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26th May '16 6:25:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* WilliamFaulkner does this with the sections written from the perspective of Vardaman, a nine year old boy, in ''Literature/AsILayDying'' and by Benjy, an autistic man, in ''Literature/TheSoundAndTheFury''. Five words: [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible "My mother is a fish."]]

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* WilliamFaulkner Creator/WilliamFaulkner does this with the sections written from the perspective of Vardaman, a nine year old boy, in ''Literature/AsILayDying'' and by Benjy, an autistic man, in ''Literature/TheSoundAndTheFury''. Five words: [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible "My mother is a fish."]]
12th Apr '16 5:55:37 PM Pichu-kun
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* Yuki Takeya, the protagonist of ''Manga/SchoolLive'', undergoes a FreakOut after the school becomes overrun by a ZombieApocalypse, and deludes herself into seeing everything as perfectly fine and happy, with her surviving club-members not having the heart to snap her out of her fantasy. [[spoiler:She does eventually wake up to what's actually happening by the end of the series.]]

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* Yuki Takeya, the protagonist of ''Manga/SchoolLive'', undergoes a FreakOut after the school becomes overrun by a ZombieApocalypse, and deludes herself into seeing everything as perfectly fine and happy, with her surviving club-members not having the heart to snap her out of her fantasy. [[spoiler:She does eventually wake up to what's actually happening by the end of the series.anime.]]
20th Mar '16 6:00:28 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted and PlayedForLaughs at the end of an early episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld''. Morgan ends up stranded on the kitchen counter while the rest of her family has an impromptu water fight in the backyard. She eventually dials 911, tells the operator that she's stuck and can't get down while her parents are fighting outside, then holds the phone toward the open door so the operator can hear all the hooting and hollering. When Feeny gets squirted after complaining that the water fight is drowning his flowers, Morgan adds, "They just shot the neighbor!"

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* Inverted and PlayedForLaughs at the end of an early episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld''.''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Morgan ends up stranded on the kitchen counter while the rest of her family has an impromptu water fight in the backyard. She eventually dials 911, tells the operator that she's stuck and can't get down while her parents are fighting outside, then holds the phone toward the open door so the operator can hear all the hooting and hollering. When Feeny gets squirted after complaining that the water fight is drowning his flowers, Morgan adds, "They just shot the neighbor!"
18th Mar '16 8:24:10 PM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 4:41:19 PM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 3:44:16 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/ProfessorMmaasLecture'': Serious termite scientist thoroughly research a house of a ''[[HumansThroughAlienEyes homo]]'' specimen. In their report, they off-handedly mention finding a fresh, horizontal homo in the ground and a small piece of metal embedded within its heart.

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* ''Literature/ProfessorMmaasLecture'': Serious termite scientist scientists thoroughly research a house of a ''[[HumansThroughAlienEyes homo]]'' specimen. In their report, they off-handedly mention finding a fresh, horizontal homo in the ground and a small piece of metal embedded within its heart.
16th Mar '16 3:41:38 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/{{Room}}'' is narrated by a very young boy who happily lives with his mother and their "roommates", IE Lamp, Blanket, and Book [[spoiler: in the shed where his teenage mother's kidnapper/rapist imprisoned them. They get rescued but that just makes him confused and scared]].

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* ''Literature/{{Room}}'' is narrated by a very young boy who happily lives with his mother and their "roommates", IE i.e. Lamp, Blanket, and Book [[spoiler: in the shed where his teenage mother's kidnapper/rapist imprisoned them. They get rescued but that just makes him confused and scared]].
16th Mar '16 3:28:51 PM margdean56
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* In ''{{Literature/Rebecca}}'', by Daphne du Maurier, narrator Mrs. de Winter thinks that her husband, Max, is cold with her because he is still in love with his late wife, Rebecca. She feels that she can not measure up to Rebecca in Max's eyes. The truth turns out to be quite different.
* Horrible example in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', as befitting a ZombieApocalypse. One interviewee was a little girl when her family was killed after the dead siege the church they and many others had looked for shelter. The ammo was running out and the dead had broken in and were chewing through the crush of people. The last she saw of her mother was as she was trying to strangle her for a MercyKill. She related this all in the voice of a little girl (with sound effects!) despite being a 20 something woman, because she had lived ferally for years and/or was brain-damaged by head trauma caused in that fight.

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* In ''{{Literature/Rebecca}}'', by Daphne du Maurier, narrator Mrs. de Winter thinks that her husband, Max, is cold with her because he is still in love with his late wife, Rebecca. She feels that she can not cannot measure up to Rebecca in Max's eyes. The truth turns out to be quite different.
* Horrible example in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', as befitting a ZombieApocalypse. One interviewee was a little girl when her family was killed after the dead siege besieged the church they and many others had looked to for shelter. The ammo was running out and the dead had broken in and were chewing through the crush of people. The last she saw of her mother was as she was trying to strangle her for a MercyKill. She related this all in the voice of a little girl (with sound effects!) despite being a 20 something woman, because she had lived ferally for years and/or was brain-damaged by head trauma caused in that fight.



