How is Klaroline similiar to Damon and Elena?
Both are basically a how to for an abusive relationship.
- Bad boy who only cares for one person in particular and this said person is female and usually a heroine for the purpose of the story. [Check]
- Both females in the ship hate the other party for obvious reasons or at least it starts that way but later both girls come to find that really this person is a wounded soul and suddenly this female is the key to solving all of this man’s emotional issues. [Check]
Both Caroline and Elena have been degraded and discredited as characters because of said relationships. These relationships aren’t about the girls, they are about Damon and Klaus and what they want. What they need, both of them engage in this sort of competition against Tyler and Stefan where they treat the source of their affections as a prize to be won. Hence how I believe that the most disgusting line in the entire Vampire Diaries run is “You got the Girl”. I mean really
Both men pursued these girls relentlessly when said girls were in a relationship. Now before someone attacks me and argues that Klaus never assaulted Caroline or made unwanted advances he did use another method. THE MAN RAN TYLER OUT OF TOWN FOR CHRIST SAKE. He used Tyler to hurt her, so he could then gain entry into her home and “save her life” later he begins to send her gifts and the writers paint this as him being sweet. That one line about how someone who is capable of doing terrible things but cares about one person is so sickening. It’s romanticizing the shitty and abusive behavior Klaus has not only shown against Caroline, but her friends.
Because the fact that he cares is okay, killers have feelings, rapists and murderers have feelings but do not use them to justify the actions they commit. Their troubled pasts? Yeah it’s not an excuse for doing them, it can be an influence that’s true but it is not a crutch it shouldn’t be. However TVD is terrible at representing that, they make man pain the focus of these relationships as if somehow having these girls validates both parties as men. Klaus is a manipulative, and selfish piece of real shit. He’s power hungry and has little regards towards women I mean have you seen the way he treats them? How he killed Tyler’s mother? How he tortured his sister by daggering and undaggering for thousands and thousands of years?
Yet Julie as a writer wants me as a viewer to believe that he’s capable of love? No changing someone male or female to fit your needs in a relationship is not romantic and you know Caroline for a while held Klaus responsible for the things he did and it was great but all of that was thrown out of a window when she slept with him. Her credibility as a character was completely shot in the face. She slept with someone she so preached against. How can one take her dislike for Damon seriously when something like that happened?
So yes Caroline “sleeping and having feelings for Klaus” disregards all of his negative actions despite having held him accountable before. Basically the world according to Plec: A guy abuses you, hurts you, and kills people you love that’s all okay if you fall for them if you learn to accept and tame their monstrous side and that my friends is dangerous and disgusting. And this got ridiculously long and it’s a bit of a ramble but I’ve said my peace.