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22nd Mar '17 4:50:14 PM Sharysa
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* In ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}},'' the trope is heavily referenced in the prologue: Cord Cai is a Chinese-American boy from {{UsefulNotes/Oakland}} with gang history, who desperately wants to get out of the street life. [[DespairEventHorizon His fiance Roland's death and the police force's uselessness utterly trash that plan,]] so after a suicide attempt, [[TragicVillain he shoots Roland's murderer and starts a gang again.]] He's constantly calling himself [[InternalizedCategorism a failure or a "bad Asian,"]] but his gang alias is "the TinMan," Cord's gang [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters is constantly helping out civilians and the police,]] and the tagline is [[SuperheroOrigin "the story of a superhero."]]
21st Mar '17 9:43:03 AM JulianLapostat
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* Although this is often an American trope, Creator/JamesJoyce, explored it in a specifically Irish context as well. In his short stories, ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'', and ''Literature/APortraitOfAnArtistAsAYoungMan''.

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* Although this is often an American trope, Creator/JamesJoyce, explored it in a specifically Irish context as well. In his short stories, ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'', and ''Literature/APortraitOfAnArtistAsAYoungMan''.''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan''.
21st Mar '17 9:42:39 AM JulianLapostat
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15th Mar '17 12:44:50 AM JulianLapostat
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* C. P. Cavafy's famous poem ''[[http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=58&cat=1 The City]]'' deals with someone longing for escape from their surroundings and going out in the big world for adventure but they get so caught up in their yearnings, that they never truly escape where they come from:
--> "This city will always pursue you. You will walk\\
the same streets, grow old in the same neighborhoods,\\
will turn gray in these same houses.\\
You will always end up in this city. Donít hope for things elsewhere:\\
there is no ship for you, there is no road.\\
As youíve wasted your life here, in this small corner,\\
youíve destroyed it everywhere else in the world."
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16th Jan '17 1:20:50 PM nielas
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** Bowman Crowder and his wife Ava wanted to get out of Harlan and believed that as a local football star Bowman would get a college scholarship and then have a professional sports career. When it turned out that he was not good enough for a scholarship, he went to work in the coal mine and became an AbusiveSpouse. After Ava kills Bowman she has a chance to leave Kentucky but decides to stay.

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** Bowman Crowder and his wife Ava wanted to get out of Harlan and believed that as a local football star Bowman would get a college scholarship and then have a professional sports career. When it turned out that he was not good enough for a scholarship, he went to work in the coal mine and became an AbusiveSpouse. After Ava kills Bowman she has a chance to leave Kentucky but decides to stay. When Ava finally gets away from Kentucky, [[spoiler: she is a fugitive wanted for murder]].


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** The Crowes are a family of poor criminals and Wendy Crowe is desperate to get away from that environment. She works as a paralegal and is studying to be a lawyer. However, she is pulled back into the criminal life when her brothers get in trouble with the US Marshals. It turns out that Kendell Crowe is actually her son and she lacks the means to support them both so has to rely on her brothers to help raise him. [[spoiler: She finally has a chance for a fresh start with Kendell when her brothers are killed.]]
19th Dec '16 8:38:17 PM darkabomination
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* Nina from ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' escaped the barrio and got into Stanford. Subverted in that she struggled to meet her financial obligations, her grades suffered as a result, and she lost her scholarship and dropped out. When she returns home for a visit she's embarrassed and ashamed when everyone tells her how proud they are of her.

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* A major motivation of many characters of ''Theatre/InTheHeights'', and whether or not this is necessarily for the best.
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Nina from ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' escaped the barrio and got into Stanford. Subverted in that she struggled to meet her financial obligations, her grades suffered as a result, and she lost her scholarship and dropped out. When she returns home for a visit she's embarrassed and ashamed when everyone tells her how proud they are of her. DoubleSubverted when she uses the money from her father selling off his business to go back in the fall.
** Vanessa wants to find a better place to work and get an apartment downtown in West Village. She ultimately goes through with it, but not before getting a date with Usnavy.
** Abuela Claudia came from Cuba with her family, and is happy to have a home and close relationships with the community until her death.
** Usnavy wants to leave the Heights and return to his parents' home on a beach in the Dominican Republic, believing the place is changing and with many of his friends leaving, there's not much left for him. At the end after seeing Sunny's beautiful mural of Abuela, he decides to stay and use his lottery money to fix up the coffee shop, get a date with Vanessa, and remember all the stories the customers have to tell as the community changes with the times.
29th Sep '16 12:25:42 PM StrixObscuro
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* DependingOnTheWriter, continuity reboot status, medium, etc., in various permutations of the ''{{Superman}}'' franchise, Clark Kent is occasionally given this treatment for having made it from Smallville to Metropolis.

