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27th Nov '16 2:31:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Narnia}} The Magician's Nephew]]'', Digory and Polly, [[GenreSavvy being familiar with this trope]], consider that Uncle Andrew might have a mad wife hidden in his attic. He's actually experimenting with the rings that are among the {{MacGuffin}}s of the series.

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* In ''[[{{Narnia}} The Magician's Nephew]]'', ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', Digory and Polly, [[GenreSavvy being familiar with this trope]], consider that Uncle Andrew might have a mad wife hidden in his attic. He's actually experimenting with the rings that are among the {{MacGuffin}}s of the series.
25th Nov '16 6:31:30 PM SarcasmKid
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* The J.B. Stamper Literature/PointHorror short story "The Attic Door" is about a girl going to spend a few days with her widowed aunt, and meets [[spoiler: her aunt's deformed son, a result of her late scientist uncle's experiment, locked up in the attic. Naturally, the aunt decides the girl's seen too much, so they'll just tell the girl's mother she never arrived...]]
10th Nov '16 5:36:45 PM merotoker
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->'''Dr. Hibbert''': But what to do with poor [[EvilTwin Hugo]]? Too crazy for Boys Town, too much of a boy for Crazy Town. The child was an outcast. So, we did the only humane thing.

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->'''Dr. Hibbert''': But what to do with poor [[EvilTwin Hugo]]? Hugo? Too crazy for Boys Town, too much of a boy for Crazy Town. The child was an outcast. So, we did the only humane thing.



This trope is named for the landmark work of feminist literary criticism by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, referring to [[spoiler:Mr. Rochester's wife]] in Charlotte Brontë's ''Literature/JaneEyre''. The analysis indicates that this trope first popularly appeared, of all places, in Victorian women's literature, where depicting some women as crazy people was an easy way to make female villains with whom readers would be unlikely to sympathize. Obviously, this plan was not a complete success.

Of course, it can be the case that there was a very good reason this person was locked away in the first place. Maybe they're AxeCrazy, maybe they suffer from an extremely contagious form of illness, or perhaps the person is being hidden for their own safety to keep them from being kidnapped or murdered.

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This trope is named for the landmark work of feminist literary criticism by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, referring to [[spoiler:Mr. Rochester's wife]] in Charlotte Brontë's Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre''. The analysis indicates that this trope first popularly appeared, of all places, in Victorian women's literature, where depicting some women as crazy people was an easy way to make female villains with whom readers would be unlikely to sympathize. Obviously, this plan was not a complete success.

Of course, it can be the case that there was a very good reason this person was locked away in the first place. Maybe they're AxeCrazy, AxCrazy, maybe they suffer from an extremely contagious form of illness, or perhaps the person is being hidden for their own safety to keep them from being kidnapped or murdered.



* [[spoiler: Sakurako Saiki]] from ''Manga/SakuraGari'' has been locked in an old warehouse for nine years. The reasons are later explained: [[spoiler:she had always been TheUnfavorite even before Souma arrived to the family, but was allowed to live in the more modern mansion like any other family member. Even after her mother's extremely weird death, she was staying there... it was only after her CreepyChild behavior went UpToEleven ''in public'' that she was confined to the warehouse as punishment, with the butler Katou as her personal caretaker, while the rest of the family and servants told the outsiders that she died of illness few after her mom died.]] Unlike other cases, [[spoiler:Sakurako ''is'' ultimately allowed to leave the warehouse/"attic" and come back to the main home, mostly because of a fire in there that revealed the deceit; when she speaks to Souma few after her release, she offhandedly says that she now has some difficulty to walk due to having been locked in a relatively small space for so long.]]

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* [[spoiler: Sakurako Saiki]] from ''Manga/SakuraGari'' has been locked in an old warehouse for nine years. The reasons are later explained: [[spoiler:she had always been TheUnfavorite TheUnfavourite even before Souma arrived to the family, but was allowed to live in the more modern mansion like any other family member. Even after her mother's extremely weird death, she was staying there... it was only after her CreepyChild behavior went UpToEleven ''in public'' that she was confined to the warehouse as punishment, with the butler Katou as her personal caretaker, while the rest of the family and servants told the outsiders that she died of illness few after her mom died.]] died]]. Unlike other cases, [[spoiler:Sakurako ''is'' ultimately allowed to leave the warehouse/"attic" and come back to the main home, mostly because of a fire in there that revealed the deceit; when she speaks to Souma few after her release, she offhandedly says that she now has some difficulty to walk due to having been locked in a relatively small space for so long.]]long]].



