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16th Jun '16 9:41:54 AM redandready45
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** In "Treehouse of Horror VII"'s spoof of the 1996 election, Kang and Kodos replace Bill Clinton and Bob Dole: no matter which of them wins, they intend to turn America into a slave state for their planet. When the deception is revealed, the pair smugly inform the populace that because America runs on a two-party system, one of them will ''still'' rise to power. It's not quite as funny after events in the 2010s decade where Americans are starting to re-examine the two-party-system and third-party candidates are starting to succeed.

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** In "Treehouse of Horror VII"'s spoof of the 1996 election, Kang and Kodos replace Bill Clinton and Bob Dole: no matter which of them wins, they intend to turn America into a slave state for their planet. When the deception is revealed, the pair smugly inform the populace that because America runs on a two-party system, one of them will ''still'' rise to power. It's not quite as funny after events in the 2010s decade 2016, where Americans are starting to re-examine the two-party-system and third-party third party candidates are starting to succeed.gain a lot more attention, and where faith in the two major parties is at its lowest level.
15th Jun '16 3:39:11 PM bowserbros
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* "I'm Afraid of Americans" by Music/DavidBowie is one big sardonic callout towards the prevalence of gun violence, poverty, and overall degeneracy in American society. Granted, it's not as harsh towards America as [[Music/BruceSpringsteen "Born in the USA"]], but the message is still pretty powerful today, especially after three consecutive shootings in June of 2016[[labelnote:*]]The murder of Music/ChristinaGrimmie, the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando (which, at a death toll of 49, was the deadliest shooting in America), and a smaller shooting in Oakland[[/labelnote]] brought the issue of gun control back into the public eye.
11th Jun '16 12:56:02 PM DoctorTItanX
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* In ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'', the deal with [[spoiler: Stephanie being a {{trans sexual}} person]] is '''not''' handled for cheap and offensive laughs. When Orphen explains to Cleao and Majic how [[spoiler: she went from the male-bodied Stephan to the female-bodied Stephanie]], he does it in a matter-of-fact way and doesn't think less of her for it, and later the audience is not supposed to side with Cleao when she makes [[InnocentlyInsensitive a careless comment about it]]. Not to mention, [[spoiler: Stephanie herself]] is portrayed as a normal and kind person who deserves respect and affection like anyone else, and the cast treats her with affection.

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* In ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'', the deal with [[spoiler: Stephanie being a an actual {{trans sexual}} person]] is '''not''' handled for cheap and offensive laughs. When Orphen explains to Cleao and Majic how [[spoiler: she went from the male-bodied Stephan to the female-bodied Stephanie]], he does it in a matter-of-fact way and doesn't think less of her for it, and later the audience is not supposed to side with Cleao when she makes [[InnocentlyInsensitive a careless comment about it]]. Not to mention, [[spoiler: Stephanie herself]] is portrayed as a normal and kind person who deserves respect and affection like anyone else, and the cast treats her with true affection.
6th Jun '16 3:13:46 PM Bat178
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' series has a heavy anti-corporate, pro-environment message with corporations being depicted as evil bastards who will do anything to make a profit including slavery and torturing their employees, and destroying the environment in the process. With the rise of corporatism in America, corrupt business practices and sleazy laws favoring corporations over people, as well as Global Warming and pollution being a big issue now, the message of the games are more relevant than ever.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' series has a heavy anti-corporate, pro-environment message with corporations being depicted as evil bastards who will do anything to make a profit including slavery and torturing their employees, and are polluting and destroying the environment in of the process.world. With the rise of corporatism in America, corrupt business practices and sleazy laws favoring corporations over people, as well as Global Warming and pollution being a big issue now, the message of the games are more relevant than ever.
6th Jun '16 3:11:17 PM Bat178
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* The ''VideoGame/Oddworld'' series has a heavy anti-corporate, pro-environment message with corporations being depicted as evil bastards who will do anything to make a profit including slavery and torturing their employees, and destroying the environment in the process. With the rise of corporatism in America, corrupt business practices and sleazy laws favoring corporations over people, as well as Global Warming and pollution being a big issue now, the message of the games are more relevant than ever.

