dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The Big Book of Foob Destiny, Chapter Six: Jim and Iris.

It seems obvious to me that Jim will pass away quietly in ther first few pages of the Tome of Destiny. That's one of the few facts upon which I can agree with Lynn. I disagree with the family's belief that he'll do so not knowing what's happening to him, however. It disturbs me that they've given up on him so easily just because the doctor says so. It doesn't shock me, though. Elly's worst fear is that she'd be lucid but unable to communicate so she'd rather think that Elvis has left the building, so to speak. As for Iris, she wouldn't seek out a second opinion because she doesn't want to hurt the first doctor's feelings. Everyone who isn't April follows their lead. It's pretty awful that his last thoughts will be about how much he loves his family while they think he's not thinking much at all but it happens too often to be a rarity. That leaves us the question of what happens to Iris after Jim's memorial service. Lynn would probably have us believe that Elly would indeed take care of her for whatever time she has left, that she'd have lost a second husband but gained a daughter. I don't know about that. It seems to me that after Jim had passed, Elly would start to thinking that if Iris hadn't stuck her nose in where it didn't belong, she'd have had more time with a lucid dad. As I've said before, Iris would go from a Tireless Ministering Angel to a Black Widow in a Milborough minute once her husband danced off into Batiuk's Great White Void. I can see her spending whatver time she has left in the company of her daughter and her family, sullied, sickened and confused by the behavior of her second husband's family.
Tags: chinnuts, iris, the shape of foobs to come

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