Is is more moving if the hero dies or the girl?
Please note that in my story: the guy is 22/23 and has no family (his mom commited suicide, his dad was missing, his sister married and english although his brother was imprisoned and tortured by them) and suffers from PTSD. After all the things that happened to him, he has become emotionless and detached, and barely speaks or trust anyone. She is a teenager migrant irish girl, who has to work in a factory to help her family.She does many km everyday following the rail tracks to go to the town where she attends school. She's an only child and has no friends because nobody wants her (although she is a normal girl, everyone hates her because she's irish, coming from a humble background and they're jealous that she learns fast and is extremely clever). They bully her and one they threw her off of the bike and punch her, insult and harass ber everyday, they also try to ruin her image in front of thr teachers, who are already biased. Then the two of them after arguing and hurting each other understand that they are in love and only love can heal them.he is sad to see her like in this and he does all he can to protect her. He agrees to take her away to Canada to start a new life. She gets pregnant during the journey after they do it for the first time, after he yells at her saying that he cant be with her because he was treated like an animal when he was in jail. So which character would be tragic to die? The girl or the boy? Who had more trouble between the two of them?
- No. I was more emotional when the queen alien was killed in Aliens. Sometimes I am moved if an animal is killed even if it attacked people.00
- Both loses the girl and child. Make the death dermatic.00
- I think it would be better if he died, his suffering would be over and no one could ever hurt him again.00
- The hero dies00
- Why kill either of them?
Unremitting bleakness, despair doesn't arouse the desire to "work" to the end. There has to be hope. That something can be salvaged. It won't be perfect. That's understandable.
But if someone wants to wallow in their despair not even try to deal with it, yes there'll be pitfalls, up days down days, that's just part of life, but just to give up is unsatisfactory.
Why not make it so that there is a death threat hanging over one of them, i.e. due to their background one of them has a terminal illness - like Stephen Hawking, he wasn't expected to live long, when he married - but just how long neither of them knows. In this way it is both a tearjerker and gives both of them time to accept and "enjoy" the time they have together.
In this way it is both sad, and yet not sad, because for as long as they are alive there is hope.
Using death as a ploy, leaves a bittersweet after taste.
The following movies, some based on nevels all have some kind of adversity. Whilst quite old, the theme is universal. Love. Adversity. Triumph, not always.
The film is based on a novel, "The wind can not read", the author is a soldier and expects to die but it is his beloved who dies from something.
Based on Ernest Hemingway novel "A farewell to arms" in the movie, Rock Hudson who is on the run (deserter-war) with his nurse girlfriend, she dies giving birth, as he steps outdoors the rain mingles with his tears. The End.
Or there is the "Barefoot Countessa" with Ava Gardner married to an impotent man, who longs for children, but is a proud man. She decides to fulfill his wish. Alas, her cheating gets her killed. At her funeral the men in her life reflect on their dealings with her.
In the movie "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" the heroine receives a letter informing her her lover is dead.
In these two below neither dies.
Or there was one "ALL that haven allows" with Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman she is a widow, he is their gardener, younger and socially speaking not her equal, it's set in the 1950, so when they fall in love her children shriek with horror, forcing her to terminate his proposal of marriage. The children depart, abandoning her to lead their own lives, she is all alone. Years years the gardener and the widow meet and are reunited.
Or one with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, "An affair to remember". They meet on board, fall in love, decides to test their feelings for each other, but agree to meet 6 months later, at a set date and time. Alas, in her hurry to get to the destination she is run over, left in a wheelchair for life. He assumes because she didn't show up, they are over. One day he attends a function and spots her in a wheelchair, before she can hide the fact from him. She reckoned because he wasn't financially well off, she would be a burden on him, so didn't tell him the truth. He is still hung up on her.10
- It's more moving if they both die, e.g. Romeo and Juliet00
- I hate to see the girl dying.10
- That depends on which is the more sympathetic character. In my opinion, it is more moving to have the audience's favorite character survive to experience grief and loss.00
- If you make the girl die you make him the saddest person on earth. Seriously after all he webt through i would not be able to move on.00
- NO! It find it boring and depressing!00
- Clearly, the girl has to die, but she leaves him with a baby girl. That way you have sorrow for the loss, but hope that the baby will give the man a desire to live and love. It's a good story. For the death, have them riding in a boxcar on a train crossing the Canadian Rockies. There is someone there with a bit of birthing background (so it doesn't sound fake) but the girl is not in the best of health from the rough travel. I'd go see it/read it!30
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