March 2nd, 2008

Snarky Candiru2

Deanna and Elizabeth: an asymmetry.

I was reading the retcons yesterday because a comment babsbybend made about whether Liz and Deanna socialized. I noticed that Deanna knew far more about Elizabeth than Liz did about her. In Liz's leters, Deanna is almost never referred to execpt as the female adjunct of her ugly brother. This tells me that she thinks of her sister-in-law as a cypher when she can be stirred to think of her as a distinct person. This is because she has no real curiosity about the world around her. Her notion of paradise is her sitting on her rump surrounded by people who tell her she's pretty. Going places and doing and learning things are something she had to work out her system so she could vegetate in complacency. Deanna, on the other hand, seems to want to be a matriarch when she grows up. In order to dispense her wisdom, she has to know everything there is about those she finds worthy to share it with. I'd say she knows what the Pattersons who matter do about Liz's love life. I should think that she, too, shares their blind worship for the ineffable Anthony and their unenlightened hatred of Therese.