dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly and busywork: an explanation.

Despite Elly's stated desire to prop her feet up, sit down and read and the fact that we often see her doing so, it's quite clear that's not how she usually spends her time. What she usually does is a lot of housework. What's more, it takes hours longer than she actually should spend. It would appear at first glance that she regards how long a job took as proof of how good that job is. That has a lot to do with it but it isn't the whole story. She, like Deanna, likes to make things harder than she has to so she can have an excuse to martyr herself. By taking more time, putting more work into things than is needed, people will feel sorry for her. Where she differs from Deanna is that she has no real idea what to do with the time that a labor-saving device would grant her. For all her moaning about how she was meant to be more than a housewife, she really doesn't have the vaguest idea of what that life would be. Therefore, it's safer to ignore the fact that candles exist so she can curse the darkness.
Tags: sheet shaver

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