* Needs More Examples
This character longed to succeed so that he or his message would at last be taken seriously. Then he does become successful, getting fame and maybe a lot of money... as a clown who nobody would dream of taking seriously.
Contrast Unwanted False Faith
, where a character instead bets taken FAR more seriously than he's comfortable with, and Springtime for Hitler
, where the goal was to remain unsuccessful.
- In The Producers, Franz' dream at last comes true. His play "Springtime For Hitler" will go up on Broadway! At last, people will understand that Der Fuhrer was a great guy. Franz is in for the nightmare of his life, as his play turn into a major success under the guidance of a Camp Gay director.