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* The ''VideoGame/Oddworld'' ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' series has a heavy anti-corporate, pro-environment message with corporations being depicted as evil bastards who will do anything to make a profit including slavery and torturing their employees, and destroying the environment in the process. With the rise of corporatism in America, corrupt business practices and sleazy laws favoring corporations over people, as well as Global Warming and pollution being a big issue now, the message of the games are more relevant than ever.
6th Jun '16 3:10:57 PM Bat178
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* The ''VideoGame/Oddworld'' series has a heavy anti-corporate, pro-environment message with corporations being depicted as evil bastards who will do anything to make a profit including slavery and torturing their employees, and destroying the environment in the process. With the rise of corporatism in America, corrupt business practices and sleazy laws favoring corporations over people, as well as Global Warming and pollution being a big issue now, the message of the games are more relevant than ever.
17th May '16 2:22:15 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Different_from_the_Others Different from the Others]]'', a German film from the Weimar Republic, is famous for its honest and sympathetic discussion of homosexuality.
-->"You must not condemn your son because he is a homosexual, he is not to blame for his orientation. It is not wrong, nor should it be a crime. Indeed, it is not even an illness, merely a variation, and one that is common to all of nature."
:: : Not bad for [[OlderThanTelevision a film from 1919]]!
12th May '16 8:02:11 PM redandready45
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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'':
** The episode "Good Cop, Bad Cop", in which Eddie is profiled by a bunch of racist cops, distressingly holds up water after the murder of Laquan McDonald revealed the racism and corruption in the Chicago Police Department.
4th May '16 9:55:44 PM Fireblood
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* Another Jane Austen classic, ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', aside from its perpetually relevant moral of [[CaptainObvious not prejudging others or thinking too highly of yourself because of your status]], showcases the perils of marrying for convenience or looks and elevates the notion of marrying for love, an ideal that would have been considered rather quixotic at the time. Many of its characters will also be eerily familiar to modern readers, both in real life and in contemporary fiction: Mrs. Bennet, who has no higher goal in life than keeping up appearances; Mr. Bennet, the distant husband who tolerates but does not love his wife and delights in doing little things to piss her off because it's the only amusement he can get out of their relationship; Lydia, the bratty, reckless teenager who sees nothing wrong with her irresponsible behaviour and ultimately ends up screwing up her life; Jane, who is so nice and self-effacing that she endangers her own happiness; Wickham, [[ItWasHisSled who fools everyone with his charm]] but is in fact [[TheSociopath a mid-functioning sociopath]]; [[BitchInSheepsClothing Caroline]] and Lady Catherine, the {{Rich Bitch}}es; and of course, Elizabeth, the intelligent, perceptive, quick-witted protagonist with a playfully snarky sense of humour. The characters, and the morals we are meant to learn from what they reap by their strengths and flaws, are resonant enough that [[WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries a modern-day adaptation in the form of a video blog]], which for the most part did not change the main characters' personalities and struggles, was ''frequently'' thought to be ''a real video blog'' by many first-time viewers. (Apparently fewer people have read ''Pride and Prejudice'' than one would like to think.)

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* Another Jane Austen classic, ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', aside from its perpetually relevant moral of [[CaptainObvious not prejudging others or thinking too highly of yourself because of your status]], showcases the perils of marrying for convenience or looks and elevates the notion of marrying for love, an ideal that would have been considered rather quixotic at the time. Many of its characters will also be eerily familiar to modern readers, both in real life and in contemporary fiction: Mrs. Bennet, who has no higher goal in life than keeping up appearances; Mr. Bennet, the distant husband who tolerates but does not love his wife and delights in doing little things to piss her off because it's the only amusement he can get out of their relationship; Lydia, the bratty, reckless teenager who sees nothing wrong with her irresponsible behaviour and ultimately ends up screwing up her life; Jane, who is so nice and self-effacing that she endangers her own happiness; Wickham, [[ItWasHisSled who fools everyone with his charm]] but is in fact [[TheSociopath a mid-functioning sociopath]]; [[BitchInSheepsClothing Caroline]] and Lady Catherine, the {{Rich Bitch}}es; and of course, Elizabeth, the intelligent, perceptive, quick-witted protagonist with a playfully snarky sense of humour. humor. The characters, and the morals we are meant to learn from what they reap by their strengths and flaws, are resonant enough that [[WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries a modern-day adaptation in the form of a video blog]], which for the most part did not change the main characters' personalities and struggles, was ''frequently'' thought to be ''a real video blog'' by many first-time viewers. (Apparently viewers (apparently fewer people have read ''Pride and Prejudice'' than one would like to think.)think).



