Coming-of-age stories tend to be about making bad decisions until the very end:
- W: Accept the come-on? Yes.
- W: Lie to her parents and go to Oxford with him? Yes.
- W: Agree to ignore his crimes? Yes.
- W: Have sex with him? Yes.
- W: Accept the marriage proposal? Yes.
- R: Humiliate herself to get back into school? Yes.
The Bourne Identity:
- R: Speak to the lady at the Embassy? No.
- R: Climb down the wall? Yes.
- R: Trust Marie? Yes.
- R: Continue investigating his past after they discover bad things? No.
- R: Leave Marie and return to Paris? Yes.
- R: Kill Conklin? No.
- W: Answer the distress signal? Yes.
- W: Break quarantine? Yes.
- W: Remove the face-hugger or not? No. (To be fair, they can’t figure out how)
- R: Kill the alien or try to preserve it for the company? Kill it.
- R: Blow up the whole ship to kill it? Yes.
- R: Go back for the cat? Yes.
- R: Come home to help with the store? Yes.
- U: Pick up the ear? Yes.
- U: Investigate it outside the law? Yes.
- W: What to do when Dorothy finds him there? Have sex with her.
- W: Hit her when she asks him to? Yes.
- R: Finally tell Sandy everything when Dorothy shows up? Yes.
- U: Go confront Frank? Yes.
- R: Agree to build the weapons for the terrorists or let himself be shot? He pretends to agree under false pretense.
- U: Let Shinzen sacrifice himself so he can escape? Yes.
- R: Get back into the arms business? No.
- W: Trust his partner? Yes.
- U: Take the next step with Pepper she makes herself vulnerable at the fundraiser? Not yet.
- U: Lie to the press about Iron Man? No.