: IMO, Elena is portraited as the one who wants her cake and eat it! Yes, she does have a lot of attacks of conscience, but they do not serve much- hence, I see no real growth in her character in the least.
I don't like when the writers explain things afterwards- this is lame to me- writers are showing it through the actors- and they have to put their point across- and then if they haven't - that's it- anyway, I know that stories are in the eye of the beholder- and so in my eye- there is so much repetition- with Elena-Damon- Stefan- like -just one example- Stefan was compelled by Klaus to drink from her last season, and now there is the same think- we have (enhanced-cos she brings the love out!) Damon being compelled to kill - boring! damon sleeps with Rebekah, as he is a spiteful thing when it doesn't go the way he thinks it should- now we have stefan doing the same ( maybe he is under compulsion?!
)- both brothers smtimes really make me want to talk to them about their backbone!
But- well, they did the same thing with Katerina, so I guess - it's so normal that they share the women?!
So, if I was Elena, I would ditch them both- but I guess, not gonna happen soon- cos she is not growing up! Maybe, she never will, as she is a vampire who's going to be 19 years old forever?! (what's her age by the way?)
But both brothers are to blame, imo, when Elena's behaviour is concerned- as they both told her more or less that she can click with her fingers and they'd be running!!!!
So, that's to her defence!!!
I am still underwehlmed with Elena's character! She showed more bottle last year as a human when they were taking down Finn! I wanted to see progression from there- but no- it didn't happen....
well, let's see how things develop....
To a degree ditching them both probably isn't necessarily the best option when you consider that they're constantly protecting her and her family/friends. That's not to say that having free body guards is the ONLY reason she continues to have them in her life... but it's a nice upside.
But she was asked to choose and she did in fact choose... it just didn't end up working out for a variety of reasons (some hers, some Stefan, some out of either of their control).
We'll see how things go after after the sire bond ends.