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* DependingOnTheWriter, continuity reboot status, medium, etc., in various permutations of the ''{{Superman}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' franchise, Clark Kent is occasionally given this treatment for having made it from Smallville to Metropolis.




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* In ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', Angie Spica came from a lower-class background where her dad drove a bus and all of her sisters ended up pregnant before they finished high school. She escaped the same fate by applying herself to her studies, replacing her blood with nine pints of liquid machinery (which transformed her into the superhero known as the Engineer), and [[spoiler:travelling back in time to turn Jenny Sparks into a Century Baby so that she could go on to recruit the future members of the Authority]].
* In ''ComicBook/XStatix'', Phat supposedly comes from a lower-class background before getting spotted by a recruiter for ComicBook/XForce. In reality, he came from the suburbs, and his old neighborhood is less than thrilled by how he portrays in interviews, resulting in him getting the shit kicked out of him when he tries to go home.




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* The premise of ''Series/SurvivorsRemorse'' is that two cousins from a rough neighborhood made it big in professional basketball, and now have to contend with being in the spotlight and the effects it has on their family.



* If Shepard has the 'Earthborn' background in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', s/he escaped a childhood of petty crime on the streets as a member of the Tenth Street Reds by joining the military. In the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 first game]], a member of the Reds who is still active approaches Shepard and tries to blackmail him/her by threatening to reveal his/her criminal past to the galaxy, with embellishments to also make Shepard seem like an anti-alien xenophobe. Shepard has multiple options on how to deal with the situation. In [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the sequel]], Finch will send you an e-mail saying that, even if you are not a member of the Reds anymore, he is glad it is you going after the Collectors.

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* If Shepard has the 'Earthborn' "Earthborn" background in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', s/he they escaped a childhood of petty crime on the streets as a member of the Tenth Street Reds by joining the military. In the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 first game]], a member of the Reds who is still active approaches Shepard and tries to blackmail him/her them by threatening to reveal his/her their criminal past to the galaxy, with embellishments to also make Shepard seem like an anti-alien xenophobe. Shepard has multiple options on how to deal with the situation. In [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the sequel]], Finch will send you an e-mail saying that, even if you are not a member of the Reds anymore, he is glad it is you going after the Collectors.



** According to an in-universe documentary, Thugnificent's hometown was so poor that many locals couldn't afford ''clothes''. The crime was so out of control, that the underfunded police department gave up on the place, and just built an electric fence around it. Bu thanks to his musical career, Thugnificent can now afford a BigFancyHouse in Woodcrest.

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** According to an in-universe documentary, Thugnificent's hometown was so poor that many locals couldn't afford ''clothes''. The crime was so out of control, that the underfunded police department gave up on the place, and just built an electric fence around it. Bu But thanks to his musical career, Thugnificent can now afford a BigFancyHouse in Woodcrest.


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** From the same show, Diane is the only member of her family who actually has a job.
29th Sep '16 11:43:06 AM Sammettik
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** The anime actually showed multiple people with different badges than ones the games showed. The trainer with the Marowak and a trainer Jesse attempted to steal from had ''very'' unknown looking badges.
22nd Aug '16 10:01:58 PM CommanderVisor
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* The non-fiction book ''In Search Of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio'' follows the lives of Puerto Rican crack dealers in El Barrio. One managed to make it out, getting through high school (a rarity in the neighbourhood at the time) and college (almost unheard of) to make it into the middle class and move into a safer neighbourhood. He had to be careful going back home to adopt all his old mannerisms so that he wasn't ostracised, and had to keep his background hidden from his wealthy neighbours when at home.

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* The non-fiction book ''In Search Of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio'' follows the lives of Puerto Rican crack dealers in El Barrio. One managed to make it out, getting through high school (a rarity in the neighbourhood at the time) and college (almost unheard of) to make it into the middle class and move into a safer neighbourhood. He had to be careful going back home to adopt all his old mannerisms so that he wasn't ostracised, ostracized, and had to keep his background hidden from his wealthy neighbours when at home.





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\n* In ''The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'', the protagonist realizes that if he stays in his American Indian reserve, he'll lose hope and [[HistoryRepeats go nowhere like everyone else in the reservation]]. He is encouraged to go to an off-reserve school (where the education is better than in the reserve) by a teacher who helps him see this.
13th Aug '16 5:42:24 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Theater/DeathOfASalesman'': [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that Happy Loman will be the one member of the Loman line to avoid the trap of chasing after unattainable dreams.]]

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* ''Theater/DeathOfASalesman'': ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'': [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that Happy Biff Loman will be the one member of the Loman line to avoid the trap of chasing after unattainable dreams.]]
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