Wik Posted May 11, 2019 Author Share Posted May 11, 2019 On 5/9/2019 at 5:10 PM, Daemon The Black Dragon said: I guess my distinction between bittersweet and tragic is. Bittersweet is The Last Samurai. Tragic is Seven. I don't have a problem with tragic endings but don't tell me something is going to have a bittersweet ending like LoTR, then pull a Seven style ending. Especially with how D&D look to be doing it, according to leaks. On 5/9/2019 at 11:53 PM, MinscS2 said: This. The general narrative in aSoIaF is overall tragic, but with hints of hope and happiness scattered throughout. A bittersweet ending (especially when we've over and over been lead to believe that's what we're getting) makes sense in this setting, after everything our (still living) characters have endured, suffered and fought for. A tragic ending however, makes no sense at this point. It would ultimately make the whole endeavor feel pointless and hollow. Agreed, people use this "bittersweet ending" GRRM said back in like 1995 as something that suggest the entire world is changed and or screwed over. I don't get what people think bittersweet is.....but my interpretations are that some good things happen, many bad things happen, some people you may like die, some people you may hate live, some people get grand rewards, some don't get shit. He has also said that a lot of his story is based on how events like War of the Roses unfolded. The end of that conflict was bitter sweet. So much blood shed and manipulation and at the end, not a whole lot was actually sorted out (certainly not sweeping reforms or changes as far as actual political systems). I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is the general type of outcome here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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