History Literature / TheGreatYachtRace

12th Apr '14 9:13:37 PM Tallens
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* SleepingWithTheBoss: Barrister Fitzpatrick sleeps with his secretary Lilly, and the hotelier O'Hara is carrying on a secret affair with his maid Iris. [[spoiler:Father Huck later gets it on with his housekeeper, Missus Grandison]].
9th Mar '14 8:43:24 PM Aiguille
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* ChekhovsGun: Early in the novel, Fritzie has a quickie ([[SpeedSex literally so]]) with the O'Haras' maid Iris, establishing him as a {{Casanova}}-wannabe. [[spoiler:Much later, after Iris gets pregnant and has had her baby, Roxanne O'Hara takes one look at the child and realizes that the baby is Fritzie's, motivating her husband Tyrone to challenge Fritzie in the regatta--especially because he'd thought all along that the baby was his and had sought Fritzie's help to get Iris out of his life, for a fee]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Early in the novel, Fritzie has a quickie ([[SpeedSex literally so]]) with the O'Haras' maid Iris, establishing him as a {{Casanova}}-wannabe.CasanovaWannabe. [[spoiler:Much later, after Iris gets pregnant and has had her baby, Roxanne O'Hara takes one look at the child and realizes that the baby is Fritzie's, motivating her husband Tyrone to challenge Fritzie in the regatta--especially because he'd thought all along that the baby was his and had sought Fritzie's help to get Iris out of his life, for a fee]].
25th Sep '13 9:57:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MenDontCry: In the epilogue, the minister is openly hostile toward the white expatriate for weeping publicly.[[hottip:*:There's more to it, too--the expatriate is crying about how the social structure of Jamaica has changed in the twenty-plus years since he has been out of Jamaica, while the minister, a black man, is angry that the other man is longing for a system that essentially fostered the putting-down of the black race.]]

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* MenDontCry: In the epilogue, the minister is openly hostile toward the white expatriate for weeping publicly.[[hottip:*:There's [[note]]There's more to it, too--the expatriate is crying about how the social structure of Jamaica has changed in the twenty-plus years since he has been out of Jamaica, while the minister, a black man, is angry that the other man is longing for a system that essentially fostered the putting-down of the black race.]][[/note]]
6th Aug '13 9:05:37 AM JusticeReaper
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* SexySecretary: Lilly Perkins.
3rd Jul '13 7:30:21 AM JusticeReaper
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* ChekhovsGun: Early in the novel, Fritzie has a quickie ([[SpeedSex literally so]])with the O'Haras' maid Iris, establishing him as a {{Casanova}}-wannabe. [[spoiler:Much later, after Iris gets pregnant and has had her baby, Roxanne O'Hara takes one look at the child and realizes that the baby is Fritzie's, motivating her husband Tyrone to challenge Fritzie in the regatta--especially because he'd thought all along that the baby was his and had sought Fritzie's help to get Iris out of his life, for a fee]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Early in the novel, Fritzie has a quickie ([[SpeedSex literally so]])with so]]) with the O'Haras' maid Iris, establishing him as a {{Casanova}}-wannabe. [[spoiler:Much later, after Iris gets pregnant and has had her baby, Roxanne O'Hara takes one look at the child and realizes that the baby is Fritzie's, motivating her husband Tyrone to challenge Fritzie in the regatta--especially because he'd thought all along that the baby was his and had sought Fritzie's help to get Iris out of his life, for a fee]].
3rd Jul '13 7:29:55 AM JusticeReaper
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* ChekhovsGun: Early in the novel, Fritzie has a quickie ([[SpeedSex literally so]])with the O'Haras' maid Iris, establishing him as a {{Casanova}}-wannabe. [[spoiler:Much later, after Iris gets pregnant and has had her baby, Roxanne O'Hara takes one look at the child and realizes that the baby is Fritzie's, motivating her husband Tyrone to challenge Fritzie in the regatta--especially because he'd thought all along that the baby was his and had sought Fritzie's help to get Iris out of his life, for a fee]].
3rd Jul '13 7:25:13 AM JusticeReaper
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: During a social get-together, Charlene insists that most of the other persons present have some traces of African ancestry, only stopping when Magistrate Angwin glares at her (and even then, she's still confused at the negative reactions). Being a Scottish foreigner by birth and upbringing, she doesn't realize that this is a very touchy issue for Jamaicans ([[TruthInTelevision as it was during the 1950s]]); indeed, it causes a great deal of rage in Roxanne, who's Trinidadian by birth, and it triggers Mother Laidlaw's BerserkButton when she finds out her sons were looped into that description as well.

