Another good question which the movie Cloud Atlas presents by a gay love story, which ends tragically. Robert Frobisher commits the deed, sadly, but in his very last letter he wrote:
My dearest Sixsmith, I shot myself through the roof of my mouth this morning with Vivian Ayrs' Luger. A true suicide is a paced, disciplined certainty. People pontificate suicide is a coward's act. Couldn't be further from the truth. Suicide takes tremendous courage. Don't let them say I killed myself for love. Had my infatuations, but we both know in our hearts who is the sole love of my short, bright life.
We all see half of the debate, in these times, that is a a coward's act. After watching the movie with friends, we have came to this choice:
Suicide is courageous. It is the final step, which these people take to find a new door to the future. To plan out their last moments in what we see as "reality". For someone to take the 'great next step' of our life's, courage is needed.
I am starting to rethink it is courage that it takes to commit the deed. I still don't see it as being a coward... is there something even more to all of this then what we are believing?