06:00:13 AM Jun 21st 2012
How can this have the alternative name Symbolism? It says quite clearly there in the beginning that it means when something that doesn't otherwise make sense is allowed to remain because of symbolism... so if some symbolism doesn't stretch the willing suspension of disbelief, it's not this. I think we need a real trope for just symbolism.
09:33:44 AM Jul 10th 2012
Agreed. Further justified by the fact that this trope seems to be very widely used to just discuss symbolism within a work, regardless of how believable the symbolic elements are.
04:58:46 PM Sep 16th 2011
Does this have any connection to Grandfather Clause?