History Literature / TheHundredAndOneDalmatians

19th May '17 5:37:00 PM Bergamot
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Inverted. At the end of the novel, when trying to find the owners of the other 82 puppies, the Dearlys are surprised to find that no one is looking for them...because they're not stolen. Cruella simply purchased them legally.
11th Feb '17 6:25:05 PM Roo
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* BrainlessBeauty: Missis is described as very pretty and brave but also somewhat vain, selfish, and baffled by abstract concepts such as "left". Then again, many dogs are.

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* BrainlessBeauty: Missis is described as very pretty and brave but also somewhat silly, vain, selfish, and baffled by abstract concepts such as "left". Then again, many dogs are.are -- and Pongo is very aware that while Missis may not be as clever as he is, she has better instincts.
11th Feb '17 5:03:44 PM Roo
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* BigEater: Missis is rather obsessed with food, to the point where of all the weird things that happens in ''The Starlight Barking,'' the one thing that truly astonishes her is that she ''isn't hungry.''
9th Jan '17 2:33:06 AM Roo
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** Cruella, in keeping with her "devil" theme, has an [[PyroManiac above-average]] fascination for fire. At one point in the novel she stops her car and temporarily drops the chase of the dalmatians in order to watch a bakery burn. Though nothing is ever stated, older readers might note that her glee at seeing the fire burning almost takes on a tint of sexual excitement and ecstasy.

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** Cruella, in keeping with her "devil" theme, has an [[PyroManiac above-average]] fascination for fire. At one point in the novel she stops her car and temporarily drops the chase of the dalmatians in order to watch a bakery burn. Though nothing is ever stated, older readers might note that her glee at seeing the fire burning almost takes on a tint of sexual excitement and ecstasy.ecstasy.
** This last one was in fact so obvious that at least one audio drama adaptation changed the scene into more of an example of EvilIsPetty. The ecstasy angle with its sexual hints is completely dropped; instead Cruella stops to watch the bakery burn because it's so ''hilarious'' to see the panicked people running back and forth and trying to put it out.
19th Nov '16 2:16:30 AM Morgenthaler
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26th Sep '16 11:52:07 PM Chariset
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* CatsAreMean: Zigzagged. The cats are friendly to the dogs, but Cruella's cat commits a vicious act that is directly responsible for her downfall (she lets the dalmatians into the house to destroy the De Vil stock of furs in retaliation for all the kittens Cruella drowned). She later confides that she could foresee Cruella heading for a bad end and wanted to be there to witness it.

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* CatsAreMean: Zigzagged. The cats are friendly to the dogs, but Cruella's cat commits a vicious act that is directly responsible for her downfall (she lets the dalmatians into the house to destroy the De Vil stock of furs in retaliation for all the kittens Cruella drowned). drowned). She later confides that she could foresee Cruella heading for a bad end and wanted to be there to witness it.



* DogWalksYou: In ThisInMyHuman fashion, Pongo and Missis think of themselves as putting the Dearlys on the leash and taking them out for some air.

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* DogWalksYou: In ThisInMyHuman ThisIsMyHuman fashion, Pongo and Missis think of themselves as putting the Dearlys on the leash and taking them out for some air.



* RealityEnsues: The real life difficulties of the plot come up over and over again. Fifteen puppies are too much for Missis, leading Mr Dearly to start feeding puppies himself while Mrs Dearly looks for a nurse dog. Also, the trip back to London on foot is more than most of the puppies can handle, particularly for Cadpig. And Pongo is aware that getting "home" might not mean safety and a hot meal since the Dearlys won't possibly have enough food on hand for dozens of puppies.

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* RealityEnsues: The real life difficulties of the plot come up over and over again. Fifteen puppies are too much for Missis, leading Mr Dearly to start feeding puppies himself while Mrs Dearly looks for a nurse dog. Also, the trip back to London on foot is more than most of the puppies can handle, particularly for Cadpig. And Pongo is aware that getting "home" might not mean safety and a hot meal since the Dearlys won't possibly have enough food on hand for dozens of puppies.



* ThisIsMyHuman: The dogs refer to the Dearlys as their pets. They are aware that the Dearlys believe it's the other way around, but they find it charming and let their humans continue to believe so.

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* ThisIsMyHuman: The dogs refer to the Dearlys as their pets. They are aware that the Dearlys believe it's the other way around, but they find it charming and let their humans continue to believe so.
26th Sep '16 11:51:50 PM Chariset
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*** And during the Dearlys' dinner party grinds huge amounts of pepper over everything before eating it, including the fruit salad.

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*** And during the Dearlys' dinner party she grinds huge amounts of pepper over everything before eating it, including the fruit salad.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Cruella, as opposed to her AxCrazy depiction in other works. She genuinely doesn't see why Dalmatian dogs are supposed to be beloved family pets instead of fur animals like everything else. But since she has the drive and wherewithal to do anything she likes, she's terrifying.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Cruella, as opposed to her AxCrazy depiction in other works. She genuinely doesn't see why Dalmatian dogs are supposed to be beloved family pets instead of mindless fur animals like everything else.animals. But since she has the drive and wherewithal to do anything she likes, she's terrifying.