* One of [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Sabretooth's]] [[MultipleChoicePast possible backstories]] shows him as a child chained up in the basement with a dog dish, his father periodically coming down to yank out his claws and teeth.

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* One of [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Sabretooth's]] Comicbook/{{Sabretooth}}'s [[MultipleChoicePast possible backstories]] shows him as a child chained up in the basement with a dog dish, his father periodically coming down to yank out his claws and teeth.



* [[spoiler: Ryuuko]] being the titular cellar secret in ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'',as we find out in chapters three and five. However, she isn't mad or insane, instead she was a somewhat normal little girl (with some impairments), who had the misfortune of being something her mother wanted to keep hidden Oh, she wasn't just locked down there either, she was also abused and neglected, along with being made to live in a cage.

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* [[spoiler: Ryuuko]] being the titular cellar secret in ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'',as ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'', as we find out in chapters three and five. However, she isn't mad or insane, instead she was a somewhat normal little girl (with some impairments), who had the misfortune of being something her mother wanted to keep hidden Oh, she wasn't just locked down there either, she was also abused and neglected, along with being made to live in a cage.



* In ''Film/TheUnearthly'' (which famously includes Tor Johnson saying "[[{{Narm}} Time for go to bed]]") the MadScientist [[HamAndCheese played by]] JohnCarradine has a bunch of degenerate caveman things in the basement. [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow]] thinks they look like Ian Anderson on the cover of ''[[JethroTull Aqualung]]''.

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* In ''Film/TheUnearthly'' (which famously includes Tor Johnson saying "[[{{Narm}} Time for go to bed]]") the MadScientist [[HamAndCheese played by]] JohnCarradine Creator/JohnCarradine has a bunch of degenerate caveman things in the basement. [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow]] thinks they look like Ian Anderson on the cover of ''[[JethroTull Aqualung]]''.''Music/{{Aqualung|JethroTullAlbum}}''.



* Invoked in ''Film/{{Paranoiac}}'', where Simon ''thinks'' [[spoiler: he's keeping his brother locked up inside the garage. What he hasn't realized is that Tony is [[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable long dead.]]]]
* In the Film/HammerHorror ''Film/TheBridesOfDracula'', Baron Meinster is introduced this way: his mother keeps his locked up in a wing of the castle. Her stated reason is that he is unwell. He tricks the heroine into freeing him on the pretense his mother was trying to cheat him out of his inheritance. It turns out that he's a vampire (the clue is in the movie title) and she was trying to keep him [[SealedEvilInACan locked up]], but didn't have the heart to kill him. Luckily, PeterCushing shows up and makes everything better.

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* Invoked in ''Film/{{Paranoiac}}'', where Simon ''thinks'' [[spoiler: he's keeping his brother locked up inside the garage. What he hasn't realized is that Tony is [[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable long dead.]]]]
dead]]]].
* In the Film/HammerHorror ''Film/TheBridesOfDracula'', Baron Meinster is introduced this way: his mother keeps his locked up in a wing of the castle. Her stated reason is that he is unwell. He tricks the heroine into freeing him on the pretense his mother was trying to cheat him out of his inheritance. It turns out that he's a vampire (the clue is in the movie title) and she was trying to keep him [[SealedEvilInACan locked up]], but didn't have the heart to kill him. Luckily, PeterCushing Creator/PeterCushing shows up and makes everything better.



* Larry Blamire's ''Film/DarkAndStormyNight'' has Thessaly, [[spoiler: Sinas Cavendar's insane ViolentGlaswegian daughter.]] She's actually treated pretty sympathetically, and is mostly a parody of the ''Old Dark House'' example above.