* When ''Literature/InvisibleMan'' was written by Ralph Ellison about 1950, white racism was a topic scarcely touched upon in the mainstream culture. ''Invisible Man'' discusses that a lotů and it also discusses ''black'' racism, liberal guilt, the Black Power movementů
* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'', the children's novel from 1883, has prompted many computer scientists nowadays see parallels between Pinocchio, a man-made being who wants to become a "real boy", and artificial intelligence.

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* When ''Literature/InvisibleMan'' was written by Ralph Ellison about 1950, in 1952, white racism was a topic scarcely touched upon in the mainstream culture. ''Invisible Man'' discusses that a lotů and it also discusses ''black'' racism, liberal guilt, the Black Power movementů
* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'', the children's novel from 1883, has prompted many computer scientists nowadays to see parallels between Pinocchio, a man-made being who wants to become a "real boy", and artificial intelligence.



* In his 1907 novel ''Le Meraviglie del Duemila'' ("The Marvels of the Year 2,000"), Emilio Salgari imagined a world in which every country had renounced war due all of them having access to what are basically [[NukeEm nuclear weapons]], anticipating MutuallyAssuredDestruction and its fear.
** Generally speaking, Salgari's works tend to resonate with modern audiences, presenting different races as equals, [[GirlsNeedRoleModels strong female characters]], and strong criticism of colonialism.
* Pretty much most, if not all of Literature/AesopsFables.

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* In his 1907 novel ''Le Meraviglie del Duemila'' ("The Marvels of the Year 2,000"), Emilio Salgari imagined a world in which every country had renounced war due to all of them having access to what are basically [[NukeEm nuclear weapons]], anticipating MutuallyAssuredDestruction and its fear.
** Generally speaking, Salgari's works tend to resonate with modern audiences, presenting different races as equals, having [[GirlsNeedRoleModels strong female characters]], and strong criticism of strongly criticizing colonialism.
* Pretty much most, if not all all, of Literature/AesopsFables.



* Vilhelm Moberg's four book suite collectively referred to as TheEmigrants is almost more topical today than when it was originally written in the 1940s and 50s. The story is set in the mid-19th century and follows a group of people in Småland, Sweden, who become the first in the parish to emigrate to America. The first book ("''The Emigrants''") follows the characters until they have landed on American soil and the following three ("''The Immigrants''", "''The Settlers''" and "''The Last Letter Home''") chronicles how they build a new life in their new homeland and stays with the characters until most of them are dead. Among the group of emigrants are Karl Oskar Nilsson, a farmer who can't provide for his family at home and dreams of the vast farm land of North America, and his wife Kristina, who doesn't want to emigrate but agrees after their oldest child dies of starvation. Karl Oskar prospers in the New World but Kristina spends her life plagued by homesickness and never becomes "Americanized" or even learns the language. While the Swedish mass-emigration to the US isn't exactly an ongoing thing the core of the story is very, ''very'' topical as of this post being written in 2015. The number of refugees worldwide today and the debates on whether or not they should be allowed to enter the countries they flee towards makes the story feel very modern and relevant. The characters in the novel are all so well-written and fleshed out and their various hardships so relatable that even though they are 19th century peasants from protestant Sweden they can easily be recognized in people of all origins and faiths in modern times. In particular their voyage across the ocean in the first book is almost uncomfortable to read about (not to mention watching it in the movie) today when there are so many people still risking their lives on the seas to escape to a better life. Sweden itself is today oftentimes hailed as a land of milk and honey in the countries that see a lot of its citizens fleeing there, which comes off as ironic as the character Robert constantly hails America that same way in the first two novels.
** Due to the story being so topical the musical "''Kristina from Duvemåla''" (by ABBA's Björn and Benny), based on the book suite, was revived in Gothenburg and Stockholm in 2015, playing for sold-out theatres. It's almost uncomfortable to hear some of the songs nowadays, for instance Kristina's song "''Hemma''" (Home) in which her children asks her where home is and she can't answer, but dreams of being back at home for Midsummer's Eve dancing at her parents' farm. Though the song that especially stands out in this regard is "''Var hör vi hemma''?" (Where Do We Belong?) towards the end, containing lines such as: "''From a thousand throats/ with one voice/ where is a haven/ where do we belong''?". Heck, the story's contemporary relevance is even mentioned in the musical's playbook.

