History Literature / WarAndPeace

8th Dec '16 11:17:05 AM Ciara25
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Thoroughly averted when it comes to female characters. The beautiful ones are either outright evil (Hélène) or just selfish and shallow, like Vera, Mlle Bourrienne or Sonya. The sole character for whom the trope holds true is Natasha.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Thoroughly Mostly averted when it comes to female characters. The beautiful ones are either outright evil (Hélène) or just selfish and shallow, like Vera, Vera or Mlle Bourrienne or Sonya. Bourrienne. The sole character characters for whom the trope holds true is Natasha.are Natasha and Sonya.
28th Nov '16 5:09:08 AM Ciara25
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pierre. For all his shy and gentle character, he is not above turning into a roaring monster when angered.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pierre. For all his shy and gentle character, he is not above turning into a roaring monster when angered. Both of the Kuragin siblings sorely regret infuriating him; Hélène when she insults him in the aftermath of the duel with Dolokhov (he tries to hit her with a marble table) and Anatole when he leads Natasha on and tried to elope with her (threatened with having his head smashed in with a paper weight).
27th Nov '16 6:37:21 PM Ciara25
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* ItsAllAboutMe: The Kuragin siblings. Anatole never thinks of the effect his actions will have on other people, and refuses to consider the consequences of [[spoiler: eloping with Natasha, especially when he's ''already married.'']] Hélène is so self-absorbed and shallow that she honestly believes Pierre is so much in love with her, he'll willingly grant her a divorce so she can marry one of her lovers.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: The Kuragin siblings. Anatole never thinks of the effect his actions will have on other people, and refuses to consider the consequences of [[spoiler: eloping with Natasha, especially when he's ''already married.'']] Hélène is so self-absorbed and shallow that she honestly believes deludes herself into believing that Pierre is so much in love with her, he'll willingly grant her a divorce so she can marry one of her lovers.
24th Nov '16 6:32:17 AM Ciara25
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* ImpoverishedPatrician: The Rostov family slowly descends into this as it attempts to live beyond its means.

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: The Rostov family slowly descends into this as it attempts to live beyond its means.means, coupled with Nikolai's ''enormous'' gambling debts.



* KarmaHoudini: Subverted; Anatole doesn't quite get away with his shenanigans scot-free.
** Dolokhov, on the other hand, does.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: The Kuragin siblings. Anatole never thinks of the effect his actions will have on other people, and refuses to consider the consequences of [[spoiler: eloping with Natasha, especially when he's ''already married.'']] Hélène is so self-absorbed and shallow that she honestly believes Pierre is so much in love with her, he'll willingly grant her a divorce so she can marry one of her lovers.
* KarmaHoudini: Subverted; Anatole doesn't quite get away with his shenanigans scot-free.
scot-free. He's forced to leave Moscow, and later [[spoiler: is wounded and has to have his leg traumatically amputated at the Battle of Borodino.]]
** Dolokhov, on the other hand, does.does, although admittedly he accepts fault for some of his actions and makes amends with Pierre.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Hélène Kuragin is constantly unfaithful to her husband; [[spoiler: she dies from a 'heart condition' but it's strongly implied that the cause of death was actually the botched abortion of an illegitimate child.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Hélène Kuragin is constantly unfaithful to her husband; [[spoiler: it's put about in polite society that she dies from a 'heart condition' condition', but it's the narrative strongly implied implies that the cause of death was actually the botched abortion of an illegitimate child.]]
24th Nov '16 2:57:18 AM Ciara25
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Hélène Kuragin is constantly unfaithful to her husband; [[spoiler: she dies from a 'heart condition' but it's strongly implied that the cause of death was actually the botched abortion of an illegitimate child.]]
20th Nov '16 9:09:11 AM Ciara25
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* AlasPoorVillain: Despite all that she's done, the viewer still feels deeply for Helene in the 2016 version when she becomes pregnant thanks to an extra-marital affair, is utterly shunned by St. Petersburg society, [[spoiler: and either mistakenly takes too much abortificant or deliberately commits suicide.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: Despite all that she's done, the viewer still feels deeply for Helene in the 2016 version when she becomes pregnant thanks to an extra-marital affair, is utterly shunned by St. Petersburg society, [[spoiler: and either mistakenly takes too much abortificant abortifacient or deliberately commits suicide.]]
19th Nov '16 7:50:53 AM Ciara25
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* AlasPoorVillain: Despite all that she's done, the viewer still feels deeply for Helene in the 2016 version when she becomes pregnant thanks to an extra-marital affair, is utterly shunned by St. Petersburg society, [[spoiler: and either mistakenly takes too much abortificant or deliberately commits suicide.]]
26th Aug '16 12:41:20 PM eleanorofaquitaine
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* DelusionsOfEloquence: Julie Kuragina cannot speak her own language, and Anatole's French is lacking.

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* DelusionsOfEloquence: Julie Kuragina Karagina cannot speak her own language, and Anatole's French is lacking.
25th Aug '16 4:27:29 PM jamespolk
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Pierre has a little bit of a breakdown while being held by the French in Part IV, going LaughingMad for a bit and ranting straight at the camera about how the French are holding not only him but his "immortal soul".
25th Aug '16 2:24:02 PM jamespolk
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* DutchAngle: Seen in moments of emotional distress. In Part I the camera tilts and sways repeatedly during Pierre's duel with Dolokhov. In Part III the camera is tilting around again when the French are marching through a burning village. In Part IV this happens when Pierre saves a child from the fires of Moscow and then immediately drags a French soldier away from the woman the soldier's about to rape.

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* DutchAngle: Seen in moments of emotional distress. In Part I the camera tilts and sways repeatedly during Pierre's duel with Dolokhov. In Part III the camera is tilting around again when the French are marching through a burning village. In Part IV this happens when Pierre saves a child from is used multiple times during the fires of Moscow chaotic sack and then immediately drags a French soldier away from the woman the soldier's about to rape.burning of Moscow.


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** Part IV has a split screen shot showing the many horrors Pierre sees as Moscow burns--a hanged man, a man being shot by firing squad, statuses being pulled down, churches burning, French soldiers looting a wine cellar.
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