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* Larry Blamire's ''Film/DarkAndStormyNight'' has Thessaly, [[spoiler: Sinas Cavendar's insane ViolentGlaswegian daughter.]] daughter]]. She's actually treated pretty sympathetically, and is mostly a parody of the ''Old Dark House'' example above.



* In ''Film/HouseAtTheEndOfTheStreet'', Carrie Anne fits the trope [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope except not.]]]]

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* In ''Film/HouseAtTheEndOfTheStreet'', Carrie Anne fits the trope [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope except not.]]]]not]]]].



* In the short story, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by UrsulaKLeGuin, a filthy, malnourished little child of indeterminate gender is locked in a windowless room and treated as an animal for the vague good of the community.

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* In the short story, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by UrsulaKLeGuin, Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, a filthy, malnourished little child of indeterminate gender is locked in a windowless room and treated as an animal for the vague good of the community.



* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' is an early example, and also interesting because he exiled himself.

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* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' is an early example, and also interesting because he exiled himself.



* Subverted by ''The Adventure of the Paradol Chamber'', a SherlockHolmes pastiche written by June Thomson. A woman who has befriended a young nobleman hires Holmes to investigate because she's afraid that his servants have imprisoned him in his own house. As it turns out, not only do the servants have a very good reason for locking him up, the nobleman actually ''wanted'' to be imprisoned in the first place, since [[spoiler:it's revealed that he suffers from a form of hereditary madness that makes him AxeCrazy whenever it strikes. In one of his moments of sanity, the nobleman decided to have himself locked up to keep from being a danger to anyone.]]
** Another subversion comes from ''The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier'', written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself, that is much along these same lines. A soldier who made friends with another younger soldier in the Boer War hires Holmes when he thinks the younger soldier's parents are keeping him imprisoned on their family estate. It turns out [[spoiler:that the younger soldier contracted what he thinks is leprosy during his time in South Africa, and the family was keeping him at home in secret to treat him without his being locked up in a hospital. The younger soldier, who's actually only suffering from treatable icthyosis, voluntarily went along with this.]]
** Then there's "The Yellow Face," in which the ''suspected'' Madwoman in the Attic in fact turns out to be [[spoiler:simply the main character's mixed-race daughter from a previous marriage, whom she'd kept hidden from her new husband. The story has a happy ending -- the little girl is somehow quite healthy and happy, and her new stepfather accepts her immediately.]]

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* Subverted by ''The Adventure of the Paradol Chamber'', a SherlockHolmes pastiche written by June Thomson. A woman who has befriended a young nobleman hires Holmes to investigate because she's afraid that his servants have imprisoned him in his own house. As it turns out, not only do the servants have a very good reason for locking him up, the nobleman actually ''wanted'' to be imprisoned in the first place, since [[spoiler:it's revealed that he suffers from a form of hereditary madness that makes him AxeCrazy AxCrazy whenever it strikes. In one of his moments of sanity, the nobleman decided to have himself locked up to keep from being a danger to anyone.]]
anyone]].
** Another subversion comes from ''The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier'', written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself, that is much along these same lines. A soldier who made friends with another younger soldier in the Boer War hires Holmes when he thinks the younger soldier's parents are keeping him imprisoned on their family estate. It turns out [[spoiler:that the younger soldier contracted what he thinks is leprosy during his time in South Africa, and the family was keeping him at home in secret to treat him without his being locked up in a hospital. The younger soldier, who's actually only suffering from treatable icthyosis, voluntarily went along with this.]]
this]].
** Then there's "The Yellow Face," in which the ''suspected'' Madwoman in the Attic in fact turns out to be [[spoiler:simply the main character's mixed-race daughter from a previous marriage, whom she'd kept hidden from her new husband. The story has a happy ending -- the little girl is somehow quite healthy and happy, and her new stepfather accepts her immediately.]]immediately]].



* In ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter]]'', Lori's working hypothesis explaining the creepy looking vampire the twins saw in the woods turns on this idea; she thinks the neighbouring [=DuCaral=] family had a crazy son they kept in the house rather than an asylum, and the man escaped (possibly more than once) and stood in the woods watching the boys.
* Kind of featured in the Woodland Mystery ''The Mystery of the Dark Old House'', but [[spoiler: the guy living in the title house is actually nice, just afraid of the outside world.]]
* The most terrifying kind shows up in the Creator/StephenKing short story "Gramma," from Literature/SkeletonCrew. She's been senile and dying in the back room for years, and her grandkids are terrified of her...with good reason.

