Oh, I didn't know there was a The Great Wall
trope! Probably because it's not indexed and contains no examples... Seriously, nice idea, but it has two problems:
- It's lacking content.
- It's not clear how it's distinct from Wall Around the World. Not because The Great Wall's description isn't clear, but because the description for Wall Around the World is ambiguous.
What would you recommend?:
- Indexing The Great Wall and adding examples directly to the page?
- Sending it back to YKTTW for extra work?
- Taking both tropes to the Trope Repair Shop?
"Is there a significant difference in how the trope is played out between separating two places and separating one place from everything else? I don't think there is."
I don't think so, either. Or, at least, there's so much overlap between the two that it would be difficult to sort examples. But I'd say that also goes for the issue of whether people know what's on the other side of the wall; it might be too hard to separate situations where they do from those where they don't.
This question came about, by the way, because I was wondering about The Wall from A Game of Thrones
, which separates the Seven Kingdoms from the north, and Chattergy's Wall in Haroun and the Sea of Stories
, which separates the lands of Chup and Gup. Which tropes would they fit?
edited 29th Sep '12 8:20:38 PM by BlueIceTea