Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,

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From Better to Worse

Lynn Johnston has wrapped up her chronicle of the Patterson family in her "For Better Or For Worse" strip, and wrote in her epilogue that she will be taking advantage of a chance to do it all over again, by revisiting the family's earlier times.  From what I've seen so far, they way she's doing it is to focus on the negatives that show the Pattersons to be not as nice as they were portrayed the first time around.  She's been showing John's selfishness, Elly's impatience and quick anger toward her kids, the kids being brats, Elly thinking unflattering thoughts about her friends, and so on.  I don't know if this is to show a more human face to the family, or if she's resentful of the strip and taking revenge on it,  but the effect is more upsetting than encouraging.
Tags: comic strip, for better or for worse, lynn johnston
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