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* In ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter]]'', Lori's working hypothesis explaining the creepy looking vampire the twins saw in the woods turns on this idea; she thinks the neighbouring [=DuCaral=] family had a crazy son they kept in the house rather than an asylum, and the man escaped (possibly more than once) and stood in the woods watching the boys.
* Kind of featured in the Woodland Mystery ''The Mystery of the Dark Old House'', but [[spoiler: the guy living in the title house is actually nice, just afraid of the outside world.]]
world]].
* The most terrifying kind shows up in the Creator/StephenKing short story "Gramma," from Literature/SkeletonCrew.''Literature/SkeletonCrew''. She's been senile and dying in the back room for years, and her grandkids are terrified of her...with good reason.



* Alberto Blest-Gana's ''El Loco Estero'' has the titular Julián "El Loco" Estero, an ex-military man locked away by his sister Manuela supposedly to keep his borderline AxCrazy tantrums at bay, but in reality [[FinancialAbuse to use his share of the family inheritance]] (out of resentment for [[HeirClubForMen being passed up as heiress]]). Carlos Díaz, TheProtagonist of the book, manages to strike up an InterGenerationalFriendship with Estero and vows to set him free.

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* Alberto Blest-Gana's ''El Loco Estero'' has the titular Julián "El Loco" Estero, an ex-military man locked away by his sister Manuela supposedly to keep his borderline AxCrazy tantrums at bay, but in reality [[FinancialAbuse to use his share of the family inheritance]] (out of resentment for [[HeirClubForMen being passed up as heiress]]). Carlos Díaz, TheProtagonist of the book, manages to strike up an InterGenerationalFriendship IntergenerationalFriendship with Estero and vows to set him free.



* Parodied on ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' with David, [[BrotherSisterIncest inbred]] son of corrupt hicks Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup. They keep him in the attic.

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* Parodied on ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' with David, [[BrotherSisterIncest inbred]] son of corrupt hicks Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup. They keep him in the attic.



* Played with in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Howling Man". The title character is locked in a monastery cell and spends a lot of time howling mournfully. The protagonist of the story thinks he's crazy, but after the protagonist releases him [[spoiler: he turns out to be [[LouisCypher Satan in disguise]]. [[SealedEvilInACan Oops]].]]

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* Played with in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Howling Man". The title character is locked in a monastery cell and spends a lot of time howling mournfully. The protagonist of the story thinks he's crazy, but after the protagonist releases him [[spoiler: he turns out to be [[LouisCypher Satan in disguise]]. [[SealedEvilInACan Oops]].]]Oops]]]].



* A storyline on ''AllMyChildren'' revealed that mysterious millionaire Dimitri Marick (who at the time was a new character) had hidden his wife away, although she wasn't "mad", just severely physically and mentally injured due to a catastrophic riding accident. Making the ''JaneEyre'' ripoff complete, this is all revealed during a ball being held to celebrate Dimitri's engagement to another woman when the wheelchair-bound wife is brought into the ballroom by her mother.Aside from being stunned to learn that her intended is already married, she's further creeped out upon seeing that she bears a strong resemblance to the woman.

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* A storyline on ''AllMyChildren'' ''Series/AllMyChildren'' revealed that mysterious millionaire Dimitri Marick (who at the time was a new character) had hidden his wife away, although she wasn't "mad", just severely physically and mentally injured due to a catastrophic riding accident. Making the ''JaneEyre'' ''Literature/JaneEyre'' ripoff complete, this is all revealed during a ball being held to celebrate Dimitri's engagement to another woman when the wheelchair-bound wife is brought into the ballroom by her mother.Aside from being stunned to learn that her intended is already married, she's further creeped out upon seeing that she bears a strong resemblance to the woman.



