History YMMV / BrokenBlossoms

28th Nov '14 4:39:39 PM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
* UnfortunateImplications - Chen is played by a white man in YellowFace, as was routine for films of the time (The practice remained common at least until the 1970's, and has not entirely been abandoned to this day.)
26th Feb '14 3:15:02 PM Quag15
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** Lucy in all her life was a servant to her abusive father. When she does her [[TheUnSmile un-smile]], the narration notes that she never had a cause to smile genuinely. When she finally meets a man who's nice to her, she's murdered by her father because of it. ** Chen, who has to see his ideals destroyed, and the girl he loved killed - partially because of him.
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** Lucy in all her life was a servant to her abusive father. When she does her [[TheUnSmile un-smile]], the narration notes that she never had a cause to smile genuinely. When she finally meets a man who's nice to her, she's [[spoiler:she's murdered by her father because of it. it.]] ** Chen, who has to see his ideals destroyed, and the [[spoiler:the girl he loved killed - partially because of him.]]
24th Feb '14 3:17:44 PM Quag15
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* FairForItsDay - Despite the YellowFace, and racial slurs, Chen Huan (and the Chinese community in London generally) is depicted positively. And of course Chen is the hero of the story.
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* FairForItsDay - Despite the YellowFace, YellowFace and the racial slurs, Chen Huan (and the Chinese community in London generally) is depicted positively. And of course Chen is the hero of the story.
24th Jul '13 2:30:06 AM Aquila89
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** Lucy in all her life was a servant to her abusive father. When she does her [[TheUnSmile un-smile]], the narration notes that she never had a cause to smile. When she finally meets a man who's nice to her, she's murdered by her father because of it.
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** Lucy in all her life was a servant to her abusive father. When she does her [[TheUnSmile un-smile]], the narration notes that she never had a cause to smile.smile genuinely. When she finally meets a man who's nice to her, she's murdered by her father because of it.
12th Jun '13 12:36:25 AM Aquila89
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** Chen, who has to see his ideals destroyed, and the girl she loved killed - partially because of him.
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** Chen, who has to see his ideals destroyed, and the girl she he loved killed - partially because of him.
2nd Jun '13 3:21:51 AM Aquila89
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** Lucy in all her life was a servant to her abusive father. When she does her UnSmile, the narration notes that she never had a cause to smile. When she finally meets a man who's nice to her, she's murdered by her father because of it.
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** Lucy in all her life was a servant to her abusive father. When she does her UnSmile, [[TheUnSmile un-smile]], the narration notes that she never had a cause to smile. When she finally meets a man who's nice to her, she's murdered by her father because of it.
2nd Jun '13 3:21:22 AM Aquila89
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* TheWoobie: Lucy and Chen.
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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie: ** Lucy in all her life was a servant to her abusive father. When she does her UnSmile, the narration notes that she never had a cause to smile. When she finally meets a man who's nice to her, she's murdered by her father because of it. ** Chen, who has to see his ideals destroyed, and Chen.the girl she loved killed - partially because of him.
16th Jan '12 11:07:12 PM Dragonmouth
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* UnfortunateImplications - Chen is played by a white man in yellowface, as was routine for films of the time (The practice remained common at least until the 1970's, and has not entirely been abandoned to this day.) * ValuesDissonance - Chen is mostly referred to, even in narration, as a "Chink", or a "Yellow Man".
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* FairForItsDay - Despite the YellowFace, and racial slurs, Chen Huan (and the Chinese community in London generally) is depicted positively. And of course Chen is the hero of the story. * UnfortunateImplications - Chen is played by a white man in yellowface, YellowFace, as was routine for films of the time (The practice remained common at least until the 1970's, and has not entirely been abandoned to this day.) * ValuesDissonance - Though he is an unambiguous hero, Chen is mostly referred to, even in narration, as a "Chink", or a "Yellow Man".
30th Dec '11 10:16:50 PM Dante668
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* TearJerker - At the end, Lucy dies at her father's hands. Chen kills him and then himself.
6th Apr '11 4:05:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Narm}} - Lucy asking Chen, "Why are you so good to me, Chinky?" was probably not originally intended to be funny.
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