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22nd Oct '17 11:40:52 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki is a Literature Major and it shows in his repeated references to famous Japanese and Western literature. In particular, he compares his situation to the protagonist of Creator/FranzKafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' and later discusses the works of CarlJung. He also has a conversation with the equally well-read and brilliant Tsukiyama, concerning the work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Anthelme_Brillat-Savarin Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin]].

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki is a Literature Major and it shows in his repeated references to famous Japanese and Western literature. In particular, he compares his situation to the protagonist of Creator/FranzKafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' and later discusses the works of CarlJung.UsefulNotes/CarlJung. He also has a conversation with the equally well-read and brilliant Tsukiyama, concerning the work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Anthelme_Brillat-Savarin Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin]].
28th Sep '17 6:41:00 PM Ebrbfureh
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Of course, it's not like all such writing [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible is completely beyond the understanding of us mere mortals]], and this trope can be well done provided that the character is, in fact, reading a specific book- and not just a classic that we can all identify as such. It can be quite informative when the book's subject matter becomes something of a plot point. Rather than simply observing the character reading the book, for example, we can watch another character ask what it is they're reading- and why.

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Of course, it's not like all such writing [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible is completely beyond the understanding of us mere mortals]], and this trope can be well done provided that the character is, in fact, reading a specific book- book -- and not just a classic that we can all identify as such. It can be quite informative when the book's subject matter becomes something of a plot point. Rather than simply observing the character reading the book, for example, we can watch another character ask what it is they're reading- reading -- and why.
30th Aug '17 7:38:09 PM WillBGood
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* Tony Stonem in ''Series/{{Skins}}'' is a bit of a literature and philosophy fan, seen reading Nietzsche and Rand on separate occasions, the latter when he's still recovering from a brain injury.

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* Tony Stonem in ''Series/{{Skins}}'' is a bit of a literature and philosophy fan, seen reading Nietzsche and Rand on separate occasions, the latter when he's still recovering from a brain injury.[[note]]which might be an especially vicious TakeThat.[[/note]]
2nd May '17 1:00:29 PM vifetoile
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* PlayedForLaughs with a sight gag in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', where a wizard in the Leaky Cauldron is reading ''[[Creator/StephenHawking ABriefHistoryOfTime]]'' - and stirring his coffee without touching the spoon.

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* PlayedForLaughs with a sight gag in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', where a wizard in the Leaky Cauldron is reading ''[[Creator/StephenHawking ABriefHistoryOfTime]]'' A Brief History Of Time]]'' - and stirring his coffee without touching the spoon.
2nd May '17 12:58:35 PM vifetoile
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* PlayedForLaughs with a sight gag in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', where a wizard in the Leaky Cauldron is reading ''ABriefHistoryOfTime'' - and stirring his coffee without touching the spoon.

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* PlayedForLaughs with a sight gag in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', where a wizard in the Leaky Cauldron is reading ''ABriefHistoryOfTime'' ''[[Creator/StephenHawking ABriefHistoryOfTime]]'' - and stirring his coffee without touching the spoon.
2nd May '17 12:57:09 PM vifetoile
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* PlayedForLaughs with a sight gag in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', where a wizard in the Leaky Cauldron is reading ''ABriefHistoryOfTime'' - and stirring his coffee without touching the spoon.
6th Jan '17 5:22:08 PM Willbyr
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4th Jan '17 6:52:45 PM eroock
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4th Jan '17 6:07:47 PM Willbyr
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** Later on, Tosaka, of all people, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v27/c245/5.html is seen reading]] the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Baudelaire Walter Benjamin translation of Charles Baudelaire.]]

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** Later on, Tosaka, of all people, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v27/c245/5.html is seen reading]] reading the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Baudelaire Walter Benjamin translation of Charles Baudelaire.]]
10th Dec '16 2:15:06 PM Ymirsdaughter
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** The perhaps most interesting (and UnintentionallyHillarious) part of her obsession with ''Wuthering Heights'' is that she is so caught up in thinking she is like Catherine Earnshaw (and Edward like Heathcliffe) that she completely forgets to even mention her name-sister, Isabella Linton, a character who resembles Bella far more.

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** The perhaps most interesting (and UnintentionallyHillarious) UnintentionallyHilarious) part of her obsession with ''Wuthering Heights'' is that she is so caught up in thinking she is like Catherine Earnshaw (and Edward like Heathcliffe) that she completely forgets to even mention her name-sister, Isabella Linton, a character who resembles Bella far more.
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