The way in which the characters in some movies and some TV series react to the death of another character has always caught my attention; for example, when in a confrontation the good guys kill the bad guy. Sometimes I have seen that, after 30 seconds, they are already smiling or joking.
That’s why I really liked the movie “Unforgiven” (“The Unforgiven”), with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman, winner of the Oscar for best picture in 1992. In it, Eastwood and Freeman go, along with a “gunslinger” (he bragged about being a gunslinger, but had never killed anyone), to kill two cowboys, in order to collect a bounty, in a remote town in the far west. Eastwood kills the first cowboy, but when the gunman kills the second cowboy, he feels such remorse that he starts to drink and cry and even refuses his share of the reward, saying that he will never hold a gun again.
Many will say that they are just movies, and they will be right. For my part, I prefer something that is closer to reality, unless it is comedies. I remember a long time ago, a friend told me that, by pure chance, he happened to be in the middle of a gunfight between police and robbers. Suddenly, one of the robbers fell mortally wounded next to a humble seller of baked sweet potatoes. The man began to ask for water; he had a bullet in the stomach. And the humble lady, who had never seen him in her life, with tears in her eyes told him over and over again “don’t die daddy, don’t die”. I think none of us know how we would react to a similar situation.