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* Vilhelm Moberg's four book suite collectively referred to as TheEmigrants is almost more topical today than when it was originally written in the 1940s and 50s. The story is set in the mid-19th century and follows a group of people in Småland, Sweden, who become the first in the parish to emigrate to America. The first book ("''The Emigrants''") follows the characters until they have landed on American soil and the following three ("''The Immigrants''", "''The Settlers''" and "''The Last Letter Home''") chronicles how they build a new life in their new homeland and stays with the characters until most of them are dead. Among the group of emigrants are Karl Oskar Nilsson, a farmer who can't provide for his family at home and dreams of the vast farm land of North America, and his wife Kristina, who doesn't want to emigrate but agrees after their oldest child dies of starvation. Karl Oskar prospers in the New World but Kristina spends her life plagued by homesickness and never becomes "Americanized" or even learns the language. While the Swedish mass-emigration to the US isn't exactly an ongoing thing thing, the core of the story is very, ''very'' topical as of this post being written in 2015. The number of refugees worldwide today and the debates on whether or not they should be allowed to enter the countries they flee towards makes the story feel very modern and relevant. The characters in the novel are all so well-written and fleshed out and their various hardships so relatable that even though they are 19th century peasants from protestant Protestant Sweden they can easily be recognized in people of all origins and faiths in modern times. In particular their voyage across the ocean in the first book is almost uncomfortable to read about (not to mention watching it in the movie) today when there are so many people still risking their lives on the seas to escape to a better life. Sweden itself is today oftentimes hailed as a land of milk and honey in the countries that see a lot of its citizens fleeing there, which comes off as ironic as the character Robert constantly hails America that same way in the first two novels.
** Due to the story being so topical the musical "''Kristina from Duvemåla''" (by ABBA's Björn and Benny), based on the book suite, was revived in Gothenburg and Stockholm in 2015, playing for sold-out theatres.theaters. It's almost uncomfortable to hear some of the songs nowadays, for instance Kristina's song "''Hemma''" (Home) in which her children asks her where home is and she can't answer, but dreams of being back at home for Midsummer's Eve dancing at her parents' farm. Though the song that especially stands out in this regard is "''Var hör vi hemma''?" (Where Do We Belong?) towards the end, containing lines such as: "''From a thousand throats/ with one voice/ where is a haven/ where do we belong''?". Heck, the story's contemporary relevance is even mentioned in the musical's playbook.



** The classic episode about aliens who use good old-fashioned human prejudice and hysteria while they just watch and laugh. This was an allegory for the Red Scare, warning how communism is a danger, but the self-destructive anti-communist hysteria amongst the US people is actually the best way for the real communists to ''win''. In the most recent remake series, the episode was remade, with the communist threat changed to terrorism. No other changes were made... or needed.

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** The classic episode about aliens who use good old-fashioned human prejudice and hysteria while they just watch and laugh. This was an allegory for the Red Scare, warning how communism is a danger, but the self-destructive anti-communist hysteria amongst among the US American people is at the time was actually the best way for the real communists to ''win''. In the most recent remake series, the episode was remade, with the communist threat changed to terrorism. No other changes were made... or needed.



** ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation's]]'' "The Drumhead" and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine's]]'' "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost" both carry strong messages of not sacrificing liberty in the name of security, messages that remain very important to this day.[[note]]"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,"--Creator/BenjaminFranklin[[/note]]
* In ''Series/BlakesSeven'', Blake rebels against a totalitarian government that drugs its populace. He gets framed for paedophilia. Hell, the entire series starts with a shot of a CCTV camera monitoring the citizens--''before'' said cameras became ubiquitous in the UK.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19fcN3VaXs4 'Prejudice Sketch']], the "Blackmail" gameshow that looks almost tame compared to some modern reality shows ("no we don't morally censure sir, we just want the money!"), and all of the self deprecation and the letters of complaint about Creator/TheBBC still rings true, given how much flak the corporation often gets from other media outlets and MoralGuardians: "I'd like to complain about people who hold things up by complaining about people complaining, it's about time something was done about it".
* One of the key motivations behind Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' revamping of Franchise/SherlockHolmes when creating ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' was their realisation that Dr. Watson's backstory as a wounded and invalided veteran of a British military campaign in Afghanistan was, in light of the War on Terror, just as relevant at the beginning of the twenty-first century as it had been at the end of the nineteenth when the stories were first being written.

