History Literature / TheWindInTheWillows

21st May '18 1:33:18 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* LowerClassLout: The Wild Wooders are treated this way, a product of Grahame's class-based mistrust of the English working class whom were seen as lazy, idle, prone to theft rather than hard labour, ill-educated and vicious to their social betters. (And, unlike the more selective middle-class house-owning voles, moles and badgers, breed uncontrollably). The book is a pretty reactionary text, written at a time when the English bourgeoisie was frightened of unrest, labour agitation and socialism among the lower orders, of the proletariat rising up against the hard-working middle classes. (It is no accident the heroes are all members of the stout English yeomanry).

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* LowerClassLout: The Wild Wooders are treated this way, a product of Grahame's class-based mistrust of the English working class whom were seen as lazy, idle, prone to theft rather than hard honest labour, ill-educated and vicious to their social betters. (And, unlike the more selective middle-class house-owning voles, moles and badgers, breed uncontrollably). The book is a pretty reactionary text, written at a time when the English bourgeoisie was were frightened of unrest, labour agitation and socialism among the lower orders, of orders -- in short the proletariat rising up against the hard-working middle classes. (It is no accident the heroes are all members of the stout English yeomanry).
21st May '18 1:31:12 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* RoleReprisal: Creator/RichardBriers played Rat no less than three times. First for Alan Bennett's dramatization for the National Theatre, then in the BBC Radio 4 version of the play, and finally in Martin Gates' trilogy of animated specials.


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* RoleReprisal: Creator/RichardBriers played Rat no less than three times in three different different productions. First for Alan Bennett's dramatization for the National Theatre, then in the BBC Radio 4 version of the play, and finally in Martin Gates' trilogy of animated specials.
10th Apr '18 11:10:43 AM valar55
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** TheLancer: Toad both to the recluse Badger and [[TheHero the shy Mole]]. He is the most talkative and loud.
** TheSmartGuy: Ratt who knows all the ins and outs of the wildwood and becomes a mentor for mole.

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** TheLancer: Toad Toad, both to the recluse Badger and [[TheHero the shy Mole]]. He is the most talkative and loud.
** TheSmartGuy: Ratt Rat, who knows all the ins and outs of the wildwood Wild Wood and becomes a mentor for mole.Mole.



** TheBigGuy: Otter being a BoisterousBruiser.

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** TheBigGuy: Otter Otter, being a BoisterousBruiser.



* LowerClassLout: The Wild Wooders are treated this way, a product of Grahame's class-based mistrust of the English working class whom were seen as lazy, idle, prone to theft rather than hard labour, ill-educated and vicious to their social betters. (And, unlike the more selective middle-class house-owning middle class voles, moles and badgers, breed uncontrollably). The book is a pretty reactionary text, written at a time when the English bourgeoisie was frightened of unrest, labour agitation and socialism among the lower orders, of the proletariat rising up against the hard-working middle classes. (It is no accident the heroes are all members of the stout English yeomanry).

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* LowerClassLout: The Wild Wooders are treated this way, a product of Grahame's class-based mistrust of the English working class whom were seen as lazy, idle, prone to theft rather than hard labour, ill-educated and vicious to their social betters. (And, unlike the more selective middle-class house-owning middle class voles, moles and badgers, breed uncontrollably). The book is a pretty reactionary text, written at a time when the English bourgeoisie was frightened of unrest, labour agitation and socialism among the lower orders, of the proletariat rising up against the hard-working middle classes. (It is no accident the heroes are all members of the stout English yeomanry).
10th Apr '18 10:58:33 AM valar55
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* DirtyCoward: The Weasels who pick on any animal weaker than them, but scurry when someone stands up to them. When Mole enters the Wild Wood they scare them out his mind. When Rat with his cudgel and brace of pistols enters the Wood to look for Mole, they don't ''dare'' pull any of the same nasty tricks.

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* DirtyCoward: The Weasels who pick on any animal weaker than them, but scurry when someone stands up to them. When Mole enters the Wild Wood they scare them him out of his mind. When Rat with his cudgel and brace of pistols enters the Wood to look for Mole, they don't ''dare'' pull any of the same nasty tricks.



