dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2

Of teachers, love interests, hearts and minds.....

There is one battle against authority that Elly enjoys a measure of victory: the battle to shape how her children see the world and convince them that they owe her and John a debt for bringing them into the world that they must repay forever. There is a class of people that seek to dispute her drive to warp them into serfdom and dependence, however: educators. She hates it that the women the Man hires are more respected than she is; she cares not that Teacher is more patient, has actuall skills and fills her children with dangerous notions about them being able to decide what they want. She manages to counteract this hateful attempt to incite rebellion against her by carefully vetting who her children associate with. People like the Smack-down Squad who get in Martian's faces about how they have no right to an opinion are good; people like Martha and Rhetta who tell sons to live their own lives because they don't really owe their parents squat are bad. Remember, it's all about Elly, all the time.

Tags: child rearing disasters, elly: lynn's fantasy self
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