dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Ted versus Elly.

It seems to me that the real reason that Ted is described as a boorish loser is that he doesn't get along with Elly. The would make him the first of a series of people that wouldn't be regarded as all that 'villainous' in the real world treated as such because they get on a Pattersaint's nerves and refuse to change who they are just because a Foob doesn't like them. Unlike the shrill, unlikable straw woman feminist Connie who transmuted into the clingy posturer who'd stoop to any trick on order to land a mayyyyun, Ted never made himself more palatable. He never made any apology for not wanting to get married nor did he have much sympathy for Elly's fictitious plight. He, instead, told her to her face that he didn't much care for her opinion and that she should get off her high horse and quit treating John like a fool. Since Pattersons have no great desire to be told to shut up and get over themselves, they tend to blindly hate those who do so. This is why Ted will always be a loser, why Therese will always be a monster and the Kelpfroths always be ogres.

Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self, ted: playah dood

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