dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2

Dogbert: the smug snake that walks like a dog.

I now turn my attention to the other main character: Dogbert. His original function was, of course, to be a nineties take on Snoopy; what this meant is that he made ironic remarks about Dilbert's non-existent social life, obsession with gadgetry and the irritating war stories he was subjected to. As the strip evolved into the workplace comedy it is now, his role evolved into something of an antagonist. What I find interesting is that he and Dilbert agree that the business world is a nightmarish morass of bureaucracy, folly, waste and stupidity; where they differ is how they react. Dilbert regards the realm of the Pointy-Haired Boss as a problem to be solved; Dogbert regards it as a resource to be exploited. This, of course, is owing to his belief that his cynicism and lack of faith in humanity is more or less a licence from God to rule over the stupid induhviduals he detests. The problem is that given the people who run it now, he can make a convincing case. 
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