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* Creator/OscarWilde's essay "The Portrait of Mr. W. H." is constructed as a lengthy conversation between an [[MrExposition older scholar]] and his [[TheWatson younger disciple]], to whom he is explaining his theory on the real object of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's romantic {{sonnet}}s.


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* Plato's writings about Socrates are probably the UrExample, and certainly the TropeMaker, which means this is Older Than Feudalism.

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* Plato's writings about Socrates are probably the UrExample, and certainly the TropeMaker, which means this is Older Than Feudalism.OlderThanFeudalism.


* Seen in "Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory" when the Average Joes are being taught Dodgeball by Patches O'Hoolihan on a VHS tape.

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* Plato's writings about Socrates are probably the UrExample, and certainly the TropeMaker.
* This is part of the concept for the HeadFirst books. Even if the speakers happen to be abstract objects.

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* Seen in "Dodgeball" when being taught Dodgeball by Patches O'Hoolihan on a VHS tape.

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* ''Literature/XanthippicDialogues'' is a bunch of instructional dialogues on, mostly, philosophy of dialogue (as in ethics, not rhetoric). [[spoiler: It also pretends to be a lost text from V century b.c. and is quite funny.]]


* Most of ''SLiterature/ophiesWorld'' is taken up by a dialogue that summarizes the entirety of Western philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to Sartre.

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* Most of ''SLiterature/ophiesWorld'' ''Literature/SophiesWorld'' is taken up by a dialogue that summarizes the entirety of Western philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to Sartre.


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This is a work of thinly disguised (or sometimes entirely undisguised) nonfiction, written as a dialogue. Usually these dialogues feature a MrExposition, who either [[CharacterFilibuster explains the topic]] to TheWatson or debates it with a StrawLoser. In either case, MrExposition's partner is supposed to be bringing up the objections or points of confusion that [[AudienceSurrogate the reader]] [[ViewersAreMorons might have]].

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This is a work of thinly disguised (or sometimes entirely undisguised) nonfiction, written as a dialogue. Usually these dialogues feature a MrExposition, who either [[CharacterFilibuster explains the topic]] to TheWatson or debates it with a StrawLoser. In either case, MrExposition's partner is supposed to be bringing up the objections or points of confusion that [[AudienceSurrogate the reader]] [[ViewersAreMorons might have]].have.


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* Seen in "Dodgeball" when being taught Dodgeball by Patches O'Hoolihan on a VHS tape.


* ''GodelEscherBach'' starts each chapter with a dialogue like this, between Achilles (TheWatson) and the Tortoise (MrExposition). They're modeled on a similar dialogue, "[[http://www.ditext.com/carroll/tortoise.html What the Tortoise Said to Achilles]]", written by Creator/LewisCarroll (in which Achilles is more of a StrawLoser, though he comes round in the end).

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* ''GodelEscherBach'' ''Literature/GodelEscherBachAnEternalGoldenBraid'' starts each chapter with a dialogue like this, between Achilles (TheWatson) and the Tortoise (MrExposition). They're modeled on a similar dialogue, "[[http://www.ditext.com/carroll/tortoise.html What the Tortoise Said to Achilles]]", written by Creator/LewisCarroll (in which Achilles is more of a StrawLoser, though he comes round in the end).


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