* [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong Genestealer]] [[HalfHumanHybrids Hybrids]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' tend to possess obvious physical deformities such as greyish skin or multiple limbs until the third or fourth generation, and as such have to be hidden from the rest of society, either by their [[{{Brainwashed}} doting]] parents or the other members of the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Genestealer]] [[TheInfiltration Cult]]. A favored haunt is a [[WretchedHive hive city's]] Underhive, the derelict, lawless lower levels of the Imperium's arcologies.

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* [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong Genestealer]] [[HalfHumanHybrids [[HalfHumanHybrid Hybrids]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' tend to possess obvious physical deformities such as greyish skin or multiple limbs until the third or fourth generation, and as such have to be hidden from the rest of society, either by their [[{{Brainwashed}} doting]] parents or the other members of the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Genestealer]] [[TheInfiltration Cult]]. A favored haunt is a [[WretchedHive hive city's]] Underhive, the derelict, lawless lower levels of the Imperium's arcologies.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Werewolf The Apocalypse}}'', some Silver Fangs hide their metis offspring at home in order to avoid public dishonor. Metis sheltered this way tend to be socially maladjusted.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Werewolf The Apocalypse}}'', ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', some Silver Fangs hide their metis offspring at home in order to avoid public dishonor. Metis sheltered this way tend to be socially maladjusted.



* The InteractiveFiction game ''Videogame/{{Anchorhead}}'' features William, an inbred boy that has been [[TouchedByVorlons touched by]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.

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* The InteractiveFiction game ''Videogame/{{Anchorhead}}'' features William, an inbred boy that has been [[TouchedByVorlons touched by]] {{touched by|Vorlons}} {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.



** If you know about Lovecraft's story the game is based on, it's clear that the "woman" [[spoiler:had never been a human being. The Third Oath of Dagon demands a follower to marry a pureblooded Deep One, and conceive a child with it. It's less than clear why she would murder her own child though, alien monster or not.]]

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** If you know about Lovecraft's story the game is based on, it's clear that the "woman" [[spoiler:had never been a human being. The Third Oath of Dagon demands a follower to marry a pureblooded Deep One, and conceive a child with it. It's less than clear why she would murder her own child though, alien monster or not.]]not]].



** In the form of[[spoiler: a giant, deformed child who is the brother of the killer that's been chasing you around. And he's not happy about being woken up.]]
** As well as [[spoiler:Simon Barrows, Mary's husband, locked in the shed by Mary when he tried to kill her and their hideous children. He's gone mad from the confinement; if Jennifer makes the mistake of trusting Mary, she's locked in with him and must feed him, or else he will kill and eat her.]]

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** In the form of[[spoiler: a giant, deformed child who is the brother of the killer that's been chasing you around. And he's not happy about being woken up.]]
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** As well as [[spoiler:Simon Barrows, Mary's husband, locked in the shed by Mary when he tried to kill her and their hideous children. He's gone mad from the confinement; if Jennifer makes the mistake of trusting Mary, she's locked in with him and must feed him, or else he will kill and eat her.]]her]].



* The ''VideoGame/DeepSleepTrilogy'' features a woman named Felicity at the very end of the second game who is described as this trope. She went insane because [[spoiler: Her mind lost connection to her sleeping body and she can never again wake up, thus leaving her trapped for years.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/DeepSleepTrilogy'' features a woman named Felicity at the very end of the second game who is described as this trope. She went insane because [[spoiler: Her mind lost connection to her sleeping body and she can never again wake up, thus leaving her trapped for years.]]years]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Marjorine", Butters is selected to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]]. When he returns home, his parents chain him up in the basement believing he is a DamagedSoul and kill a woman so he can feed. Due to StatusQuoIsGod, he is out in the next episode.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Marjorine", Butters is selected to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]]. When he returns home, his parents chain him up in the basement falsely believing he is a DamagedSoul and kill a woman so he can feed. Due to StatusQuoIsGod, he [[SnapBack He is out in the next episode.]]
10th Nov '16 1:50:34 AM Ximei
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* Blanche Monier, a 25 years old woman from a wealthy family living in Poitiers, France, was locked in a small attic room for 25 years by her mother and brother. The reason for it was her desire to marry a lawyer which her family deemed unsuitable due to his lack of money. What probably started as a temporary punishment turned into a permanent nightmare as her mother refused to allow her to leave the room. Blanche's fits of anger and despair at her situation only convinced her mother and brother that she was mentally unstable, and enforced their belief that she should be kept sequestered. In the end, somebody wrote a letter to the police informing them of Blanche's captivity and she was found emaciated and naked, living in appalling conditions in the filthy room. Unfortunately, her sanity had been severely damaged by her imprisonment and abuse, and she never quite recovered from her ordeal.
25th Oct '16 3:37:09 PM nombretomado
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* We have this played straight in two variants in the ''Gensokyo20XX'', series, the first instance is with Yukari, when she is locked in the cellar of an old rumored to be haunted mansion during the events of 20XXI when she went through a bit of BreakTheCutie, losing her mind thereafter, staying there for about seven chapters, and the second instance is with [[spoiler: Reimu]], during the events of 20XXV. However, in the latter case, it was stressed that locking her in a room was better than a BedlamHouse.

