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Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?
NOTE: Contains SPOILERS!
Jeez, what a hard question! Seriously, not a lot comes to mind! Um, um, um...
Well, a couple of weeks ago I said I'd like to save Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so I guess that applies here too. I'm not saying I don't love Rowling's ending - because I do, and would never change it - but for the sake of answering this question Harry and gang don't just hide and listen as Snape gets killed, but storm in wands blazing! Doesn't have to amount to much other than saving Snape. This does have the pleasant result of Snape having to teach more Potter's in the future though!! But see the hiccup is that then we'd never get the revelations about Snape from his memories, because Merlin knows he would never share them given the choice, and I can't decide how to rewrite the rest of the story. Just having Snape tell Harry to go die by Voldemort's hand seriously loses a lot of the book's greatness, yeah?
You know, another just occurred to me. I'd change the ending of Romeo & Juliet for sure! Who needs the tragedy?! Not me! Why couldn't the Friar be waiting for Juliet to wake up by her side the whole time? Hello? As if there was really an absolute set timeline for when she'd wake up! 3 hours, pish! Just stay with her, damn you, Friar Laurence! This way, someone would have been there to stop Romeo - read: slap some sense into him! - when that bloody letter didn't get to him. Of course, there's still the matter of Paris, but I'm sure he could have been shooed off. Never has an ending frustrated me more! Just a couple of simple changes and BAM! The ending the Friar planned all along! No woe, just happily ever after!
What do you think? What ending would you change and how?