History Literature / TheLunatic

24th Apr '16 6:12:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Paul Campbell would later be known as [[CowboyCop Capone]] in the Jamaican drama film ''Third World Cop, '' as well as having a starring role in ''Dancehall Queen. ''
** Carl Bradshaw also starred as Ringo in the Jamaican comedy movie ''Smile Orange,'' and appeared in ''The Harder They Come'' with actor/musician Jimmy Cliff.
30th May '15 9:56:23 PM JusticeReaper
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[[caption-width-right:262:[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No, the flower was not just talking]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:262:[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No, the flower was not just talking]].talking. Nor is it shaped like female genitalia with teeth]].]]



* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: [[spoiler:Service murdered his own father]].

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* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Service murdered his own father]].
10th Nov '13 8:55:21 PM JIKTV
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The novel spawned a [[TheMovieOfTheBook film]] in 1991, starring Paul Campbell and Carl Bradshaw as Aloysius and Service, respectively.

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The novel spawned a [[TheMovieOfTheBook [[TheFilmOfTheBook film]] in 1991, starring Paul Campbell and Carl Bradshaw as Aloysius and Service, respectively.
27th Jun '13 7:28:55 PM JusticeReaper
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[[caption-width-right:262:[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No, the flower was not just talking to you]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:262:[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No, the flower was not just talking to you]].talking]].]]
25th Jun '13 9:18:07 PM JusticeReaper
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[[caption-width-right:262:[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No, the flower was not just talking to you]].]]
25th Jun '13 1:38:05 PM JusticeReaper
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Aloysius is the village madman in Moneague, St. Ann, tolerated by his neighbors but otherwise shunned because of his tendency to [[TheMentallyDisturbed hold conversations]] with literally ''everything:'' [[HearingVoices rocks, trees, bushes, animals, etc.]] He lives in the bushland, where he often seeks shelter under the limbs of a friendly flame-heart tree, and scavenges for wild fruit to feed himself. Because he's a lunatic, he's shunned by the local women, and as a result hasn't had any sex in two years. He also claims to have a thousand names, which he'll spout off if you [[SchmuckBait ask him his name.]]

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Aloysius is the village madman in Moneague, St. Ann, tolerated by his neighbors but otherwise shunned because of his tendency to [[TheMentallyDisturbed hold conversations]] with literally ''everything:'' [[HearingVoices rocks, trees, bushes, animals, etc.]] etc]]. He lives in the bushland, where he often seeks shelter under the limbs of a friendly flame-heart tree, and scavenges for wild fruit to feed himself. Because he's a lunatic, he's shunned by the local women, and as a result hasn't had any sex in two years. He also claims to have a thousand names, which he'll spout off if you [[SchmuckBait ask him his name.]]
name]].



Inga, it turns out, is sex-crazy. HilarityEnsues. Then she brings in a second local man, a butcher named Service, to satisfy herself. [[UpToEleven Even MORE hilarity ensues,]] leading to the three concocting a plan to burgle the house of the local landowner.

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Inga, it turns out, is sex-crazy. HilarityEnsues. Then she brings in a second local man, a butcher named Service, to satisfy herself. [[UpToEleven Even MORE hilarity ensues,]] ensues]], leading to the three concocting a plan to burgle the house of the local landowner.


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* OverlyLongName: Did we mention that Aloysius has [[UpToEleven a thousand names]]?
--> Aloysius Gossamer Longshoreman Technocracy Parliamentarian Patriarch Verdure Emulative Perihelion...
7th Jun '13 10:47:31 AM JusticeReaper
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Aloysius is the village madman in Moneague, St. Ann, tolerated by his neighbors but otherwise shunned because of his tendency to [[TheMentallyDisturbed hold conversations]] with literally ''everything:'' [[HearingVoices rocks, trees, bushes, animals, etc.]] He lives in the bushland, where he often seeks shelter under the limbs of a friendly flame-heart tree, and scavenges for wild fruit to feed himself. Because he's a lunatic, he's shunned by the local women, and as a result hasn't had any in two years. He also claims to have a thousand names, which he'll spout off if you [[SchmuckBait ask him his name.]]

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Aloysius is the village madman in Moneague, St. Ann, tolerated by his neighbors but otherwise shunned because of his tendency to [[TheMentallyDisturbed hold conversations]] with literally ''everything:'' [[HearingVoices rocks, trees, bushes, animals, etc.]] He lives in the bushland, where he often seeks shelter under the limbs of a friendly flame-heart tree, and scavenges for wild fruit to feed himself. Because he's a lunatic, he's shunned by the local women, and as a result hasn't had any sex in two years. He also claims to have a thousand names, which he'll spout off if you [[SchmuckBait ask him his name.]]



* RapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: Inga does this to both Aloysius and Service.
7th Jun '13 10:29:27 AM JusticeReaper
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* BloodKnight: Service is a little too eager to use his knives and machete. It doesn’t help that his profession is that of a butcher, or that he derives amusement from [[NightmareFuel beheading chickens and then watching the headless corpses run around blindly.]]

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* BloodKnight: Service is a little too eager to use his knives and machete. It doesn’t help that his profession is that of a butcher, or that he derives amusement from [[NightmareFuel [[OffWithHisHead beheading chickens and then watching the headless corpses run around blindly.]]blindly]].



* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler:Inga escapes from the jail where she’s held for her part in the robbery of Busha’s house at the end of the novel.]]

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* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler:Inga escapes from the jail where she’s held for her part in the robbery of Busha’s house at the end of the novel.]]novel]].



* FlatEarthAtheist: Service claims that there is no God, no heaven, no hell, no coming back from death, no reincarnation...for him, everything is mud. [[CharacterDevelopment He improves his viewpoint much later.]]

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Service claims that there is no God, no heaven, no hell, no coming back from death, no reincarnation...for him, everything is mud. [[CharacterDevelopment He improves his viewpoint much later.]]later]].



--> '''Inga:''' [[spoiler:Cockroach poison.]]
--> '''Aloysius:''' [[spoiler:Cockroach poison?]]
--> '''Inga:''' Vhy not? [[RefugeInAudacity Vhat does it matter vhat I say?]]

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--> '''Inga:''' [[spoiler:Cockroach poison.]]
poison]].
--> '''Aloysius:''' [[spoiler:Cockroach poison?]]
poison]].
--> '''Inga:''' Vhy not? [[RefugeInAudacity Vhat does it matter vhat I say?]]say]]?



* RunningGag: "Aloysius Gossamer Longshoreman Technocracy Predominate Involuted Enraptured Parliamentarian Patriarch Verdure..." And that's only a mere handful of his [[IHaveManyNames thousand names.]]

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* RunningGag: "Aloysius Gossamer Longshoreman Technocracy Predominate Involuted Enraptured Parliamentarian Patriarch Verdure..." And that's only a mere handful of his [[IHaveManyNames thousand names.]]names]].



* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: [[spoiler:Service murdered his own father.]]

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* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: [[spoiler:Service murdered his own father.]]father]].
11th Feb '13 9:48:39 PM Antwan
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''The Lunatic'' is a novel by Jamaican author AnthonyWinkler, published in 1987.

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''The Lunatic'' is a novel by Jamaican author AnthonyWinkler, Creator/AnthonyWinkler, published in 1987.




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* YourCheatingHeart: Busha has cheated on his wife a few times. She remains blissfully unaware.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Busha has cheated on his wife a few times. She remains blissfully unaware.unaware.
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12th Jul '12 7:22:14 AM JusticeReaper
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''The Lunatic'' is a novel by Jamaican author AnthonyWinkler, published in 1987.

Aloysius is the village madman in Moneague, St. Ann, tolerated by his neighbors but otherwise shunned because of his tendency to [[TheMentallyDisturbed hold conversations]] with literally ''everything:'' [[HearingVoices rocks, trees, bushes, animals, etc.]] He lives in the bushland, where he often seeks shelter under the limbs of a friendly flame-heart tree, and scavenges for wild fruit to feed himself. Because he's a lunatic, he's shunned by the local women, and as a result hasn't had any in two years. He also claims to have a thousand names, which he'll spout off if you [[SchmuckBait ask him his name.]]

Then one day, he meets Inga Schmidt, a German tourist who's out snapping photos of the local flora and fauna. Their meeting is very unexpected: she finds him asleep with his, er, flag-pole flying high, and takes photos of it.

Inga, it turns out, is sex-crazy. HilarityEnsues. Then she brings in a second local man, a butcher named Service, to satisfy herself. [[UpToEleven Even MORE hilarity ensues,]] leading to the three concocting a plan to burgle the house of the local landowner.

The novel spawned a [[TheMovieOfTheBook film]] in 1991, starring Paul Campbell and Carl Bradshaw as Aloysius and Service, respectively.

