June 14th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

The one where is the one sighing in relief after April finally burps.

(Original Publication Date, 18 June 1991)

Panel 1: We find an anxious looking Elly patting April on the back to burp her.

Panel 2: Since this is taking longer than Elly wants, she is looking more distraught by the second. The idea she must have is that April is withholding the burp-up as part of a plan to destroy her freedom.

Panel 3: Finally, April burps up.

Panel 4: When Elly is the one sighing in relief, April looks at her as if to say "Seriously? You went with this cliché?"

Summary: As one can see, the A-theme is that April isn't being 'reasonable' and doing things when she does them and not when Elly would like her to. The second theme is that people want to go out of their way to not help a mother in need.