Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day Ninety-Eight: "My Name is Electra" by Joanna Leyland


A little girl idolizes her father and is blinded by that, unable to see how she is being manipulated already by observing his relationship to her mother. Her father is sexist and openly so and the little girl is seen applauding him, calling him her hero. There's such an innocence to her voice, to the headlong way in which she loves her father and relishes in his jokes at her mother's expense, and as a reader, you want to see more. You want to believe that the little girl will not always be this way.

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