dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly's imaginary bulk as it relates to Michael.

As we've seen and will see and as I've explained before, Elly is one of those tiresome people of relatively slender build who make a meal of obsessing over fat they don't have. The funny-yeeurrrgggh-and-not-ha-ha thing about that is that she'll let anyone let her feel guilty about her supposed over-indulgence. Not only is she willing to let Connie and John make her feel bad about being the weight she's got, she'll even let Michael, of all people, tell her that she's out of shape. I'm not just talking about the time the little creep spelled out the words "MOM IS FAT" with fridge magnets to get a rise out of her; I'm also talking about five or six years from now when he mocks her hairstyle and appearance because he wants to get back at her for not being a 'real' mom and have interests that take away from catering on him. The reason for this is somewhat simple: there's something within Elly that seems to like the idea of being insulted and made to feel bad for no reason. That means that if she can't get the guilt she wants from the husband who, after having spend countless hours having stitches put in his skull because he answered a question wrong, she has no choice but to let Mike provide it.
Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self, mikerobe: the universal infant

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