History Literature / TheMasterAndMargarita

18th Oct '17 2:25:38 PM migmit
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* ATeamFiring: During a showdown between Behemoth and the Moscow police, a firefight ensues in which ''nobody'' gets injured - in a ''tiny room''. However, Behemoth's terrible marksmanship is established in an earlier scene when he tries to show off.

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* ATeamFiring: During a showdown between Behemoth and the Moscow police, a firefight ensues in which ''nobody'' gets injured - in a ''tiny room''. However, Behemoth's terrible marksmanship Behemoth is established in an earlier scene when he tries just messing with the cops, and so uses his demonic powers to show off.make sure bullets either disappear, or at least don't hurt anyone.
17th Oct '17 9:56:07 AM akanesarumara
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* ThatCameOutWrong: In the original and translations to Slavic languages ("Bezdomny" means "Homeless"), Ivan's phone call to the police goes like "It's Ivan, the homeless! I'm calling from the insane asylum!" No wonder the conversation is ''short''.

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* ThatCameOutWrong: In the original and translations to Slavic languages as well as in editions chosing to translate the meaningful moniker ("Bezdomny" means "Homeless"), Ivan's phone call to the police goes like "It's Ivan, the homeless! I'm calling from the insane asylum!" No wonder the conversation is ''short''.
28th Sep '17 3:36:30 PM Ciara25
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* DecoyProtagonist: Ivan the poet. The Master and especially Margarita are introduced relatively late in the book -- the Master first appears a third of the way through the novel, in a chapter [[LampshadeHanging entitled]] ''Enter the Hero''.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Ivan the poet. The Master and especially Margarita are introduced relatively late in the book -- the Master first appears a third of the way through the novel, in a chapter [[LampshadeHanging entitled]] ''Enter the Hero''.Hero'', and Margarita doesn't show up in person until the halfway mark.



* DevilInPlainSight

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* DevilInPlainSightDevilInPlainSight: Woland; Ivan ''tries'' to warn people about his true nature, but the atheistic Soviet society mean people simply can't accept he's Satan.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Woland and his entourage get quite persnickety about characters who take bribes, engage in officially sanctioned double-think about literary merit, show greed in the face of consumer goods, or other misdemeanors one might think small relative to being a demonic force of evil. Though it helps that Soviet Russia is supposed to be about putting capitalism behind itself as backward the same way it puts belief in beings like Woland's entourage behind them as backwards.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Woland and his entourage get quite persnickety about characters who take bribes, engage in officially sanctioned double-think about literary merit, show greed in the face of consumer goods, or other misdemeanors one might think small relative to being a demonic force of evil. Though it helps that Soviet Russia is supposed to be about putting capitalism behind itself as backward backward, the same way it puts belief in beings like Woland's entourage behind them as backwards.



* ForeignMoneyIsProofOfGuilt: One character gets arrested because the police find foreign currency in his apartment. He had accepted a bribe from Woland, in rubles. Woland then anonymously called the police, who found the currency, now mysteriously American dollars. At the time, possession of foreign currency was indeed a crime in the Soviet Union.

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* ForeignMoneyIsProofOfGuilt: One character gets arrested because the police find foreign currency in his apartment. He had accepted a bribe from Woland, in rubles. Woland then anonymously called the police, who found the currency, now mysteriously American dollars. [[TruthInTelevision At the time, possession of foreign currency was indeed a crime in the Soviet Union.]]



* MaidOfSexy: Natasha
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Woland, who may have inspired Mick and Keith to write that tune

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* MaidOfSexy: Natasha
Hella, as Woland's handmaiden, sometimes wears a maid's cap and apron. And nothing else. Natasha, once she becomes a witch, grows supernaturally attractive.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Woland, who may have inspired Mick and Keith to write that tunetune.
14th Aug '17 3:11:47 PM Gregzilla
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* TheHunter: Hilariously subverted with Ivan the poet, whose attempt to track and stop Woland and his servants ends very abruptly and anticlimactically.
29th Mar '17 3:38:17 AM PsychoGecko
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Woland and his entourage get quite persnickety about characters who take bribes, engage in officially sanctioned double-think about literary merit, show greed in the face of consumer goods, or other misdemeanors one might think small relative to being a demonic force of evil.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Woland and his entourage get quite persnickety about characters who take bribes, engage in officially sanctioned double-think about literary merit, show greed in the face of consumer goods, or other misdemeanors one might think small relative to being a demonic force of evil. Though it helps that Soviet Russia is supposed to be about putting capitalism behind itself as backward the same way it puts belief in beings like Woland's entourage behind them as backwards.
22nd Oct '16 4:42:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheThirties: No, not TheGreatDepression -- the Soviet thirties, when [[JosefStalin Stalin and his cadre of fanatics were consolidating their power]]. (Strictly speaking, the novel is ambiguous on its setting: Critics generally argue that the novel is a mashup of TheSovietTwenties (when it was begun) and the Thirties.)

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* TheThirties: No, not TheGreatDepression -- the Soviet thirties, when [[JosefStalin [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin and his cadre of fanatics were consolidating their power]]. (Strictly speaking, the novel is ambiguous on its setting: Critics generally argue that the novel is a mashup of TheSovietTwenties (when it was begun) and the Thirties.)
20th Jun '16 9:45:10 AM LordGro
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* DrivenToSuicide: Averted in a meaningful departure from Biblical narrative: Judas Iscariot doesn't kill himself. [[spoiler: He's murdered on the Pontius Pilate's order]].
20th Jun '16 3:40:20 AM SilverDragon
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* DrivenToSuicide: Averted in a meaningful departure from Biblical narrative: Judas Iscariot doesn't kill himself. [[spoiler: He's murdered]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: Averted in a meaningful departure from Biblical narrative: Judas Iscariot doesn't kill himself. [[spoiler: He's murdered]].murdered on the Pontius Pilate's order]].
20th Jun '16 3:39:19 AM SilverDragon
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* DeliberatelyPainfulClothing: Margarita wears a huge metal medalion at Woland's ball. It keeps cutting her skin, but she never complains, because it is the sign of her as the Queenn.

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* DeliberatelyPainfulClothing: Margarita wears a huge metal medalion at Woland's ball. It keeps cutting her skin, but she never complains, because it is the sign of her as the Queenn.Queen.
24th Mar '16 10:55:47 AM Unferth
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* DeliberatelyPainfulClothing: Margarita wears metal undies at Satan's ball. They keep cutting her skin, but she never complains, because all the other ladies at the ball are stark naked.

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* DeliberatelyPainfulClothing: Margarita wears a huge metal undies medalion at Satan's Woland's ball. They keep It keeps cutting her skin, but she never complains, because all it is the other ladies at sign of her as the ball are stark naked.Queenn.
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