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** ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation's]]'' "The Drumhead" and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine's]]'' "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost" both carry strong messages of not sacrificing liberty in the name of security, messages that remain very important to this day.[[note]]"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,"--Creator/BenjaminFranklin[[/note]]
Safety"--Creator/BenjaminFranklin[[/note]]
* In ''Series/BlakesSeven'', Blake rebels against a totalitarian government that drugs its populace. He gets framed for paedophilia.molesting children. Hell, the entire series starts with a shot of a CCTV camera monitoring the citizens--''before'' said cameras became ubiquitous in the UK.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19fcN3VaXs4 'Prejudice Sketch']], the "Blackmail" gameshow that looks almost tame compared to some modern reality shows ("no we don't morally censure sir, we just want the money!"), and all of the self deprecation self-deprecation and the letters of complaint about Creator/TheBBC still rings true, given how much flak the corporation often gets from other media outlets and MoralGuardians: "I'd like to complain about people who hold things up by complaining about people complaining, it's about time something was done about it".
* One of the key motivations behind Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' revamping of Franchise/SherlockHolmes when creating ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' was their realisation realization that Dr. Watson's backstory as a wounded and invalided veteran of a British military campaign in Afghanistan was, in light of the War on Terror, just as relevant at the beginning of the twenty-first century as it had been at the end of the nineteenth when the stories were first being written.
4th May '16 9:45:35 PM Fireblood
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* The ''Franchise/JamesBond'' franchise at one time seemed to lose his relevance with the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar in the 1990s, but after the trauma of 9/11 and the resulting WarOnTerror and international terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda; James Bond and his battles against eerily similar villainous groups like SPECTRE suddenly felt brilliantly pertinent again, [[DeconReconSwitch as acknowledged]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.

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* The ''Franchise/JamesBond'' franchise at one time seemed to lose his relevance with the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar in the 1990s, but after the trauma of 9/11 and the resulting WarOnTerror and international terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda; al-Qaeda, James Bond and his battles against eerily similar villainous groups like SPECTRE suddenly felt brilliantly pertinent again, [[DeconReconSwitch as acknowledged]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.



* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': At first glance a typical Hollywood soap action movie, the deeply scathing critique of the book it was based off of and nationalism in general was so subtle that even famed critics like ''Creator/RogerEbert'' failed to take notice of its satire. Yet it later became popularized as a critique of the TheWarOnTerror, due to the many parallels between several parts of the movie--governments using acts of terror to justify war, sending countless people to their deaths, employing torture, etc. People who watch it today are even surprised that this film was actually produced almost a decade before the Iraq war.

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* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': At first glance a typical Hollywood soap action movie, the deeply scathing critique of the book it was based off of and nationalism militarism in general was so subtle that even famed critics like ''Creator/RogerEbert'' failed to take notice of its satire. Yet it later became popularized as a critique of the TheWarOnTerror, due to the many parallels between several parts of the movie--governments using acts of terror to justify war, sending countless people to their deaths, employing torture, etc. People who watch it today are even surprised that this film was actually produced almost half a decade before the Iraq war.



* ''Literature/TessOfTheDUrbervilles'': A woman is raped, escapes the rapist, falls in love, and is rejected by her husband because she's not a virgin anymore. She then is forced to become her rapist's mistress in order to survive. This is presented as a tragedy--with the heroine being innocent--was controversial in the time it was written, while nowadays most people would agree that ''of course'' Tess is not to be blamed for the rape, and that the double-standard her husband (who lost his virginity in consensual sex) uses to justify his leaving her is despicable. The message against victim blaming is still an anvil that needs to be dropped, sadly, even though attitudes on virginity have relaxed.
* ''Literature/LesMiserables'' is sadly resonant with society today, seeing men persecuted simply for their past reputation, families dividing over petty issues as political fanaticism, women being disgraced for sexual behaviour that is praised in men, officials emphasising rules over care and consideration, and scoundrels abusing their position of 'caretaker' simply for the money. Victor Hugo's urging that these ills ''must'' be faced are every bit as relevant today as they were in post-Revolutionary France.
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Hugo himself in the prologue: "So long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this cannot be useless."

