re icing the gay character

Date: 2015-01-28 03:57 pm (UTC)
I just finished this book, and while I hated that Vo was eliminated because I loved him as a character, I felt it was a statement about the horrible shittiness and reactionary nature of the religion and resulting society, and that his death should help us understand just how abhorrent are such beliefs, especially since reader sympathy would be so pro-Vo. So I guess I saw it as making more of a positive than a negative statement. However, I definitely agree that in most movies or books about, say, zombies, you pretty much can count on the black and/or gay characters not going to be the ones not to survive. In this instance I did not see it as a kill-off-the-Other situation. But I could be wrong, certainly, and in any event, I wanted so much for it not to be true.
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