Of the three types of plays recognized in the Shakespeare First Folio -- Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies -- the last has been the most discussed annnd is clearest in outline. Tragedy must end in some tremendous catastrophe involving in Elizabethan practice the death of the principal character. The catastrophe must not be the result of mere accident, but must be brought about by some essential trait in the character of the hero acting either directly or through its effect on other persons.
Kirk having cheated to win the Kobayashi Maru. If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger army. How very Azzathra of you, Matthia. Fans of Puella Magi Madoka Magica use the term "Mami-ing" or getting "Mami'd" Mamiru to refer to a character that had gotten their head chopped off.
Among western fans, the definition was expanded to mean "a character introduced as a critical member of the cast that dies early on to set the tone for the series". It turns out to refer to a previous video game character named Turbo who once pulled the same stunt and got two games shut down for being "out of order"- the one Turbo left had lost its Player Characterand the one he entered got a gameplay disrupting glitch in the process.
The two protagonists of Gerry are named Gerry and Jerry. It becomes clear that in the personal argot of their friendship, a "Gerry" has come to mean an incident of getting turned around and hopelessly lost somewhere, and that the film's title actually refers to this term.
In Man of the Housea pair of the cheerleaders are being dragged back to the house after starting to get in a barfight, and complains about being 'rescued' by saying "I was about to go all Buffy on his ass. In The Sorcerer's ApprenticeDave spills water on his pants after witnessing the confrontation between Baltazaar and Horvath and everyone believes that he wet himself.
Even ten years later, kids in grade school still call having a nervous breakdown "pulling a Dave Stutler.
In Kingpinprotagonist Roy Munson is chagrined to learn that "getting Munsoned" has come to mean being screwed over and abandoned after his past encounter with an unscrupulous rival bowler. Literature At the end of Stephen King 's Carrieit's said that "to rip off a Carrie" passed into teen slang, meaning "to commit arson".
Life Imitates Artbut twisted: This one's become so well-travelled that it even appears in the Kare Kano manga as a visual-only metaphor for someone snapping under the strain of having perfectionist, controlling parents.
Oddly enough, to "Carrie someone" usually refers to the act of inflicting such humiliation on the person rather than the act of retaliation.
For example, in an episode of 30 RockLiz's former high school friends attempt to dump chocolate on her head and refer to it as "Carrie-ing her". This was probably referring to the part in Carrie where they dumped pig's blood on her head to humiliate her.
However, at least one dictionary uses "quixote" as a lower-case noun with the same connotation.
Done rather cruelly in Flowers for Algernon: Pulling a "Charlie Gordon" is messing up Charlie himself doesn't get it, since the guy pulling a Charlie dropped a bunch of boxes, which he didn't do. From one of the Dinotopia books, any instance of Ain't No Rule or Loophole Abuse is referred to as "Pulling an Andrew", after said Andrew wins an obstacle course race against a far more athletic dinosaur by simple virtue of ignoring the obstacles and running down the straightaway between the courses.
Jim Butcher says on this page about writing the middle of a novel: Harry Dresden in the novels, many times. Like the time he tosses a stake to Inari and tells her to "make like Buffy.
Towards the end of Rob Grant's Colony, the main character comes up with a plan to save the ship that everyone comes to know as "The Morton Maneuvre.
In The View from Saturday, Luke Potter is such a genius that the whole school is convinced he will do something incredible that his name will come to be associated with.
Half the population of Epiphany is convinced that Luke Potter will become so famous that his name will become a noun like Kleenex or Coke. The other half is convinced that Luke Potter will become a verb like Xerox or fax. And if someday, someone says, "Luke me that information, please," that information will be organized, memorized, and set to music.
Little Green Men has a footnote explaining what the neologism "Bobbitting" means. In the Discworld novels, Ankh-Morpork slang for "mad" is "completely Bursar ".The Person as Verb trope as used in popular culture. Pop culture can be an interesting thing. Slang is in a constant state of flux, always changing.
But for . L/O: To determine how far Act 2 Scene 2 can be considered “comedic". The Taming Of The Shrew - The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays with characters that are appealing with humor and based on an understanding of human nature.
The Representations of Femininity in Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, one of the most well-known 19th century novelists recognized today continues to captivate people with stories of love and romance through the transformation of her novels into film and television.
The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and broadcast by BBC vetconnexx.comitted in the UK from 3 December to 27 April , the series spanned seven seasons and thirty-seven episodes.
Development began in when Messina saw that the grounds of Glamis Castle would make a . The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and broadcast by BBC vetconnexx.comitted in the UK from 3 December to 27 April , the series spanned seven seasons and thirty-seven episodes.
Development began in when Messina saw that the grounds of Glamis Castle would make a .