this problematic show, tbh
Beth Greene shouldn’t be dead, and I really hope that she isn’t, but I’m working on an essay (that’s getting silly long and might turn into a book) about writing effective character death in fiction.
For the sake of using her as an example, I’ve been writing a lot under the assumption that she’s really dead, and it’s just making it that much more apparent to me that killing Beth Greene off at this point in her development is a legitimately terrible idea on it’s face.
However, I wrote this passage that I’m not sure fits, because I’m really trying to talk mainly about technical aspects of storytelling, and not so much my personal reasons why her death pisses me off.
For that reason, this isn’t going to make it into the final cut, but I thought you guys might like it…