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: During a social get-together, Charlene insists that most of the other dark-skinned persons present have some traces of African ancestry, only stopping when Magistrate Angwin glares at her (and even then, she's still confused at the negative reactions). Being a Scottish foreigner by birth and upbringing, she doesn't realize that this is a very touchy issue for Jamaicans ([[TruthInTelevision as it was during the 1950s]]); indeed, it causes a great deal of rage in Roxanne, who's Trinidadian by birth, and it triggers Mother Laidlaw's BerserkButton when she finds out her sons were looped into that description as well.
2nd Jul '13 12:12:56 PM JusticeReaper
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* InnocentInsensitive: During a social get-together, Charlene insists that most of the other persons present have some traces of African ancestry. Being a Scottish foreigner by birth and upbringing, she doesn't realize that this is a very touchy issue for Jamaicans ([[TruthInTelevision as it was during the 1950s]]); indeed, it causes a great deal of rage in Roxanne, who's Trinidadian by birth, and it triggers Mother Laidlaw's BerserkButton when she finds out her sons were looped into that description as well.

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* InnocentInsensitive: InnocentlyInsensitive: During a social get-together, Charlene insists that most of the other persons present have some traces of African ancestry.ancestry, only stopping when Magistrate Angwin glares at her (and even then, she's still confused at the negative reactions). Being a Scottish foreigner by birth and upbringing, she doesn't realize that this is a very touchy issue for Jamaicans ([[TruthInTelevision as it was during the 1950s]]); indeed, it causes a great deal of rage in Roxanne, who's Trinidadian by birth, and it triggers Mother Laidlaw's BerserkButton when she finds out her sons were looped into that description as well.
2nd Jul '13 12:08:08 PM JusticeReaper
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* AffablyEvil: Fritzie.
* AllMenArePerverts: Fritzie.
* AmoralAttorney: [[RuleofThree Fritzie]].

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* AffablyEvil: Fritzie.
Fritzie. He's highly disliked by the rest of Montego Bay's male populace because he's a SmugSnake and AmoralAttorney, but he's still quite sociable.
* AllMenArePerverts: Fritzie.
Fritzie again.
* AmoralAttorney: [[RuleofThree Fritzie]].Fritzie, once more. He once managed to convince a client, who was clearly guilty of murder, to wring some sympathy out of the jury by faking tears using an onion, thus reducing his potential sentence.



* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: The information given to the reader about Elijah Lewis's back-story makes it seem so.

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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: The information given to the reader about Elijah Lewis's back-story makes it seem so. For one thing, he was cruelly treated while he was in prison, prior to his going mad.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: After campaigning to get Elijah Lewis's death penalty revoked, and failing in the process, Father Huck [[TearJerker breaks down]] [[HeroicBSOD crying in Missus Grandison's arms]]...then the next Sunday he [[MoodWhiplash lets loose]] with a '''SAVAGE''' FireAndBrimstoneHell sermon that convinces hardened sinners in the congregation to change their ways, and for the rest of the novel he drops several not-so-subtle hints in his sermons that Magistrate Angwin knows are meant for him (because Angwin was the one who pronounced the death penalty in the first place).
* BigBad: Fritzie.
* BigEater: Father Huck, an American, has an intense craving for Jamaican food, as noted by Fritzie.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: After campaigning to get Elijah Lewis's death penalty revoked, and failing in the process, Father Huck [[TearJerker breaks down]] [[HeroicBSOD breaks down crying in Missus Grandison's arms]]...then the next Sunday he [[MoodWhiplash lets loose]] with a '''SAVAGE''' FireAndBrimstoneHell sermon that convinces hardened sinners in the congregation to change their ways, and for the rest of the novel he drops several not-so-subtle hints in his sermons that Magistrate Angwin knows are meant for him (because Angwin was the one who pronounced the death penalty in the first place).
* BigBad: Fritzie.
* BigEater: Father Huck, an American, has an intense craving for Jamaican food, as noted by Fritzie. His housekeeper, Missus Grandison, facilitates this, and at one point she convinces him to eat a whole chicken simply because she believes a man must be well-fed.



