Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Literature / Beatles

Go To



* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Gunnar: Choleric
** Seb: Flegmatic
** Kim: Melancholic
** Ola: Sanguine

to:

* %%* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** %%** Gunnar: Choleric
** %%** Seb: Flegmatic
** %%** Kim: Melancholic
** %%** Ola: Sanguine



* FromBadToWorse.

to:

* %%* FromBadToWorse.

Added DiffLines:

* WorldWarIII: Referenced as a possible scenario of escalation during the Vietnam War. Stig hands out a piece of information stating that a naval carrier did arrive at the coast of Vietnam equipped with nuclear warheads. "That should mean number III, guys. The BigBad!" Of course, nobody could ratify that information in 1966, but recently this piece of information has been verified to some extent: A couple of trigger happy generals really proposed to use those weapons in Vietnam, albeit behind the president´s back.


* BuryYourGays: In-universe example. Jørgen, a homosexual boy, is attacked, and violently castrated. The attackers get away with it, presumably because homosexuals were outlawed in Norway up to 1972.


Added DiffLines:

* HomophobicHateCrime: Jørgen, a homosexual boy, is attacked, and violently castrated. The attackers get away with it, presumably because homosexuals were outlawed in Norway up to 1972.


* PoliticalIdeologies: Gets a prominent shout out. Marxism gets a check in 1968, of course. Anarchism likewise. Also the teachings of UsefulNotes/MaoZedong (altough Kim gets nauseous of the pimple on his chin). Fascism is also mentioned, being the opposite of the leftist theories.


* CubanMissileCrisis: Gets a flashback. Kim tells that two parts of Oslo collided in a big showdown at the same time, making a parable of the conflict: Skarpsno to the west (the USA) crashed with Vika to the east (the USSR), while "We on the Skillebekk" (Norway and Europe) was caught in between, without any ways of defence against "the cannons of the enemy." The parable ends with an {{Eye scream}}, when a boy gets a missile (a cramp) in his eye, and the other boys see the damage they caused.


* PoliticalIdeologies: Gets a prominent shout out. Marxism gets a check in 1968, of course. Anarchism likewise. Also the teachings of {{Mao Zedong}} (altough Kim gets nauseous of the pimple on his chin). Fascism is also mentioned, being the opposite of the leftist theories.

to:

* PoliticalIdeologies: Gets a prominent shout out. Marxism gets a check in 1968, of course. Anarchism likewise. Also the teachings of {{Mao Zedong}} UsefulNotes/MaoZedong (altough Kim gets nauseous of the pimple on his chin). Fascism is also mentioned, being the opposite of the leftist theories.


** Also prominently to older Norwegian literature. The premise of the book seems to be related to an older ComingOfAge story, ''Grenseland'' (''Borderland''), relating the tale of a boy growing up between the wars in a crossroad environment, not quite working class and not quite upper class. This boy also joins with the socialist movement, and nearly falls to pieces during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. This story relates the Norwegian class conflict during TheGreatDepression.

to:

** Also prominently to older Norwegian literature. The premise of the book seems to be related to an older ComingOfAge story, ''Grenseland'' (''Borderland''), (''Series/{{Borderland}}''), relating the tale of a boy growing up between the wars in a crossroad environment, not quite working class and not quite upper class. This boy also joins with the socialist movement, and nearly falls to pieces during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. This story relates the Norwegian class conflict during TheGreatDepression.

Added DiffLines:

* DancePartyEnding: The night after the EEC referendum - with Kim escaped from the asylum. The core four drives down town to Oslo University Square, where a lot of people, students and radicals alike, revel at their unexpected victory.
---> "We were happy, we were crazy, we were the victors of the world".


* UsefulNotes/ThePoppy: Nina gives Kim a red poppy in the first chapter. He keeps it for years, until it dissolves completely. Years later, when Kim is dead, she sends her daughter Eleanor this SMS: "Kim is dead. We have to get a red poppy. I need you".


* TheObiWan: Stig, elder brother of Gunnar. He introduces them to Music/{{Bob Dylan}}, and tells them of UsefulNotes/{{the Vietnam War}}. The boys get radicalized because of this.


** {{The Rolling Stones}} having a concert in Oslo the same year, although none of the boys went to the gig.

to:

** {{The Rolling Stones}} Music/TheRollingStones having a concert in Oslo the same year, although none of the boys went to the gig.


* ShoutOut: Plenty to the sixties and the subcultures contained therein. Apart from the Beatles and the Doors, {{the Rolling Stones}} feature almost in person, having a concert in Oslo in 1965. A lot of other bands are mentioned in passing, along with astronauts, historical events, American presidents and Norwegian politicians.

to:

* ShoutOut: Plenty to the sixties and the subcultures contained therein. Apart from the Beatles Music/TheBeatles and the Doors, {{the Rolling Stones}} Music/TheDoors, Music/TheRollingStones feature almost in person, having a concert in Oslo in 1965. A lot of other bands are mentioned in passing, along with astronauts, historical events, American presidents and Norwegian politicians.


* TheSalvationArmy: After the death of Fred Hansen, Kim associates the Salvation Army with Fred, because of his clothes, purchased through the Army`s charity. This spills over to a {{berserk button}} on Fred`s behalf, if anyone as much as chracks a joke on the subject. The {{Leonard Cohen}} line "rags and feathers from the salvation army" also gets to him because of Fred.

to:

* TheSalvationArmy: After the death of Fred Hansen, Kim associates the Salvation Army with Fred, because of his clothes, purchased through the Army`s charity. This spills over to a {{berserk button}} on Fred`s behalf, if anyone as much as chracks a joke on the subject. The {{Leonard Cohen}} Music/LeonardCohen line "rags and feathers from the salvation army" also gets to him because of Fred. Fred.


* TheBeatles: Obviously. Raison d`être for the main characters, and the entire book.

to:

* TheBeatles: Music/TheBeatles: Obviously. Raison d`être for the main characters, and the entire book.


* BigBrotherMentor: Stig, big brother of Gunnar, for all the four. He is three years older and a college student, and tells them of UsefulNotes/{{the Vietnam War}}, of Music/BobDylan, TheDoors, and other crucial things. He leads, they follow. "Whatever he asked us to do, we would have done it on the spot".

to:

* BigBrotherMentor: Stig, big brother of Gunnar, for all the four. He is three years older and a college student, and tells them of UsefulNotes/{{the Vietnam War}}, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, of Music/BobDylan, TheDoors, Music/TheDoors, and other crucial things. He leads, they follow. "Whatever he asked us to do, we would have done it on the spot".



* TheDoors: Seb gets a hangup on the Doors from 1967 and onwards.

to:

* TheDoors: Music/TheDoors: Seb gets a hangup on the Doors from 1967 and onwards.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 202

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report