* The titular dog of ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' is a straight example with one unique twist. His innocence is not due to immaturity or mental disability, but simply because he is a dog. While he describes the conversations around him to the reader, he personally only understands a hand full of words like ''stay'' and ''good dog''. He therefor regularly fails to understand what's going on, which can be tragic since his other senses make him aware of things that could have saved a lot of pain for the humans if he just understood the importance of them. He is, however, less innocent then some examples, having a bit of an elevated sense of self-importance. More interesting, as a dog he has a highly evolved ([[NotHyperbole literally in this case]]) ability to sense the emotions of humans around him; [[TruthInTelevision a trait it's believed dogs evolved when they were domesticated to allow them to work better with humans]]. While he doesn't understand context of situations around him, he can read body language of humans so well that he always knows exactly the emotions they are feeling, and often discusses what emotions he senses radiating from a person. The unique case of an [[TheEmpath empathic]] InnocentInaccurate means that he sometimes is *more* aware of his owners needs, at least when it comes to their need for emotional support, then the humans around him despite his obliviousness to the specifics of the situation.

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* The titular dog of ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' is a straight example with one unique twist. His innocence is not due to immaturity or mental disability, but simply because he is a dog. While he describes the conversations around him to the reader, he personally only understands a hand full handful of words like ''stay'' and ''good dog''. He therefor therefore regularly fails to understand what's going on, which can be tragic since his other senses make him aware of things that could have saved a lot of pain for the humans if he just understood the importance of them. He is, however, less innocent then some examples, having a bit of an elevated sense of self-importance. More interesting, as a dog he has a highly evolved ([[NotHyperbole literally in this case]]) ability to sense the emotions of humans around him; [[TruthInTelevision a trait it's believed dogs evolved when they were domesticated to allow them to work better with humans]]. While he doesn't understand the context of situations around him, he can read body language of humans so well that he always knows exactly the emotions they are feeling, and often discusses what emotions he senses radiating from a person. The unique case of an [[TheEmpath empathic]] InnocentInaccurate means that he sometimes is *more* ''more'' aware of his owners owners' needs, at least when it comes to their need for emotional support, then than the humans around him despite his obliviousness to the specifics of the situation.



** An example that spans a whole book is ''Take a Good Look'', in which a blind girl disobeys her grandmother's instructions that she is not allowed out unattended and goes shopping alone - which leads to her getting caught up in an armed robbery. Because she is very young and can't see what is going on around her, she seems to have no idea what a dangerous situation she is in, even at the end when this is repeatedly explained to her by adults.

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** An example that spans a whole book is ''Take a Good Look'', in which a blind girl disobeys her grandmother's instructions that she is not allowed out unattended and goes shopping alone - -- which leads to her getting caught up in an armed robbery. Because she is very young and can't see what is going on around her, she seems to have no idea what a dangerous situation she is in, even at the end when this is repeatedly explained to her by adults.



* In ''Literature/{{To Kill a Mockingbird}}'', Scout can pull off ShamingTheMob because she doesn't realize they formed a ''lynch'' mob, and talks to them as if the meeting was perfectly ordinary.
* In ''BeingThere'', the mentally challenged Chance the Gardener goes through a lot of this. He understands that the Old Man (master of the house) has died, but doesn't realize that this means that the house is being closed and that he no longer has anyone to take care of him. He also does not realize, once he's met Eve Rand, that she and the other powerful people he encounters from that point on do not know what he actually is; they think he's a PuritySue of sorts, which has results ([[spoiler: among them, being put forward as a presidential candidate]]) that can be downright alarming to readers...well, not to [[Creator/PeterSellers every reader]]. In the movie version, this is taken further with the long sequence in which Chance walks out into the world outside the house for the first time - and into the poorer neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.

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* In ''Literature/{{To Kill a Mockingbird}}'', Scout can pull off ShamingTheMob because she doesn't realize they they've formed a ''lynch'' mob, and talks to them as if the meeting was perfectly ordinary.
* In ''BeingThere'', the mentally challenged Chance the Gardener goes through a lot of this. He understands that the Old Man (master of the house) has died, but doesn't realize that this means that the house is being closed and that he no longer has anyone to take care of him. He also does not realize, once he's met Eve Rand, that she and the other powerful people he encounters from that point on do not know what he actually is; they think he's a PuritySue of sorts, which has results ([[spoiler: among them, being put forward as a presidential candidate]]) that can be downright alarming to readers...well, not to [[Creator/PeterSellers every reader]]. In the movie version, this is taken further with the long sequence in which Chance walks out into the world outside the house for the first time - -- and into the poorer neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.
20th Feb '16 11:41:43 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Yuki Takeya, the protagonist of ''Manga/SchoolLive'', undergoes a FreakOut after the school becomes overrun by a ZombieApocalypse, and deludes herself into seeing everything as perfectly fine and happy, with her surviving club-members not having the heart to snap her out of her fantasy. [[spoiler:She does eventually wake up to what's actually happening by the end of the series.]]
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