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* SettleForSibling: How one can interpret Charles's feelings for Julia.



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* YourCheatingHeart: Both Charles and Julia are involved with other people when they get together.


* TheAlcoholic: Sebastian starts as a young, tormented guy, and a major point in his part of the story is when he becomes an alcoholic. The problem is exacerbated by Charles's wanton and cruel gift of money. Sebastian's descent into alcoholism is PlayedForDrama.

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* TheAlcoholic: Sebastian starts as a young, tormented guy, and a major point in his part of the story is when he becomes an alcoholic. The problem is exacerbated by Charles's wanton and cruel gift Sebastian's mother's belief that the only solution is [[MyBelovedSmother ever-tighter supervision]], even though Charles points out that Sebastian drinks less when he feels himself free of money.his [[BigScrewedUpFamily overwhelming family]]. But Sebastian's mother [[BlameGame accuses Charles of being wantonly cruel]] when he gives Sebastian money to get drunk on. Sebastian's descent into alcoholism is PlayedForDrama.


* AloofBigBrother: Sebastian's elder brother [[EmbarrassingFirstName Brideshead]].

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* AloofBigBrother: Sebastian's elder brother brother, who's name is also [[EmbarrassingFirstName Brideshead]].Brideshead]], acts so "logically" and "to the point" most of the time that he typically treats his siblings coldly.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Sebastian's orientation is never outright stated, but he clearly prefers the company of men (some of whom are openly gay) and shows no interest in women.
* BigFancyHouse: Brideshead.
* {{Bishonen}}: Sebastian.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Sebastian's orientation is never outright stated, but he clearly prefers the company of men (some -- some of whom are openly gay) gay -- and shows no interest in women.
* BigFancyHouse: Brideshead.
* {{Bishonen}}: Sebastian.
Brideshead itself is an old mansion, with a full staff and enough rooms that Sebastian and Charles can be comfortably away from the rest of the family while Charles visits.


* TheAlcoholic: Sebastian, eventually.

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* TheAlcoholic: Sebastian, eventually.Sebastian starts as a young, tormented guy, and a major point in his part of the story is when he becomes an alcoholic. The problem is exacerbated by Charles's wanton and cruel gift of money. Sebastian's descent into alcoholism is PlayedForDrama.


''Brideshead Revisited'' is a 1945 novel by Creator/EvelynWaugh about the relationship/love-affair between Charles Ryder, a middle class man, and various members of a [[ImpoverishedPatrician decaying]] family of English Roman Catholic aristocrats, most notably the lovable, but [[TheAlcoholic dipso]], {{manchild}} Sebastian Flyte and [[spoiler: later his [[DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest sister Julia]].]]

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''Brideshead Revisited'' is a 1945 novel by Creator/EvelynWaugh about the relationship/love-affair between Charles Ryder, a middle class man, and various members of a [[ImpoverishedPatrician decaying]] family of English Roman Catholic aristocrats, most notably the lovable, but [[TheAlcoholic dipso]], {{manchild}} Sebastian Flyte and [[spoiler: later [[spoiler:later his [[DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest sister Julia]].]]


* DownerEnding: By his own admission, Charles [[spoiler:ends the book homeless, childless, loveless and middle-aged, and pretty much nobody else lives happily ever after either.]] Still, it also ends with the intimation that he finds religion. [[spoiler:After it might have mattered.]] Hallelujah!

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* DownerEnding: By his own admission, Charles [[spoiler:ends the book homeless, childless, loveless and middle-aged, and pretty much nobody else lives happily ever after either.]] [[note]]Lady Marchmain dies knowing she has failed Sebastian; Sebastian never recovers from alcoholism and lives as a pity case in a distant monastery; Julia punishes her own infidelity by refusing to marry Charles and becomes a 'batty' spinster; Brideshead is robbed of his titular inheritance at the last minute; Lord Marchmain is brutally forced to relinquish the principles by which he has led his life on his deathbed. Even Samwise and Rex, the closest the book has to antagonists, wind up with their ambitions thwarted.[[/note]]]] Still, it also ends with the intimation that he finds religion. [[spoiler:After it might have mattered.]] Hallelujah!

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* DownerEnding: By his own admission, Charles [[spoiler:ends the book homeless, childless, loveless and middle-aged, and pretty much nobody else lives happily ever after either.]] Still, it also ends with the intimation that he finds religion. [[spoiler:After it might have mattered.]] Hallelujah!


* AManIsNotAVirgin: Brideshead marries a woman who makes a joke about this trope to Lord Marchmain.


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%%* BigFancyHouse* BigFancyHouse: Brideshead.



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%%* GenteelInterbellumSetting* GenteelInterbellumSetting: The bulk of the action takes place between 1923 and 1939.


* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Charles consistently refers to Caroline as his ''wife's'' baby, indicating his belief that she is not his daughter but the product of Celia's adultery.



* TheMistress: Cara.

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* TheMistress: Cara.Cara, Lord Marchmain's mistress.


* [[MissingMom Missing Mum]]: Charles' mother passed away when he was young.

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* [[MissingMom Missing Mum]]: Charles' Charles's mother passed away when he was young.



* SecondLove: Charles' first love is for Sebastian but when Sebastian becomes more distant due to his alcoholism problem, Charles--after an unhappy marriage--ultimately courts Sebastian's sister Julia (which turns out to be another ill-fated relationship). There are shades of the DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest here because Charles notes the striking similarity between Julia and her brother when he first encounters them. Towards the end of the novel, Charles considers his feelings for Sebastian a sort of forerunner to his devotion to Julia.

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* SecondLove: Charles' Charles's first love is for Sebastian but when Sebastian becomes more distant due to his alcoholism problem, Charles--after an unhappy marriage--ultimately courts Sebastian's sister Julia (which turns out to be another ill-fated relationship). There are shades of the DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest here because Charles notes the striking similarity between Julia and her brother when he first encounters them. Towards the end of the novel, Charles considers his feelings for Sebastian a sort of forerunner to his devotion to Julia.


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[[caption-width-right:250:Sebastian [[caption-width-right:304:Sebastian is gay and loves bears--and by that we ''don't'' mean [[TheBear oversized and very hairy males]] for once]]


-->"Its theme -- the operation of divine grace on a group of diverse but closely connected characters -- was perhaps presumptuously large, but I make no apology for it."
-->-- Creator/EvelynWaugh, ''Preface to the 1945 Edition''


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-->"Its ->''"Its theme -- the operation of divine grace on a group of diverse but closely connected characters -- was perhaps presumptuously large, but I make no apology for it."
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-->-- Creator/EvelynWaugh, '''Creator/EvelynWaugh''', ''Preface to the 1945 Edition''



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* GenteelInterbellumSetting

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* YourCheatingHeart

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* [[spoiler:CureYourGays:]] Very ambiguously implied when Rex mentions that the [[spoiler:sanitorium he plans to send Sebastian to treats sex cases as well as alcoholism.]] Lady Marchmain seems to miss this as she responds by wondering about the kind of company [[spoiler:Sebastian]] would have there.

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* [[spoiler:CureYourGays:]] CureYourGays: Very ambiguously implied when Rex mentions that the [[spoiler:sanitorium he plans to send Sebastian to treats sex cases as well as alcoholism.]] Lady Marchmain seems to miss this as she responds by wondering about the kind of company [[spoiler:Sebastian]] would have there.

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