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* ''Literature/TessOfTheDUrbervilles'': A woman is raped, escapes the rapist, falls in love, and is rejected by her husband because she's not a virgin anymore. She then is forced to become her rapist's mistress in order to survive. This is was presented as a tragedy--with the heroine being innocent--was innocent--and controversial in the time it was written, while nowadays most people would agree that ''of course'' Tess is not to be blamed for the rape, and that the double-standard her husband (who lost his virginity in consensual sex) uses to justify his leaving her is despicable. The message against victim blaming is still an anvil that needs to be dropped, sadly, even though attitudes on virginity have relaxed.
* ''Literature/LesMiserables'' is sadly resonant with society today, seeing men persecuted simply for their past reputation, families dividing over petty issues as political fanaticism, women being disgraced for sexual behaviour behavior that is praised in men, officials emphasising emphasizing rules over care and consideration, and scoundrels abusing their position of 'caretaker' simply for the money. Victor Hugo's urging that these ills ''must'' be faced are every bit as relevant today as they were in post-Revolutionary France.
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked}} by Hugo himself in the prologue: "So long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this cannot be useless."



* [[Creator/RobertBurns Robert "Rabbie" Burns]]' poem ''[[http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Poems_Songs/holy_willie.htm Holy Willie's Prayer]]'', written in 1785 about a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Willie%27s_Prayer hypocritical church elder]] who condemns others for perceived transgression, whilst giving spurious justifications about his own. Compare with the various evangelists caught out and their own justifications for their behaviour today.

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* [[Creator/RobertBurns Robert "Rabbie" Burns]]' poem ''[[http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Poems_Songs/holy_willie.htm Holy Willie's Prayer]]'', written in 1785 about a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Willie%27s_Prayer hypocritical church elder]] who condemns others for perceived transgression, transgressions, whilst giving spurious justifications about his own. Compare with the various evangelists caught out and their own justifications for their behaviour behavior today.



* Like ''1984'', ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' (1931) still manages to resonate. [[http://i.imgur.com/Pfmur0u.jpg Some have argued that it's actually more relevant today than it was in its time]], as people seem increasingly willing to give up their rights in the name of [[BreadAndCircuses immediate pleasure and entertainment]]. It also predicted the [[TheSixties 1960s']] sexual revolution and drug culture.

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* Like ''1984'', ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' (1931) still manages to resonate. [[http://i.imgur.com/Pfmur0u.jpg Some have argued that it's actually more relevant today than it was in its time]], time, as people seem increasingly willing to give up their rights in the name of [[BreadAndCircuses immediate pleasure and entertainment]]. It also predicted the [[TheSixties 1960s']] greater drug use and looser sexual revolution and drug culture.mores]], though in the book this went ''much'' further than reality.



** And despite ''Brave New World'' preceding the discovery of DNA, its chemically-enforced eugenics strike close to [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke what people fear genetic engineering can do]].

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** And despite ''Brave New World'' preceding the discovery of DNA, its chemically-enforced eugenics strike close to [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke what people fear genetic engineering can do]]. The eugenics movement was very popular at the time, with its advocates including Huxley's older brother Julian, and his critique of this is prescient to many modern readers.



** The Hound straight-up executing suspects, instead of bringing them in for trial, is now an eerie metaphor for how often police kill unarmed individuals - especially people of color.

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** The Hound straight-up executing suspects, instead of bringing them in for trial, is now an eerie metaphor for how often police kill unarmed individuals - especially people of color.color, along with the tactics used in the War on Terror.



* ''Literature/{{Maurice}}'' was written in 1913 but wasn't published until 1971 because it had the "weirdo" idea that homosexuals could actually have ''happy'' endings that didn't involve death or being "cured" of their "mental illness" (yes, [[ValuesDissonance once upon a time, homosexuality was considered a mental problem]]).
* The sentiments of Siegfried Sassoon's poem "Aftermath" resonate just a strongly today as they did immediately following World War I, perhaps even more so given all that's happened since it was written in 1920. This is, in fact, true of many of the anti-war poems that came out of the First World War.

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* ''Literature/{{Maurice}}'' was written in 1913 but wasn't published until 1971 because it had the "weirdo" idea that homosexuals could actually have ''happy'' endings that didn't involve death or being "cured" of their "mental illness" (yes, [[ValuesDissonance once upon a time, homosexuality was considered a mental problem]]).
problem]]-in fact [[NewerThanTheyThink it was listed as such until 1973 in the US]]).
* The sentiments of Siegfried Sassoon's poem "Aftermath" resonate just a as strongly today as they did immediately following World War I, perhaps even more so given all that's happened since it was written in 1920. This is, in fact, true of many of the anti-war poems that came out of the First World War.
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