I'm wondering if anyone has ideas on how to kill the MC at the end of the book without making it sappy, uninspiring, or, well, dumb. Because my book deals with death and the MC isn't in great shape, it's been pretty obvious to me that he'll die at the end, but I don't want it to feel deliberate or (heaven forbid) arbitrary, and I really don't want to over-sentimentalize it. It needs to have import and meaning. I guess there's also a correlation to another question I've had: What makes for a good ending in a tragedy? It's not just about making it super sad or loading on the irony. So what is it about? What makes it memorable, in a good way?