* ButtMonkey: O'Hara. His wife Roxanne, who's physically bigger than he is, frequently beats him up; he's manipulated by his maid Iris, with whom he's having an affair; and the stress of keeping said affair from his wife makes him a nervous wreck.

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* ButtMonkey: O'Hara. His Two examples in O'Hara and Magistrate Angwin.
** O'Hara's
wife Roxanne, who's physically bigger than he is, frequently beats him up; he's manipulated by his maid Iris, with whom he's having an affair; and the stress of keeping said affair from his wife makes him a nervous wreck.



* TheCasanova: Fritzie, once more.

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* TheCasanova: Fritzie, once more. Or at least, he'd like to think so.



* CovertPervert: Both Father Huck and his maid Missus Grandison, though neither is aware of the otherís thoughts. [[spoiler:Until the end of the story]].
** Fritzie suspects his secretary, Lilly Perkins, of being this, what with her antics with him during their trysts together.

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* CovertPervert: Both Father Huck and his maid Missus Grandison, though neither is aware of the otherís thoughts. [[spoiler:Until thoughts [[spoiler:until the end of the story]].
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story]]. Fritzie suspects his secretary, Lilly Perkins, of being this, what with her antics with him during their trysts together.



* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: The aim of all the regatta competitors is to dethrone Fritzie, the reigning champion - to the point that they don't even care who wins, as long as it's not ''him.''

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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: The aim of all the regatta competitors is to dethrone Fritzie, the reigning champion - to champion--to the point that they don't even care who wins, as long as it's not ''him.''


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* InnocentInsensitive: During a social get-together, Charlene insists that most of the other persons present have some traces of African ancestry. Being a Scottish foreigner by birth and upbringing, she doesn't realize that this is a very touchy issue for Jamaicans ([[TruthInTelevision as it was during the 1950s]]); indeed, it causes a great deal of rage in Roxanne, who's Trinidadian by birth, and it triggers Mother Laidlaw's BerserkButton when she finds out her sons were looped into that description as well.


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* MalignedMixedMarriage: Charlene's mother was not supportive of her daughter marrying Magistrate Angwin, a black man and (at the time) an up-and-coming barrister. Charlene's father, on the other hand, didn't care, since his daughter was at least marrying ''somebody''.


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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Why Magistrate Angwin married Charlene. There's a (sort of) justification for this--his ancestors were white plantation owners, but one of his direct patriarchal ancestors had a fling with a black woman, "tarnishing" the bloodline as a result. The magistrate's relatives joke that his marrying Charlene allowed him to "put a little cream in his coffee," the deeper meaning of which is lost on her.
27th Jun '13 9:18:49 PM JusticeReaper
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The setting is the 1950s, in Montego Bay, St. James. A member of the local BlueBlood community has been murdered, throwing the city in an uproar. His murderer, Elijah Lewis, is quickly caught, but tension hangs in the air as the townspeople wonder aloud how soon he'll be executed. This happens around the same time when the annual yacht race is scheduled to take place, and a number of the participants are already gearing themselves up for the event.

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The setting is the 1950s, 1955, in Montego Bay, St. James. A member of the local BlueBlood community has been murdered, throwing the city in an uproar. His murderer, Elijah Lewis, is quickly caught, but tension hangs in the air as the townspeople wonder aloud how soon he'll be executed. This happens around the same time when the annual yacht race is scheduled to take place, and a number of the participants are already gearing themselves up for the event.


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* DistantFinale: The story's epilogue takes place twenty-four years after the main plot, and outlines, through a conversation between a bartender, a minister, and a white expatriate, [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue what has happened to the main characters and their children]].


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* MenDontCry: In the epilogue, the minister is openly hostile toward the white expatriate for weeping publicly.[[hottip:*:There's more to it, too--the expatriate is crying about how the social structure of Jamaica has changed in the twenty-plus years since he has been out of Jamaica, while the minister, a black man, is angry that the other man is longing for a system that essentially fostered the putting-down of the black race.]]
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