Film Orphan Discussion

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05:00:59 PM Mar 26th 2010
I'm pulling Family-Unfriendly Aesop; the trope page even explicitly mentions that it's only a Family Unfriend Aesop if there was actually a lesson intended in it. If you want to project morals onto a work, that's what Warp That Aesop is for.

One could conceive of a viewer stupid enough to pull idiotic morals from it, but that's true of pretty much any work. (Again, see Warp That Aesop.)

  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Oh, sure. Way to teach children to be afraid of orphans and deformed people. The bigger Aesop seems to be "Remember prospective parents: don't adopt children, especially older ones who already have a much lower chance of being adopted in the first place, because they might turn out to be utter psychos."
    • Erm, there's an aesop here? Are you sure it wasn't just a film about one murderer who happened to be an orphan?
      • Viewers Are Morons. It's not about what they're trying to teach, it's what people take away from it.
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