dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly Patterson: Cold-blooded, stupid or BOTH?

A whole lot of the problems in this strip stem from the fact that the Pattersons are not only inhumanly selfish and loaded down with sin, they're also knuckle-dragging cretins. Let's take Elly as our example for today because Iris's heartache is a direct by-product of her daughter-in-law's heartless idiocy. I have to agree with those who say that when she told the doctor she was good to go last October, she did so in the firm belief that her husband's family had her back. Sadly, things didn't work out that way. The sickening thing about Elly's justifications for her moral failure are their stupidity. To lead off with, she doesn't want to go through the same heartache she did when her mother died so she refuses to feel anything. Just write her father off, wait for the funeral and move on. Not only is that the most appalling display of sordid, hateful, gutless, narcissistic selfishness imaginable, it's based on almost complete ignorance of the situation. The doctor raises the possibility that Jim may not make a complete recovery and suddenly he's beyond human aid. The possibility that with enough effort she can bring her 'beloved' father back to pretty much himself has never occured to her because of her default mental state of imbecilic sloth. When you add in the fact that she takes Iris's insincere refusal of Pattersonian assistance at face value, you really wanna bitch-slap the callous muttonhead. I mean, REALLY!! She comes across a woman shouldering an inhuman burden on her own and is shocked to see that she's upset about it. Then again, pretty much all the problems in her life stem from her being stunned and not giving a shit about things, so.....
Tags: chinnuts, elly: lynn's fantasy self, foobs vs common decency

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