I don’t get why Bonnie gets so much hate.
Or even worse, compare about whether she or Elena has lost more. Loss isn’t something that can be compared, not for people. Not for family or friends. It hurts all the same. People aren’t objects. Yes, everyone on the show has lost their family, friends, or have had broken relationships to different extents. That doesn’t make things any easier.
Caroline wasn’t entirely right or wrong. If you really wanna compare, think about it. Bonnie and Elena are both very brave, I admit. But the difference is nearly every character bends backwards to save Elena’s life, like what Rebekah said. The Salvatores, her parents (mainly John who died in her place), even Elijah. Does anyone rush forward, willing to exchage their lives for Bonnie? No. Even Damon has said that he’ll always choose Elena over Bonnie. Bonnie doens’t even have parents who seem to really care about her. Her mom disappeared without a word for so many years. And we have never seen her dad.
Now, think. Yes, it’s not Elena’s fault that she is the doppelganger and is prone to so many dangers. But Bonnie has always been steadfast and prepared to sacrifice herself when it comes to saving Elena. Yet she didn’t have to. She could have disappeared without a word like her mom and live in seclusion, whatever. But like Elena, she’s always getting dragged into all these. The worst thing is that no one ever remembers Bonnie until they need her witch powers. She’s always seemingly irrelevant and insignificant.
Why is it always Bonnie? Just because she had made mistakes and doesn’t swoon over the Salvatore’s feet like the fandom (I swoon too). No one hated Matt or complained about him worrying about insurance right? I mean, lack of insurance and loss of nearly your whole family + risk of losing your life - which is more tragic?
I am not blaming or hating Elena, or sating a character preference. I am not comparing. I just think it’s illogical to even compare who is more fortunate by counting the number of people thet have lost. If Person A lost her mom, while Person B lost a sister and brother - are you able to say who is more fortunate?
I love all the characters despite their mistakes and flaws. I just wish everyone would be open-minded enough. Elena has made a fair share of mistakes too, like Bonnie. But more people speak up for Elena and Bonnie hate is everywhere. I just think for once, we should stop comparing and try to put ourselves in each individual character’s shoes.