!!Tropes present in ''The Lunatic:''
* AnythingThatMoves: Inga. Also the village doctor.
* TheAtoner: Service at the end of the novel.
* BadDreams: Aloysius suffers from them a few times.
* BadassNormal: Inga.
* BigEater: Aloysius.
* BigFancyHouse: Hubert "Busha" Macintosh, the local landowner, has one. So does Barrister Lingstrom.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Inga claims this about Aloysius.
--> '''Inga:''' I stay vith him because he has a big c---! Vhat you think of that?!
* BloodKnight: Service is a little too eager to use his knives and machete. It doesn’t help that his profession is that of a butcher, or that he derives amusement from [[NightmareFuel beheading chickens and then watching the headless corpses run around blindly.]]
* ButtMonkey: Aloysius suffers all sorts of mishaps throughout the story. Service gets his fair share of this trope as well.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Inga does this to her father in the movie adaptation.
* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler:Inga escapes from the jail where she’s held for her part in the robbery of Busha’s house at the end of the novel.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Aloysius and Service both get this. Service's is especially noteworthy, as he goes from being a FlatEarthAtheist and BloodKnight to TheAtoner.
* ComedicSociopathy: During her first sexual escapade with Aloysius, Inga beats him up for...being too quick. She does the same thing to Service later.
* DarkActionGirl: Inga knows her kung fu. She’s actually strong enough to break off a tree limb with her bare hand.
* DeadpanSnarker: Service.
--> '''Aloysius:''' Mi brain confuse.
--> '''Service:''' What brain?
** A lot of the animals and vegetation that Aloysius hears talking serve in this capacity as well.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[NoodleIncident Whatever Inga did to the boy]] who called her an insulting name. However, it is potent enough that his cronies never call her any nicknames again.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: And boy, Aloysius deserves it.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Service claims that there is no God, no heaven, no hell, no coming back from death, no reincarnation...for him, everything is mud. [[CharacterDevelopment He improves his viewpoint much later.]]
* FreudianExcuse: The film version hints that Inga may have one for her behaviour.
* GenreSavvy: Inga proves herself to be this, training Aloysius and Service to burgle houses in little time, and supplying gloves for them to hide fingerprints and wrapping their feet to prevent leaving footprints, in preparation to rob Busha's house.
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Aloysius with Inga [[spoiler:and later the widow, Mrs. Dawkins]].
* HappilyMarried: Busha Macintosh and his wife Sarah.
* HeelFaceTurn: Service.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Paul Campbell would later be known as [[CowboyCop Capone]] in the Jamaican drama film ''Third World Cop, '' as well as having a starring role in ''Dancehall Queen. ''
** Carl Bradshaw also starred as Ringo in the Jamaican comedy movie ''Smile Orange,'' and appeared in ''The Harder They Come'' with actor/musician Jimmy Cliff.
* ImmodestOrgasm: “O-iso-propoxy-phenyl!”
--> '''Aloysius:''' What dat word mean?
--> '''Inga:''' [[spoiler:Cockroach poison.]]
--> '''Aloysius:''' [[spoiler:Cockroach poison?]]
--> '''Inga:''' Vhy not? [[RefugeInAudacity Vhat does it matter vhat I say?]]
--> '''Aloysius:''' It don’t matter.
* JerkAss: Service, before his HeelFaceTurn. Also, Busha.
* KidsAreCruel: The schoolchildren mock Aloysius for his madness, and a group of schoolboys take it upon themselves to point out other people's physical deformities and oddities. Inga retaliates against one of them in what later becomes a NoodleIncident.
* KnifeNut: Service.
* LargeHam: Inga’s actress in the film version.
* LoveTriangle: Aloysius, Inga and Service.
* MamaBear: The mother of the boy Inga assaults swears an oath that she'll kill the white woman before sundown. Thanks to Aloysius's intervention, it doesn't happen.
* ManlyTears: Aloysius does this from time to time.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: Aloysius, of course.
* NoodleIncident: Nobody ever finds out just what Inga did to that poor kid, though we can be very certain AttemptedRape is involved somehow.
--> '''Mother:''' She hold him down and do something to de boy so wicked and nasty dat to dis day him won't tell me what she do!
* OnlySaneMan: Of the TrueCompanions, Service believes himself to be this.
* ParentalAbandonment: Aloysius experienced this, being raised only by his aunt. For him, it's a source of [[TearJerker sorrowful wishing]].
* PrecisionFStrike: Inga's mouth is among the dirtiest in the whole story.
--> '''Inga:''' S---! F---! P---! F---! B----! B----! C---!
--> '''Busha:''' ''(to Aloysius)'' The woman is even madder than you!
* RapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: Inga does this to both Aloysius and Service.
* RuleOfFunny: A lot of what happens in the book is PlayedForLaughs.
* RunningGag: "Aloysius Gossamer Longshoreman Technocracy Predominate Involuted Enraptured Parliamentarian Patriarch Verdure..." And that's only a mere handful of his [[IHaveManyNames thousand names.]]
* SchmuckBait: Go ahead and ask Aloysius his name. We'll wait.
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: [[spoiler:Service murdered his own father.]]
* SmiteMeOhMightySmiter: Service challenges God to strike him down if he's lying about [[spoiler:killing his father]] as Inga claims he is. God doesn't oblige.
* TrueCompanions: Of a rather weird sort: Aloysius, Inga, Service, and the flame-heart tree that has always been Aloysius's companion.
* {{Tsundere}}: Inga.
* VerbalTic: Being German, Inga pronounces her W’s like V’s. Aloysius later starts copying her unconsciously.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Guy]]: Inga's father in the movie adaptation.
* YourCheatingHeart: Busha has cheated on his wife a few times. She remains blissfully unaware.
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