These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Siegfried delivers a lecture on the evils of smoking to Tristan, shouting that he will smoke himself to death. Brian Sinclair, the inspiration for Tristan, died of lung cancer in 1988.
Tear Jerker: Most instances where an animal dies or has to be put down. Notable instances include a horse whose elderly owner has known him most of his life, a couple whose ailing dog is the only thing holding their shattered marriage together, and an absolutely vile man who cries when his cat dies because it was the only thing that loved him.
The Woobie: Life can be awfully cruel to James sometimes.