Monday, September 29, 2014

Moronic Monday: Christine Daaé from The Phantom of the Opera

Mondays, the worst day of the week. Despite the fact that it's the start of your school/work week, there is always something extra that just pushes it to the next level. That someone that just permanently keeps Monday at the top of most dreaded days of the week. That's what this meme is about. The one character that drives you mad with their stupidity. Their idiocy is the type that you can spot their impending train wreck from miles away, the type that makes you want to slam their heads into a desk repeatedly. Moronic Mondays are not for your lovable idiots, no, it's for the ones that you think they deserve every bad thing they get it.

I know this is coming really late, but I was out with the family today and forgot to set this to post last night. Sorry guys! (It's still technically Monday for me..)

The first Broadway I ever saw was The Phantom of the Opera, and after I was completely in love with the music, the story, the characters. I just couldn't bear it to end so I picked up the book to read. To my surprise, the Broadway left out the part where Christine is a two-faced liar. The Broadway plays it off (at least to me) that Christine and Erik have known each other since she was little, and she loves him platonically and while his feelings for her are possessive and romantic. Well, in the book Christine acts like she's in love with him, even has an engagement ring she wears from him, all the while doesn't love him at all. She's terrified of him even though she's the one that convinces him to remove his mask and be himself around her, and while she tells Erik she loves him more this way, when it's quite the opposite. And miraculously, paints herself as the victim in the whole story, not the two men whose emotions she's toying with.

The book was still great but I couldn't stand reading Christine hurting Erik with her stupid actions.

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