda, who loves him back.

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* LoveTriangle: Isabella loves Theodore, who loves Matilda, who loves him back.



* NamesTheSame: Made "Manfred," "Matilda," "Theodore," and "Isabella" staple Gothic names.

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* NamesTheSame: Made "Manfred," "Matilda," "Theodore," and "Isabella" staple Gothic names.



* OnlySaneMan: Theodore and Isabella.

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* OnlySaneMan: Theodore and Isabella.
11th Aug '12 11:36:02 AM nombretomado
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* {{Shipping}}: According to [[{{Ivanhoe}} Sir Walter Scott]], 18th century readers felt Walpole broke the "laws of chivalry" by marrying Theodore to Isabella instead of to Matilda.

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* {{Shipping}}: According to [[{{Ivanhoe}} Sir Walter Scott]], Creator/WalterScott, 18th century readers felt Walpole broke the "laws of chivalry" by marrying Theodore to Isabella instead of to Matilda.
19th Mar '12 3:46:35 AM JamesT
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* {{Curse}}: When a bell falls upon Manfred's son, Manfred fears it is the result of a prophecy laid down by his ancestors that states "That the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it."

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* {{Curse}}: When a bell giant helmet falls upon on and kills Manfred's son, Manfred fears it is the result of a prophecy laid down by his ancestors that states "That the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it."
20th Feb '12 3:17:22 PM Lale
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* ItWasTheWind: Said by Bianca and Matilda ''ver batim''.

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* ItWasTheWind: Said by ItsProbablyNothing: Bianca and Matilda ''ver batim''.agree the strange noises must just be "the wind."


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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Characters can't be GenreBlind when their genre didn't exist yet.
20th Feb '12 3:16:03 PM Lale
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* TheAtoner: Manfred becomes this at the end.

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* TheAtoner: Manfred becomes this at the end. end.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Manfred, starting an enduring Gothic villain tradition.



* DistressedDude: Theodore is imprisoned and rescued by Matilda.
* ExtremeDoormat: Hippolita
* HauntedCastle: TropeMaker
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Manfred.

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* DistressedDude: Theodore is imprisoned and rescued by Matilda.
Matilda.
* DomesticAbuse: Not just due to ValuesDissonance, either, because Isabella is initially terrified of Manfred because of how she's seen him treat his wife and daughter.
* ExtremeDoormat: Hippolita
Hippolita and Matilda
* FirstGirlWins
* HauntedCastle: TropeMaker
TropeCodifier, taking its inspiration from ''{{Hamlet}}''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Manfred. Manfred
* {{Homage}}: To Walpole's idol {{Shakespeare}}, which the author was always up-front about.
* ItWasTheWind: Said by Bianca and Matilda ''ver batim''.



* LoveAtFirstSight: 3 cases, 1 with pre-emptive LampshadeHanging.



* LukeIAmYourFather: Father Jerome is Theodore's father.
* NiceGuy: Theodore.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Father Jerome is Theodore's father.father.
* NamesTheSame: Made "Manfred," "Matilda," "Theodore," and "Isabella" staple Gothic names.

* NiceGuy: Theodore. Theodore
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nice job mortally wounding the knight who came looking for Isabella, Theodore...



* PluckyComicRelief: The maid Bianca.
* ProperLady: Hippolita, Matilda and Isabella.
* RescueRomance: Isabella falls in love with Theodore after he helps her escape Otranto, while Theodore falls in love with Matilda when she rescues him from imprisonment.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Matilda.

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* PluckyComicRelief: The maid Bianca.
PluckyGirl: Isabella
* ProperLady: Hippolita, Matilda Hippolita and Isabella.
Matilda
* RescueRomance: Isabella falls in love with Theodore after he helps her escape Otranto, while Theodore falls in love with Matilda when she rescues him from imprisonment.
imprisonment.
* {{Servile Snarker}}s: Bianca, Diego, and Jacques
* {{Shipping}}: According to [[{{Ivanhoe}} Sir Walter Scott]], 18th century readers felt Walpole broke the "laws of chivalry" by marrying Theodore to Isabella instead of to Matilda.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Isabella
* SupernaturalAid: The ghosts of the castle for Isabella.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Matilda.Matilda
* TropeCodifier for Gothic tropes.


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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Scholars love finding similarities between Otranto and Walpole's home estate Strawberry Hill.
20th Jan '12 10:00:08 AM LordGro
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The first official gothic novel, ''The Castle of Otranto'' was written by Horace Walpole and published in 1764. It concerns the story of the prince Manfred and his desire to avoid a curse placed upon his ancestors, which places him at risk of losing his castle and title.

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The first official [[GothicHorror gothic novel, novel]], ''The Castle of Otranto'' was written by Horace Walpole and published in 1764. It concerns the story of the prince Manfred and his desire to avoid a curse placed upon his ancestors, which places him at risk of losing his castle and title.
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