History DrivenToSuicide / Literature

21st Jan '18 7:01:13 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Borall, after hearing that Elelar's appeal is going to be heard in Valda, kills himself knowing it will be revealed how much information Elalar got from him unwittingly.

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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Borall, after hearing that Elelar's appeal is going to be heard in Valda, kills himself knowing it will be revealed how much information Elalar got from him unwittingly. [[spoiler: Alcinar]] drowned herself after Zarien was born, due to apparent trauma from being raped.
30th Dec '17 7:45:05 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''Literature/SleepingBeauties'': From the first moment Aurora is reported, suicide rates among the men of the world drastically increases, with many men unable to live on without hope their wifes and daughters will ever wake up, or hoping to join them in the dreamland they went to. A schoolteacher named Eliot Ainsley announces his suicide on a radioshow before doing it. And after waking up from her Aurora-induced sleep, a woman named Rita Coomb finds her husband Terry has killed himself in the garage.
4th Dec '17 11:18:53 AM Pichu-kun
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** Holden remember a classmate who was bullied by other boys and ended up jumping out of a window.

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** Holden remember remembers a classmate who was bullied by other boys and ended up jumping out of a window.
4th Dec '17 11:18:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'':
** The protagonist, Holden, displays some suicidal ideation in the book.
** Holden remember a classmate who was bullied by other boys and ended up jumping out of a window.
20th Nov '17 12:19:55 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheNeanderthalParallax'': After the virus he made is unleashed by [[spoiler: Jock, Cornelius]] kills himself. Through burning, since he wants no evidence left behind that he's been castrated.
22nd Oct '17 5:10:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Chalet Girls Grow Up'' by Merryn Williams, a sequel to the original ''ChaletSchool'' series by Elinor Brent-Dyer, [[spoiler:Jack Maynard]] commits suicide after falling into serious financial trouble and [[spoiler:Jo]] becoming increasingly absent-minded and difficult to live with (it is implied that she has Alzheimer's Disease.) This is part of the reason for the book's BrokenBase, since in the original series [[spoiler:Jack]] was a strict Catholic and would have considered it a terrible sin to commit suicide.

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* In ''The Chalet Girls Grow Up'' by Merryn Williams, a sequel to the original ''ChaletSchool'' ''Literature/ChaletSchool'' series by Elinor Brent-Dyer, [[spoiler:Jack Maynard]] commits suicide after falling into serious financial trouble and [[spoiler:Jo]] becoming increasingly absent-minded and difficult to live with (it is implied that she has Alzheimer's Disease.) This is part of the reason for the book's BrokenBase, since in the original series [[spoiler:Jack]] was a strict Catholic and would have considered it a terrible sin to commit suicide.
23rd Sep '17 9:22:48 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first 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'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
** ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'':
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]].
** ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'': Shallan and Kaladin finally connect when she describes his depression perfectly, in a way that makes him realize [[NotSoDifferent she must have experienced it herself]]. We don't get a scene of Shallan actually considering the act, but one of the things she mentions is being so depressed you can't even work up the willpower to kill yourself.
** Seems Radiants in general suffer from this, due to every single one of them being a BrokenAce. Teft even explains that part of their first Ideal ("Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination") is about not risking your life unnecessarily. So yes, there are ten entire orders of holy knights who are so depressed that they need "don't commit suicide" as an ironclad rule.
8th Sep '17 12:19:37 AM PaulA
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* Happens to quite a few of Creator/HPLovecraft's characters after surviving some form of [[CosmicHorrorStory Cosmic Horror]] or another. The narrator of ''Dagon'' is one example, as is the protagonist's uncle in ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' after learning of the family's monstrous heritage.

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* Happens to quite a few of Creator/HPLovecraft's characters after surviving some form of [[CosmicHorrorStory Cosmic Horror]] or another. another.
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The narrator of ''Dagon'' is one example, as is the ''Literature/{{Dagon}}''.
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protagonist's uncle in ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' after learning of the family's monstrous heritage.
9th Aug '17 11:27:23 PM PaulA
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* [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] in ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', thanks to a manipulative Nurse Ratched threatening him and bringing him back to reality.

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* [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] in ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', thanks to a manipulative Nurse Ratched threatening him and bringing him back to reality.
21st Jun '17 1:00:49 PM Rotpar
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* In ''Literature/TheBadPlace'', Clint Karaghiosis kills himself after the teleporting, blood-drinking murderer Candy Pollard murders his wife Felina by drinking her blood. Candy watches him from the hallway, stunned and confused because he can't understand why a man would kill himself over a woman.
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