The saddest character death in a book? The saddest character death in a movie?
This one is going to be hard for me in both categories. I do have one character in mind for a book that I was very upset about…well actually two…ok maybe three. So I might just cheat on this post (hey, I’ve cheated on others AND this is my last post…I deserve a little cheating right??!!). The movie will also be very difficult just cause I’ve watched so many damn movies that it will be hard to really separate them out and just pick a couple that really made me sad…but I think I’ll survive. 😛
**Spoiler ALERT** This will contain spoilers to the following books and movies:
-Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
-This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
-The Harry Potter Series (if you are still living under a rock and haven’t watched the movies or read the books)
-Pay it Forward (movie)
-The Green Mile (movie)
Rodney’s death in this book just killed me! I was so happy that Cat’s mother had finally started to open up about the supernatural world and accept it a bit more and it was all because of Rodney’s love for her. Then when Justine was turned I knew that he would be an even bigger help to her in accepting what she had become. I loved him! He was awesome, amazing, sweet, sturdy and just a well-rounded
guy Ghoul. When he was killed my heart just sank. Very upsetting!
I bawled my eyes out when Don, Cat’s uncle, passed away in this book! I couldn’t believe how I reacted to his passing. I mean, he wasn’t always the nicest guy (when they first met) but he really grew on you. He loved Cat and wanted the best for her, that is why he didn’t tell her that he was dying from cancer. When he passed while Cat and Bones were trying to renew their vows and let him give her away I was gone. I had to stop reading the book for a little bit to collect myself. I mean I wasn’t all out sobbing but I had tears rolling down my face and swelled up in my eyes. It really pulled at my heart strings! 😦
Dumbledore’s death in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince really got to me too. It got to me more when I read the book then when I watched the movie since I had read the books before they had ever been made into movies and the way he died in my head was completely different then what happened in the movie. I was very sad that Harry’s mentor was gone when things were really starting to heat up and I felt he was needed most. You really grew to love and respect Dumbledore and then bam, he’s just gone. 😦
This is an amazing movie! If you haven’t seen it you really should…but then of course I told you that it’s a spoiler alert so maybe you won’t even read this. Anyways. A school project leads to an amazing concept of doing something nice for someone that will eventually keep trickling through peoples lives, even something small to you might mean the world to someone else. The part where Trevor (Haley Joel Osment) dies just gets me every stinking time!
This is also another great movie that you should see! An inmate accused of a crime who has a special gift that no one really understands or knows about. It’s amazing! But when John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) is electricuted it just kills you! Very sad but it really goes to show how movies can make you really connect with characters to the point of crying your eyes out over their death. You might know it’s not for real but you just can’t help it!
Ok, I’ve mentioned this movie before as a movie that I wish more people had seen…well I wasn’t kidding! When Richard Gere’s character you are really sad. You cry, but it’s not completely over the loss of Richard Gere’s character, it is how it affects his dog that really gets to you! I mean this dog that is so loyal that even when his owner doesn’t show up at their normal “after work meeting spot” he continues to go and never falters! Watch this movie but have an empty house (so no one makes fun of you) and a whole box of tissues because you’ll cry, you’ll cry a lot, and you’ll be a better person for it! 😀
Ok, now it’s your turn! What are some of the saddest character deaths for you in a book? What about some of the saddest character deaths in movies? Come on everyone, this is the last meme post for awhile…go big or GO HOME. 😛