dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The unbolted gate supposition.

Another part of John's problem is that he doesn't understand for the life of him that what people intend to do when they do something doesn't matter in the least. This blindness to the reality of what the effects of an action are and how they're being perceived as being the only things that can count is why his belief that Elly needs to be somehow protected from the harsh world she wants to be a part of is why he makes noise about hormones and the like because he'd rather not face the fact that if you do something that makes someone feel like crap, you're a bad guy with good intentions....especially if you don't take the time to understand what the person you think you're helping wants.

What Elly clearly wants is to be seen to matter in this world. The idea of doing useful work that goes unknown and unacknowledged makes her feel as if her life has been lived in vain; in the Early Years, this took the form of her complaining about how unfair it was that everyone but her got to leave the house to do useful things and have an identity of her own not dependent on the oafish meal ticket with the train fixation or the ungrateful whelps who only notice what she does when she cannot do it. This leads me to suspect that her forgetting to leave the gate closed and latched isn't a bug, it's a feature. Subconsciously, she wants the ability to flee the property if things become too oppressive and if that means that Farley is able to roam around and get into mischief, that's a small price to pay for the chance for freedom.
Tags: amazonian catfish tinfoil hat, freefloating commentary

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