troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Sliding Scale Of Idealism Versus Cynicism: Newspaper Comics
  • Retail is planted firmly down on the cynicism end of the scale. The comic is about the trials and tribulations of minimum-wage retail workers, almost all of whom hate their jobs, their bosses, their customers, and everything else about their workplace.
  • Dilbert is very far on the cynicism end. In fact, it's been suggested in the strip (mainly by Dogbert) that "cynicism" and "wisdom" are synonyms.
  • For a comic about a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend, Calvin and Hobbes stays remarkably close to the middle; the world is full of wonders and often heartwarming, but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and Tear Jerkers.
  • Pearls Before Swine is generally pretty cynical, particularly during the first few years of the strips run.
  • It's actually surprising, when you think about it, just how cynical Peanuts is, particularly in terms of the various ways that Charlie Brown kept getting screwed over and over (such as with kicking the football). It's also a universe where All Love Is Unrequited.
MusicSliding Scale of Idealism Versus CynicismRecorded and Stand-Up Comedy

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
3087
33