It says something about the character of a person when they take joy at someone else’ harm. It’s very wrong..It’s part of Ellie’s lack of good character. It shows an incredible lack of concern for others and a lack of respect for other people. She enjoys hitting him, having no real compassion for others. Making fun of someone when they are hurt is an extension of that. It’s petty, but it’s petty evil..But if she is hurt, God help him if he doesn’t wait upon her, hand and foot. If he took joy in it like she does, she’d immediately file for divorce..Ellie is a supremely selfish individual who sees others as tools to meet her own wants. It says a lot of why Johnston got divorced. Me, me, I, I..People are not tools for the mere gratification of another person, no matter what Feminist doctrine states.