A major character was gunned down mercilessly. It hit me. I had grown to like that person ... yes, person.
Should we feel guilty for feeling bad at the death of a fictional character?
If you’re like me, you know they really haven’t died.
No, they’ve been Loved Into Being, just like that velveteen rabbit in the children’s story, gaining So Not Dead status and going on to further adventures and greater glories.
Living on in our hearts.
When an actor puts his/her heart and soul, along with keen intelligence, into creating a character, flawed and very much human, yet still someone we can love and admire and respect --
how can we not feel moved at the very thought of losing them, never mind watching it unfold onscreen before us ?
Yes, our hearts break a bit. We are sad. It is what makes us human.
What fictional character's death upset you the most?
Lennie from OF MICE AND MEN or was it George who would have to live with what he had done?
Or was it Lil Ann and Ole' Dan from WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS?
Myself? I don't cry when Spock dies in WRATH OF KHAN.
I tear up at the funeral scene, right around when Kirk's voice cracks when he says "of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human."
(I read in the "trades" that Leonard Nimoy would only make KHAN if Spock died, so I "knew" this was the end for that character --
as it turned out, Nimoy had so much fun making KHAN that he wanted to do another. Go figure, right?)
Speaking of HARRY POTTER: Every mirror is the Mirror of Erised for George.
Our own memories are actually fictions: we filter what we recall consciously and unconsciously.
Yet we feel true emotions mulling over our memories, so why should we not feel emotion over fictions that seem real?
Again what fictional deaths got to you?