(SPOILER) Code of the Whedonverse - Elect and the Damned? An excellent essay by Lisa over on the BAPS site...
I love this essay, and I agree with everything that she says. But in reference to this quote...
"For Spike never to have any happiness, recognition, or acceptance feels as though the Whedonverse only favors those who are the elect."
...I should think that it would be obvious by now that the Whedonverse most DEFINITELY favors the elect over the "unchosen". The whole "one girl in all the world" and "she is the Chosen One" motif seems to make that abundantly clear. The Scooby Gang have ALWAYS (at least after S3) been about insulting or marginalizing anyone that wasn't part of the core group. Xander in particular began as the series progressed to feel more and more comfortable with ridiculing those social fringe dwellers (such as geeks)... despite the fact that he himself used to be a geek, and he himself should know full well what it's like to be put down like that.
But I digress... Great essay, Lisa.
September 24 2003
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