Created By: Goldfritha on February 15, 2012 Last Edited By: Goldfritha on February 16, 2012
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Longing For Death

A character wishes for death.

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She said, 'I am aweary, aweary,
I would that I were dead!'

An unhappy character longs for death, but for some reason or other -- from principle to lack of energy -- is not Driven to Suicide. Typical behavior ranges from a languid state where little if anything gets done, to a morbid and restless seeking out of things that could kill. May, in fact, complain that the Grim Reaper does not show up.

May result from a Despair Event Horizon. One motive, though not the only one, that can inspire the Death Seeker.

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  • In Tennyson's Mariana, Mariana's state.

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