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* TheVerse: The novel belongs to Grimmelshausen's "Simplicianischer Zyklus", which also includes "Trutz Simplex oder Lebensbeschreibung der Ertzbetrügerin und Landstörtzerin Courasche", "Continuatio des abentheuerlichen Simplicissimi Oder Der Schluß desselben", "Der seltzame Springinsfeld" and "Das wunderbarliche Vogelnest".


* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: At the beginning, he wanted to become a hermit like his adoptive father, but during the book, he works as: Soldier, page, jester/fool, opera singer, gigolo, robber, quack doctor, researcher and galley slave.






* {{Utopia}}: A man who thinks he is Jupiter describes a future one at length, complete with details about TheMessiah.

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* {{Utopia}}: A man who thinks he is Jupiter describes a future one at length, complete with details about TheMessiah.the MessianicArchetype.


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Simplicissimus and seven other men get their hands on some fortune. He allies with three of them to kill the other four, then allies with one of those to kill the other two, and finally kills that guy by himself.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Simplicissimus Olivier and seven other men get their hands on some fortune. He allies with three of them to kill the other four, then allies with one of those to kill the other two, and finally kills that guy by himself.himself.



The story was referred to in Creator/DanielDefoe's ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe''. An English translation can be read [[http://archive.org/details/simplicissimusva00grim here]].

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The story was referred to in Creator/DanielDefoe's ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe''. An English translation translations can be read [[http://archive.org/details/simplicissimusva00grim here]] or [[http://books.google.de/books?printsec=frontcover&id=6yobAAAAYAAJ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false here]].


The story was referred to in Creator/DanielDefoe's ''RobinsonCrusoe''. An English translation can be read [[http://archive.org/details/simplicissimusva00grim here]].

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The story was referred to in Creator/DanielDefoe's ''RobinsonCrusoe''.''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe''. An English translation can be read [[http://archive.org/details/simplicissimusva00grim here]].



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* ThirtyYearsWarUsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar



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* ShotgunWedding: Simplicius ends up in one.

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* {{Utopia}}: A man who thinks he is Jupiter describes a future one at length, complete with details about TheMessiah.


* AttractiveBentGender: While Simplicius is dressed as a woman, he attracts multiple suitors.

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* AttractiveBentGender: While Simplicius is dressed as a woman, he attracts multiple suitors. One of whom is married to yet another woman who knows that Simplicius is actually a man and wants him for ''that'' reason.

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* AttractiveBentGender: While Simplicius is dressed as a woman, he attracts multiple suitors.

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* WholesomeCrossDresser: One of Simplicius' many adventures is to dress like a woman and maintain virtue.

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* CharacterFilibuster: Whole chapters are dedicated to philosophical debates.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: [[spoiler: Simplicius' adoptive hermit father turns out to be one.]]

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* DoomedHometown: ''Twice''.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Simplicius wonders if a nobleman is a man or a woman due to his fashion.

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