dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The domination effect.

Most of what was wrong with the strip that appeared on 15 November 2009 was based on its celebration of domination for its own sweet sake; Elly had the same need to force one of the lesser creatures who surround her to admit that she was totally in the right to insist on behaving like a violent and selfish lunatic as she did when she browbeat Michael into admitting that she was right to steal his candy. This seems to be a symptom of what is really wrong with Elly as a person; she seems to want everyone around her to do her bidding and admit that they have no right to opinions which differ from her own. Given how any sort of frustration is greeted by either rage or martyrdom, it's clear that she sees holding a point of view that is not in tune with her needs is an attempt to totally dominate her and make her admit that she has no right to free will. This is why Straw-man John is cast as a tyrant. This is why she's a lousy mother, pet owner and wife. This is why she's either boiling over with rage or whining about being oppressed. If her desires were capable of being sated, she'd be a happier person with a better life.

Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self

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