Hey there guys! Welcome to Daydreaming Discussions. This is a monthly feature created by me where I discuss anything bookish related or sometimes it might be about any non-bookish things as well. Also be prepared for a lot of ramblings and rantings and you’re very welcome to be a part of the discussion.
Soo…. I did three of these discussion posts, then I suddenly stopped. Honestly I couldn’t find a space to squeeze this feature in though I had quite a few ideas in my mind for a long time. So finally I’m presenting you today’s discussion: Do you prefer Happily Ever Afters (HEA) or Realistic Endings (that will crush your heart, break them into small small pieces and throw them apart) ?
This topic came to my mind after I saw a post where the person stated that she was devastated because the hero died at the end. I’m not going to tell the name of the book because it would definitely spoil the ending for you, Clearly she didn’t think it was important to hide this major spoiler. *SIGHS* I’m so sad the ending got ruined for me. Anyways, after reading that this question came to my mind.
I’m gonna confess, I’m a sucker for happily ever afters. I even enjoy the clichéd one sometimes. Though I’m also satisfied when it ends by stating the hero and heroine are together for now and they have a vast future ahead of them. Anything could happen in that future but atleast I’m left satisfied that they are together for now. That’s all I need, I mean I need that after shipping two people hard throughout the book.
I’m not saying that I totally hate realistic endings. But my point is, I read books crazily…obsessively because I want to escape the harsh realities of life and go into another world where things are completely different. And when the one of the main protagonist dies I’m left shattered. I mean I loved these characters for so long, naturally I expected a happily ever after for them after so much struggle but then it doesn’t happen. I need the emotional satisfaction after reading a book.
Lately, a few authors have been trying this kind of ending or so I’ve heard. Frankly, I’m quite terrified. I want to laugh, cry, laugh again but I really want the book to end on a somewhat happy and satisfied note that’ll keep me contended and when this doesn’t happen I’m left utterly dissapointed. So I’m begging the authors don’t crush my poor soul! Pleaseeeeeee!
Although there are some kinds of bitter sweet endings that you can’t hate but feel satisfied. I’m okay with those but you do get my point, don’t you?
My poor heart can’t take all those pain so I think I’ll always be a BIG fan of happily ever afters.
So guys I want to know about your opinion. Do you prefer HEA or realistic endings where you don’t mind if one of the main character dies? And why do you prefer the one you do?
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