After recently watching the spy thriller, The Debt, I wondered what happened to the characters’ lives next – after the story ended. With George Clooney’s The Ides of March, the follow-up from the abrupt plot ending is predictable, given the intrigue of politics, but who knows. Those loose ends reminded me of books that end without neatly pulling in the loose threads: did the heroine die or walk off into the sunset? did that rotten guy get his due? will the boy/girl grow up to find the cure, change the universe, fall off a cliff?
Without a firm ending, the story goes on in my mind – changing outcomes and possibilities…
A few classic ambiguous endings that come to mind:
Can you think of any?