dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On the art of not looking through a child's eyes......

Of course, Lynn herself has a fact or two about herself that she doesn't want to admit to. One of these facts is that she really doesn't have a handle on how children see the world around them. We're going to be reminded of that in a year's time when we have to contend this particular strip. As you can see, the premise behind it is "Lizzie knows that since she's three feet tall, her perspective is abnormal and distorted. Were she the same size as Elly, she would see the world the way she is supposed to and clearly wants to but since she's small, everytthing looks wrong."

I think that it's safe to say that no child thinks that way at all. A real Lizzie would see herself as being normal and seeing the world the way she's supposed to and the only reason that she would be said to think otherwise is if her actions were being interpreted by someone who thinks "If I were that size, I'd think that the world would look all wrong so she clearly must also think that the world looks distorted and weird." This sort of thing is why she occasionally has to deal with baffling comments from picky-faces about how off-putting and wrong the way the characters behave can be.
Tags: lynn versus the real world

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