History TearJerker / ParaNorman

4th May '17 6:57:19 PM ironballs16
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** What ''really'' gets viewers about that scene is the way [[spoiler:Agatha is driven [[TheOphelia nearly to the breaking point]] [[IgnoredEpiphany trying to block out]] what Norman is trying to get through to her. You can see the utter horror on her face at the prospect of facing [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the truth]], and her face even warps and distorts itself as she screams in furious self-loathing. She even tries to block out his words with a [[MadnessMantra disturbing singsong mantra]]]]. For anyone who's suffered from mental illnesses, especially as a result of bullying or abuse, this can hit ''unsettlingly'' close to home.

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** What ''really'' gets viewers about that scene is the way [[spoiler:Agatha is driven [[TheOphelia nearly to the breaking point]] [[IgnoredEpiphany trying to block out]] what Norman is trying to get through to her. You can see the utter horror on her face at the prospect of facing [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the truth]], and her face even warps and distorts itself as she screams in furious self-loathing. She even tries to block out his words with a [[MadnessMantra disturbing singsong mantra]]]]. For anyone who's suffered from mental illnesses, especially as a result of bullying or abuse, this can hit ''unsettlingly'' close to home. Notably, during the {{denouement}}, [[spoiler: Agatha scares ''herself'' by accidentally incinerating a butterfly when she experiences a flash of anger]].
4th May '17 6:56:24 PM ironballs16
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* ''"I just want my mommy..."''
23rd Mar '17 7:13:17 PM ironballs16
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** What ''really'' gets viewers about that scene is the way [[spoiler:Agatha is driven [[TheOphelia nearly to the breaking point]] [[IgnoredEpiphany trying to block out]] what Norman is trying to get through to her. You can see the utter horror on her face at the prospect of facing the truth, and her face even warps and distorts itself as she screams in furious self-loathing. She even tries to block out his words with a [[MadnessMantra disturbing singsong mantra]]]]. For anyone who's suffered from mental illnesses, especially as a result of bullying or abuse, this can hit ''unsettlingly'' close to home.

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** What ''really'' gets viewers about that scene is the way [[spoiler:Agatha is driven [[TheOphelia nearly to the breaking point]] [[IgnoredEpiphany trying to block out]] what Norman is trying to get through to her. You can see the utter horror on her face at the prospect of facing [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the truth, truth]], and her face even warps and distorts itself as she screams in furious self-loathing. She even tries to block out his words with a [[MadnessMantra disturbing singsong mantra]]]]. For anyone who's suffered from mental illnesses, especially as a result of bullying or abuse, this can hit ''unsettlingly'' close to home.
30th Oct '16 5:04:11 PM ironballs16
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** What ''really'' gets viewers about that scene is the way [[spoiler:Agatha is driven [[TheOphelia nearly to the breaking point]] [[RejectedEpiphany trying to block out what Norman is trying to get through to her]]. You can see the utter horror on her face at the prospect of facing the truth, and her face even warps and distorts itself as she screams in furious self-loathing. She even tries to block out his words with a [[MadnessMantra disturbing singsong mantra]]]]. For anyone who's suffered from mental illnesses, especially as a result of bullying or abuse, this can hit ''unsettlingly'' close to home.

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** What ''really'' gets viewers about that scene is the way [[spoiler:Agatha is driven [[TheOphelia nearly to the breaking point]] [[RejectedEpiphany [[IgnoredEpiphany trying to block out out]] what Norman is trying to get through to her]].her. You can see the utter horror on her face at the prospect of facing the truth, and her face even warps and distorts itself as she screams in furious self-loathing. She even tries to block out his words with a [[MadnessMantra disturbing singsong mantra]]]]. For anyone who's suffered from mental illnesses, especially as a result of bullying or abuse, this can hit ''unsettlingly'' close to home.
30th Oct '16 5:03:36 PM ironballs16
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30th Oct '16 5:01:25 PM ironballs16
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[[spoiler: '''Aggie''': [[IWantMyMom ...I just want my mommy.]]]]\\

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[[spoiler: '''Aggie''': [[IWantMyMom ...[[IWantMyMommy ...I just want my mommy.]]]]\\
30th Oct '16 5:00:51 PM ironballs16
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** What ''really'' gets viewers about that scene is the way [[spoiler:Agatha is driven [[TheOphelia nearly to the breaking point]] trying to block out what Norman is trying to get through to her. You can see the utter horror on her face at the prospect of facing the truth, and her face even warps and distorts itself as she screams in furious self-loathing. She even tries to block out his words with a [[MadnessMantra disturbing singsong mantra]]]]. For anyone who's suffered from mental illnesses, especially as a result of bullying or abuse, this can hit ''unsettlingly'' close to home.

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** What ''really'' gets viewers about that scene is the way [[spoiler:Agatha is driven [[TheOphelia nearly to the breaking point]] [[RejectedEpiphany trying to block out what Norman is trying to get through to her.her]]. You can see the utter horror on her face at the prospect of facing the truth, and her face even warps and distorts itself as she screams in furious self-loathing. She even tries to block out his words with a [[MadnessMantra disturbing singsong mantra]]]]. For anyone who's suffered from mental illnesses, especially as a result of bullying or abuse, this can hit ''unsettlingly'' close to home.



*** And, of course, the conversation that ensues right after the climax.
---->'''Norman''': You think just because there's bad people out there, that there's no good ones either? I thought the same thing for a while, but there's always someone out there for you, somewhere.\\
[[spoiler: '''Aggie''': [[IWantMyMom ...I just want my mommy.]]]]\\
'''Norman''': I'm sorry, [[spoiler: Aggie]]. She's gone.



* The fact that Norman's locker apparently gets vandalized ''so'' often, he just keeps a rag and spray cleaner in his locker.

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* The fact that Norman's locker apparently gets vandalized ''so'' often, he just keeps a rag and spray cleaner in his locker.locker, as does Neil.
10th Apr '16 8:16:13 AM TheLuckyCat
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* ''"I just want my mommy..."''
21st Oct '15 8:20:57 AM akanesarumara
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* After the school play, where Norman has a vision and talks about the dead coming and talking trees, his father grounds him and forbids him to mention ghosts or anything similar. Norman's mom tries to explain this as just fear. Norman's response? "He's my ''dad''. He shouldn't be afraid of me." Not made better that her claim ("He's not afraid ''of'' you, he's afraid ''for'' you...") is clearly one Norman doubts.
1st Jun '15 12:26:54 PM AdelePotter
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* The fact that Norman's locker apparently gets vandalized ''so'' often, he just keeps a rag and spray cleaner in his locker.
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