For me, and I think for most others, there is always a part of you that becomes deeply involved with fictional characters when you are passionate about a book or television series.
When you watch or read something faithfully until its end, the characters of the story become your friends. You share in their pain, their excitement, their losses and their gains. You cry with them in hard times and laugh with them in good times.
Along with many others, I cried when Dumbledore died in the Harry Potter books and when Data died in the last “Star Trek: Next Generation” movie.
But the most recent character loss has felt even more devastating than previous ones.
I think what makes the death of leading character Finn Hudson, from the television series “Glee,” all the more devastating for fans everywhere is that his death is not fictional and we all know it.
Not only was character Finn Hudson the beloved “heart of the show,” but actor Cory Monteith was young and he was talented. Both are gone now, making the loss of the fictional character all the more real and powerful for “Glee” fans.
We will all miss Finn and the show will not be the same for neither cast nor fans alike.
Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.