dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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On Elly's definition of sympathy.

Remember all of those times where I said that Elly doesn't want to realize that her life isn't one of unrelieved misery and despair and that she's not fat, old and ugly and thus about to be tossed aside and forgotten forever except when they want someone to laugh cruelly at? I was looking through the catalog and I found documentary proof of that when Jim told her an evil lie about how fifty is young and vital from his perspective. Her response was to seek out people who will cry bitter and angry tears about how she's grown old before her time. This seems to be similar to a plan other people had to help her by getting her out of a situation that was making her miserable. Simply put, Moira's idea of letting Elly own the horses so she wouldn't feel so unhappy got mutated into a scheme to put her out on an ice floe because she was too old to contribute.

This is because Elly's idea of being sympathized with is for everyone to join her in wailing about how nothing can be done about a problem she doesn't actually have and how unfair it is that she alone had to suffer such a cruel (imaginary) imposition. From moaning about how her BABY!!! was being replaced by a defiant monster trying to destroy her because Lizzie was starting to develop a personality to squealing about the unfairness of Liz perhaps taking that weird and scary Frenchy girl to a day care centre where strangers would watch over her, Elly has proven that she sees the worst possible outcome in everything and blames the world for this. Having to believe Jim when he says stuff like "I wish I was fifty because then, I'd be grateful for what I had" means having to believe the evil people who tell her "Maybe the problem is you, Elly; maybe you just don't have it in you to be happy about anything."
Tags: elly patterson: universal imbecile.
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