What endings are perfect?
Hello everyone and welcome to another bookish discussion! Today, we are going to discuss what endings are perfect? Not only for books but also movies and TV Shows. What are the endings we love the most, how we want all the books to end…
Happy Endings. I am a sucker for happy endings. When all the characters get what they deserve and they live happily ever after. They ride off into the sunset and keep smiling and no one bothers them. There is no more evil, the villain is gone and everything is great. You get the picture, right? But no, such endings are not at all realistic. Let’s take some examples, then.
Fairytale, that is the only place that these ‘happily ever after’s exist. The prince and princess live happily ever after in the palace and the evil witch/queen is gone, blah blah blah. These are, unfortunately, completely unreal and as much as I love them, I can agree that they do not exist, not even for once in a million.
Sad Endings. These are by far more realistic. How many people die because of cancer each year? Because of AIDS? Because of Terrorist attacks? And so on and so forth. This is realistic and much truer. It isn’t possible for a person who has 3rd stage cancer to magically heal, it is more likely for their cancer to increase and for them to die, maybe in a year, maybe in 5, but their end is just a lot more inevitable. Though if someone is at an early stage, they may heal, but at a later one, they’d die. I hate this kind of endings anyway.
For instance, I hated how Tris died at the end of Divergent. It is the epitome of sad endings. Tobias is left alone, and although the faction war is over, he can not find it in himself to be happy. He is sad, she is dead and no one can do anything about it but all he can do is weep. So, no, I do not like sad endings either.
Bittersweet endings. These are the best, now. There are some bad parts but some things are good too. There is a bright side to it all. Like in life, there are ups and downs, this portrays the exact same thing. There are some things that are bad that you can not get rid of, but on the other hand, there are also good things that make you happy. You smile, you cry, it is a never-ending cycle.
These endings are most realistic and the best ones. You see how the character goes through the ups and downs that life presents and comes up on top. He/she loses sometimes, but perseveres and wins some battles too. This is the perfect combination and representation of life as a whole.
Like, in Harry Potter. The Final Battle at Hogwarts was harsh and a lot of people we loved died, like Snape, Lupin, Tonks, Fred but we defeated Voldemort for real. Sure, Teddy was now an orphan but he’d never have to fear any dark wizard!
Do you agree with my choices? which type of ending do you like? Tell me in the comments below.
Peace out cuties ❤