History Literature / TheUglyDuckling

1st May '16 5:45:51 PM DoctorCooper
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* AuthorAppeal: Andersen was gangly, unattractive as a child and was bullied when young. The whole "becoming a beautiful swan" thing was probably wish fulfillment on his own part. Also see RoyalBlood.

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* AuthorAppeal: Andersen was gangly, unattractive as a child and was bullied when young. The whole "becoming a beautiful swan" thing was probably wish fulfillment on his own part. Also see RoyalBlood.



* BeautifulAllAlong
* BeautyEqualsGoodness

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* BeautifulAllAlong
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BeautifulAllAlong: The "ugly duckling" is actually a beautiful swan.
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BeautyEqualsGoodness



* IJustWantToBeBeautiful
* InterspeciesAdoption

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* %%* IJustWantToBeBeautiful
* InterspeciesAdoptionInterspeciesAdoption: He is adopted first as a



* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Only once he leaves does the Ugly Duckling find acceptance. Possibly a BrokenAesop in that respect...
** Of course, given the author's intentions (see below), this is deliberate, and for people with AbusiveParents and the like, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped love and acceptance really have to be found elsewhere.]]

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* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Only once he leaves does the Ugly Duckling find acceptance. Possibly a BrokenAesop in that respect...\n** Of course, given the author's intentions (see below), this is deliberate, and for people with AbusiveParents and the like, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped love and acceptance really have to be found elsewhere.]]



* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside

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* %%* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside
21st Jan '16 9:59:16 AM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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21st Jan '16 9:29:40 AM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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There is also a [[Film/TheUglyDuckling 1997 animated movie]] based on The Ugly Duckling but with it's own original plot.

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There is also a [[Film/TheUglyDuckling 1997 animated movie]] based on The Ugly Duckling but with it's its own original plot.
21st Jan '16 6:27:42 AM inuyasharules31
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There is also a [[Film/TheUglyDuckling 1997 animated movie]] based on The Ugly Duckling but with it's own original plot.
18th Oct '15 5:24:57 PM KoopaKid17
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* KidsAreCruel

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* KidsAreCruelKidsAreCruel: The Ugly Duckling's brothers and sisters, who say things such as "We hope the cat gets you!".
23rd Aug '15 6:14:31 PM Adept
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* MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate: Played with. The ducklings aren't ''cruel'' as such, they just don't really consider the feelings of others.
30th Dec '14 11:09:21 PM Chariset
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When the spring comes, he sees a bevy of swans on a pond and is drawn to their beauty, feeling compelled to approach them even though he fears they will abuse or even kill him for his ugliness. To his amazement, they receive him as one of their own. The "duckling" catches sight of his own reflection and sees that he too is a beautiful swan.

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When the spring comes, he sees a bevy of swans on a pond and is drawn to their beauty, feeling compelled to approach them even though he fears they will abuse or even kill him for his ugliness. To his amazement, they receive him as one of their own. The "duckling" catches sight of his own reflection and sees that he too is a beautiful swan.



* AuthorAppeal: Andersen was gangly, unattractive as a child and was bullied when young. The whole becomming a beautiful swan thing was probably wish fulfillment on his own part. Also see RoyalBlood.

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* AuthorAppeal: Andersen was gangly, unattractive as a child and was bullied when young. The whole becomming "becoming a beautiful swan swan" thing was probably wish fulfillment on his own part. Also see RoyalBlood.
25th Nov '13 9:17:17 AM LordGro
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"The Ugly Duckling" is a literary FairyTale written by Danish poet Creator/HansChristianAndersen. It has been adapted by {{Disney}} twice and the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote a score for a {{ballet}} of the story in 1914. It is one of the few Hans Christian Andersen stories where [[EverybodyLives nobody dies]].

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"The Ugly Duckling" is a literary FairyTale written by Danish poet Creator/HansChristianAndersen. It has been adapted by {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} twice and the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote a score for a {{ballet}} of the story in 1914. It is one of the few Hans Christian Andersen stories where [[EverybodyLives nobody dies]].



* '''EarnYourHappyEnding''': Probably one of the most notable examples. The poor duckling goes through so much torture throughout the years. When the swans find him, he's finally accepted and has a truly happy life.
* FeatheredFiend: '''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil EVERY DAMN BIRD]]''' aside from the title character, a few geese and the swans at the end are evil, being the main factors in the duckling's suffering.

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* '''EarnYourHappyEnding''': EarnYourHappyEnding: Probably one of the most notable examples. The poor duckling goes through so much torture throughout the years. When the swans find him, he's finally accepted and has a truly happy life.
* FeatheredFiend: '''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil EVERY DAMN BIRD]]''' All the birds aside from the title character, a few geese and the swans at the end are evil, mean-spirited, being the main factors in the duckling's suffering.



* ThrowTheDogABone: For all the story's emotional intensity of the cygnet feeling rejected in the Disney version, he only has to endure it for a few minutes before a mother swan takes him in.
** In the original story, the poor duckling suffered a lot, but an old woman took pity on him and showed him love. And then her other pets got jealous...

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* ThrowTheDogABone: For all the story's emotional intensity of the cygnet feeling rejected in the Disney version, he only has to endure it for a few minutes before a mother swan takes him in.
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in. In the original story, the poor duckling suffered a lot, but an old woman took pity on him and showed him love. And then her other pets got jealous...
24th Nov '13 7:19:31 PM CJCroen1393
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* '''EarnYourHappyEnding''': Probably one of the most notable examples. The poor duckling goes through so much torture throughout the years. When the swans find him, he's finally accepted and has a truly happy life.
19th May '13 1:27:09 PM MrMediaGuy
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Not to be confused with ''Literature/TheUglyBarnacle''.
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