[LMB] Betan control of pregnancy, moving OT:

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Nov 10 03:11:06 GMT 2015


> On Nov 9, 2015, at 6:39 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
> 
> You do get the "evil uncle (who killed the kid)" trope; Shakespeare used it in more than one of his historicals ("Richard III", "King John"), and "Hamlet" has the evil uncle-cum-stepdad trying to kill the "kid". But I agree, even that is not very common.

Well, there is a fantasy trope of the poor kid who’s really the lost prince, who makes a much better warrior and king than the guy who disposed of his father.    The ruler *has* to be wicked as well as incompetent.


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