dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Mother's Day and other forms of martyrdom.

As you know, Mother's Day is coming up so it seems sort of appropriate to take a look at how Lynn perceives it. Given what we know about her, it seems very much likely that we'll end up dividing by the zero that is Lynn's bottomless victimism and find that "Mother's Day equals Poor, Put-upon Elly"; a cursory glance tells us we would be part-way right. That's because we also have to be reminded that Elly is martyred by an idiot husband and unappreciative whelps; that means that even if she doesn't spend the day doing the cleaning she'd still want to do because she can't relax, she never gets the nice things she deserves without a lot of prodding. What we don't see, what we'll never see is Elly sitting her family down and straight-up admitting that she appreciates their attempts to give her time off from housework but she'd go nuts in a hurry if she rested for more than an hour or so at a time. That's because she's not aware that she hates to do nothing and that she needs to fill her hours with busy-work to feel good about herself.
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