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* We have this played straight in two variants in the ''Gensokyo20XX'', ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'', series, the first instance is with Yukari, when she is locked in the cellar of an old rumored to be haunted mansion during the events of 20XXI when she went through a bit of BreakTheCutie, losing her mind thereafter, staying there for about seven chapters, and the second instance is with [[spoiler: Reimu]], during the events of 20XXV. However, in the latter case, it was stressed that locking her in a room was better than a BedlamHouse.
22nd Oct '16 5:54:00 PM foxley
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** In "Go To Hell", parents imprison their daughter in the attic when they believe she is possessed.
28th Sep '16 4:35:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In RichardMatheson's short story "Born of Man and Woman", a deformed child is kept chained in the basement by its parents. [[spoiler:From the fragmentary descriptions we get, "deformed" is a severe understatement: I will screech and laugh loud. I will run on the walls. Last I will hang head down by all my legs and laugh and drip green [from earlier context, this appears to mean "bleed"] all over until they are sorry they didn't be nice to me.]]

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* In RichardMatheson's Creator/RichardMatheson's short story "Born of Man and Woman", a deformed child is kept chained in the basement by its parents. [[spoiler:From the fragmentary descriptions we get, "deformed" is a severe understatement: I will screech and laugh loud. I will run on the walls. Last I will hang head down by all my legs and laugh and drip green [from earlier context, this appears to mean "bleed"] all over until they are sorry they didn't be nice to me.]]
21st Sep '16 1:55:44 AM Medinoc
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E1TreehouseOfHorrorVII Treehouse Of Horror VII]]"
31st Aug '16 4:43:36 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''TheElenium'' series, the tower of a GothicHorror castle becomes the holding place for a noblewoman driven mad by DemonicPossession. Her last remaining loyal servant, unable to listen to her scream any more, finally slips poison into her food to ShootTheDog, and then becomes TheAtoner and joins an order of monks.

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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''TheElenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' series, the tower of a GothicHorror castle becomes the holding place for a noblewoman driven mad by DemonicPossession. Her last remaining loyal servant, unable to listen to her scream any more, finally slips poison into her food to ShootTheDog, and then becomes TheAtoner and joins an order of monks.
26th Aug '16 2:57:46 AM tsstevens
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* Chance the Gardener in ''BeingThere'' was confined to the Old Man's house all of his life due to his mental retardation, and no one but the maids who worked in the house knew he existed. And it's possible he's the Old Man's illegitimate son to boot. The story gets underway once the Old Man dies and he is turned out of the house by the lawyers who came to close the estate. He's a nice, well-spoken person, however (partially due to his being allowed to watch television, giving him some idea of proper behavior and speech), and winds up becoming a ParodySue when he encounters people who have no idea what he really is.

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* Chance the Gardener in ''BeingThere'' was confined to the Old Man's house all of his life due to his mental retardation, handicap, and no one but the maids who worked in the house knew he existed. And it's possible he's the Old Man's illegitimate son to boot. The story gets underway once the Old Man dies and he is turned out of the house by the lawyers who came to close the estate. He's a nice, well-spoken person, however (partially due to his being allowed to watch television, giving him some idea of proper behavior and speech), and winds up becoming a ParodySue when he encounters people who have no idea what he really is.
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