History Main / SuicideIsShameful

23rd May '18 10:08:31 AM Tashtash
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This trope is TruthInTelevision in that there are some cultures which not only discourage suicide, but also outlaw it (English common law termed it the crime of ''felo de se''), although the criminalization of it in Western countries (mostly for the purpose of property forfeiture) has declined (ironically, people who attempted suicide would be ''hanged'' under this principle originally). Always remember that it's best not to list any real life examples that will [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement lead to a hostile editing war.]]

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This trope is TruthInTelevision in that there are some cultures which not only discourage suicide, but also outlaw it (English common law termed it the crime of ''felo de se''), although the criminalization of it in Western countries (mostly for the purpose of property forfeiture) has declined (ironically, people who attempted suicide would be ''hanged'' under this principle originally).originally, and also ironically, charging someone for attempting suicide would exacerbate their problems and likely ''give them another reason to attempt suicide'' again). Always remember that it's best not to list any real life examples that will [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement lead to a hostile editing war.]]
17th May '18 4:52:31 PM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12086351/1/Kanashī-Wütend-Desolato Kanashī, Wütend, Desolato]]'', a WhatIf for ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Let's just say Germany and Japan were ''[[{{Understatement}} not]]'' happy when Italy tried to commit suicide. Italy's [[SuicideForOthersHappiness justification]] [[ItsAllMyFault for doing so]] did nothing to abate their anger.
13th May '18 2:43:11 AM Astaroth
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante portrays the souls of the suicides as residing in the 7th circle of Hell, reserved for the violent. For carrying out violence against themselves, they have their bodies entombed in oak trees or strewn across thorny bushes and are feasted upon by demonic harpies, and for rejecting God's gifts, they will be denied the chance to regain their human forms come the Day of Judgement.

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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante portrays the souls of the suicides as residing in the 7th circle of Hell, reserved for the violent. For carrying out violence against themselves, they have their bodies are entombed in oak trees or strewn across thorny bushes and are feasted upon by demonic harpies, and for rejecting God's gifts, they will be denied the chance to regain their human forms come the Day of Judgement.
11th May '18 12:41:53 PM foxmccloud4387
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* Magi in the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' must follow the "Grand Order," the highest law of magecraft: to live on and sire an heir to inherit their Magic Crest, a PowerTattoo signifying their bloodline's accumulated years of magical knowledge. This isn't merely a rule, but also a {{geas}} inherent within all Magic Crests compelling the magi who owns them from never being able to commit suicide, as defying the Grand Order and willingly ending their bloodline would be the worst possible thing they could ever do. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' reveals that this ideal was propagated as part of an AncientConspiracy. When modern magecraft was created, seventy-two demons were imbued in seventy-two Magic Crests, and the idea that suicide was the worst possible thing a magus could do was enforced to allow these demons to survive three thousand years. As they were compelled to live on for as long as they can, these magical bloodlines became unwitting [[ManchurianAgent Manchurian agents]] for when the time was right to enact the conspiracy.]]
10th Jan '18 11:33:58 AM Fireblood
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. It's mentioned that once Loki and Bartleby are given a clean slate and are considered forgiven for all their sins, the heroes can't kill them or else they'll ascend to Heaven and set off TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. When Jay asks what do to if they kill themselves, Bethany replies they won't do that since the entire scheme is dependent on Catholic belief, which considers suicide sinful (see below). Turns out the pair are banking on performing SuicideByCop.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. It's mentioned that once Loki and Bartleby are given a clean slate and are considered forgiven for all their sins, the heroes can't kill them or else they'll ascend to Heaven and set off TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. When Jay asks what to do to if they kill themselves, Bethany replies they won't do that since the entire scheme is dependent on Catholic belief, which considers suicide sinful (see below). Turns out the pair are banking on performing SuicideByCop.
9th Jan '18 11:58:03 AM intastiel
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* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] in the ''Literature/ImperialRadch'' trilogy. Radchaai have access to physician-assisted suicide as a matter of course; however, one character has a minor family scandal in the form of a relative who killed herself, which suggests something much messier and more personal.
7th Dec '17 12:20:22 PM DustSnitch
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* Despite being lectured about the sinfulness of crushes, dancing, and fashion, the protagonist of ''Film/StationsOfTheCross'' doesn't hear about the wrongness of suicide from her fundamentalist mother or zealous priest, but from her friend, Bernadette. Unfortunately, by this point, suicide is the one thing our hero can think of to avoid insulting God, so she refuses to admit that her desire to die is not good.
28th Nov '17 4:12:26 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Suicide is anathema to Silerians. When some Silerian men are imprisoned, they find it ludicrous that the Valdani took steps to prevent them from hanging themselves.
4th Nov '17 11:07:39 PM Fireblood
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* In the play "Emilia Galotti" from Lessing, the main character demands her father to kill her in the end, and he stabs her. While she lies dying, she argues her father is not to blame because she wanted to be killed, so that he will not be regarded as murderer afterwards. But he replies by taaking the blame on himself and denying that her death was suicide, because if it was suicide, she could not get a proper christian bureal.

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* In the play "Emilia Galotti" from ''Emilia Galotti'' by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, the main character demands her father to kill her in the end, and he stabs her. While she lies dying, she argues her father is not to blame because she wanted to be killed, so that he will not be regarded as a murderer afterwards. But afterwards, but he replies by taaking taking the blame on himself and denying that her death was suicide, because if it was suicide, she could not get a proper christian bureal.Christian burial. Technically it might not be deemed suicide, though it's probably suicide by proxy. She is wrong that this wouldn't be considered murder, at least legally, as well.
4th Nov '17 8:55:15 AM aurora-australis
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* In the play "Emilia Galotti" from Lessing, the main character demands her father to kill her in the end, and he stabs her. While she lies dying, she argues her father is not to blame because she wanted to be killed, so that he will not be regarded as murderer afterwards. But he replies by taaking the blame on himself and denying that her death was suicide, because if it was suicide, she could not get a proper christian bureal.
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