dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Good intentions, bad results and why Elly wants herself to be judged on the former.

Yesterday, I reminded you of a problem I've have with Elly for the longest time: her need to have everything both ways. Her response to the near-drowning of April was much the same as any other occasion in which another person would be kicking themselves for being an idiot. When she says "It's easy to criticize but nobody's perfect", what she really means is that she must be judged on her intentions while she gets to judge everyone else around her on their actions. April clearly didn't intend to cause havoc any more than Elly really tried to kill her but we're supposed to be angry at the child for not being able to read a simple mind while forgiving a witless, oblivious fool for her homicidal recklessness because she had good intentions.

The reason for this is, of course, that Elly does not give anyone around her the benefit of the doubt. Somewhere underneath the need to inconvenience herself in the belief that people will give her credit for it and the delusion that she's hideously ugly because of her alleged extra ten pounds is a defiant little girl who sees every single person alive as an enemy either trying to make her crawl in the dirt while they laugh at her pain and suffering or forcing her to admit that since she's wrong about one thing, she is never going to be allowed to be right about anything because she admitted to the one error. Join this up with the need to want to tell Mommy that it's not fair that she should be punished for things because she didn't mean for bad things to happen and the impulse to obsess over slights and you can see why she thinks that she needs to be given a free pass for being a moron.
Tags: elly versus her family

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