History Literature / TheNameOfTheRose

25th May '16 2:05:31 PM Sayer09
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''The Name of the Rose'' (''Il nome della rosa'') is a novel written by Creator/UmbertoEco in 1980, which also received a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaptation]] in 1986, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, F. Murray Abraham, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MichaelLonsdale, and Creator/SeanConnery. It was also adapted a year later into an unlicensed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Abad%C3%ADa_del_Crimen videogame]].

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''The Name of the Rose'' (''Il nome della rosa'') is a novel written by Creator/UmbertoEco in 1980, which also received a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaptation]] in 1986, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, F. Murray Abraham, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MichaelLonsdale, and Creator/SeanConnery. It was also adapted a year later into an unlicensed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Abad%C3%ADa_del_Crimen org/wiki/La_Abadía_del_Crimen videogame]].
7th Mar '16 6:37:54 AM Shadowgazer
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* BigBadEnsemble: The SerialKiller[[spoiler: Jorges]] who causes the whole book's manhunt and the sinister Inquisitor Bernando Gui who doesn't really contribute anything to the manhunt other than providing scapegoats and unlike the killer he murders in official and socially acceptable ways, so he doesn't need to hide both in-universe and as far as spoilers are concerned.
3rd Mar '16 2:28:12 PM DoctorCooper
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* CharacterExaggeration: In the film, the transmogrification of the [[PuritySue saintly]] Ubertino da Casale (a minor character) from a well-educated, decent, pious (if slightly fanatical) old man to a [[MadOracle creepy]], [[CrypticConversation obtuse]] ButtMonkey who hits on Adso and is ridiculed by William. Note that the poor guy actually existed.



* {{Flanderization}}: In the film, the transmogrification of the [[PuritySue saintly]] Ubertino da Casale (a minor character) from a well-educated, decent, pious (if slightly fanatical) old man to a [[MadOracle creepy]], [[CrypticConversation obtuse]] ButtMonkey who hits on Adso and is ridiculed by William. Note that the poor guy actually existed.
29th Feb '16 7:10:02 PM somerandomdude
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''The Name of the Rose'' is a novel written by Creator/UmbertoEco in 1980, which also received a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaptation]] in 1986, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, F. Murray Abraham, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MichaelLonsdale, and Creator/SeanConnery. It was also adapted a year later into an unlicensed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Abad%C3%ADa_del_Crimen videogame]].

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''The Name of the Rose'' (''Il nome della rosa'') is a novel written by Creator/UmbertoEco in 1980, which also received a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaptation]] in 1986, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, F. Murray Abraham, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MichaelLonsdale, and Creator/SeanConnery. It was also adapted a year later into an unlicensed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Abad%C3%ADa_del_Crimen videogame]].
5th Jan '16 5:33:32 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* TheXOfY
12th Dec '15 7:46:08 AM Aquila89
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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Adso reads out loud to enable William to find him in the labyrinth, love is described as a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent disease similar to lycanthropy]]. The book certainly gives him pause, given that [[SexEqualsLove he's convinced he's fallen in love with the girl.]]

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Adso reads out loud to enable William to find him in the labyrinth, a book where love is described as a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent disease similar to lycanthropy]]. The book certainly gives him pause, given that [[SexEqualsLove he's convinced he's fallen in love with the girl.]]
11th Dec '15 2:06:01 PM TrollBrutal
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''The Name of the Rose'' is a novel written by Creator/UmbertoEco in 1980, which also received a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaptation]] in 1986, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, F. Murray Abraham, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MichaelLonsdale, and Creator/SeanConnery.

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''The Name of the Rose'' is a novel written by Creator/UmbertoEco in 1980, which also received a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaptation]] in 1986, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, F. Murray Abraham, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MichaelLonsdale, and Creator/SeanConnery.
Creator/SeanConnery. It was also adapted a year later into an unlicensed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Abad%C3%ADa_del_Crimen videogame]].



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: In the book Adso reads out loud to enable William to find him in the labyrinth, love is described as a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent disease similar to lycanthropy]]. The book certainly gives him pause, given that [[SexEqualsLove he's convinced he's fallen in love with the girl.]]

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: In the book Adso reads out loud to enable William to find him in the labyrinth, love is described as a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent disease similar to lycanthropy]]. The book certainly gives him pause, given that [[SexEqualsLove he's convinced he's fallen in love with the girl.]]
23rd Oct '15 1:11:48 PM WarriorsGate
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* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: Every chapter of the novel begins with a flowery summary of the events that will be told. One chapter heading is even self-referential, noting how summarizing a plot-heavy chapter in a heading would not be very useful.

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* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: Every chapter of the novel begins with a flowery summary of the events that will be told. In the intro, the modern day translator comments that they were likely added by an author from the Enlightenment, since the practice is about four hundred years too early for the time the manuscript was written. One chapter heading is even self-referential, noting how summarizing a plot-heavy chapter in a heading would not be very useful.



* ShoutOut: Several.

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* ShoutOut: Several.ShoutOut:
** Probably a tenth of the book is either quotations or references to actual antiquary or medieval texts. Whole guidebooks have been devoted to illuminating every single reference Eco makes.
** Aristotle's thought is central to the plot, just as it was in medieval scholasticism. Not only that, [[spoiler: the plot functions much like an Aristotlean tragedy. The hero, William, is so determined to uncover the truth, and the villain, Jorge, is so devoted to piety -- both normally worthwhile virtues -- that they end up destroying the monastery and all its books, accomplishing nothing. Eco even comments on this in [[InWhichATropeIsDescribed the chapter header]] where the library burns down, saying it's caused by an "excess of virtue".]]
18th Oct '15 2:38:07 PM Aquila89
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* QuoteToQuoteCombat: In their debates about whether it's appropriate to laugh, William and Jorge both quote the Bible and various classical authors extensively.
18th Oct '15 2:06:45 PM WarriorsGate
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* DatedHistory: The final sentence of the book (seen at the top of this page) is a quote from 12th century monk Bernard of Cluny. However, while a few of his manuscripts do say "rosa", based on the relative quality of the various texts the modern consensus is that Bernard actually wrote "Roma", as in the city of Rome, which got lost in transcription. Eco has since admitted he wasn't aware of this.


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* TakeThat: [[spoiler: Jorge Luis Borges. While it's obvious Eco has a lot of respect for him as a writer, the historical Borges's support of right-wing dictators like Augusto Pinochet later in his life makes its way into the character Jorge of Burgos being a fierce authoritarian and reactionary, in keeping with the "Years of Lead" subtext of the novel.]]
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