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A good follow-up strip could be where Elizabeth’s teacher calls. Elly is then informed of her failure to redeem her homework despite his repreive of another day, Elizabeth’s failure of the past three quizzes, and that she was out to lunch when they were discussing geography in class, not even knowing the capital of Alberta. Once Elly and John get this bad news, they are going to demand accountability, and “Elizabeth Day” will have a new meaning!
Elizabeth sure has been milking that one.
Lawrence has been enigmatic about background. Some strips have shown him cocoa brown, in others he has been as white as a flounder’s belly.
How about this one for Elizabeth, “You are a woman now, start acting like one. Part of being a woman is taking responsibility for your actions and facing the music when you fail in your duty.”
Actually, they are. Lynn Johnston copied the life of her husband, children, and other real people for this strip.
That punchline was already used, during Christmas at the farm. A cousin rudely pushes into Michael, who reacts by shouting at her and his aunt and uncle and insulting their home. Michael is then standing outdoors while it is snowing and talking to himself “I thought honesty was the best policy?”
Of course Michael gets blamed for bad behavior and substandard performance, because that is the kind of reputation he has earned!
Another issue at stake is that Elizabeth is getting less and less cutesy-pootsy as this strip is going on, which is natural for children who grow up. With the advent of the new baby, she is going to lose her coveted status as “daddy’s little girl”.
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