History YMMV / AnneOfGreenGables

1st Jul '17 12:54:31 PM Pren
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The impact is lost a bit since jokes about religion have become much more commonplace, but Anne's first attempt at praying was ''very'' much this in 1908.
25th Jun '17 12:38:34 PM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: Anne wanting to go to a "concert" with Diana (this being the early 20th century, the word is referring to several townspeople putting on skits) plays out ''exactly'' like a teen from the '50s on arguing with their parents that they want to go to a rock concert.

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Anne wanting to go to a "concert" with Diana (this being the early 20th century, the word is referring to several townspeople putting on skits) plays out ''exactly'' like a teen from the '50s on arguing with their parents that they want to go to a rock concert.concert.
** In 1908 the word "cordial" referred to a soda, but has since been changed to an alcoholic drink. Thus, modern readers will likely get confused at why Diana drinking wine is so bad when everyone was fine with her having cordial.
23rd Jun '17 5:51:07 AM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: Anne wanting to go to a "concert" with Diana (this being the early 20th century, the word is referring to several townspeople putting on skits) plays out ''exactly'' like a teen from the '50s on arguing with their parents that they want to go to a rock concert.
6th Jun '17 1:23:55 PM JoieDeCombat
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** Another example of ethnic prejudice: when Anne explains that she bought the dye that turned her hair green from a peddler, Marilla comments that she has told her "never to let one of those Italians in the house! I don't believe in encouraging them to come around at all." Anne specifies that he was in fact a German Jew.

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** Another example of ethnic prejudice: when Anne explains that she bought the dye that turned her hair green from a peddler, Marilla comments that she has told her "never to let one of those Italians in the house! I don't believe in encouraging them to come around at all." Anne specifies that he was in fact a German Jew.Jew (admittedly this is treated as Anne somewhat missing the point).
20th Mar '17 3:08:48 PM rafi
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** Supposedly, General [=McArthur's=] wife introduced the ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' novels to Japan with the aim of making Japanese women more individualistic. Make of that what you will...

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** Supposedly, General [=McArthur's=] wife introduced the ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' ''Anne Of Green Gables'' novels to Japan with the aim of making Japanese women more individualistic. Make of that what you will...



** ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' is even popular on an academic level in Japan. It's required reading in the curricula of many schools; in fact, it's even been republished in manga/comic format for the sole purpose of encouraging more children and teenagers to read it.

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** ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' ''Anne Of Green Gables'' is even popular on an academic level in Japan. It's required reading in the curricula of many schools; in fact, it's even been republished in manga/comic format for the sole purpose of encouraging more children and teenagers to read it.



* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Albeit largely a case of ValuesDissonance -- the stories being set in an era in which gushily sentimental overtones were a standard part of any female friendship -- this can be read into much of Montgomery's work. Anne Shirley and Diana Barry's relationship in the first book hits pretty much every Les Yay button there is. (The 1980s TV version makes it even more obvious.)

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* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: LesYay: Albeit largely a case of ValuesDissonance -- the stories being set in an era in which gushily sentimental overtones were a standard part of any female friendship -- this can be read into much of Montgomery's work. Anne Shirley and Diana Barry's relationship in the first book hits pretty much every Les Yay button there is. (The 1980s TV version makes it even more obvious.)
2nd Mar '17 5:27:29 PM gemmabeta2
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* CashCowFranchise: Montgomery was always slightly annoyed at the popularity of the Anne books and how the public wants her to do nothing better than to churn more of them out. In the early days, responded to the proposal of writing a sequel where Anne goes to college with, "The idea makes me sick." She ended up relenting and writing ''Anne of the Island.'' Later, she swore to herself that ''Rilla of Ingleside'' would be the last Anne novel, only to write ''Anne of Windy Poplars'' and ''Anne of Ingleside'' a decade-and-a-half later.

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* CashCowFranchise: Montgomery was always slightly annoyed at the popularity of the Anne books and how the public wants her to do nothing better than to churn more of them out. In the early days, she responded to the proposal of writing a sequel where Anne goes to college with, "The idea makes me sick." She ended up relenting and writing ''Anne of the Island.'' Later, she swore to herself that ''Rilla of Ingleside'' would be the last Anne novel, only to write ''Anne of Windy Poplars'' and ''Anne of Ingleside'' a decade-and-a-half later.
2nd Mar '17 5:27:00 PM gemmabeta2
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* CashCowFranchise: Montgomery was always slightly annoyed at the popularity of the Anne books and how the public wants her to do nothing better than to churn more of them out. In the early days, responded to the proposal of writing a sequel where Anne goes to college with, "The idea makes me sick." She ended up relenting and writing ''Anne of the Island.'' Later, she swore to herself that ''Rilla of Ingleside'' would be the last Anne novel, only to write ''Anne of Windy Poplars'' and ''Anne of Ingleside'' a decade-and-a-half later.
3rd Jan '17 10:11:20 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Marilla refers to hair dying as "a wicked thing to do".

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** Marilla refers to hair dying dyeing as "a wicked thing to do".
18th Apr '16 12:10:27 PM Angeldeb82
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Josie Pye is supposed to be an AlphaBitch ([[SmallNameBigEgo in her mind anyway]]) but her bitchy behavior is pretty minor and a few times Anne actually starts it. Plus, characters constantly go on about how awful the Pye girls are and Josie is the youngest. You have to wonder how much of her attitude is a result of being harshly judged based on her family.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Josie Pye is supposed to be an AlphaBitch ([[SmallNameBigEgo in her mind anyway]]) but her bitchy behavior is pretty minor and a few times Anne actually starts it. Plus, characters constantly go on about how awful the Pye girls are and Josie is the youngest. You have to wonder how much of her attitude is a result of being harshly judged based on her family.



* FixerSue: Basically, just read ''Anne of Windy Poplars'' as Anne being the Fixer Sue for all the people of Summerside and their scene-stealing antics, and the entire book flows much better.



* LesYay: Albeit largely a case of ValuesDissonance -- the stories being set in an era in which gushily sentimental overtones were a standard part of any female friendship -- this can be read into much of Montgomery's work. Anne Shirley and Diana Barry's relationship in the first book hits pretty much every Les Yay button there is. (The 1980s TV version makes it even more obvious.)

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* LesYay: [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Albeit largely a case of ValuesDissonance -- the stories being set in an era in which gushily sentimental overtones were a standard part of any female friendship -- this can be read into much of Montgomery's work. Anne Shirley and Diana Barry's relationship in the first book hits pretty much every Les Yay button there is. (The 1980s TV version makes it even more obvious.)



** Gilbert [[LampShade Lampshades]] this in ''Anne's House of Dreams'', saying, after Anne points out how wasted Leslie's potential is being impoverished and stuck with her idiot husband, that some people would consider a B.A. and burgeoning established magazine writer to be "wasted" as the wife of a poor country doctor.

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** Gilbert [[LampShade Lampshades]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s this in ''Anne's House of Dreams'', saying, after Anne points out how wasted Leslie's potential is being impoverished and stuck with her idiot husband, that some people would consider a B.A. and burgeoning established magazine writer to be "wasted" as the wife of a poor country doctor.
10th Feb '16 2:29:05 PM TheMorlock
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The scene where Anne accidentally gets Diana drunk on current wine in the musical. In the book, this incident has major consequences, causing Mrs. Barry to forbid Diana from seeing Anne. In the show, however, the scene merely happens, and is never referred to again, with Mrs. Barry being more-or-less chill about the whole thing. The audience doesn't really care, though, [[RuleOfFunny because it's still pretty funny]].
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