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Your Top 5 Knocked Off Characters

July 10, 2014 | Monica | Comments (14) Facebook Twitter More...

Good morning!! Dobby

First of all, I want to thank everyone for all the comments and discussions that were started in my previous post. It was great reading your opinions and ideas, and I loved that you interacted with one another… KEEP IT GOING! After all, that’s what Word Out is all about; sharing your thoughts and ideas with your peers and not reading alone!

Your posts got me wondering about all the characters that have died in the books I have read, and morbid old me, started ranking them. I think the saddest for me where the deaths in the Harry Potter series, as those are some of my all time favourite books and movies. As I mentioned in my previous post, Dobby’s death made me really sad, both in the book and the movie. I pose two questions for you, the first, how does a death of a character differ for you depending on whether you are reading about it, or watching it on a screen. The second, which characters top your list of the saddest/most unexpected deaths? These could be good or bad characters, although I would be more interested in the good.

I also want to mention the book Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. There was a death in there that caught me completely off guard. Not sure if any of you have read this one, but this books takes on a subject that is considered very taboo. It got really mixed reviews, which is the very reason I picked it up. If any of you have read it, I would love to get your opinions on it. I, for one, really liked the book, and even though the subject matter was considered taboo, I have to hand it to Ms. Suzuma for writing it and writing it so beautifully!

Now, to start the list… here are my top 5 character deaths (movie or book)

    1. Dobby from Harry Potter
    2. Dumbledore from Harry Potter
    3. Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web
    4. Mufasa from the Lion King (love that movie!)
    5. Character from Forbidden (was not expecting that to happen!)

Who are yours?