In mulling this over I was amazed how many great stories have the whiff of death moment: Rue's death in The Hunger Games. Obi Wan's death in Star Wars and Up where Carl finally reaches Paradise Falls only to discover he's still alone and will seemingly die that way.
Since all good stories appear to have this point I would like to know if you have a whiff of death moment in your story. Does someone actually die, like in The Hunger Games or do you only have an emotional death like Up. Do you agree with Mr. Snyder? Does death, or the hint of it, make the story better?
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