As a lawyer in To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch represents everything that someone working in the justice system should.
November 23, at 1: I feel that JK Rowling made a big mess when killing off characters in the last book.
She killed many side characters and left the core ones untouched — I feel this made the book unbalanced.
More often than not, killing off your MCs is necessary, not an option. You want your story to be realistic and definite? Death should be absolute, the end of all things. That way, when that beloved character dies, the reader will mourn the loss like for a real-life personality.
August 30, at 5: But in the first story I wrote, the character had to die because of all the close call events that kept occurring in her life.
Now, for the MC to die must have meaning? After all, I want my reader to read and enjoy the book. Some people have requested a sequel, but a sequel without the main character? February 6, at 7: I want the good guy to die in the middle of the book sometimes to be replaced by someone else.
February 5, at January 8, at I want it to be an emotional but significant ending for her, and the weight of the story will fall to the devastated shoulders of the one who loved her before closing.
As much as I would love for her to live, I feel, since she has always been alienated by the world and she would never live in peace, she may as well die.
And it must be significant enough for the world to cast off their thoughts of her being some sort of demon. In her death, she will be freed. August 1, at I really hate scenarios like 5, such as the end of Breaking Dawn. July 21, at 6: You have two choices: An example of this is the story of Roots by Alex Haley.
So every time a MC dies because they age, he or she should die in a memorable way and be replaced by another leading character who continues in the path of the first MC.
This can be in a slightly different way, one that makes it interesting for your audience. You can continue a subplot, for example, showing that the struggle of the first MC continues, but with an intriguing twist.
Any other thoughts about this?
September 20, at Even if the MC regains their memory, that period of time has ruined the entire story for me. Anything that is death-like should be fluid and belong. It should never feel contrived. August 7, at I think when the MC dies in the book it added more depth to the story overall.
But when I saw the movie and the MC lived, that change made it, as Gyppo put it, ring false to me. I was extremely disappointed.
July 26, at The subsequent stories all rang false to me.Umbra, (the main characters friend who helped to save her life) would have fallen in love with the main character later in the story, but due to the lack of plot twists and the just plain boringness of the novel, I decided to have the mentor in the story kill him off, because she is the antagonist.
To Kill a Mockingbird Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for To Kill a Mockingbird is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the . May 18, · For the most part, you can kill a character with no problem on your reader's part.
But, if you do any of the following, expect an uproar from even the most loyal of fans. 1.
The To Kill a Mockingbird study guide contains a biography of Harper Lee, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a f To Kill a Mockingbird is a book written by Harper Lee. In his willingness to look past race and praise the integrity of Tom’s character, Deas epitomizes the opposite of prejudice. Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose - An elderly, ill-tempered, racist woman who lives near the Finches. Character Analysis of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird Posted by Nicole Smith, Dec 6, Fiction Comments Closed Print Atticus Finch is one of the most steadfastly honest and moral characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird ” by Harper Lee and his character remains, for the most part, unchanged throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
There is no reason for the character to die. If you no longer want to write a certain character, it shows in your prose. The character seems underdeveloped Reviews: If a character is going to die then they need to be unique and well realized. A good rule of thumb is your own reluctance to kill them.
If you consider a character’s death and hesitate because part of you wants to keep them around, then you’re onto a winner. The best character deaths are heart wrenching for the author and the reader.
The To Kill a Mockingbird study guide contains a biography of Harper Lee, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a f To Kill a Mockingbird is a book written by Harper Lee. Character Analysis of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird Posted by Nicole Smith, Dec 6, Fiction Comments Closed Print Atticus Finch is one of the most steadfastly honest and moral characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird ” by Harper Lee and his character remains, for the most part, unchanged throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird”.