History SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped / Literature

18th Jun '18 7:04:18 AM Whitewings
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** And the anti-racism message of ''The Sneeches''. In fact, a great many of his books drop a pretty obvious anvil of some sort; but then, subtlety is not necessarily useful or effective when writing for children.

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** And the anti-racism message of ''The Sneeches''. The message here can be just as easily read as being a condemnation of class consciousness and fashion following, but either way, it's very effective. In fact, a great many of his books drop a pretty obvious anvil of some sort; but then, subtlety is not necessarily useful or effective when writing for children.
4th Jun '18 8:02:06 AM Minni128
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**This is more obvious with the poem ''$900'', as, from what's implied,the DownerEnding comes from the subject being too poor to afford an ambulance trip (which probably would have saved her life). Like the abovementioned, nothing more will be said on it.
-->'''Amoridere's description''': "Health insurance or, rather, money can be a nice thing. Some people have one, some people have the other, and some have neither."
19th May '18 4:21:47 PM Minni128
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* Though this rather subtle (as it calls attention to an issue, instead of a moral), the poem, ''A Sadistic Choice'', brings up the idea that, for many, having to choose between two needed things (with no middle ground) is a reality. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Nothing more will be said on the matter]]

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* Though *Though this rather subtle (as it calls attention to an issue, instead of a moral), the poem, ''A Sadistic Choice'', brings up the idea that, for many, having to choose between two needed things (with no middle ground) is a reality. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Nothing more will be said on the matter]]matter]].
19th May '18 4:20:01 PM Minni128
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* The story of Icarus is an obvious listen to your elders aesop but the story can be reimagined as showing the dangers of imbalancing hubris and compliancy. If you think too highly of yourself then your actions will backfire with heavy consequences (crash and burn) and if you think too little of yourself then you will have problems with independence and confidence.

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* The story of Icarus is an obvious listen to your elders aesop but the story can be reimagined as showing the dangers of imbalancing hubris and compliancy. compliance. If you think too highly of yourself then your actions will backfire with heavy consequences (crash and burn) and if you think too little of yourself then you will have problems with independence and confidence.confidence.
*Though this rather subtle (as it calls attention to an issue, instead of a moral), the poem, ''A Sadistic Choice'', brings up the idea that, for many, having to choose between two needed things (with no middle ground) is a reality. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Nothing more will be said on the matter]]
4th Mar '18 5:25:54 PM nombretomado
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** But ''Heinlein'' did not see ''The Forever War'' as being in any way the opposite of ''Starship Troopers'', and told Haldeman that he very much liked ''The Forever War''. Heinlein went out of his way to do that publicly[[note]]Heinlein seems to have a rare ability to be anvilicious from a variety of different perspectives. It's hard to imagine the sort of mind that would write both Starship Troopers '''and''' StrangerInAStrangeLand[[/note]].

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** But ''Heinlein'' did not see ''The Forever War'' as being in any way the opposite of ''Starship Troopers'', and told Haldeman that he very much liked ''The Forever War''. Heinlein went out of his way to do that publicly[[note]]Heinlein seems to have a rare ability to be anvilicious from a variety of different perspectives. It's hard to imagine the sort of mind that would write both Starship Troopers '''and''' StrangerInAStrangeLand[[/note]].Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand[[/note]].
30th Jan '18 7:16:43 AM Cryoclaste
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* Literature/TheBible is, pretty much by definition, preachy (especially when used by preachers), but some messages like "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." is about as blunt as you can get, but it's hard to argue against love for others. {{Jesus}} used plenty of parables, metaphors, and symbolic language, but there were times when something needed to be stated in simple and plain English (well, Aramaic).

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* Literature/TheBible is, pretty much by definition, preachy (especially when used by preachers), but some messages like "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." is about as blunt as you can get, but it's hard to argue against love for others. {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} used plenty of parables, metaphors, and symbolic language, but there were times when something needed to be stated in simple and plain English (well, Aramaic).
22nd Jan '18 1:50:35 PM Buck
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* The story of Icarus is an obvious listen to your elders aesop but the story can be reimagined as showing the dangers of imbalancing hubris and humility. If you think too highly of yourself then your actions will backfire with heavy consequences (crash and burn) and if you think too little of yourself then you may have problems with independence and confidence.

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* The story of Icarus is an obvious listen to your elders aesop but the story can be reimagined as showing the dangers of imbalancing hubris and humility. compliancy. If you think too highly of yourself then your actions will backfire with heavy consequences (crash and burn) and if you think too little of yourself then you may will have problems with independence and confidence.
21st Jan '18 3:13:15 PM Buck
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* The story of Icarus is an obvious listen to your elders aesop but the story can be reimagined as showing the dangers of imbalancing hubris and humility. If you think too highly of yourself then your actions will backfire with heavy consequences (crash and burn) and if you think too little of yourself then you may have problems with independence and confidence.
6th Jan '18 10:56:47 AM nombretomado
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%% * JohnSteinbeck's ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath''. Lots of anvils, many of which needed dropping.
* ''[[UncleTomsCabin Uncle Tom's Cabin]]'' basically consisted of Harriet Beecher Stowe gathering together a whole bunch of stories of actual people who were actually enslaved, then changing the names and adding in a plot to tie it together.

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%% * JohnSteinbeck's Creator/JohnSteinbeck's ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath''. Lots of anvils, many of which needed dropping.
* ''[[UncleTomsCabin Uncle Tom's Cabin]]'' ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' basically consisted of Harriet Beecher Stowe gathering together a whole bunch of stories of actual people who were actually enslaved, then changing the names and adding in a plot to tie it together.



* ''Literature/AModestProposal'', also by Jonathan Swift, took on the British policies and attitudes towards the [[TheIrishQuestion Irish]] by proposing that the Irish sell their children to the aristocracy as [[ImAHumanitarian food]] in a [[RefugeInAudacity marvelously over-the-top]] detailed manifesto.

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* ''Literature/AModestProposal'', also by Jonathan Swift, took on the British policies and attitudes towards the [[TheIrishQuestion [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishQuestion Irish]] by proposing that the Irish sell their children to the aristocracy as [[ImAHumanitarian food]] in a [[RefugeInAudacity marvelously over-the-top]] detailed manifesto.
1st Jan '18 11:08:20 AM kquinn0830
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** From ''Literature/How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'':

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** From ''Literature/How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'':''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas!'':
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