dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The empty mess.....I mean "nest."

The interesting thing about Lynn's wish-fulfillment fictionalization of her parents' move to Hope is that it we have to read between the lines to see what it is that bothers her most about her parents' move away from 'home'. First off, we have to deal with the fact that we have a supposed adult thinking of her parents' house as her 'hone' in the first place. The mental image is that of someone who honestly does think that she can get away with going back hthe ome to mother when the world gets to be too much. It's a great threat but it's also a hollow one because mother would never allow it as she has better things to do than coddle a twenty year old infant.....unless, of course, if mother is Elly herself.

This is because for a very weird and stupid reason, she sees nothing wrong with having her adult children mooch off of her and displace her from her home. Mike and Liz's first impulse to a minor reverse in their lives is to turn tail and run sobbing to Mommy because they're Lynn. Lynn appears to have wanted the option of licking her wounds in her old bedroom and plopping her child in her mother's lap like she was a kid or something. Ursula's response was to send Alan to Hamilton to get her back on her feet and also to keep her from cramping her style. This is probably the real reason we get all the bullshit about witches with whips.

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