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The Woman in Black ending explanation follows below. If you haven't watched the movie yet, beware of the movie spoiler.
Arthur reunited the woman in black spirit with her deceased son. Mr. Daily is no longer a nonbeliever in ghosts. He sees his deceased son in the estate. Arthur and Mr. Daily drive to the train station.
In the estate, the woman echoes that she will never forgive. Arthur believes the woman in black curse is broken. The woman in black has an unexpected plan.
At the train station, Arthur chats with Mr. Daily. Mr. Daily invited little Joseph (Arthur's son), housemaid and Arthur to stay at his home. Arthur declines because he wants to take his family back home as quickly as possible. It is obvious that Arthur is unsettled about his entire experience.
Joseph holds his dad's hand. The son meets Mr. Daily. Arthur requests the housemaid to purchase train tickets to make a return trip back home.
The woman in black arrives. She hypnotizes Joseph. He releases his father's hand. Arthur continues to talk with Mr. Daily. Joseph walks on the train tracks.
Arthur discovers Joseph has ventured away. A quick train is racing toward the son. Arthur races over to rescue Joseph. In the nick of time, Arthur saves his son from the powerful train.
The train station is dark. Mr. Daily and the housemaid are nowhere to be seen. Mr. Daily looks at the train track in fear. The housemaid is shocked. We realize Arthur and his son died in a train accident.
The dark world is an allegory to convey the darkness as a spiritual world on the other side. The son asks his father who the woman is in the distance. Arthur and the son walk toward the woman.
The father reveals the woman to Joseph's mother. Joseph displays a cute smile. He is happy to meet his mom for the first time. Arthur is also relieved to finally reunite with his wife. The wife is set down from Heaven to guide her family.
The woman in black watches this display of happiness. We think she is happy about this bonding. However, the woman in black never forgives. She is a malevolent spirit with eternal hatred.
Meanwhile, Arthur, Joseph, and the wife/mother walk down the train tracks to Heaven. The woman in black makes a scary face, glaring at the audience. We see this pure evil glowing from her eyes.
The Woman in Black ending is about closure. Arthur reunited with a wife he grieves. The son meets his mother, which is a touching moment. The train accident enabled Arthur and his son to go into the afterlife as a family. If Arthur had committed suicide, he would be denied Heaven.
The movie plot about revenge, curse, and hatred remains a constant factor. As the main character, Arthur is given the wish he wants - to join his wife. His love for his wife is infinite. We realize Arthur would never commit suicide or harm his son. The only way to enter Heaven to see the wife/mother again is through death.
It is possible the children who unknowingly commit suicide will be denied access to Heaven. The Woman in Black movie ending resonates on a number of sub-genres. The emotional structure is filled with internal motivation, retribution, hatred, bonding, closure, grief and evil. In the end, the Kipps family can enter Heaven, a spiritual region the woman in black will never see unless she forgives the town.
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