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03:54:57 PM Mar 26th 2014
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11:59:19 AM Mar 26th 2013
I honestly think half of the intro needs to go. It suddenly starts talking TO the hypothetical character in some way that attempts to be clever, but fails to pull it off.
03:38:00 PM Sep 25th 2012
Seems like the page is very derisive of this trope and considers it highly unrealistic, because apparently, money fixes everything.
06:34:10 PM Oct 12th 2013
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Because nobody likes rich people, and making the rich kid The Woobie forces the audience to admit that they aren't just inhuman Hate Sinks with Money to Burn who don't know what it's like in the "real" world. What's telling is that the article starts by saying the LRK's problems don't stem from their wealth, but then lists the problems that cause others to hate them and their parents to neglect them because they're married to their million-dollar job, among other things that are all consequences of being rich. We really need to fix that.
08:06:45 AM Feb 20th 2012
Chopped from Catcher in The Rye:

  • Maybe it's better not to ask, but since Phoebe and Allie have the same parents, why is it only Holden who's incurably miserable? Perhaps because—as the protagonist/narrator—it's only from his point-of-view that the reader's given enough info to be aware of J.D. Salinger's favorite trope.
    • The way I read it, Holden was... I don't know how to put it... touched in the head? His siblings seemed happy enough but I think Allie's death might have caused some mental break in there, and since he was so close to his brother, it gave him a feeling of loneliness. Plus Holden's parents keep sending him away to different boarding schools, whereas Phoebe went home every day.
    • Holden supposedly suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder brought on by his brother's death, and at the beginning of the novel is shown to be in a mental hospital, explaining the events of the novel (probably inaccurately - by his own admission, he's a compulsive liar) to a therapist.
03:30:34 PM Sep 30th 2010
cody jones in tmnt ff is one of them!
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