dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly Patterson, Media Watchhamster......

As we've seen, the reason Elly gives for not wanting to be a stay-at-home mother all her life is her belief that if she cannot hear adult conversation, her brain will certainly atrophy and she will spend her days thinking about childish things; once this devolution to a babbling infant-woman who can only talk about skinned knees, school assignments and similar pointless things is complete, John will have 'won' by making sure that no one will take her seriously. This, of course, is owing to a belief that nothing a child has to say is worth taking too seriously and an over-great preoccupation with same will make her a lesser adult. The same sinister process occurs when she tries to foreshadow Jack Thompson and control what media her children are exposed to; she seems to believe that the motherhood police will bust down her door and take away her license if she allows her children exposure to the fart jokes, gross, messy stuff, horseplay and other macho stuff she was raised to believe was silly, disgusting and wrong. Since she doesn't have the will or brains to question Marian's teachings or the ability to learn from experience, she's in for a life of screaming over not much. As for the obvious solution of sitting her arse down and reading with her children, that's a non-starter; like I said, she thinks that if she were to sit down and read Pokey Little Puppy with Mike, her cerebral cortex would melt and she'd be just another yammering infant talking about nothing that matters or needs to be listened to. Also, since she's sort of out of it, she doesn't realize that her children have picked up on the fact that she thinks that they have nothing worth saying.

Tags: amazonian catfish tinfoil hat, elly: lynn's fantasy self, failure is the only option

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