History Main / SourGrapesTropes

18th Feb '17 9:52:48 AM InformalFallacies
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ObsessivelyNormal
21st Nov '16 10:22:57 PM icewater
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MusclesAreMeaningless
19th Sep '16 7:48:17 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Stories that don't do this are WishFulfillment fantasies. NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat. Fiction has been providing wish fulfillment for centuries. Contemporary fiction, though, often comes off as somehow ''obliged'' to show the downside of a desire. Not doing so might be seen as "juvenile." Ironically, SourGrapesTropes tend to [[NotSoDifferent indulge in their own backhanded brand of]] WishFulfillment; these tropes are often used to assuage [[TallPoppySyndrome an audience's discomfort]] and [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] at seeing a more ambitious or intelligent or lucky character at succeeding in a way that the viewers can't by showing the 'bad' side of their success. See [[FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche's remarks on ''slave morality'']] for the intellectual impulse behind many of the usages of these tropes.

to:

Stories that don't do this are WishFulfillment fantasies. NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat. Fiction has been providing wish fulfillment for centuries. Contemporary fiction, though, often comes off as somehow ''obliged'' to show the downside of a desire. Not doing so might be seen as "juvenile." Ironically, SourGrapesTropes tend to [[NotSoDifferent indulge in their own backhanded brand of]] WishFulfillment; these tropes are often used to assuage [[TallPoppySyndrome an audience's discomfort]] and [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] at seeing a more ambitious or intelligent or lucky character at succeeding in a way that the viewers can't by showing the 'bad' side of their success. See [[FriedrichNietzsche [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche's remarks on ''slave morality'']] for the intellectual impulse behind many of the usages of these tropes.
14th Sep '16 3:12:53 PM Whitewings
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Note that the original fable"The Fox and the Grapes" is not about disparaging a thing you can't get. The fox was disgusted with himself for wasting time and effort trying to reach a bunch of grapes that were sour, meaning unripe.

to:

Note that the original fable"The fable "The Fox and the Grapes" is not about disparaging a thing you can't get. The fox was disgusted with himself for wasting time and effort trying to reach a bunch of grapes that were sour, meaning unripe.
10th Aug '16 11:21:21 AM Omnicron13
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AttractivenessDiscrimination
16th Jul '16 8:06:03 PM Whitewings
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

Note that the original fable"The Fox and the Grapes" is not about disparaging a thing you can't get. The fox was disgusted with himself for wasting time and effort trying to reach a bunch of grapes that were sour, meaning unripe.
2nd May '16 7:08:34 AM NubianSatyress
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheAmericanDream



* ImmortalityImmorality, second type

to:

* ImmortalityImmorality, second typeImmortalityImmorality



* TheAmericanDream: Type 2.
29th Apr '16 9:09:46 PM BookReaderUSA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AmericanDream: Type 2


Added DiffLines:

* TheAmericanDream: Type 2.
29th Apr '16 9:00:55 PM BookReaderUSA
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AmericanDream: Type 2


Added DiffLines:

* {{Deconstruction}}
30th Nov '15 2:09:07 PM HeroGal2347
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PrestigePeril
This list shows the last 10 events of 68. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SourGrapesTropes