dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The Fear: what makes Elly run……

As we’ve seen, Elly has the unlovely tendency of running around in circles and screaming about the need to panic about every God-damned thing that comes her way. It doesn’t really matter what the stimulus is, she reacts to things by behaving as if she’s being pursued by demons and expects the same of those around her. The demons, of course, come from within her. I know that in the past, I’ve said that Elly doesn’t give a crap about what the people of her community think but, well, that’s a misrepresentation of the facts; she seems to live in a constant state of fear that she’s being judged harshly by people who honestly don’t care one way or another what she does just as long as it doesn’t inconvenience them. The habit of fearing what she perceived to be the hostile glares of those who simply wanted her to live her life as best she could seems to have started early in life. My guess is that she feared that if she wasn’t the best at everything, her parents would ignore her and focus their energies on the person they really loved: her kid brother. Since Elly is a banal idiot who can’t see that if two people love one person (e.g. Jim, Marian and Phil), they don’t take that love away from a fourth party (e.g. her), she’s pretty much wasted her life trying to impress people who simply wanted her to be happy. What’s more, her lack of moral imagination has spread to her children owing to her marrying her amoral kind.

Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self, foob is chick lit

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