YMMV / Philip Marlowe

  • Values Dissonance: By modern standards, Marlowe's not the most politically correct chap. He frequently displays misogynistic and homophobic attitudes in many of the novels, and in Farewell My Lovely he casually uses numerous racist slurs to refer to African-Americans, although he does interact with several African-American characters in a reasonably polite and tolerant fashion. Notably, he uses the slurs when talking to openly racist people; maybe he felt the need to talk down to their level.