History Literature / TheNutcracker

21st Sep '16 5:23:52 PM Generality
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* PowerOfLove

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* PowerOfLoveThePowerOfLove


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* RatKing: The Mouse King's seven heads suggest it is based on this trope.
25th Aug '16 5:54:20 PM TonyG
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* MultipleHeadCase: The Mouse King has seven heads.
17th Feb '16 5:40:27 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:300:Original Illustration by E.T.A. Hoffmann.]]

'''"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"''' (Ger. ''Nußknacker und Mausekönig'') is an 1816 story by Creator/ETAHoffmann, but you probably know it by its shorter title, '''''Theatre/TheNutcracker''''' (Rus. ''Щелкунчик, Shchelkunchik'') from the frequently-staged ballet by Tchaikovsky, the musical suite derived therefrom, and from that suite's use in Walt Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. The ballet has also been made into various animated adaptations.

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[[caption-width-right:300:Original [[caption-width-right:300: Original Illustration by E.T.A. Hoffmann.]]

'''"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"''' (Ger. ''Nußknacker und Mausekönig'') is an 1816 story by Creator/ETAHoffmann, but you probably know it by its shorter title, title: '''''Theatre/TheNutcracker''''' (Rus. ''Щелкунчик, Shchelkunchik'') from the frequently-staged frequently staged ballet by Tchaikovsky, the musical suite derived therefrom, and from that suite's use in Walt Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}.'' The ballet has also been made into various animated adaptations.



The novel was made into [[Theatre/TheNutcracker a ballet]] -- as well as, at least, two feature length [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Adaptations]].

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The novel was made into [[Theatre/TheNutcracker a ballet]] -- as well as, at least, two feature length [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Adaptations]].
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* AllTheLittleGermanies: The setting - and this story is one of the leading causes of the whole ''gemütlich'' reputation of this period and setting.
* AuthorAvatar: Drosselmeier has been claimed as a self-portrait of Hoffmann.

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* AllTheLittleGermanies: The setting - -- and this story is one of the leading causes of the whole ''gemütlich'' reputation of this period and setting.
* AuthorAvatar: Drosselmeier has been claimed as a self-portrait self portrait of Hoffmann.



* CurseEscapeClause: Two - Princess Pirlipat could escape her curse of ugliness if a young man who had never shaved nor worn boots cracked the nut Krakatuk between his teeth, presented it to the princess with his eyes closed, and took seven steps backward without stumbling. The second is the curse on the Nutcracker: his curse is broken when Marie announces that she would love him even if he were ugly.
* TheDreaded: The inhabitants of the Land of Dolls believe in a cruel spirit they call [[FluffyTheTerrible Pastrycook (Konditor)]], who has total power over mankind. Just mentioning his name will quell any uproar, as everyone would suddenly be preoccupied with pondering man's place in the universe.
* DuelToTheDeath: It's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome not described]], but this is how the Mouse King dies.

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* CurseEscapeClause: Two - -- Princess Pirlipat could escape her curse of ugliness if a young man who had never shaved nor worn boots cracked the nut Krakatuk between his teeth, presented it to the princess with his eyes closed, and took seven steps backward without stumbling. The second is the curse on the Nutcracker: his His curse is broken when Marie announces that she would love him even if he were ugly.
* TheDreaded: The inhabitants of the Land of Dolls believe in a cruel spirit they call [[FluffyTheTerrible Pastrycook (Konditor)]], (Konditor),]] who has total power over mankind. Just mentioning his name will quell any uproar, as everyone would suddenly be preoccupied with pondering man's place in the universe.
* DuelToTheDeath: It's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome not described]], described,]] but this is how the Mouse King dies.



* GemEncrusted: The boat/sea chariot Nutcracker and Marie cross the lake on; a room inside Marzipan Castle.

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* GemEncrusted: The boat/sea boat / sea chariot Nutcracker and Marie cross the lake on; a room inside Marzipan Castle.



** Zigzagged in one of the animated adaptations. [[spoiler: After all of the adventures, Marie wakes up in her bed and life continues. Then Drosselmeier shows up -- with Young Drosselmeier on tow. Young Drosselmeier tells Marie that yes, everything happened, and in the very end they go together to the doll kingdom. (It should be noticed that in this particular animated movie, 7-year-old Marie is aged up to around 12-13 years old.)]]

