February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Technically, according to Watterson, Hobbes is about the subjective nature of reality. In his world, only Calvin sees that Hobbes is alive (he does things that affect people without Calvin’s knowledge), but Calvin doesn’t seem to realize that no one else sees this. For that matter, the same goes for Hobbes.:The sad thing is that if Calvin and Hobbes were real, and people saw them the way others in the strip do, he’d eventually be committed. Think about it; if you saw a kid actually fighting with his stuffed animal, what would you do? If you couldn’t see that what he is reacting to is real, you’d think he is schizophrenic, and probably would want him on medication.