Culture concept

A literary device where an element at the beginning of the story repeats at the end. Often with the protagonist returning where the story started.


Name variations: Book ends

The first video game about Bookends was released on January 31, 1997.

Square, 2K Games and Telltale Games has published most of these games

See also: vicious cycle (not necessarily involved)

This is integral part of monomyth (hero's journey) type of story pattern.

Although this can be considered a spoiler tag, the repeating element can be very vague or even completely unimportant, making this spoiler only to those who guess which element correctly.


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