History DrivenToSuicide / Literature

19th Mar '17 1:02:43 AM JoeMerl
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** This is also the climax of the first book: when the Capitol reneges on their previous ruling that Tributes from the same District could tie in the games, Katniss and Peeta threaten to both eat poisonous berries rather than fight to the death, meaning that the Games would have no winner. The Capitol allows the tie instead.
14th Mar '17 7:59:18 PM Baconsavior
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): After a long succession of absolutely everything in Kaladin's life going wrong, from his brother dying, to his squad being slaughtered, to being made a slave and tossed into the worst job imaginable, Kaladin finally decides to go to "Honor Chasm" and jump. Syl manages to stop him at the last second by [[ItMakesSenseInContext bringing him poison]].

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): After a long succession of absolutely everything in Kaladin's life going wrong, from his brother dying, to his squad being slaughtered, to being made a slave and tossed into the worst job imaginable, Kaladin finally decides to go to "Honor Chasm" and jump. Syl manages to stop him at the last second by [[ItMakesSenseInContext bringing him poison]].poison]].
* Clamence in Camus's ''Literature/TheFall'' begins his descent in earnest when he witnesses a woman's suicide and does nothing to stop it.
1st Mar '17 7:33:56 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Howard Van Horn]] does this is the ElleryQueen novel ''Ten Days' Wonder''. This leads Ellery to prematurely conclude that the case is over.

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* [[spoiler:Howard Van Horn]] does this is the ElleryQueen Creator/ElleryQueen novel ''Ten Days' Wonder''. This leads Ellery to prematurely conclude that the case is over.
11th Jan '17 7:11:26 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey stories, particularly the earlier novels, this is a convenient way of disposing of those responsible for tragedies without the need for a trial.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey stories, particularly the earlier novels, this is a convenient way of disposing of those responsible for tragedies without the need for a trial.
26th Dec '16 9:29:46 AM davah301
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** Literature/TheMurderOfRogerAckroyd begins with the death of Mrs Ferrars, who is driven to suicide by a blackmailer. [[spoiler: It ends with the suicide of the murderer (and narrator) Dr Sheppard, who kills himself to escape a trial.]]
24th Dec '16 3:59:52 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his fleet is defeated at Nar Shaddaa and he's been summoned for an inquiry on Coruscant, knowing that he's just delaying the inevitable otherwise.

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* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his fleet is defeated at Nar Shaddaa and he's been summoned for an inquiry on Coruscant, knowing that he's just delaying the inevitable otherwise.otherwise.
* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): After a long succession of absolutely everything in Kaladin's life going wrong, from his brother dying, to his squad being slaughtered, to being made a slave and tossed into the worst job imaginable, Kaladin finally decides to go to "Honor Chasm" and jump. Syl manages to stop him at the last second by [[ItMakesSenseInContext bringing him poison]].
21st Nov '16 8:12:38 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/{{Ravensong}}'': [[spoiler:Polly is assumed to had sex with Herb and]] is driven to suicide by the SlutShaming she endures.

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* ''Literature/{{Ravensong}}'': [[spoiler:Polly is assumed to had sex with Herb and]] is driven to suicide by the SlutShaming she endures.endures.
* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': Moff Sarn Shild kills himself after his fleet is defeated at Nar Shaddaa and he's been summoned for an inquiry on Coruscant, knowing that he's just delaying the inevitable otherwise.
16th Nov '16 2:28:03 PM Tyk5919
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* The ''Literature/DragonsOfRequiem'' franchise has Sena Seran. After being almost killed by his father, and being exposed to so much violence and blood, Sena realizes that he can't handle all the chaos bombarding him, or that he'll no longer be able to go back to his safe, pampered lifestyle. So he hangs himself.
23rd Oct '16 6:17:31 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/Ravensong'': [[spoiler:Polly is assumed to had sex with Herb and]] is driven to suicide by the SlutShaming she endures.

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* ''Literature/Ravensong'': ''Literature/{{Ravensong}}'': [[spoiler:Polly is assumed to had sex with Herb and]] is driven to suicide by the SlutShaming she endures.
23rd Oct '16 6:17:14 PM Malady
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* The overwhelming majority of vampires from ''TheVampireChronicles'' end up this way, because they can't handle the continuous changes in human mindset and lifestyle.

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* The overwhelming majority of vampires from ''TheVampireChronicles'' ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' end up this way, because they can't handle the continuous changes in human mindset and lifestyle.



* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', it eventually turns out that Robin has killed himself five times (he has ResurrectiveImmortality), because the organization that's been holding him has been wiping out his memories, turning him into a BlankSlate, which was what made him kill himself. Applying some FakeMemories fixed this.

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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', it eventually turns out that Robin has killed himself five times (he has ResurrectiveImmortality), because the organization that's been holding him has been wiping out his memories, turning him into a BlankSlate, which was what made him kill himself. Applying some FakeMemories fixed this.this.
* ''Literature/Ravensong'': [[spoiler:Polly is assumed to had sex with Herb and]] is driven to suicide by the SlutShaming she endures.
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