History Literature / TheManWhoLaughs

13th Apr '16 2:58:37 AM Morgenthaler
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The original novel follows a path similar to many of Hugo's other novels, ending in a depressing DownerEnding. Though not the author's most well-known work, there have been several film versions of the story (only one of which is in sound). The most well-known and best remembered adaptation is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful 1928 movie. It featured Creator/ConradVeidt as the main character, whose [[SlasherSmile freakish grin]] and [[MonsterClown clown-like]] appearance was the primary inspiration for Creator//TheJoker, which came full circle in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.

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The original novel follows a path similar to many of Hugo's other novels, ending in a depressing DownerEnding. Though not the author's most well-known work, there have been several film versions of the story (only one of which is in sound). The most well-known and best remembered adaptation is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful 1928 movie. It featured Creator/ConradVeidt as the main character, whose [[SlasherSmile freakish grin]] and [[MonsterClown clown-like]] appearance was the primary inspiration for Creator//TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, which came full circle in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.
13th Apr '16 2:58:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* FreakyIsCool: Gwynplaine is understandably unhappy with his freakish appearance, but Dea loves that no matter how bad things are, he is always smiling when she "sees" his face.
** Also, Josiana thinks he's sexy.

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* FreakyIsCool: Gwynplaine is understandably unhappy with his freakish appearance, but Dea loves that no matter how bad things are, he is always smiling when she "sees" his face.
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face. Also, Josiana thinks he's sexy.



** Also a PunnyName with Homo (who's a wolf): "Man is a wolf to man".



* PunnyName: Homo (who's a wolf): "Man is a wolf to man".



** Not to mention a direct inspiration for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.



** In fact, that's where the original movie ends.
13th Apr '16 2:56:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies / DrivenToSuicide]]: Implied at the end of the book.

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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies / DrivenToSuicide]]: %%* TheHeroDies: Implied at the end of the book.
13th Apr '16 2:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* AristocratsAreEvil: And how.

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* %%* AristocratsAreEvil: And how.



* BlindAndTheBeast
* BreakTheCutie: Dea and Gwynplaine's idealism.
* CheshireCatGrin

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* %%* BlindAndTheBeast
* %%* BreakTheCutie: Dea and Gwynplaine's idealism.
* %%* CheshireCatGrin



* CorruptBureaucrat: Barkilphedro, who drives the plot.

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* %%* CorruptBureaucrat: Barkilphedro, who drives the plot.



* DisabledLoveInterest: Dea

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* %%* DisabledLoveInterest: Dea



* GlasgowGrin: Gwynplaine's smile likely applies.
* TheGrotesque: Gwynplaine, obviously.
* HappilyEverBefore: Invoked in the movie.

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* %%* GlasgowGrin: Gwynplaine's smile likely applies.
* %%* TheGrotesque: Gwynplaine, obviously.
* %%* HappilyEverBefore: Invoked in the movie.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Queen Anne Stuart.
* IdleRich : how most aristocrats are represented.

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* %%* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Queen Anne Stuart.
* %%* IdleRich : how most aristocrats are represented.



* LonelyAtTheTop : As Gwynplaine finds out.

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* %%* LonelyAtTheTop : As Gwynplaine finds out.



* NotBloodSiblings : Gwynplaine and Dea grew up together.
* TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.

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* %%* NotBloodSiblings : Gwynplaine and Dea grew up together.
* %%* TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.



* RagsToRiches : Gwynplaine.

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* %%* RagsToRiches : Gwynplaine.



* StarcrossedLovers: Dea and Gwynplaine. At least in the novel...
* TeamDad: Ursus.

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* %%* StarcrossedLovers: Dea and Gwynplaine. At least in the novel...
* %%* TeamDad: Ursus.
15th Jan '16 8:07:54 PM maxwellsilver
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The eponymous protagonist, Gwynplaine, bears a face disfigured by torture into a [[GlasgowSmile permanent smile]]. As a child, it was done to him in order to punish him for his nobleman father's offense to the king. One night, after being abandoned in the snow, Gwynplaine wanders aimlessly, seeking shelter. He comes across the corpse of a woman who had frozen to death underneath a dead man hanging from a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbet gibbet]]. In her arms, he finds a still living, blind baby girl. Eventually, Gwynplaine comes to the home of the charlatan [[MeaningfulName Ursus]] and his wolf companion [[MeaningfulName Homo]]. Ursus has pity upon the two orphan children and takes them in.

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The eponymous protagonist, Gwynplaine, bears a face disfigured by torture into a [[GlasgowSmile permanent smile]]. As a child, it was done to him in order to punish him for his nobleman father's offense to the king. One night, after being abandoned in the snow, Gwynplaine wanders aimlessly, seeking shelter. He comes across the corpse of a woman who had frozen to death underneath a dead man hanging from a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbet gibbet]]. In her arms, he finds a still living, blind baby girl. Eventually, Gwynplaine comes to the home of the charlatan [[MeaningfulName Ursus]] Ursus and his wolf companion [[MeaningfulName Homo]].Homo. Ursus has pity upon the two orphan children and takes them in.



The original novel follows a path similar to many of Hugo's other novels, ending in a depressing DownerEnding. Though not the author's most well-known work, there have been several film versions of the story (only one of which is in sound). The most well-known and best remembered adaptation is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful 1928 movie. It featured [[LooksLikeCesare Conrad Veidt]] as the main character, whose [[SlasherSmile freakish grin]] and [[MonsterClown clown-like]] appearance was the primary inspiration for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, which came full circle in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.

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The original novel follows a path similar to many of Hugo's other novels, ending in a depressing DownerEnding. Though not the author's most well-known work, there have been several film versions of the story (only one of which is in sound). The most well-known and best remembered adaptation is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful 1928 movie. It featured [[LooksLikeCesare Conrad Veidt]] Creator/ConradVeidt as the main character, whose [[SlasherSmile freakish grin]] and [[MonsterClown clown-like]] appearance was the primary inspiration for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Creator//TheJoker, which came full circle in 2005 with "Batman: The Man Who Laughs", the sequel to ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.
23rd Aug '15 1:02:31 PM jedidarrick
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[[caption-width-right:278:His love is real, but his smile is not.]]

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[[caption-width-right:278:His [[caption-width-right:250:His love is real, but his smile is not.]]
19th Jul '15 5:46:28 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* ChekhovsGun: The bottle who was left in the sea when the ship sank at the start of the book, is found years later, and reveals Gwynplaine`s heritage.

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* ChekhovsGun: The bottle who was left in the sea when the a ship sank at the start of the book, is found years later, and reveals revealing Gwynplaine`s heritage.
19th Jul '15 5:09:24 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* ChekhovsGun: The bottle who was left in the sea when the ship sank at the start of the book, is found years later, and reveals Gwynplaine`s heritage.
* CorruptBureaucrat: Barkilphedro, who drives the plot.
19th Jul '15 5:06:48 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Queen Anne Stuart.
16th Nov '14 11:24:39 PM AP
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* ModestyTowel: In the 1928 film, after the Duchess gets out of the bath, she wraps a long towel around her body and walks around her room with Homo.
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