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'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/hopomythumb/index.html "Hop-o'-My-Thumb"]]''' is a traditional fairy tale, first written down by Creator/CharlesPerrault in 1697.

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'''[[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/hopomythumb/index.html "Hop-o'-My-Thumb"]]''' "Hop-o'-My-Thumb"]] is a traditional fairy tale, first written down by Creator/CharlesPerrault in 1697.


** The children's parents. They left their kids behind to starve in the woods on three occasions, but when Hop-o'-My-Thumb returns home with his wealth all seems to be forgotten and forgiven...

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** The children's parents. They left their kids behind to starve in the woods on three occasions, but when Hop-o'-My-Thumb returns home with his wealth all seems to be forgotten and forgiven...forgivenů
** Hop-O-My-Thumb himself, due to ValuesDissonance. Takes a woman's kindness for granted, condemns seven sleeping girls to death, steals, lies, steals some more, leaves the poor old lady to explain things when her murderous giant husband gets home. [[DesignatedHero What a hero]].
*** In a nutshell, WomenAreExpendable in this story.


** The giant lost his children, his wealth and his boots, but it's never implied what happens to him afterwards. He may be humiliated, but wasn't put into prison or killed.


** Hop-O-My-Thumb himself, due to ValuesDissonance. Takes a woman's kindness for granted, condemns seven sleeping girls to death, steals, lies, steals some more, leaves the poor old lady to explain things when her murderous giant husband gets home. [[DesignatedHero What a hero]].
*** In a nutshell, WomenAreExpendable in this story.

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*** In a nutshell, WomenAreExpendable in this story.


* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: see KarmaHoudini.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: see KarmaHoudini.The hero lies to the Giant's wife and steals money yet the narrative doesn't say it's wrong.


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The set-up is similar to that of Literature/HanselAndGretel. A poor woodchooper and his wife decide to abandon their children in the forest because they are no longer able to provide food for them. They have seven sons, one of them, the youngest, not bigger than a thumb and therefore called "Hop-o'-My-Thumb". Despite being tiny the boy is very smart and he hears about his parents' plans. In the middle of the night he goes outside and collects pebbles which he puts inside his pocket. When the parents take their children into the woods Hop-o'-My-Thumb throws a trail of pebbles, which causes them to find their way back. This scenario is repeated again the second time the parents try to leave their children behind in the forest. But the third time the door is locked and Hop-o'-My Thumb is unable to collect pebbles. Instead he uses a TrailOfBreadCrumbs, but later it turns out that the birds have eaten everything.

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The set-up is similar to that of Literature/HanselAndGretel.''Literature/HanselAndGretel''. A poor woodchooper and his wife decide to abandon their children in the forest because they are no longer able to provide food for them. They have seven sons, one of them, the youngest, not bigger than a thumb and therefore called "Hop-o'-My-Thumb". Despite being tiny the boy is very smart and he hears about his parents' plans. In the middle of the night he goes outside and collects pebbles which he puts inside his pocket. When the parents take their children into the woods Hop-o'-My-Thumb throws a trail of pebbles, which causes them to find their way back. This scenario is repeated again the second time the parents try to leave their children behind in the forest. But the third time the door is locked and Hop-o'-My Thumb is unable to collect pebbles. Instead he uses a TrailOfBreadCrumbs, but later it turns out that the birds have eaten everything.


[[caption-width-right:250: Don't worry, seven children die in this story, but they aren't the protagonists!]]

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[[caption-width-right:250: Don't worry, seven children die in this story, but they aren't are not the protagonists!]]


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[[caption-width-right:250: Don't worry, seven children die in this story, but they aren't the protagonists!]]



* EvilIsBigger

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* EvilIsBiggerEvilIsBigger: A giant versus a boy whose already smaller than an average child.



* ParentalAbandonment

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* ParentalAbandonmentParentalAbandonment: The kids are left to starve in the Woods.



* ToServeMan
* TrailOfBreadCrumbs

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* ToServeMan
ToServeMan: The giant is a man eater.
* TrailOfBreadCrumbsTrailOfBreadCrumbs: Hop-o'-My-Thumb uses this to find his way home.



* WealthyEverAfter

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* WealthyEverAfterWealthyEverAfter: Hop-o'-My-Thumb and his brothers steal the giant's treasure.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: see KarmaHoudini.


* Hop-O-My-Thumb himself, due to ValuesDissonance. Takes a woman's kindness for granted, condemns seven sleeping girls to death, steals, lies, steals some more, leaves the poor old lady to explain things when her murderous giant husband gets home. [[DesignatedHero What a hero]].

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* ** Hop-O-My-Thumb himself, due to ValuesDissonance. Takes a woman's kindness for granted, condemns seven sleeping girls to death, steals, lies, steals some more, leaves the poor old lady to explain things when her murderous giant husband gets home. [[DesignatedHero What a hero]].

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* Hop-O-My-Thumb himself, due to ValuesDissonance. Takes a woman's kindness for granted, condemns seven sleeping girls to death, steals, lies, steals some more, leaves the poor old lady to explain things when her murderous giant husband gets home. [[DesignatedHero What a hero]].

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* TheUnFavourite: Hop-o'-My-Thumb by his parents and brothers.

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** Perrault gives two names: Guillaume (the father) and Pierrot (the eldest son).


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* ParentalFavoritism: Pierrot is his mother's favorite because he's a ginger like her.





* ImpossiblyGracefulGiant: Yes, he uses his boots to be quicker, but even then...


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