This is a list of incidents of suicide–the intentional killing of one's self–depicted in fictional works, including movies, television series, anime and manga, comics, novels, etc. Template:Dynamic list
Suicides in fictionEdit
- Aegeus, a character from Greek mythology, drowns himself after mistakenly believing that his son Theseus was dead
- Ajax the Great, a character from the Greek mythology, stabs himself with a sword (his death is described by Sophocles, Pindar and Ovid; the suicide is, however only implied in Homer when, in the Odyssey, the ghost of Ajax refuses to speak to Odysseus in Hades)
- Naoko Akagi (Neon Genesis Evangelion), jumps off a control tower after murdering Rei I
- Misa Amane (Death Note), unknown cause. In the anime, she was last seen standing at the top of a very tall building; it is assumed that she jumped. In the manga it was suggested that she hanged herself.
- Alia Atreides (Dune), defenestration
- John Barton (Looking For Alibrandi), slit his wrists 
- Jacqueline de Bellefort (Death on the Nile), shoots herself after killing her lover Simon to escape justice 
- Georg Bendemann (The Judgment), threw himself off a bridge 
- Emma Bovary (Madame Bovary), ingestion of arsenic.
- Juliet Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), knife wounds
- Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), seppuku; and Kim in the contemporary adaptation Miss Saigon (gunshot)
- Richard Cory (Richard Cory), gunshot to the head
- Quentin Compson (The Sound and The Fury), drowning
- Daisy (Girl, Interrupted), method was unknown in the novel while in the movie, she hangs herself and cuts her wrists
- Julian English (Appointment in Samarra), carbon monoxide in garage, ch. 9
- Hedda Gabler (Hedda Gabler), shoots herself offstage<, ref>Hedda Gabbler synopsis at gradesaver.com</ref>
- Javert (Les Misérables), jumped off bridge and drowned 
- John the Savage (Brave New World) hangs himself 
- Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), method unspecified, "Who, as 'tis thought, by self and violent hands took off her life"
- Romeo Montague, (Romeo & Juliet), takes poison after finding Juliet whom he believed to be dead.
- Ophelia (Hamlet), drowning (ambiguous)
- Othello (Othello), stabs himself
- Okonkwo (Things Fall Apart), hangs himself out of despair
- Phoenix I, in the form of Jean Grey (Uncanny X-Men), telekinetically activates an energy cannon that disintegrates her.
- Madelyne Pryor, mentally commits suicide by forcing her mind to shut down.
- Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), exact cause is unknown as his remains are not found until many years later, with his skeleton hugging the skeleton of Esmeralda.
- Shin (Hokuto no ken),Jumped from the peak of his tower
- Smerdyakov (The Brothers Karamazov), hanging
- Svidrigailov (Crime and Punishment), gunshot to the head
- Werther, in The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe and the subsequent opera by Massenet; gunshot to the head; the fictional suicide touched off a wave of copycat suicides in Europe
- ↑ http://www.temple.edu/classics/hippomythho.html
- ↑ http://seco.glendale.edu/ceramics/suicideofajax.html
- ↑ Drazen, Patrick (October 2002). Anime Explosion! The What? Why? & Wow! of Japanese Animation. Berkeley, California: Stone Bridge Press. p. 132. ISBN 1-880656-72-8. OCLC 50898281.
- ↑ Death Note: How to Read 13. VIZ Media. 117.
- ↑ Herbert, Frank: "Children of Dune", page 394. Ace Books, 1987
- ↑ http://moore.portlandschools.org/pemaquid/aheatley2/reading%20reflection
- ↑ http://www.moviepro.net/mystery-genre-movies.html?page=17
- ↑ Gray, Richard T. "Zum Schiff." A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia. 2621. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005. Print
- ↑ Madame Bovary, Francis Steegmuller translation, page 360
- ↑ Shakespeare, William. (1936). The Complete Works of Shakespeare, New York: Doubleday, pg 349.
- ↑ Libretto, Madama Butterfly
- ↑ stageagent: Miss Saigon
- ↑ Barnes and Noble: "The Treasury of American Poetry", page 327. Barnes and Noble Books, 1993
- ↑ Faulkner, Williams. (1929). The Sound & The Fury, New York: Random House
- ↑ Kaysen, Susanna: "Girl, Interrupted", page 35. Vintage Books, 1993
- ↑ http://books.google.com/books?id=4MhcAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA418&lpg=PA418&dq=Javert+Suicide&source=bl&ots=H2L-IybP0y&sig=DYJAikRFxhMp6o2-QJmYi8WNtSc&hl=en&ei=17APTIbTG4H88AbJ67GBCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBcQ6AEwATge#v=onepage&q=Javert%20Suicide&f=false
- ↑ http://www.huxley.net/studyaid/index.html
- ↑ Anna Karenina summary at gradesaver.com
- ↑ Death of a Salesman, Bellmore-Merrick study guide
- ↑ Macbeth, Act 5, scene 8
- ↑ Shakespeare, William. (1936). The Complete Works of Shakespeare, New York: Doubleday, pg 348.
- ↑ Shakespeare, William. (1936). The Complete Works of Shakespeare, New York: Doubleday, pg 770.
- ↑ Shakespeare, William. (1936). The Complete Works of Shakespeare, New York: Doubleday, pg 979.
- ↑ Claremont, Chris. Uncanny X-Men #137 (September 1980)
- ↑ Claremont, Chris. X-Factor #38 (March 1989).
- ↑ Hugo, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, page 458. Tor, 1996
- ↑ The Brothers Karamazov, Constance Garnett translation, page 736
- ↑ Crime and Punishment, Constance Garnett translation, page 440
- ↑ Tosca synopsis
- ↑ Siebers, Tobin, The Werther effect: the esthetics of suicide.