History Literature / TheShadowOfTheWind

3rd May '18 3:11:15 PM ElBuenCuate
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Daniel and Bea'son. Fermín as well ended with four kids.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Daniel and Bea'son.Bea's son. Fermín as well ended with four kids.]]



* BleakAbyssRetirementHome: Santa Lucia's Asylum. Where all the old homless(and sometimes mad)people of Barcelona end.

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* BleakAbyssRetirementHome: Santa Lucia's Asylum. Where all the old homless(and homless (and sometimes mad)people mad) people of Barcelona end.



* DevelopmentHell: In-Universe. Master Neri, Clara's Piano teacher, has been composing a symphony for some time. It remained in that stage during all the years that Daniel visited Clara. Ten years later and it kept in progress.

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* DevelopmentHell: In-Universe. Master Neri, Clara's Piano teacher, has been composing a symphony for some time. It remained in that stage during all the years that Daniel visited Clara. Ten years later and it kept in progress.after the story, we are told he is still working on it.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Palacios refusing to give his gun to Fumero.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Palacios refusing to give his gun to Fumero.Fumero for killing Daniel.]]



** When Fermín explains to Rociíto that he hasnt "visited" her as frequently is because of monogamy. She responds that maybe some penicillin might help with that.

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** When Fermín explains to Rociíto that he hasnt hasn't "visited" her as frequently is because of monogamy. She responds that maybe some penicillin might help with that.



* PrimalScene: [[spoiler: Daniel, wanting to make sure that Clara is safe, ended interrupting one of her "classes" with master Neri. This earns Daniel his first beatdown of the book.

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* PrimalScene: [[spoiler: Daniel, wanting to make sure that Clara is safe, ended interrupting one of her "classes" with master Neri. This earns Daniel his first beatdown of the book.]]



* TragicMonster: Lain Coubert.

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* TragicMonster: Lain Laín Coubert.
2nd Apr '18 12:24:20 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ChekhovsGun: The Montblanc Pen Daniel gets as a birthday present on his sixteenth birthday.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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The Montblanc Pen Daniel gets as a birthday present on his sixteenth birthday.



* ChekhovsGunman: Fermín himself is introduced just as a homeless man asking Daniel to let him enter the house to avoid the rain. And then helping him after he is beaten up. He ended being hired by Daniel's father in the following chapters.

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* ChekhovsGunman: ChekhovsGunman:
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Fermín himself is introduced just as a homeless man asking Daniel to let him enter the house to avoid the rain. And then helping him after he is beaten up. He ended being hired by Daniel's father in the following chapters.



* MadeOfIron: Fermín, who, after being severely beaten by Inspector Fumero, recovers rapidly and immediately starts groping the nurse.

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* MadeOfIron: MadeOfIron:
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Fermín, who, after being severely beaten by Inspector Fumero, recovers rapidly and immediately starts groping the nurse.



* {{Malaproper}}: La Bernarda. She believes that Barceló's agnosticism is some kind of illness in his throat.

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* {{Malaproper}}: {{Malaproper}}:
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La Bernarda. She believes that Barceló's agnosticism is some kind of illness in his throat.



* MeaningfulEcho: "The day I die, all that was once mine will be yours..." "...except your dreams." Between [[spoiler: Julián and Miquel, both as children, and then moments before Miquel dies.]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: MeaningfulEcho:
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"The day I die, all that was once mine will be yours..." "...except your dreams." Between [[spoiler: Julián and Miquel, both as children, and then moments before Miquel dies.]]



* NoNameGiven: Fermín Romero de Torres is an alias, of course. We never do find out his real name.
** A newspaper in the novel gives his name as Antonio José Gutiérrez Alcayete. Given the newspaper gets his informations from Fumero, it could actually be the real one - in fact, the article bills the guy named Alcayete from Cáceres, Extremadura, which is precisely the place Fermín himself mentions later as his native town.

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* NoNameGiven: Fermín Romero de Torres is an alias, of course. We never do find out his real name. \n** A newspaper in the novel gives his name as Antonio José Gutiérrez Alcayete. Given the newspaper gets his informations from Fumero, it could actually be the real one - in fact, the article bills the guy named Alcayete from Cáceres, Extremadura, which is precisely the place Fermín himself mentions later as his native town.



* ThatManIsDead: Late in the book we confirm that Fermín Romero de Torres is not the man's real name. But he confesses to Daniel that it might as well be now, saying that the other man was tortured to death in Montjüic.

