[DWJ] witches in fiction, and exploiting

rohina at shaw.ca rohina at shaw.ca
Thu Jun 22 20:53:27 EDT 2006

I just had a discussion with my class today about the notion of 
destruction or death of something and whether that can be seen as a 
comforting or good ending; it was in the context of the Great Gatsby, 
and Nick's comment that it turned out all right in the end. I don't mind 
a sad or troubling end to a story, myself, but I must confess that I 
dislike being told that a sad ending is happy. I don't feel comforted at 
all, but obviously some people do.


sally at sallyodgers.com wrote:

> I'm upset that I've read six books
>> about this world, and the seventh is not only destroying it but saying
>> that it's okay. And while I can understand people accepting that, I 
>> don't.
> It's an interesting idea, though. Lewis created the Narnian world, 
> oversaw its history and finally ended it. It's almost comforting in a 
> way... he "looked after it" until the end.
> S
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