* CatsAreMean: Averted.
** Well, averted by Willow but subverted by Cruella's cat. She is initially hostile to the Dalmatians but the book makes a point that this was only the result of mistreatment by her owner ([[MoralEventHorizon Cruella had drowned thirty-three of her kittens]]), and she befriends the Dalmatians -- we eventually learn that she stayed with Cruella for so long because she knew Cruella was heading for a bad end and she wanted to be there to witness it.

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* CatsAreMean: Averted.
** Well, averted by Willow
Zigzagged. The cats are friendly to the dogs, but subverted by Cruella's cat. She is initially hostile to the Dalmatians but the book makes cat commits a point vicious act that this was only is directly responsible for her downfall (she lets the result dalmatians into the house to destroy the De Vil stock of mistreatment by her owner ([[MoralEventHorizon furs in retaliation for all the kittens Cruella had drowned thirty-three of her kittens]]), and she befriends the Dalmatians -- we eventually learn drowned). She later confides that she stayed with could foresee Cruella for so long because she knew Cruella was heading for a bad end and she wanted to be there to witness it.



* DogWalksYou

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* DogWalksYouDogWalksYou: In ThisInMyHuman fashion, Pongo and Missis think of themselves as putting the Dearlys on the leash and taking them out for some air.



* {{Malaproper}}: Missis isn't good with large words. For example, she gets offended when she learns the Dearlys will found a "nasty din" of dalmatians, only for Pongo to explain what a "dynasty" is.



* RealityEnsues: The real life difficulties of the plot come up over and over again. Fifteen puppies are too much for Missis, leading Mr Dearly to start feeding puppies himself while Mrs Dearly looks for a nurse dog. Also, the trip back to London on foot is more than most of the puppies can handle, particularly for Cadpig. And Pongo is aware that getting "home" might not mean safety and a hot meal since the Dearlys won't possibly have enough food on hand for dozens of puppies.



* RightHandCat: Cruella's white Persian cat. Subverted, in that the cat hates Cruella and Cruella herself keeps her only because she's a valuable pedigree.

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* RightHandCat: Cruella's white Persian cat. Subverted, in that the cat hates Cruella and Cruella herself keeps her only because she's a valuable pedigree.hates her.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After rescuing the puppies, the dalmatians break into Cruella's house and destroy every fur that she owns. This wasn't just about revenge, though: Pongo was trying to put the de Vils out of business so that they couldn't try again with another group of dalmatian puppies. (Missis, understandably, had less noble motives).

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After rescuing the puppies, the dalmatians break into Cruella's house and destroy every fur that she owns. This wasn't just about revenge, though: Pongo was trying to put the de Vils out of business so that they couldn't try again with another group of dalmatian puppies. (Missis, understandably, had less noble motives).was happy to do it for any reason).
* ThisIsMyHuman: The dogs refer to the Dearlys as their pets. They are aware that the Dearlys believe it's the other way around, but they find it charming and let their humans continue to believe so.



* VillainBall: There was no reason at all for Cruella to kidnap the Dearly puppies. She already owned 82 dalmatian puppies, which should have been plenty to start her fur farm. The only thing that taking the Dearly puppies accomplished was 1) Wasting money (she paid more to the dog thieves than she had for any litter), 2) Bringing unwanted police attention (nothing she'd done before was illegal), 3) Causing her husband's business to be destroyed by 99 extremely irate Dalmatians.

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* VillainBall: There was no reason at all for Cruella to kidnap the Dearly puppies. She already owned 82 dalmatian puppies, which should have been plenty to start her fur farm. The only thing that taking the Dearly puppies accomplished was 1) Wasting wasting money (she paid more to the dog thieves than she had for any litter), 2) Bringing bringing unwanted police attention (nothing she'd done before was illegal), 3) Causing causing her husband's business to be destroyed by 99 extremely irate Dalmatians.
15th Aug '16 3:31:32 PM DinoMaurus
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The book was adapted several times by Creator/{{Disney}} into ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. Dodie Smith also penned a lesser known sequel, ''The Starlight Barking'' (1967).

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The book was adapted several times by Creator/{{Disney}} into ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. Dodie Smith also penned a lesser known sequel, ''The Starlight Barking'' (1967).
20th Jan '16 4:31:57 AM Cavalier
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** Cruella's, and to a lesser extent, the Dearlys' London homes also qualify, as the Outer Circle was (and is) one of the most prestigious locations in London.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Foreign Secretary and the Minister of Transport in Cadpig's Cabinet in ''The Starlight Barking'' are gentle parodies of the actual Cabinet ministers at the time.
23rd Oct '15 3:19:03 PM margdean56
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*** And during the Dearlys' dinner party pours huge amounts of pepper over everything before eating it, including the fruit salad.

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*** And during the Dearlys' dinner party pours grinds huge amounts of pepper over everything before eating it, including the fruit salad.
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