Sunday, April 27, 2014

Best Character Death EVER

Here lies Brom
Who was
A Rider bonded to the dragon Saphira
Son of Holcomb and Nelda
Beloved of Selena
Father of Eragon Shadeslayer
Founder of the Varden
And Bane of the Forsworn.
May his name live on in glory.
Stydja unin mor'ranr.


This was what was written on Brom's tombstone made out of diamond because Saphira, Eragon's DRAGON, made it out of her fire and Eragon, his magic. What made this death so amazing was that Eragon got to learn the significance of who Brom was years later. Brom....SPOILER!!!!!!!!...was Eragon's father.
A time came when Eragon found out that Brom was his Father. This part was gut-renching to read and made me cry...it took me a while to get through to reading the while section. I didn't cry for Brom's death...I cried when Eragon found out who Brom was and what his life was like. When I realized who BROM really was...I finally understood the meaning of his death and how much it would effect the main character and me later on. This book character death...other than Snape in Harry Potter, was truly was the mark or line where I set all my standards to. If I ever read a death in a book...it has to move me like Brom's death...or it won't really effect me and truly, I wont look at it with another glance. 

-ZAHRA BANGASH

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Mighty Pen's Take: Best/Worst Character Death

[SPOILERS]

My favorite character death is from The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. The third book ended with the first fictional character's demise that made me cry.

One of the main reasons I love The Bartimaeus Trilogy (besides the semi-informal writing style, inexcusably large vocabulary, and snark) is the character growth. All three of the main characters - Nathaniel, Bartimaeus, and Kitty - start out with major character flaws. Nathaniel himself even becomes more detestable. A lot. But in the end, all three of the characters grow into admirable people (or djinn, in Bartimaeus's case), and their character arcs end on a very satisfying note because they all reach a place where they are better than they used to be.

That doesn't mean that when Nathaniel died, it wasn't fricking heartbreaking. Even more so because it made sense for his character. Nathaniel started the book as the villain both in Kitty and Bartimaeus's eyes, but he starts to realize his mistakes. By the end of the book he changes into a hero, and Stroud makes it clear by showing us: Nathaniel gives his life to save the city from the evil djinn, and he values Bartimaeus's life enough to save it, too. The character who was self-centered and who hated all djinn now commits an entirely selfless act, and considers Bartimaeus a friend.

It makes me feel physically ill when I think about it. Nathaniel isn't even my favorite character, not even close. Point to Jonathan Stroud.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SleepingKitty's Take: Best Character Death Scene

LARGE SPOILER WARNING!!!!!!

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Character: literally everyone from The Book Thief. If I'm going by whose death made me cry the most, Rudy.

Okay I seriously don't even want to talk about The Book Thief. If I even tried to remember how I felt reading it (which I don't want to remember to be honest; it was too sad), I wouldn't be able to write a comprehensible sentence about it, let alone a long answer. My answer would be composed of a series of over-the-top sad faces that wouldn't even begin to encompass how emotionally jarring the book was. Especially the ending. Like I understand why they had to die, but why did they have to die???

Oh no I'm in the process of remembering.
:((((((((((((
:,,,,(((((
D,:
-crying-

-fade to black-

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kyendwarrior's take: Best character death scene

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SPOILERS READ AT OWN RISK!
 
LUKE!!!!

Luke from the Percy Jackson series!

  It was emotionally jarring (I was sobbing by the end and almost couldn't enjoy Percabeth's kiss!), and the twist was so unexpected. I loved how Luke was so human. Usually villains are very cardboard.  They are told to us as evil, and that's how they act: evil.   But Luke was different.  Even before his ultimate sacrifice, he was constantly going back and forth between evil and good.  He wasn't purely evil or purely good, and I loved how that complexity gave depth to his character.








The scene itself was so good! Because he had constantly been conflicted about the whole affair, until he made the choice to be the hero, I honestly thought he was going to be the first person in the history of the world to go against the prophecy of the fates (and that NEVER happens).  But in the end, he did the right thing (and tore my heart right out, but ya know, saving the world is more important than my bleeding heart D:) .  What really got me was that it was ultimately Annabeth's promise that brought him back.  The love he had for her (brotherly- I think) was enough for him to pick a sure side and stick with it- even if it meant his own death.  You can't get more heroic than that.

*goes off into a corner to sob D:*

Monday, April 7, 2014

Topic of the Week: Favorite/Best Character death scene

There were so many pictures I could have used for this post, but at the risk of spoilers I shall refrain...

So this week's topic is, you guessed it, your favorite character death.  A bit morbid, I know, but nonetheless interesting right? It'll make you dig down deep into your innermost soul and cause you to remember those painful, painful memories again...

But have fun with it! xD

Prompt:
Describe your favorite book character death scene (book to movie/ TV show counts too!). Why is it your favorite?  Was it a villain or a hero?

I know these posts will include spoilers, so read at your own risk!

And make sure you mention to highlight the text and also to link back to this post!

:)

Deadline: This Sunday! (subject to changing)