* FelonyMisdemeanor: Mr. Toad's prison sentence. Stealing the motor car is twelve months (which according to the court clerk is mild), while his reckless driving warrants ''three years'' (quite lenient) and cheeking the police warrants ''fifteen years'' which adds up to nineteen years, which the judge then makes an even twenty, and he thinks he's being soft on Toad.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Mr. Toad's prison sentence. Stealing the motor car is twelve months (which according to the court clerk is mild), while his reckless driving warrants ''three years'' (quite lenient) and cheeking the police warrants ''fifteen years'' which adds up to nineteen years, which the judge then makes an even twenty, and he thinks he's being soft ''soft'' on Toad.
12th Mar '18 5:47:50 PM AmuckCricetine
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* RoleReprisal: Creator/RichardBriers played Rat no less than three times. First for Alan Bennett's dramatization for the National Theatre, then in the BBC Radio 4 version of the play, and finally in Martin Gates' trilogy of animated specials.
12th Mar '18 5:45:24 PM AmuckCricetine
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** "Toad of Toad Hall" by Creator/AAMilne
** An adaption by Creator/AlanBennett for the National Theatre in 1990
** A 2017 West End Musical adapted by [[Series/DowntonAbbey Julian Fellowes]]

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** "Toad of Toad Hall" by Creator/AAMilne
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** An adaption by Creator/AlanBennett for the National Theatre in 1990
1990.
** A 2017 West End Musical adapted by [[Series/DowntonAbbey Julian Fellowes]]Fellowes]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC is yet another animated version featuring Michael Palin as Rat, Alan Bennett as Mole, Rik Mayall as Toad, and Michael Gambon as Badger, with Vanessa Redgrave as the Narrator.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC is yet another animated version featuring Michael Palin Creator/MichaelPalin as Rat, Alan Bennett Creator/AlanBennett as Mole, Rik Mayall Creator/RikMayall as Toad, and Michael Gambon Creator/MichaelGambon as Badger, with Vanessa Redgrave Creator/VanessaRedgrave as the Narrator.



* ''Film/TheWindInTheWillows1996'' (known as "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" in America), a live-action version directed and starring Terry Jones as Toad, Eric Idle as Rate, Steven Coogan as Mole, and Nichol Williamson as Badger. Also features cameos by Stephen Fry, John Cleese, and Michael Palin.
* Another live-action version was produced by Creator/TheBBC in 2007 featuring Mark Gatiss as Rat, Lee Ingleby as Mole, Matt Lucas as Toad, and Bob Hoskins as Badger, with Creator/ImeldaStaunton as the Barge Woman and Jim Carter as the Engine Driver.

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* ''Film/TheWindInTheWillows1996'' (known as "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" in America), a live-action version directed and starring Terry Jones Creator/TerryJones as Toad, Eric Idle Creator/EricIdle as Rate, Steven Coogan Creator/SteveCoogan as Mole, and Nichol Nicol Williamson as Badger. Also features cameos by Stephen Fry, John Cleese, Creator/StephenFry, Creator/JohnCleese, and Michael Palin.
Creator/MichaelPalin.
* Another live-action version was produced by Creator/TheBBC in 2007 featuring Mark Gatiss Creator/MarkGatiss as Rat, Lee Ingleby as Mole, Matt Lucas as Toad, and Bob Hoskins Creator/BobHoskins as Badger, with Creator/ImeldaStaunton as the Barge Woman and Jim Carter as the Engine Driver.
1st Feb '18 8:39:13 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ForbiddenZone: Don't go into the Wild Wood by yourself. The only ones who do are -- Badger (who lives in the middle and nobody would dare cross) and Otter.

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* ForbiddenZone: Don't go into the Wild Wood by yourself. The only ones who do are -- Badger (who lives in the middle and nobody would dare cross) and Otter. Ratty manages it only by going in armed to the teeth, and making sure anyone who sees him knows so at a glance.
29th Jan '18 2:50:15 PM Delphi
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** The stew Toad feasts on late in the book contains rabbit meat, despite a couple of talking rabbits in the first few chapters.
3rd Jan '18 8:49:28 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheBabyoftheBunch: Mole quite often gets this portrayal, mostly due to having the least experience with the world outside his home. Toad sometimes takes this trope from Mole, if only because his immature and flamboyant personality often require his friends to keep him in line.

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* TheBabyoftheBunch: TheBabyOfTheBunch: Mole quite often gets this portrayal, mostly due to having the least experience with the world outside his home. Toad sometimes takes this trope from Mole, if only because his immature and flamboyant personality often require his friends to keep him in line.
16th Nov '17 9:28:45 AM Ambaryerno
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* CruelToBeKind: Toad is put under house arrest by his friends to dissuade him of his motor mania. Although very harsh they see little choice; Toad's reckless driving is giving the animals a bad reputation, and if they let him continue he'll either go bankrupt by spending his whole fortune on car after car that he'll inevitably smash to bits, or he'll kill himself in a crash.
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