History Literature / WashingtonSquare

8th Jun '16 4:59:55 PM eroock
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* SugarAndIcePersonality: The personality Catherine develops by the end of the story; she is perfectly friendly and jovial with people she likes--with her father and Lavinia however, she is a pure IceQueen.
8th Jun '16 4:54:01 PM eroock
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** Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Olivia looked pretty mundane for a leading lady.

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** Beauty is lies in the eye of the beholder. Olivia looked pretty mundane for a leading lady.
8th Jun '16 4:47:36 PM eroock
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* TheUnFavourite: Catherine is this to her father, in comparison to her older brother... who died several years before she was born and doesn't appear to have lived long enough to be named.

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* TheUnFavourite: TheUnfavourite: Catherine is this to her father, in comparison to her older brother... who died several years before she was born and doesn't appear to have lived long enough to be named.
8th Jun '16 4:34:37 PM eroock
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* LoveWillLeadYouBack: Subverted. Catherine starts off feeling this way about Morris, but soon comes to terms with the fact that she had been exploited, and when he does return twenty years later, she has no longer has any interest in him.


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* ThePlace: Washington Square.


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* TheUnFavourite: Catherine is this to her father, in comparison to her older brother... who died several years before she was born and doesn't appear to have lived long enough to be named.
7th Jun '16 7:56:10 PM eroock
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* BrokenBird: Catherine turns into this after being betrayed by Morris and disapproved of by her father.
7th Jun '16 7:19:56 PM eroock
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--> '''Dr. Austin Sloper''', ''Washington Square''

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--> -->-- '''Dr. Austin Sloper''', ''Washington Square''
7th Jun '16 7:19:43 PM eroock
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* FourthDateMarriage: Morris proposes to Catherine after only a couple of days.



!!The Heiress uses most of the tropes above, in addition to:

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!!The Heiress !!''The Heiress'' uses most of the tropes above, in addition to:



** Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Olivia looked pretty mundane for a leading lady.



* FalseReassurance: Catherine is happy when her father assures her that he will treat Morris with due respect. {{NOT}}
-->'''Dr. Sloper''': I shall be as fair and honest with him as he is with you.
-->'''Catherine''': Thank you, father, that is all we shall need.



** The answer to Catherine and Morris's WillTheyOrWontThey is the same, but it is played differently: [[spoiler: When Morris comes to see her, she actually ''does'' act as if she wants to rekindle their romance. She tells him she wants to marry that night, and tells him to leave and get a carriage while she gets her things ready. Morris comes back with the carriage and knocks on Catherine's door... [[MagnificentBastard but no one ever answers.]]]]

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** The answer to Catherine and Morris's WillTheyOrWontThey is the same, but it is played differently: [[spoiler: When Morris comes to see her, she actually ''does'' act as if she wants to rekindle their romance. She tells him she wants to marry that night, and tells him to leave and get a carriage while she gets her things ready. Morris comes back with the carriage and knocks on Catherine's door... [[MagnificentBastard [[ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine but no one ever answers.]]]]



* SugarAndIcePersonality: The personality Catherine develops by the end of the story; she is perfectly friendly and jovial with people she likes--with her father and Lavinia however, she is a pure IceQueen.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: The personality Catherine develops by the end of the story; she is perfectly friendly and jovial with people she likes--with her father and Lavinia however, she is a pure IceQueen.IceQueen.
* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: The ending in which Catherine inflicts the same amount of cruelty upon Morris as he inflicted upon her.
* TimePassageBeard: Morris shows up with a moustache on his return from California.

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10th Feb '16 12:01:02 PM Miumia
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Creator/HenryJames's ''Washington Square'' tells the story of Catherine Sloper, a cripplingly shy woman who lives with her widowed father, Dr. Austin Sloper, and his flighty sister, Lavinia Penniman. Viewed by everyone as lacking personality, it's a big surprise when handsome,charming Morris Townsend takes an interest in her after meeting her at a party. Within weeks, they are saying they love each other and even consider getting engaged. Dr. Sloper thinks there is something not quite right about this match. After all, [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim what kind of man would actually be attracted to such a ''dull'' girl?]]

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Creator/HenryJames's ''Washington Square'' tells the story of Catherine Sloper, a cripplingly shy woman who lives with her widowed father, Dr. Austin Sloper, and his flighty sister, Lavinia Penniman. Viewed by everyone as lacking personality, it's a big surprise when handsome,charming Morris Townsend takes an interest in her after meeting her at a party. Within weeks, they are saying they love each other and even consider getting engaged. Dr. Sloper thinks there is something not quite right about this match. After all, [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim [[WhatDoesHeSeeInHer what kind of man would actually be attracted to such a ''dull'' girl?]]
1st Dec '15 4:58:45 PM bombadilla
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness / HollywoodHomely: The supposedly plain Catherine is played by Creator/OliviaDeHavilland. [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Though it wasn't the first time she was cast as a supposedly plain woman.]]
18th Jan '15 3:15:16 AM XFllo
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* OldMaid: A bit of subtext in the story is the other characters' belief that due to Catherine's shyness and "dullness", she will never find a man and will end up a spinster. When the story [[TimeSkip skips]] [[DistantFinale ahead 20 years]], it concludes with [[spoiler: Catherine at age 40, unmarried, and childless. However, Catherine is no ChristmasCake--she ''chose'' never to marry, and is perfectly content with her life and comfortable in her own skin in a way that she never was as a younger woman when she had to worry about pleasing her father or fulfilling social obligations of courtship and marriage.]]

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* OldMaid: A bit of subtext in the story is the other characters' belief that due to Catherine's shyness and "dullness", she will never find a man and will end up a spinster. When the story [[TimeSkip skips]] [[DistantFinale ahead 20 years]], it concludes with [[spoiler: Catherine at age 40, unmarried, and childless. However, Catherine is no ChristmasCake--she willingly ''chose'' never to marry, and is perfectly content with her life and comfortable in her own skin in a way that she never was as a younger woman when she had to worry about pleasing her father or fulfilling social obligations of courtship and marriage.]]
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