dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2

Liz's real motivation for becoming a teacher.

As we all know, Liz isn't a very good teacher by any conventional definition of the term. Instead of inspiring any sort of love of whatever she's teaching in her students, what she does is select a pet disruptive jerk to seduce into idolizing her. We saw this with Dylan and we especially saw this with Jesse Mukwa. Because she thought the point of becoming a teacher was to make her students worship her as much as she loved Mrs Edwards, she deluded herself into thinking that she'd done something positive. You'd have to a picky-faced Martian who wants to make her feel bad if you were to remind her that he'd learned nothing, was still a disruptive idiot and, since she gave him a free pass for stealing Grandpa Jasper's harmonium, possibly become a worse person for the experience.

What makes the whole thing all the more repulsive is having to remember that Mike himself was a pet project of two highly ineffective educators. He himself was an attention-seeking pain in the ass who needed structure in his life, never learned a God-damned thing in said life and spent most of his youth feeling as if everyone was trying to make him look like a fool. What this tells me is that by befriending a Jesse or a Dylan, Liz was playing some sort of sick drama in her head wherein she could finally get a Michael to not only not resent the mere fact of her existence but to shower her with affection.
Tags: liz: whining martyr
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