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** Burma. The dude is harassed by police and made to work for a greedy boss. Yet he deals with these problems with surprising equanimity, and [[spoiler: through Ignatius, he is able to deal with both of these problems at once]].

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** Burma. The dude is harassed by police and made to work for a greedy greedy, abusive boss. Yet he deals with these problems with surprising equanimity, and [[spoiler: through Ignatius, he is able to deal with both of these problems at once]].


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* HilariousInHindsight: Despite being written in the 1960s, Reilly is a dead ringer for a follower of the modern [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Neoreactionary_movement Neoreactionary/Dark Enlightenment]] movement. Fittingly, that Wiki article contains several quotes from the book!

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* HilariousInHindsight: Despite being written in the 1960s, Reilly is a dead ringer for a follower of the modern 21st century [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Neoreactionary_movement Neoreactionary/Dark Enlightenment]] movement. Fittingly, that Wiki article contains several quotes from the book!



** Toole paints his characters in very BroadStrokes, mining New Orleans stereotypes to their fullest in a way that would be considered insensitive today. Burma is a pot-smoking, sunglasses-wearing, JiveTurkey-spouting black man. Dorian Greene and his retinue of CampGay men and ButchLesbian women are another example. However, Toole is going for RuleOfFunny rather than putting anyone down.

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** Toole paints his characters in very BroadStrokes, mining New Orleans stereotypes to their fullest in a way that would be considered insensitive today. Burma is a pot-smoking, sunglasses-wearing, JiveTurkey-spouting black man. Dorian Greene and his retinue of CampGay men and ButchLesbian women are another example. However, Toole is going for RuleOfFunny rather than putting anyone down.down, and Burma and Dorian are hardly the only exaggerated caricatures in the book.


* IdiotPlot: Most of the people in the book have a difficult time thinking rationally for extended periods of time, though this becomes doubly true any time Ignatius is around. TropesAreNotBad, however, as the story wouldn't be ''nearly'' as hilarious if everyone involved had their heads on straight.

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* IdiotPlot: Most of the people in the book have a difficult time thinking rationally for extended periods of time, though this becomes doubly true any time Ignatius is around. TropesAreNotBad, Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad, however, as the story wouldn't be ''nearly'' as hilarious if everyone involved had their heads on straight.


* FanDisservice: The scenes in which we read about Ignatius [[ADateWithRosiePalms choking the chicken]], as it were, would be bad enough just in principle. What he ''[[BestialityIsDepraved thinks about]]'' while he's doing it makes it [[NauseaFuel about ten times worse]].



** Toole paints his characters in very broad strokes, mining New Orleans stereotypes to their fullest in a way that would be considered insensitive today. Burma is a pot-smoking, sunglasses-wearing, JiveTurkey-spouting black man. Dorian Greene and his retinue of CampGay men and ButchLesbian women are another example. However, Toole is going for RuleOfFunny rather than putting anyone down.

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** Toole paints his characters in very broad strokes, BroadStrokes, mining New Orleans stereotypes to their fullest in a way that would be considered insensitive today. Burma is a pot-smoking, sunglasses-wearing, JiveTurkey-spouting black man. Dorian Greene and his retinue of CampGay men and ButchLesbian women are another example. However, Toole is going for RuleOfFunny rather than putting anyone down.


* ValuesDissonance: As this was written at the height of the Cold War, there is obviously a little bit of this.

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* ValuesDissonance: As this was written at the height of the Cold War, UsefulNotes/ColdWar, there is obviously a little bit of this.


** In the end, [[spoiler:Lana Lee is arrested for distributing pornography to minors, which is treated as her just deserts. She deserved punishment, but not just for that.]]

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** In the end, [[spoiler:Lana Lee is arrested for distributing pornography to minors, which is treated as her just deserts.desserts. She deserved punishment, but not just for that.]]


* IdiotPlot: Most of the people in the book have a difficult time thinking rationally for extended periods of time, though this becomes doubly true any time Ignatius is around.

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* IdiotPlot: Most of the people in the book have a difficult time thinking rationally for extended periods of time, though this becomes doubly true any time Ignatius is around. TropesAreNotBad, however, as the story wouldn't be ''nearly'' as hilarious if everyone involved had their heads on straight.


* FairForItsDay: Dorian and Burma can come across as somewhat as bigoted caricatures to modern readers. But Burma is clearly portrayed as a victim of PoliceBrutality, and Dorian is never portrayed as a villain.

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* FairForItsDay: Dorian and Burma can come across as somewhat as bigoted caricatures to modern readers. But Burma is clearly portrayed as a victim of PoliceBrutality, and Dorian is never portrayed as a villain. Helped by that fact that ''everyone'' in the story is caricatured and exaggerated to some extent, so their portrayals don't necessarily stand out over anyone else's.


** Mr. Levy himself feels sorry for him.


* FairForItsDay: Dorian and Burma came come across as somewhat as bigoted caricatures to modern readers. But Burma is clearly portrayed as a victim of PoliceBrutality, and Dorian is never portrayed as a villain.

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* FairForItsDay: Dorian and Burma came can come across as somewhat as bigoted caricatures to modern readers. But Burma is clearly portrayed as a victim of PoliceBrutality, and Dorian is never portrayed as a villain.

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** Ignatius is the original [[BasementDweller neckbeard]] way before the term was coined.


* FairForItsDay: Dorian and Burma came come across as somewhat as bigoted caricatures to modern readers. But Burma is clearly portrayed as a victim of PoliceBrutality, and Dorian is never portrayed as a villain.



* IronWoobie: Mancuso. No matter what is thrown at him, he doesn't back down. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it works out for him in the end.]]

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Mancuso. No matter what is thrown at him, he doesn't back down. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it works out for him in the end.]]]]
** Burma. The dude is harassed by police and made to work for a greedy boss. Yet he deals with these problems with surprising equanimity, and [[spoiler: through Ignatius, he is able to deal with both of these problems at once]].
** Gus Levy. The guy had to deal with a nagging wife who puts him down constantly, and [[spoiler: and his father was a stubborn idiot who refused any of his recommendations]]. Subtly, he is so idle because he simply doesn't care anymore. [[spoiler: Ignatius' letter, however, helps him regain interest in his company again]].


* FetishRetardant: The scenes in which we read about Ignatius [[ADateWithRosiePalms choking the chicken]], as it were, would be bad enough just in principle. What he ''thinks about'' while he's doing it makes it [[NauseaFuel about ten times worse]]. This was almost certainly [[IntendedAudienceReaction intentional]].

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* FetishRetardant: FanDisservice: The scenes in which we read about Ignatius [[ADateWithRosiePalms choking the chicken]], as it were, would be bad enough just in principle. What he ''thinks about'' ''[[BestialityIsDepraved thinks about]]'' while he's doing it makes it [[NauseaFuel about ten times worse]]. This was almost certainly [[IntendedAudienceReaction intentional]].worse]].


* HilariousInHindsight: Despite being written in the 1960s, Reilly is a dead ringer for the modern [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Neoreactionary_movement Neoreactionary/Dark Enlightenment]] movement. Fittingly, that Wiki article contains several quotes from the book!

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* HilariousInHindsight: Despite being written in the 1960s, Reilly is a dead ringer for a follower of the modern [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Neoreactionary_movement Neoreactionary/Dark Enlightenment]] movement. Fittingly, that Wiki article contains several quotes from the book!

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