History Literature / TheTwelveChairs

26th Nov '15 3:02:45 PM FordPrefect
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* {{Greed}}: The story could be seen as a criticism of capitalistic greed (Something highly disapproved of in Socialist Russia). Ippolit and Fyodor were living comfortably before they learned of the jewels, but the desire for Petukhova's jewels caused them to destroy their livelihoods and their lives in pursuit of the hidden treasure. [[spoiler:Meanwhile, the people who ''do'' find the jewels act like proper socialists and spend the treasure not on themselves, but on a project whose benefits they can share with their fellow workers.]]
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* {{Greed}}: The story could be seen as a criticism of capitalistic greed (Something (something highly disapproved of in Socialist Russia). Ippolit and Fyodor were living comfortably before they learned of the jewels, but the desire for Petukhova's jewels caused them to destroy their livelihoods and their lives in pursuit of the hidden treasure. [[spoiler:Meanwhile, the people who ''do'' find the jewels act like proper socialists and spend the treasure not on themselves, but on a project whose benefits they can share with their fellow workers.]]

* ThoseTwoActors: Mironov and Papanov duo in one of the adaptations
20th Nov '15 5:51:12 AM Bissek
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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: The jewels are hidden in one of a set of twelve externally identical chairs.
30th Oct '15 4:23:21 PM Bissek
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* BrickJoke: Kisa's first appearance in the Mel Brooks film has him rushing home from his workplace, still holding a rubber stamp that he was presumably using when he heard the news that Mme Petukhova was dying. He's still holding the stamp during the entire conversation where he learns about the jewels. And he's still holding the stamp when he kisses his mother-in-law goodbye, resulting in the word CANCELLED being stamped on her face.

* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase several cars to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]], without any of the hardships Bender endured in his pursuit. He ends up begging money from them.
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* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase several cars to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]], succeeded]], without any of the hardships Bender endured in his pursuit. He ends up begging money from them.

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* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about {{Unperson}}: Referenced in the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum Mel Brooks adaptation. A street named after Russian nobility had its name crossed out and purchase several cars to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets new sign placed naming the same people who did exactly that and succeded]], without any street after heroes of the hardships Bender endured in his pursuit. He ends up begging money from them.revolution. And one of those names is crossed out as well, as one of the heroes honored by the street name (Trotsky) had fallen out of favor with the leaders of the revolution.
3rd Oct '15 4:35:34 AM Gess
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* ImpossibleThief: In the movie adaptation Alchen steals details from a ''painting''. No, he doesn't cut them out, he just steals them.
3rd Oct '15 3:41:33 AM Gess
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* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]]. He ends up begging money from them.
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* MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus several cars to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]].succeded]], without any of the hardships Bender endured in his pursuit. He ends up begging money from them.
3rd Oct '15 3:20:46 AM Gess
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* MundaneSolution/MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]]. He ends up begging money from them.
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* MundaneSolution/MugglesDoItBetter: MundaneSolution\\MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]]. He ends up begging money from them.
3rd Oct '15 3:19:38 AM Gess
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* MundaneSolution/MugglesDoItBetter: When Bender visits a newspaper, there's a brief episode about the employees discussing their own enrichment scheme: buy government bonds, win a large sum and purchase a bus to go to a Caucasian resort for vacation. Months later, when Bender happens to be at said resort, [[BrickJoke he meets the same people who did exactly that and succeded]]. He ends up begging money from them.
21st Sep '15 9:34:37 PM Bissek
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* {{Greed}}: The story could be seen as a criticism of capitalistic greed (Something highly disapproved of in Socialist Russia). Ippolit and Fyodor were living comfortably before they learned of the jewels, but the desire for Petukhova's jewels caused them to destroy their livelihoods and their lives in pursuit of the hidden treasure. [[spoiler:Meanwhile, the people who ''do'' find the jewels act like proper socialists and spend the treasure not on themselves, but on a project whose benefits they can share with their fellow workers.]]
14th Sep '15 5:03:35 PM Bissek
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* DescriptionPorn: Mme Petukhova describes her jewelry in considerable detail. [[spoiler:And listening to the description is the closest Vorobyaninov ever gets to the jewels, as by the time he finds the chair they were hidden in, someone else had already found the jewels, sold them, and spent the money on a public works project.]]
13th Sep '15 9:41:39 PM Bissek
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** In the film adaptation by Mel Brooks, [[spoiler: Father Fyodor is left abandoned on a rocky spire with no way to get down, the jewels were found and spent on erecting a new public building before the last chair could be found, and Kisa and Bender end up begging in the streets.]]
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** In the film adaptation by Mel Brooks, [[spoiler: Father Fyodor is left abandoned on a rocky spire with no way to get down, the jewels were found and spent on erecting a new public building months before the last chair could be found, and Kisa and Bender find the last chair, and they end up begging in the streets.]]
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