Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer:
Bob writes a film and gives it what he thinks is the most wonderful, uplifting Happy Ending imaginable. Surely everyone will enjoy it as much as he — wait Why are the critics hammering the hell out of it? Well, it turns out the vast majority of the viewers disagree with Bob about what makes a happy ending.
At the same time, there can certainly be disagreements about what particular endings properly classify as such, or at least to what specific extent they do, but the constant is that some of the viewers don't buy the perceived happiness of the finale.
Sometimes this is just a result of changing values. When the ending comes with a half-baked "moral" attached, see Glurge. The afterlife version of the trope would be a Hell of a Heavenor an Infernal Paradise.
Not to be confused with a Bittersweet Endingin which the darker or less pleasant elements are acknowledged, although it can also frequently be caused when those same darker elements out-weigh the pleasant ones in the minds of some viewers. As an Ending Trope there will be unmarked spoilers!
Anime and Manga The director claims that the ending of 5 Centimeters per Second is supposed to be uplifting, because Takaki smiles as he walks away in the last scene, indicating that he has moved on. The entire series was taking place in the minds of the unborn babies in a maternity ward.
The babies are all born safely, but they grow up knowing nothing about anything that occurred in the series. A scene at the very end shows Mashiro and Sou running into each other and having no idea who the other is, pointlessly teasing readers about possibilities that will never be.
The trope qualifies at least for Slaine. At the end of the show, he is left to rot in prison after being accused of plotting to kill Princess Asseylum by Princess Asseylum herself.
In reality, all this time he attempted to protect Asseylum, who only incarcerated him out of political necessity. The writers said his ending is supposed to be a happy one because he is no longer obligated to serve Asseylum.
Ironically, his original fate was scrapped for being even more depressing; but even his haters thought the revised ending was still too harsh.
The anime adaptation ends with Nomura beating Amou, who gets expelled from Aichi Academy for causing trouble, but still manages to make peace with her. All's well and good Furthermore, it's implied she didn't actually learn anything from her experiences in Aichi Academy and will continue causing trouble elsewhere, and yet we're expected to believe her love for Nomura has redeemed her somewhat.
Not to mention, getting out of the effective captivity the school had forced her into was her entire reason for going on such a rampage in the first place.
Aquarion Evol aimed for an ending that, in Kawamori's wordswouldn't leave a bad taste in the mouth. But in the viewers' eyes, it looks rather upsetting.
After Fudo was revealed to be Apollonius all along, it makes it very clear that he's responsible for everything that has happened in the show, and that he has been manipulating everyone to solve the problems he himself startedand in the end he gets free from punishment, shoving all the responsibility on Mykage instead.
Nobody, except Crea, knows about this. The love triangle also seems to end on a rather troublesome note: Kagura's character was completely changed at the last minute to give up Mikono and start caring about Zessica insteadand Zessica is shown to be completely broken at the end.
Mikono wasn't even allowed to choose who he liked more, since Kagura decided he actually supported Amata's love. And Zessica can't ever hope to be with Amata, not even in a future reincarnation, since she wasn't even allowed to make a 12, years promise.
They're all smiling in the end, but the viewers can't say the same At the end of the Area 88 manga, Soria, Rishar, and King Zak are left to transition Asran from a monarchy to a modern republic. While Asran's civil war is over and the people are jubilant, Asran's future is far from secure.English Literature Essays, literary criticism on many authors, links to internet resources and bookshop.
The Esoteric Happy Ending trope as used in popular culture. Bob writes a film and gives it what he thinks is the most wonderful, uplifting Happy Ending .
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