dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The misery-loving family.....

I get that the Pattersons see that the way that they live is how everyone should want to live. They're rigid and stupid enough to fear diversity that challenges their precious preconceptions. It explains why they've jettisoned everything that made them worth knowing so they can live the "work-home-Pattersnarf-not-tonight-honey-I-have-a-headache" life they've condmened themselves to. What I cannot understand is their devotion to a lifestyle they hate and need to recruit people into living a life they see as a trap that they cannot escape. The "Sheilagh" character in Michael's book is a stand-in for each and every one of them, you see. They know that if they go down the road they're on, their lives will become filled with frustration, hostility and regret but they feel that they'll be judged negatively for acting in their own interests instead of bowing down to what they think is expected of them. It's almost as if they want company feeling angry for no reason and wondering if they've wasted their lives.
Tags: one big oblivious family

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