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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: This tale shows child exploitation and its consequences.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: This tale shows child exploitation and its consequences.consequences... to say nothing of how lethal BystanderSyndrome can be.


* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Any kids books mustn't end with [[TheHeroDies the protagonist becoming dead in the end]], the Bittersweet Ending see is too heartbreaking, and before the the end of the story anyone would expect what the little match girl would do next but people would sadly see that our hero is gone.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Any kids books mustn't end with [[TheHeroDies the protagonist becoming dead in the end]], the Bittersweet Ending see is too heartbreaking, and before the the end of the story anyone would expect what the little match girl would do next but people would sadly see that our hero is gone.


* ValuesDissonance: These days most Western people aren't likely to find the whole "[[FalseAssurance she went to Heaven]], so it's OK," ending all that reassuring.

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* ValuesDissonance: These days most Western people aren't likely to find the whole "[[FalseAssurance "[[FalseReassurance she went to Heaven]], so it's OK," ending all that reassuring.


* ValuesDissonance: These days most Western people aren't likely to find the whole "she went to Heaven, so it's OK," ending all that reassuring.

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* ValuesDissonance: These days most Western people aren't likely to find the whole "she "[[FalseAssurance she went to Heaven, Heaven]], so it's OK," ending all that reassuring.


* EsotericHappyEnding: [[SarcasmMode Oddly enough]], many people don't consider a little girl freezing to death nearly as happy as the tone of the writing tries to paint it.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: [[SarcasmMode Oddly enough]], While admittedly [[BittersweetEnding never meant to be "happy", per se]], many people don't consider a little find the reassurance that the girl freezing went to death nearly as happy as Heaven to be anything like the tone of silver lining the writing narrative tries to paint make it.


** Though, as Creator/TerryPratchett points out, the YouBastard meaning aimed at the comfortable was somewhat lost, especially with the little girl going to FluffyCloudHeaven. His [[AlternateAesopInterpretation more cynical interpretation]] of the dropped anvil is ''"be grateful, because someone else's situation always is worse than your own."'' This is the reason his version of [[TheGrimReaper Death]] uses his temporary position as Hogfather (SantaClaus) to flip a bony middle finger at the whole idea.

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** Though, as Creator/TerryPratchett points out, the YouBastard meaning aimed at the comfortable was somewhat lost, especially with the little girl going to FluffyCloudHeaven. His [[AlternateAesopInterpretation more cynical interpretation]] of the dropped anvil is ''"be grateful, because someone else's situation always is worse than your own."'' This is the reason his version of [[TheGrimReaper Death]] uses his temporary position as the Hogfather (SantaClaus) to flip a bony middle finger at the whole idea.

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* ValuesDissonance: These days most Western people aren't likely to find the whole "she went to Heaven, so it's OK," ending all that reassuring.


** Though, as Creator/TerryPratchett points out, the YouBastard meaning aimed at the comfortable was somewhat lost, especially with the little girl going to FluffyCloudHeaven. His more cynical interpretation of the dropped anvil is ''"be grateful, because someone else's situation always is worse than your own."'' This is the reason his version of Death uses his temporary position as Hogfather (Santa Claus) to flip a bony middle finger at the whole idea.

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** Though, as Creator/TerryPratchett points out, the YouBastard meaning aimed at the comfortable was somewhat lost, especially with the little girl going to FluffyCloudHeaven. His [[AlternateAesopInterpretation more cynical interpretation interpretation]] of the dropped anvil is ''"be grateful, because someone else's situation always is worse than your own."'' This is the reason his version of Death [[TheGrimReaper Death]] uses his temporary position as Hogfather (Santa Claus) (SantaClaus) to flip a bony middle finger at the whole idea.

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* {{Glurge}}: Most people tend to call it "tragedy porn" for this exact reason.


** Though, as TerryPratchett points out, the YouBastard meaning aimed at the comfortable was somewhat lost, especially with the little girl going to FluffyCloudHeaven. His more cynical interpretation of the dropped anvil is ''"be grateful, because someone else's situation always is worse than your own."'' This is the reason his version of Death uses his temporary position as Hogfather (Santa Claus) to flip a bony middle finger at the whole idea.

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** Though, as TerryPratchett Creator/TerryPratchett points out, the YouBastard meaning aimed at the comfortable was somewhat lost, especially with the little girl going to FluffyCloudHeaven. His more cynical interpretation of the dropped anvil is ''"be grateful, because someone else's situation always is worse than your own."'' This is the reason his version of Death uses his temporary position as Hogfather (Santa Claus) to flip a bony middle finger at the whole idea.


* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: This tale shows child exploitation and their consequences.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: This tale shows child exploitation and their its consequences.

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** Though, as TerryPratchett points out, the YouBastard meaning aimed at the comfortable was somewhat lost, especially with the little girl going to FluffyCloudHeaven. His more cynical interpretation of the dropped anvil is ''"be grateful, because someone else's situation always is worse than your own."'' This is the reason his version of Death uses his temporary position as Hogfather (Santa Claus) to flip a bony middle finger at the whole idea.


* TearJerker
* TheWoobie: The titular character, of course.

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* TearJerker
* TheWoobie: The titular character, of course.course.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDroppedSomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: This tale shows child exploitation and their consequences.

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