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** Zigzagged in one of the animated adaptations. [[spoiler: After all of the adventures, Marie wakes up in her bed and life continues. Then Drosselmeier shows up -- with Young Drosselmeier on tow. Young Drosselmeier tells Marie that yes, everything happened, and in the very end they go together to the doll kingdom. (It should be noticed that in this particular animated movie, 7-year-old 7 year old Marie is aged up to around 12-13 years old.)]]



* PajamaCladHero: Marie/Clara goes to the Land of Dolls in her nightie.

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* PajamaCladHero: Marie/Clara Marie / Clara goes to the Land of Dolls in her nightie.



* ReplacementGoldfish: At the end of the story, young Drosselmeier replaces all of the sugar dolls the Mouse King ate. Small comfort when you remember that the originals were living beings....

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* ReplacementGoldfish: At the end of the story, young Drosselmeier replaces all of the sugar dolls the Mouse King ate. Small comfort when you remember that the originals were living beings....beings...



* ThemeNaming: The Drosselmeier family - we have Christian Elias Drosselmeier and Christoph Zechariah Drosselemeier. In other words, Christ(something) (Old Testament prophet) Drosselmeier.

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* ThemeNaming: The Drosselmeier family - -- we have Christian Elias Drosselmeier and Christoph Zechariah Drosselemeier. In other words, Christ(something) (Old Testament prophet) Drosselmeier.



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The main villain of a story about dolls, candy, and Christmas? A sadistic seven-headed mouse. His tininess really doesn't make him any less horrifying.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The main villain of a story about dolls, candy, and Christmas? A sadistic seven-headed seven headed mouse. His tininess really doesn't make him any less horrifying.
22nd Oct '15 4:26:32 PM nombretomado
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'''"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"''' (Ger. ''Nußknacker und Mausekönig'') is an 1816 story by Creator/ETAHoffmann, but you probably know it by its shorter title, '''''Theatre/TheNutcracker''''' (Rus. ''Щелкунчик, Shchelkunchik'') from the frequently-staged ballet by Tchaikovsky, the musical suite derived therefrom, and from that suite's use in Walt {{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. The ballet has also been made into various animated adaptations.

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'''"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"''' (Ger. ''Nußknacker und Mausekönig'') is an 1816 story by Creator/ETAHoffmann, but you probably know it by its shorter title, '''''Theatre/TheNutcracker''''' (Rus. ''Щелкунчик, Shchelkunchik'') from the frequently-staged ballet by Tchaikovsky, the musical suite derived therefrom, and from that suite's use in Walt {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. The ballet has also been made into various animated adaptations.
31st Mar '13 12:30:24 PM Orihime
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** Zigzagged in one of the animated adaptations. [[spoiler: After all of the adventures, Marie wakes up in her bed and life continues. Then Drosselmeier shows up -- with Young Drosselmeier on tow. Young Drosselmeier tells Marie that yes, everything happened, and in the very end they go together to the doll kingdom. (It should be noticed that in this particular animated movie, 7-year-old Marie is aged up to around 12-13 years old.)]]
8th Jan '13 6:16:17 AM LordGro
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13th Dec '12 5:58:42 AM Oreochan
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* HairOfGold: Princess Pirlipat, and quite likely Marie, who mistook her own reflection for Pirlipat once.
4th Nov '12 5:22:30 PM TVRulezAgain
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* EekAMouse: Averted; Hoffman specifically mentions that Marie isn't afraid of mice, though her mother seems to assume she is. (In fact, she's only afraid of one, and for [[CompleteMonster good reason.]])

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* EekAMouse: Averted; Hoffman specifically mentions that Marie isn't afraid of mice, though her mother seems to assume she is. (In fact, she's only afraid of one, and for [[CompleteMonster good reason.]]))
22nd May '12 9:20:36 AM Syera
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* AuthorTract: The story isn't very subtle about its message that beauty and royalty do ''not'' equal goodness and virtue.
22nd May '12 9:01:59 AM Syera
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* AbusiveParents - ParentalNeglect: While it's understandable that the Stahlbaums wouldn't believe Marie when she tells them about the mice, did they need to punish her even ''when she's injured and bleeding''?
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