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* ThatManIsDead: ThatManIsDead:
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Late in the book we confirm that Fermín Romero de Torres is not the man's real name. But he confesses to Daniel that it might as well be now, saying that the other man was tortured to death in Montjüic.



1st Apr '18 5:31:54 PM ElBuenCuate
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* Malaproper: La Bernarda. She believes that Barcelós agnosticism is some kind of illness in his throat.

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* Malaproper: {{Malaproper}}: La Bernarda. She believes that Barcelós Barceló's agnosticism is some kind of illness in his throat.
1st Apr '18 5:28:55 PM ElBuenCuate
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** While Daniel and Fermín where investigating, they stopped in a restaurant where a man was impressed by how much Fermín could it, and was seen on their way back in the train laughing at Fermín discussing with some nuns. He turned out to be [[spoiler: one of Fumero's henchmen, Palacios, that was following them.]]

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** While Daniel and Fermín where investigating, they stopped in a restaurant where a man was impressed by how much Fermín could it, eat, and was then seen on their way back in the train laughing at Fermín discussing with some nuns. He turned out to be [[spoiler: one of Fumero's henchmen, Palacios, that was following them.]]
31st Mar '18 8:30:13 PM ElBuenCuate
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Daniel and Bea'son. Fermín as well ended with four kids.]]
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Fructuós Gelabert was a pioneering film maker from Barcelona that made what is considered the first Spanish movie with a plot. Apparently he funded this by getting paid by excentric millionaire Jausà in exchange of filming his mansion [[ItMakesSenseInContext so he can catch the spirit of his cuban lover]], and when he disapears, by a huge check from Mr. Aldaya to never mention the matter again.



* BleakAbyssRetirementHome: Santa Lucia's Asylum. Where all the old homless(and sometimes mad)people of Barcelona end.



** The [[ProductPlacement Sugus candy]] that Fermín gives Daniel to calm him down.
* ChekhovsGunman: Fermín himself is introduced just as a homeless man asking Daniel to let him enter the house to avoid the rain. And then helping him after he is beaten up. He ended being hired by Daniel's father in the following chapters.
** In one chapter Daniel recounts how he met his friend Tomás when Daniel insulted his sister Beatriz and Tomás punched him. [[spoiler: She ended having a larger role on the story than her brother, ending as Daniel's romantic interest and eventual wife.]]
** While Daniel and Fermín where investigating, they stopped in a restaurant where a man was impressed by how much Fermín could it, and was seen on their way back in the train laughing at Fermín discussing with some nuns. He turned out to be [[spoiler: one of Fumero's henchmen, Palacios, that was following them.]]
** Fumero might be considered a retroactive one. When he first introduces himself, he shows his ID that gives his full name as ''Francisco Javier Fumero''. So if you pay attention [[spoiler: you might not be taken by surprise that one of Julian former school friends was named Javier]]



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The casual mistreatment of women which was true during the fifties in Spain. One older (and even more dissonant) woman talking about Julian's dad says that while she understand that a man must hit his wife sometimes for her to obey him, he just hit her out of nowhere.



* DevelopmentHell: In-Universe. Master Neri, Clara's Piano teacher, has been composing a symphony for some time. It remained in that stage during all the years that Daniel visited Clara. Ten years later and it kept in progress.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Mr. Aldaya decided to jump from his ship and being eaten by sharks on his way to Argentina.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Daniel ends with a caring wife and a lovely child ten years after the story. And he only needed to be beaten up twice, scared by a weird man, being threatened by the goverment, and be shot to get it.]]
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: When Daniel and Fermín goes to San Gabriel to look into Julian's past, the first priest they encounter there happens to be a former friend of him. [[spoiler: And they were also friends with Fumero.]]



* ForeignCultureFetish: Barceló is an great admirer of the XIX century, to the point of dressing in the old-fashioned style and using a monocle and pipe, both for show.



* FullNameBasis: Fermín Romero de Torres. When Daniel mentions him, nine out of ten would be by his full name.



* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: both Daniel and Fermín ended like this with their respective interests]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Palacios refusing to give his gun to Fumero.]]



* HighClassGlass: Barceló, as part of his admiration for the XIX century.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco Franco's]] shadow can be felt [[GreaterScopeVillain all over the book]].



* IHaveManyNames: Fermín. We know that that's not his name. And Fumero at one point calls him his "friend of the thousand names."



