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Do you think happy endings are over-rated?

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I personally think happy endings are over-rated but usually in fairy tales there are always happy endings xp
What is your opinion?
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I love happy endings. You never hear about any real life happy endings. So why would you hate on a fairytale one.
I personally think that happy endings are over-rated... but they're fairy tales and not real life so what can you expect? yum_strawberry
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I love happy endings. You never hear about any real life happy endings. So why would you hate on a fairytale one.


Because they are all the same "they live happily ever after"
There is no climax to be honest
I do not mind happy endings but there are too many
Maybe if the endings were different.
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I personally think that happy endings are over-rated... but they're fairy tales and not real life so what can you expect? yum_strawberry


But why do all fairy tales have happy endings,they could be just amusing with a twist.
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I personally think that happy endings are over-rated... but they're fairy tales and not real life so what can you expect? yum_strawberry


Like its not even fairy tales lots of movies, books end with an happy ending,they would be more interesting if the endings were different.

Btw I said "lots" not All.
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I love happy endings. You never hear about any real life happy endings. So why would you hate on a fairytale one.


Because they are all the same "they live happily ever after"
There is no climax to be honest
I do not mind happy endings but there are too many
Maybe if the endings were different.


There are plenty of not happy endings. And the climax comes before the ending.
Not to mention. Fairy tales are meant for children mostly. Just like old school nursery rhymes. They are handed down. And who wants to end a story with a sad/angry/ gruesome ending. Its kind of like "whats the point".
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I love happy endings. You never hear about any real life happy endings. So why would you hate on a fairytale one.


Because they are all the same "they live happily ever after"
There is no climax to be honest
I do not mind happy endings but there are too many
Maybe if the endings were different.


There are plenty of not happy endings. And the climax comes before the ending.
Not to mention. Fairy tales are meant for children mostly. Just like old school nursery rhymes. They are handed down. And who wants to end a story with a sad/angry/ gruesome ending. Its kind of like "whats the point".


I never said a sad/angry/gruesome ending.And the endings are so predictable!
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I love happy endings. You never hear about any real life happy endings. So why would you hate on a fairytale one.


Because they are all the same "they live happily ever after"
There is no climax to be honest
I do not mind happy endings but there are too many
Maybe if the endings were different.


There are plenty of not happy endings. And the climax comes before the ending.
Not to mention. Fairy tales are meant for children mostly. Just like old school nursery rhymes. They are handed down. And who wants to end a story with a sad/angry/ gruesome ending. Its kind of like "whats the point".


I never said a sad/angry/gruesome ending.And the endings are so predictable!

Okay then what is qualifies as an unhappy ending?
And yes, endings are predictable which can get rough. But life is full of unpredictability & thats the amazing power of imagination. You dont have to be realistic otherwise it wouldnt be a fairy tale.
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I love happy endings. You never hear about any real life happy endings. So why would you hate on a fairytale one.


Because they are all the same "they live happily ever after"
There is no climax to be honest
I do not mind happy endings but there are too many
Maybe if the endings were different.


There are plenty of not happy endings. And the climax comes before the ending.
Not to mention. Fairy tales are meant for children mostly. Just like old school nursery rhymes. They are handed down. And who wants to end a story with a sad/angry/ gruesome ending. Its kind of like "whats the point".


I never said a sad/angry/gruesome ending.And the endings are so predictable!

I think the reason is because authors lack originality and honestly I think the whole "happily ever after" is so cliche. Maybe readers like the whole happily ever after thing because secretly they hope that they will someday have an ending like that. Personally i love stories that end in a twist but sometimes its not the ending that i was hoping for and maybe thats the reason people prefer happy endings sweatdrop
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I love happy endings. You never hear about any real life happy endings. So why would you hate on a fairytale one.


Because they are all the same "they live happily ever after"
There is no climax to be honest
I do not mind happy endings but there are too many
Maybe if the endings were different.


There are plenty of not happy endings. And the climax comes before the ending.
Not to mention. Fairy tales are meant for children mostly. Just like old school nursery rhymes. They are handed down. And who wants to end a story with a sad/angry/ gruesome ending. Its kind of like "whats the point".


I never said a sad/angry/gruesome ending.And the endings are so predictable!

I think the reason is because authors lack originality and honestly I think the whole "happily ever after" is so cliche. Maybe readers like the whole happily ever after thing because secretly they hope that they will someday have an ending like that. Personally i love stories that end in a twist but sometimes its not the ending that i was hoping for and maybe thats the reason people prefer happy endings sweatdrop


Yeh..
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Depends on how well-written it is. I tend to prefer things that aren't extremely dark, so I usually prefer endings that are at least fairly happy, but it all depends. I think downer endings can also be overrated.
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I love happy endings. You never hear about any real life happy endings. So why would you hate on a fairytale one.


Because they are all the same "they live happily ever after"
There is no climax to be honest
I do not mind happy endings but there are too many
Maybe if the endings were different.


There are plenty of not happy endings. And the climax comes before the ending.
Not to mention. Fairy tales are meant for children mostly. Just like old school nursery rhymes. They are handed down. And who wants to end a story with a sad/angry/ gruesome ending. Its kind of like "whats the point".


I never said a sad/angry/gruesome ending.And the endings are so predictable!

I think the reason is because authors lack originality and honestly I think the whole "happily ever after" is so cliche. Maybe readers like the whole happily ever after thing because secretly they hope that they will someday have an ending like that. Personally i love stories that end in a twist but sometimes its not the ending that i was hoping for and maybe thats the reason people prefer happy endings sweatdrop


The reason that stories have "happy endings" is because a reader doesn't want to get to the end of a 400 page story to find out that their favorite character dies, or doesn't end up triumphant. It would end up being a waste of time for the reader to have gone through so much with the protagonist only to be screwed out of something good happening from all the pain and chaos of the novel. (I'm talking about actual well-written fiction stories: The Song of Wind and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis, Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, even The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Not Twilight and other toilet paper.) If you're looking for books with less happy endings, I suggest reading anything by John Green, though I'd recommend starting with Looking For Alaska.
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I dont mind either, happy ending or not. I like happy endings because it's something most wont get to experience in their life, not the fairy tale be saved and fall in love, etc at least. They are corny as hell but oh well
In the end, don't you always want there to be a happy ending?

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