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* DumbIsGood: Sophy and [[NiceGuy Sam]] are simple but sweet. Sophy has been educated during her adult life but doesn't grasp certain subjects fully.



* DumbIsGood: Sophy and [[NiceGuy Sam]] are simple but sweet. Sophy has been educated during her adult life but doesn't grasp certain subjects fully.


''The Son's Veto'' is an 1891 short story written by ThomasHardy. It tells the story of [[ShrinkingViolet Sophy]], a crippled former servant who marries her boss, the widower Reverand Twycott, vicar of the small town Gaymead, after leaving her fiancé Sam, a gardener. Fearing judgement for marrying a [[BookDumb simple]] servant, Rev. Twycott moves to the city and they have a son named Randolph, who grows up to be even more ashamed and embarrassed of his mother.

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''The Son's Veto'' is an 1891 short story written by ThomasHardy.Creator/ThomasHardy. It tells the story of [[ShrinkingViolet Sophy]], a crippled former servant who marries her boss, the widower Reverand Twycott, vicar of the small town Gaymead, after leaving her fiancé Sam, a gardener. Fearing judgement for marrying a [[BookDumb simple]] servant, Rev. Twycott moves to the city and they have a son named Randolph, who grows up to be even more ashamed and embarrassed of his mother.


* WickedCultured: Randolph.

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* WickedCultured: Randolph.Randolph is stated to have had what little kindness he had in him squashed out by his education, making him a {{Justified}} example.


* [[JerkAss Jerkass]]: Randolph

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* [[JerkAss Jerkass]]: {{Jerkass}}: Randolph


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* UnequalPairing: While Twycott sincerely loved Sophie, she accepted his proposal out of respect and fear of his higher social standing rather than love.


Years later, when Randolph is a young man and [[spoiler:the vicar has been dead for two years]], Sophy meets Sam again, who wants to marry her. Randolph, who has long assumed the position of authority, refuses, on account of Sam being a mere uncultured gardener.

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Years later, when Randolph is a young man and [[spoiler:the the vicar has been dead for two years]], years, Sophy meets Sam again, who wants to marry her. Randolph, who has long assumed the position of authority, refuses, on account of Sam being a mere uncultured gardener.


''The Son's Veto'' is an 1891 short story written by ThomasHardy. It tells the story of [[ShrinkingViolet Sophy]], a crippled former servant who marries her boss, the widower Reverand Twycott, vicar of the small town Gaymead, after leaving her fiancé Sam, a gardener. Fearing judgement for marrying a [[DumbIsGood simple]] servant, Rev. Twycott moves to the city and they have a son named Randolph, who grows up to be even more ashamed and embarrassed of his mother.

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''The Son's Veto'' is an 1891 short story written by ThomasHardy. It tells the story of [[ShrinkingViolet Sophy]], a crippled former servant who marries her boss, the widower Reverand Twycott, vicar of the small town Gaymead, after leaving her fiancé Sam, a gardener. Fearing judgement for marrying a [[DumbIsGood [[BookDumb simple]] servant, Rev. Twycott moves to the city and they have a son named Randolph, who grows up to be even more ashamed and embarrassed of his mother.


''The Son's Veto'' is an 1891 short story written by ThomasHardy.

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''The Son's Veto'' is an 1891 short story written by ThomasHardy.
ThomasHardy. It tells the story of [[ShrinkingViolet Sophy]], a crippled former servant who marries her boss, the widower Reverand Twycott, vicar of the small town Gaymead, after leaving her fiancé Sam, a gardener. Fearing judgement for marrying a [[DumbIsGood simple]] servant, Rev. Twycott moves to the city and they have a son named Randolph, who grows up to be even more ashamed and embarrassed of his mother.

Years later, when Randolph is a young man and [[spoiler:the vicar has been dead for two years]], Sophy meets Sam again, who wants to marry her. Randolph, who has long assumed the position of authority, refuses, on account of Sam being a mere uncultured gardener.

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* UnableToSupportAWife: Averted with Sam: though he couldn't offer Sophy the same kind of lifestyle that the vicar did, his plans to open a fresh produce shop with her hardly meant that they would be starving.

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* OnOneCondition: Sophy is able to enjoy a comfortable upper-class lifestyle after [[spoiler:the vicar dies]], but is left with zero financial control.


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* MealTicket:

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* MealTicket: Why Sophy marries the Vicar; also initially a reason she gives for wanting to marry Sam.
* NouveauRiche: Sophy after marrying the Vicar. Subverted in that she is not vulgar or brash, but sweet and simple-minded.


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* SocialClimber: Randolph bases all his decisions on whether it'll hurt or help his image.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Randolph; established when he snappily corrects Sophy's grammar.


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* LowerClassLout: Randolph refuses to let Sophy marry Sam because he believes Sam is this.
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* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: The Vicar and Sam respectively.


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* WickedCultured: Randolph.


* Jerkass: Randolph

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* Jerkass: [[JerkAss Jerkass]]: Randolph

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''The Son's Veto'' is an 1891 short story written by ThomasHardy.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Sophy dies alone and unhappy.]]
* Jerkass: Randolph
* DumbIsGood: Sophy and [[NiceGuy Sam]] are simple but sweet. Sophy has been educated during her adult life but doesn't grasp certain subjects fully.
* ShrinkingViolet: Sophy could be the TropeCodifier
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