History Literature / TheMoonstone

20th Nov '16 4:34:04 PM vifetoile
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* MineralMacGuffin: The Moonstone itself, a large yellow diamond. Though beautiful and valuable, it has a flaw at its heart that reduces its value; the stone would have to be cut up for someone to reap a ''real'' profit from it - and the three Indian priests are concerned with the stone remaining whole.
10th Nov '16 2:34:25 PM john_e
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* SexyShirtSwitch: It's hinted at in the book, but this adaptation makes it quite clear that Rosanna is turned on when she has to conceal [[spoiler:Franklin]]'s nightgown by wearing it under her clothes.
4th Nov '16 5:07:24 PM john_e
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* AllStarCast: Including Greg Wise, Keeley Hawes, Terrence Hardiman, Antony Sher and Peter Vaughan.




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* RealSongThemeTune: The beginning of the fourth movement of Schumann's Symphony No. 4.
4th Nov '16 1:48:00 PM john_e
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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Unlike in the book, [[spoiler:Rachel and Franklin]] aren't immediately reconciled by Ezra Jennings's experiment, and continue to suspect each other until the truth finally comes out.
* ComfortingComforter: [[spoiler:Rachel to Franklin, when he]] falls asleep at the end of Ezra Jennings's experiment.


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* NarratorAllAlong: Each episode opens with the backstory of the diamond, told as a puppet show. At the end of the last episode, it's revealed that the show was being presented by [[spoiler:Franklin and Rachel's BabiesEverAfter]].


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Ezra Jennings.]]
4th Nov '16 1:15:42 PM john_e
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Doctor Candy dies rather than just losing his memory.]]



* RaceLift: Betteredge is West Indian.

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* RaceLift: Betteredge is West Indian.Indian, and Penelope is accordingly mixed-race.
2nd Nov '16 1:52:17 PM john_e
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* ShirtlessScene: Franklin Blake and Godfrey Ablewhite each get one, with Rachel and Miss Clack, respectively, EatingTheEyeCandy.
31st Oct '16 12:29:35 PM john_e
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!!Tropes found in the 1996 BBC adaptation:
* CompositeCharacter: Mr Murthwaite is written out; his lines are given to Doctor Candy.
31st Oct '16 12:25:12 PM john_e
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!!Tropes found in the 2016 BBC adaptation:
* InMediasRes: The adaptation begins with the start of Franklin Blake's Third Narrative, then flashes back to the beginning once he meets Betteredge in Yorkshire.
* RaceLift: Betteredge is West Indian.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Penelope's reaction to the paint fumes is shown onscreen.
7th Jun '16 1:32:31 PM roxana
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* KissingCousins: Both of Rachel's suitors are her first cousins.

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* KissingCousins: Both of Rachel's Rachel seems unaware that there are eligible young men in England who are ''not'' related to her. The only suitors she considers in the entire book are her two first cousins.
8th May '16 3:27:01 PM vifetoile
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* HiddenVillain: [[spoiler: Godfrey Ablewhite, who seemed the most trustworthy, pious, and charitable of all (at least, he fooled the various narrators) was a whited sepulcher, who sought to marry Miss Rachel and stole her precious jewel to relieve his ill-gotten debts.]]

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* HiddenVillain: [[spoiler: Godfrey Ablewhite, Godfrey, who seemed the most trustworthy, pious, and charitable of all (at least, he fooled the various narrators) was a whited sepulcher, who sought to marry Miss Rachel and stole her precious jewel to relieve his ill-gotten debts.narrators).]]
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