There has been a thread on this, but I do want to go into it stylistically. Well, first off is if you have ever read something that made you cry. But the question I really have here is, why did it make you cry? Was it the buildup to the scene? Or something about how it itself was written? I've always wondered this because, to me, that's one of the biggest accomplishments a writer can ever hope to get. Getting an emotional reaction out of the reader is hard to begin with, so getting one of the magnitude really says something about the ability of the writer to tell stories.