Who was the 1st discworld character who's death touched you?

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Re: Who was the 1st discworld character who's death touched

Postby RolandItwasntmyfault » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:40 am

Yes, I can agree, Mixa, I know this feelings myself.
But I think it isn't only the joke, or actually every time a joke involved. Even if there is no joke it is rather consoling to see a character you liked, who you have learned to love (Cuddy for example, again), who just have passed away nevertheless still has somewhere to go on, albeit perhaps not in this world.

(Spoiler ahead referring to Reaper Man and The Truth.)
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So in Reaper Man I wasn't exactly "sad" about Ms Flickworth' death - I was smiling as she get reunited with her groom.
And even in The Truth I did the same about the second life a now-wood-worm got (and also had to laugh about the joke).


Therefore while reading Pratchett I normally don't get a feeling to cry, although concerning Cuddy, yes, it has been very close.
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Re: Who was the 1st discworld character who's death touched

Postby Mixa » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:34 pm

I agree with you too, Roland, and overall I think is the way he always transmits death as a completely natural thing. He wants to make people reflect about this “taboo” aspect, about letting go, about accepting it, because just learning to respect death we are able to appreciate life.

I take my hat off to how he raises the issue.

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Re: Who was the 1st discworld character who's death touched

Postby Spaddel2710 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:55 pm

It's not a death but I kind of miss Twoflower. :-) I liked him very much in the first two books. (Haven't had a death of a character yet)
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Re: Who was the 1st discworld character who's death touched

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:12 am

Welcome to the site! :) I'm guessing you are working your way through the books? In which case you will meet Twoflower again. ;)
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Re: Who was the 1st discworld character who's death touched

Postby Aquamarine » Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:56 pm

Well, I read the books in a random order, so I'm interpreting the word "first" as in "the first death I came across since I started reading the series".

In which case, the candidate in my case is
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the deaths of the mining dwarves
from Thud!. It's grisly enough, certainly, but the moment when it becomes wrenching is when one of the dwarfs that confronts Vimes - who at this point has plenty of reason to be furious with dwarves - suddenly says this:

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"They killed my son," said Ironcrust.


For someone firmly on Vimes' side up to this point, that was a sucker punch. :(
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