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26th Feb '17 4:08:59 PM Bissek
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* In ''Literature/Catch22'', this is the result of failing to go along with the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade.
31st Jan '17 4:34:52 PM luiz4200
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* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1988/06/23 A worm boy named Willy is denied dessert for refusing to eat his dinner]]. He doesn't consider it too much of a punishment because his parents were having dirt for dinner and a mud pie for dessert.
28th Jan '17 5:31:22 AM Clare
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* Invoked in ''Film/{{Threads}}'', a BBC docudrama depicting a nuclear war and its aftermath. At one point, the narrator says:

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* Invoked Lampshaded in ''Film/{{Threads}}'', a BBC docudrama depicting a nuclear war and its aftermath. At one point, the narrator says:
26th Jan '17 7:32:16 AM Clare
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* The character, in addition to being denied food, is made to watch others eating. This may include what would have been the character's share of the food.



* The character is made to wait until everyone else has eaten, at which point they may be given the leftovers.
26th Jan '17 7:30:47 AM Clare
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* The character is allowed to eat and is given a normal-sized portion, but is denied a food which they particularly like or which is commonly regarded as a treat.

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* The character is allowed to eat and is given a normal-sized portion, but is denied a food which they particularly like or and/or which is commonly regarded as a treat.
26th Jan '17 7:28:28 AM Clare
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* The character is allowed to eat, but is given less food than everyone else. At the extreme end, this can involve them being given barely enough food to keep them alive.

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* The character is allowed to eat, but is given less food than everyone else. At the extreme end, this can involve them being given barely enough food to keep them alive.



--->[[WorthlessYellowRocks Money has had no value]] since the attack. The only viable form of currency is food, given as a reward for work or withheld as punishment.

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--->[[WorthlessYellowRocks -->[[WorthlessYellowRocks Money has had no value]] since the attack. The only viable form of currency is food, given as a reward for work or withheld as punishment.
26th Jan '17 7:27:00 AM Clare
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* The character is only given the bare minimum of food. Plain bread and water is the extreme end of this.



* The character is allowed to eat, but is given less food than everyone else.

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* The character is allowed to eat, but is given less food than everyone else. At the extreme end, this can involve them being given barely enough food to keep them alive.


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* Invoked in ''Film/{{Threads}}'', a BBC docudrama depicting a nuclear war and its aftermath. At one point, the narrator says:
--->[[WorthlessYellowRocks Money has had no value]] since the attack. The only viable form of currency is food, given as a reward for work or withheld as punishment.
26th Jan '17 7:15:49 AM Clare
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So a character has apparently said and/or done something to anger an authority figure. What's the best course of action to take? Why, punish them by depriving them of either breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three meals together, of course! And, to make sure the punishment really hits home, force them to watch others eating, especially if this includes what would have been the punished character's share of the food.

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So a character has apparently said and/or done something to anger an authority figure. What's the best course of action to take? Why, punish them by depriving them of either breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three meals together, of course! And, Likely to make sure involve the punishment really hits home, force them following variations:

* The character is not allowed any food ''at all'' and, in extreme cases, may also be denied anything to drink.
* The character is only given the bare minimum of food. Plain bread and water is the extreme end of this.
* The character, in addition to being denied food, is made
to watch others eating, especially if this includes eating. This may include what would have been the punished character's share of the food.
* The character is allowed to eat, but is given less food than everyone else.
* The character is made to wait until everyone else has eaten, at which point they may be given the leftovers.
* The character is allowed to eat and is given a normal-sized portion, but is denied a food which they particularly like or which is commonly regarded as a treat.



In a few instances, either the character will try to sneak some food when they think no one is looking, or another character will try to sneak them food.

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In a few instances, either the character will try to sneak some food when they think no one is looking, or another character will try to sneak them food.
food. Of course, if the character who imposed the punishment is GenreSavvy, they are likely to take steps to prevent this.
23rd Jan '17 4:07:49 PM eroock
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* Tommy in ''Film/TheWindow'' tells his parents about a murder he witnessed but they don't believe him and deny him lunch and dinner so that he would eventually come to his senses and drop the nonsense.
20th Jan '17 7:25:08 AM Clare
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So a character has apparently said and/or done something to anger an authority figure. What's the best course of action to take? Why, punish them by depriving them of either breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three meals together, of course!

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So a character has apparently said and/or done something to anger an authority figure. What's the best course of action to take? Why, punish them by depriving them of either breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three meals together, of course!
course! And, to make sure the punishment really hits home, force them to watch others eating, especially if this includes what would have been the punished character's share of the food.



* The concept of Hunger Striking invert this trope. It was popularized by Ghandi, though it existed [[OlderThanTheyThink long before his time]], and involves someone withholding food from themselves in order to punish someone else. It's typically used by protesters to pressure someone in power, since having someone die from starvation makes whoever they were striking against look pretty bad. When undertaken by prisoners, said prisoners may be punished via force feeding, which can range from mildly unpleasant to outright cruelty, depending on the method used.

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* The concept of Hunger Striking invert inverts this trope. It was popularized by Ghandi, though it existed [[OlderThanTheyThink long before his time]], and involves someone withholding food from themselves in order to punish someone else. It's typically used by protesters to pressure someone in power, since having someone die from starvation makes whoever they were striking against look pretty bad. When undertaken by prisoners, said prisoners may be punished via force feeding, which can range from mildly unpleasant to outright cruelty, depending on the method used.
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