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  1. A happy ending is a hallmark of comedy in its original form. In a tragedy, everyone dies, cries, breaks up, and loses their bearings in life. In a comedy, even after the same plot (and the same loss), everything ends well. Conventionally, in” Romeo and Juliet ” Romeo is sick of poison and poisoning does not occur, Juliet is stabbed with a rubber knife and does not die – and here you have a happy ending in the classical sense.

    I suspect that it originated with the creation of comedy as a counterbalance to tragedy.

    Of course, the mass character of good endings was acquired thanks to Hollywood.

    In the book “Hollywood Cinema” Richard Maltby makes an interesting point about the reasons for their prevalence. I'll translate it freely.

    The non-obvious reason why Hollywood movies have happy endings is that restoring the normal course of things allows the viewer to experiment with the emotions contained in a safe entertainment space without consequences.

    Really, when you know that everything will end well and it's not scary to survive:)

  2. it seems to me that the origins of” happy ending ” have their origin in epics and folklore. Good always wins over evil – this is if you do not delve into the morphology of Russian fairy tales and epics.

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