History Literature / TheSwissFamilyRobinson

4th Oct '15 3:00:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: The father spent "a large portion of his childhood" in the workshops of pretty much every craftsman known to man. Admittedly he doesn't say he was working with them, but he had enough exposure to each to recreate their machinery ''from memory''.
3rd Feb '15 2:50:59 PM Menshevik
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* ScienceMarchesOn: The above-mentioned wildlife is thought to have come to the island by way of now-sunken land bridges. At the time of the novel's writing, continental drift wasn't even fringe science.
3rd Feb '15 2:50:24 PM Menshevik
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Note: Robinson is not a Swiss name. The German name translates as "the Swiss Robinson". The popularity of ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'' caused a flurry of stories about people on desert islands. This literature was called "Robinsons" and this particular novel was a "Robinson" about a Swiss family, not a Swiss family named Robinson.

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Note: Robinson is not a Swiss name. The German name translates as "the Swiss Robinson". The popularity of ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'' caused a flurry of stories about people on desert islands. This literature was called "Robinsons" (or ''Robinsonaden'') and this particular novel was a "Robinson" about a Swiss family, not a Swiss family named Robinson.
2nd Feb '15 3:58:02 PM Homemaderat
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* AdaptationExpansion: Translators of the original German into English apparently added quite a bit to the story; if you remember Jack riding an ostrich, for instance, that was an added bit.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Translators One of the oddest examples where the story has undergone many expansions and abridging over the course of it's translations. To the point scholars have said "with all the expansions and contractions over the past two centuries Wyss's original German into English apparently added quite a bit to the story; if narrative has long since been obscured". If you remember Jack riding an ostrich, for instance, that was an added bit.



* SweetPollyOliver: Roberta. This part is pulled off extremely badly in the Disney version. The Robinson boys' thought process seems to be "This person who looks, sounds, and acts like a very feminine girl [[PaperThinDisguise has a stocking cap on]], so clearly it's a guy." The movie even acts like TheReveal is as much of a surprise to the audience as it is the characters.

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* SweetPollyOliver: Roberta. This part is pulled off extremely badly in Jenny Montrose. Although the Disney version. The Robinson boys' thought process seems to be "This person who looks, sounds, and acts like father isn't fooled for a very feminine girl [[PaperThinDisguise has a stocking cap on]], so clearly it's a guy." The movie minute even acts like TheReveal is as much though three of a surprise to the audience as it is the characters.his sons are.
2nd Feb '15 11:44:45 AM DavidCowie
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* {{Robinsonade}}: An early example.
17th Jan '14 3:19:49 PM margdean56
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* AdaptationExpansion: Translators of the original German into English apparently added quite a bit to the story; if you remember Jack riding an ostrich, for instance, that was an added bit.
24th Sep '13 8:07:42 AM Nigel
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Note: Robinson is not a Swiss name. The German name translates as "the Swiss Robinson", and implies a Swiss version of ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'', rather than a Swiss family named Robinson.

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Note: Robinson is not a Swiss name. The German name translates as "the Swiss Robinson", Robinson". The popularity of ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'' caused a flurry of stories about people on desert islands. This literature was called "Robinsons" and implies this particular novel was a "Robinson" about a Swiss version of ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'', rather than family, not a Swiss family named Robinson.
26th Jul '13 10:15:40 AM hullflyer
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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Aside of some minor discomfort here and there, at no point is the family ever truly presented to be in any danger of not surviving. Unsure of local flora or fauna; it's cool, our not sunk or water damaged ship is fully stocked with everything you need! Iconic treehouse destroyed in a hurricane you were never in danger of; find an even cooler cave with multiple side rooms! Not to say that the farming itself isn't work, but there's no sense that the family won't make it any any time.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Aside of some minor discomfort here and there, at no point is the family ever truly presented to be in any danger of not surviving. Unsure of local flora or fauna; it's cool, our not sunk or water damaged ship is fully stocked with everything you need! Iconic treehouse destroyed in a hurricane you were never in danger of; find an even cooler cave with multiple side rooms! Not to say that the farming itself isn't work, but there's no sense that the family won't make it any at any time.
25th Jul '13 3:49:14 PM Jeduthun
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Very much idealistic. The island is quite idyllic despite a few dangerous creatures, and since the family has sufficient education in natural science, they're happy and content a la Rousseau.


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* TreehouseOfFun: The family builds an enormous one, complete with a library. This is ramped UpToEleven in the Disney film, with a replica of the treehouse even featuring as an attraction at several Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Though it [[FridgeLogic does raise the question]]: With that much material and ingenuity, why not build a boat instead? (Answer: RuleOfCool, of course!)
6th Jun '13 1:44:15 PM Vilui
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Note: Robinson is not a Swiss name. The German name translates as the Swiss Robinson, and implies a Swiss version of ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'', rather than a Swiss family named Robinson.

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Note: Robinson is not a Swiss name. The German name translates as the "the Swiss Robinson, Robinson", and implies a Swiss version of ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'', rather than a Swiss family named Robinson.
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