“Watterson depicts the world from Calvin’s perspective, and manages to illustrate both how odd this perspective appears to others around him (his parents, teachers, peers, even Hobbes) as well as the tenacity with which Calvin clings to his unique view of the world despite the fact that it often fails to accord with reality and ritualistically comes into conflict with his social obligations as a child (school, chores, social etiquette, and norms of deference and respect, etc.) and the diverse roles he plays as a social actor (both real and imaginary). “
…so…. someone wrote [basically] an essay on Calvin and Hobbes and why it is important.
Every part of me is delighted beyond measure and you should read it too!!
Okay, this has gone on long enough. I feel that the Nice Guy has been run into the ground and depreciated lower than ever due to the internet backlash. […] the Nice Guy myth is a false teaching that, when unchecked, continues into a cycle that the victim (the Nice Guys themselves) will be unable to notice, correct, and heal from until it has scarred them and impacted many other lives.
“If we teach women that there are only certain ways they may acceptably behave, we should not be surprised when they behave in those ways.
And we should not be surprised when they behave these ways during attempted or completed rapes.”
Rawr. Yes a million times yes.