What is sad to think about is that there are unloving parents. That is shown in musical theatre. The children born to these parents have become some of my favorite characters. These parents tend to not raise their children right or just not like them because they are different.
Whenever I think of horrible parents in musical theatre, The Thenardiers come to mind first. They are unloving, abusive, and pickpockets. They literally kicked out Gavroche to live on the streets- the funny thing about saying that is the fact the entire family ends up living in extreme poverty. Gavroche and Eponine are two of my favorite musical theatre characters. Eponine did not see any light or kindness until she met Marius-he is her light in her life of darkness. The main thing I love about the Thenardiers is their much-needed comic relief. These two did not even care that both Gavroche and Eponine were killed during the uprising.
Elphaba’s father hated her just because she was born green. Later, when her mother was going to have another child, her father made her eat milk flowers hoping for a normal-colored baby, but that killed her mother and made Nessa come out disabled. So—-her father strongly hates her and Nessa is spoiled just because she isn’t well green. Elphaba happens to be my favorite musical theatre character.
I happen to know of more loving families in musicals than the other way around.
Writing some of this reminds of what happened to Sarge-he was born with an unloving and abusive father despite the fact that his father grow up in a loving family. The abuse he faced lasted from 4-13 and did leave him some emotional scars that he could not handle well, which led him to be the bully he is in Tale of the Cattail Forest.