History Literature / TheNameOfTheWind

17th Aug '16 9:12:50 AM Daedalis
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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: There are shades of this in Elodin's explanation that people have both a waking mind and a sleeping mind, with the sleeping mind more powerful and able to access Names.
17th Aug '16 9:09:07 AM Daedalis
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* UnreliableNarrator: Kvothe is called out on this by Bast, in the middle of the story no less, telling his master that all the women in his story are beautiful when in fact, that's impossible to happen. Bast even remarks that Denna had a crooked nose.

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Kvothe is called out on this by Bast, in the middle of the story no less, telling his master that all the women in his story are beautiful when in fact, that's impossible to happen. Bast even remarks that Denna had a crooked nose.nose.
** Could be applied to the book as a whole. Kvothe is quite open about the fact that he lies and cheats whenever it suits his goals. One of his goals was to become a hero of legend, and aggrandizing his own past in the "official" version would suit that nicely. Many events play out as "I was smarter than everyone else and they were all really impressed."
17th Aug '16 8:59:41 AM Daedalis
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* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Level 4. There are few overtly sexist statements and sexual harassment is considered distasteful, but female characters just happen to be in traditionally female roles: there are literally 10 men for each woman at the University, zero female university instructors, and zero tradespeople or public figures noted as female. Female named characters are outnumbered by males 5 to 1.
13th Aug '16 8:54:36 PM FearlessSon
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Kvothe describes how, using sygaldry, a pair of bricks can be made to stick so tightly to each other that they might as well be the same object. He then goes on to describe how doing so requires so much careful work, so much preparation in the crafting of each brick, and so many possibly interacting sympathetic forces that need to be balanced, that most of the time [[BoringButPractical it is just faster and easier to use a simple mortar]].
28th Sep '15 8:08:04 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: Kvothe learns a mental technique called Heart of Stone, which eliminates the users emotional response and let's them "sit at the funeral of their sister and feel nothing". He then doesn't use it ever in the following three years he spends trying to cope with emotional trauma while living on the streets. This is justified by Kvothe saying that he had blocked out large parts of his memories due to trauma, including much of his training with Abenthy, and that much of his analytical mind was "sleeping".

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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: Kvothe learns a mental technique called Heart of Stone, which eliminates the users emotional response and let's lets them "sit at the funeral of their sister and feel nothing". He then doesn't use it ever in the following three years he spends trying to cope with emotional trauma while living on the streets. This is justified by Kvothe saying that he had blocked out large parts of his memories due to trauma, including much of his training with Abenthy, and that much of his analytical mind was "sleeping".
28th Sep '15 6:52:55 AM jinjoo88
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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: Kvothe learns a mental technique called Heart of Stone, which eliminates the users emotional response and let's them "sit at the funeral of their sister and feel nothing". He then doesn't use it ever in the following three years he spends trying to cope with emotional trauma while living on the streets.

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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: Kvothe learns a mental technique called Heart of Stone, which eliminates the users emotional response and let's them "sit at the funeral of their sister and feel nothing". He then doesn't use it ever in the following three years he spends trying to cope with emotional trauma while living on the streets. This is justified by Kvothe saying that he had blocked out large parts of his memories due to trauma, including much of his training with Abenthy, and that much of his analytical mind was "sleeping".
19th Sep '15 6:15:42 AM Koveras
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17th Aug '15 6:35:40 AM jboxingfool
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* FOrgottenPhlebotinum: Kvothe learns a mental technique called Heart of Stone, which eliminates the users emotional response and let's them "sit at the funeral of their sister and feel nothing". He then doesn't use it ever in the following three years he spends trying to cope with emotional trauma while living on the streets.

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* FOrgottenPhlebotinum: ForgottenPhlebotinum: Kvothe learns a mental technique called Heart of Stone, which eliminates the users emotional response and let's them "sit at the funeral of their sister and feel nothing". He then doesn't use it ever in the following three years he spends trying to cope with emotional trauma while living on the streets.
17th Aug '15 6:35:16 AM jboxingfool
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* FOrgottenPhlebotinum: Kvothe learns a mental technique called Heart of Stone, which eliminates the users emotional response and let's them "sit at the funeral of their sister and feel nothing". He then doesn't use it ever in the following three years he spends trying to cope with emotional trauma while living on the streets.
22nd Jul '15 10:03:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AutomatonHorse: Averted. Kvothe specifically chooses a breed of horse known for endurance, and starts slow to avoid riding the horse into the ground. He also takes great pains to explain that people who start their journeys at a dead run and then complain that someone sold them a lame horse are idiots and bastards.
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