[LMB] Betan control of pregnancy, moving OT:

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 18:24:10 GMT 2015


On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 10:11 PM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

>
> > 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.
> --
>
> Which makes this an Avenge Dead Dad trope, not Dad Kills Stepkid trope.

Sylvia


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