Sunday, December 13, 2009

A History of Violence, Part 3

One aspect of Brittany's violence we failed to mention concerns her younger brother, Brian, who is a little monster. Literally. An adolescent sadist who tortures animals for fun ("The Lab Brat," The Daria Database), Brian Taylor is one of the few indisputably evil characters in Daria.

Where did Brittany and Brian develop their unpleasant tendencies? Was this some kind of Rosemary's Baby deal, which is why we don't see their biological mother, Vivian Taylor, around in their lives? Is there some genetic component to this? Do the two siblings somehow feed off each other's ferociousness? Does their father have anything to do with this? Brittany did give the mouse to Brian in "The Lab Brat."

Just food for thought, there. Enjoy the week! And remember Brittany's absolute best line in "Fizz Ed":

I like red. It reflects my passionate nature.

Dr. Hannibal Lechter could have hardly put it better.


The Angst Guy said...

Thanks to Pinhead and UU for the illo.

Pinhead said...

In general, all younger children in show strange or evil.
Taylor, Griffins, Guptis, Link.

The Angst Guy said...

The other kids aren't evil like Brian is.

Pinhead said...

It seems to me, that children of a family Taylor are very spoilt. They have got used to receive everything, that want. Therefore Brittany instantly flies into a rage, as soon as something goes not how she wants. Plus, both of them hysteroids, but Brittany is silly, and Brian, obviously, more cleverly.