* InadequateInheritor: Don Ricardo sees Jorge as this.

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* InadequateInheritor: A common theme on the book.
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Don Ricardo sees saw Jorge as this.this.
** Mr Aguilar actually instructed Tomás' tutors to act as if he were stupid.
** This is just one of the many layers of friction between Don Antoni and his son Julián.
** When the Aldaya's fortune began to go down, some people believed that Don Ricardo was just an idiot that wasted what his father founded.
** Nuria's former boss, Cabestany, said that his son would bankrupt his Publisher House in six months after his death. She said he was really optimistic, it took two months.



* LoveMakesYouEvil: Fumero first attempt to murder someone was inspired by unrequited love.



* MeaningfulEcho: "The day I die, all that was once mine will be yours..." "...except your dreams." Between [[spoiler: Julián and Miquel, both as children, and moments before Miquel dies.]]

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* Malaproper: La Bernarda. She believes that Barcelós agnosticism is some kind of illness in his throat.
** When Fermín explains to Rociíto that he hasnt "visited" her as frequently is because of monogamy. She responds that maybe some penicillin might help with that.
* MeaningfulEcho: "The day I die, all that was once mine will be yours..." "...except your dreams." Between [[spoiler: Julián and Miquel, both as children, and then moments before Miquel dies.]]



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Daniel ended in the end of two of these. Fermín algo got one from Fumero.



* NouveauRiche: The industrial period.



* PrimalScene: [[spoiler: Daniel, wanting to make sure that Clara is safe, ended interrupting one of her "classes" with master Neri. This earns Daniel his first beatdown of the book.



* RunningGag: Any drink that Fermín prepares tastes like diesel.
* ShipperOnDeck: Both Fermín and Mr. Sempere are really glad of Daniel's "date" with [[spoiler: Bea.]]
* ShoutOut: Barceló referenced Theatre/{{Pygmalion}} when he hired Bernarda. Even stating that she would be his Eliza, and he would be her Prof. Higgings.
* SnowMeansDeath: During the last part of the story a strange snowstorms hits Barcelona out of nowhere. [[spoiler: And is during this storm that both Daniel and Fumero died. (But Daniel gets better).]]



* ThatManIsDead: Late in the book we confirm that Fermín Romero de Torres is not the man's real name. But he confesses to Daniel that it might as well be now, saying that the other man was tortured to death in Montjüic.
** Lain Coubert character has shades of this as well. Not only he doesn't want to remember anything about his previous life, [[spoiler: but wants to erase it as well by burning his books.]]




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* WhamLine: "In seven days [[spoiler: I will be dead.]]"
30th Aug '16 4:53:35 PM trixus
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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Julián, after finding out that Penélope died]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Julián, after finding out that Penélope died]].died, even worse is that she died with their child as the gravestone marks]].



* MagicalRealism

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* MagicalRealismMagicalRealism: Aldaya's house is haunted but nothing comes out of it.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Again, Fumero, who always seems to be on the winning side.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Again, Fumero, who always seems to be on the winning side.
side.[[spoiler: He falls from grace as he dies and his plaque is now hidden behind the soda machine at the police station]].
27th May '16 4:31:59 PM Cieloazul
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* FakeNationality: InUniverse. At one point before the story, Fermín presents himself as being Cuban.



* FreudianExcuse: Literally: according to Miquel, Fumero told him that his mother abused him sexually, which in his opinion may explain everything which came after.



** A newspaper in the novel gives his name as Antonio José Gutiérrez Alcayete. Given the newspaper gets his informations from Fumero, it could actually be the real one - in fact, the article bills the guy named Alcayete from Cáceres, which is precisely the place Fermín mentions later as his native town.

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** A newspaper in the novel gives his name as Antonio José Gutiérrez Alcayete. Given the newspaper gets his informations from Fumero, it could actually be the real one - in fact, the article bills the guy named Alcayete from Cáceres, Extremadura, which is precisely the place Fermín himself mentions later as his native town.
21st Apr '16 9:06:39 PM namipo88
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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Julián, after Penélope dies]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Julián, after finding out that Penélope dies]].died]].
17th Jul '15 9:18:56 PM namipo88
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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian and Nuria's friendship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian Julián and Nuria's friendship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].
17th Jul '15 9:16:51 PM namipo88
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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian and Nuria's professional relationship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian and Nuria's professional relationship friendship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].
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