'Archie' on Bended Knee
Washington Post Saturday, August 22, 2009
Regarding the Aug. 19 Style article "Arch Rivals":
Lost in the "Archie" comic's Betty/Veronica debate are the voices of Archie's parents. Has his father's 401(k) been so depleted that the parents are more concerned with their own golden retirement funding than they are with their son's moral compass and his welfare?
Maybe we've overestimated Archie himself these many years. Perhaps, the man is so insecure that he needs a trophy wife for validation.
Archie's decision to propose to Veronica may be revealing of his true character, not out of character.
Materialism and egocentrism vs. altruism and selflessness . . . the battle continues.
It has been a long time since I read "Archie" comics but, based on what I know, it is hard for me to believe that Archie Andrews would marry Veronica Lodge. We can only hope that he comes to his senses, recants his proposal and marries his one true love -- Jughead.
ROBERT J. TETLOW