herself, thus preserving her innocence and concealing her vampire identity. He gathers blood for her, cares for her, and offers his blood to her before he kills himself. Ell reciprocates very little of this companionship and often bosses him around or talks down to him. She prefers the companionship of Oskar, who likely reminds her of how Hakan used to be and the relationship they previously shared. Eli's [immortality] makes her relationships transient, Hakan has aged while Eli is perpetually young.
Eli’s relationships, at least her relationship with Oskar, is intimate and personable. Oskar is attracted to Eli, yet she has no reproductive organs. The relationship between the two is not sexual but it is still intimate. Eli manipulates Oskar’s fantasies about murder, and interest in blood and death to her advantage. Towards the end of the move when Eli is at Oskar’s apartment she argues that she kills because she has to, where Oskar could kill because he wants to. “Please Oskar, be me a little” Eli is deconstructing Oskar’s perception of normality. She offers an escape from reality and social law. Moreover, she feeds his desire for escape, “To flee is life, to linger is death”. Lastly Eli kills the bullies that try to harm Oskar for being unique. He is convinced by Eli that he does not belong in the culture and society that he lives in. Oskar replaces Hakan and becomes a total outsider and servant to Eli. The two will be interdependent until Oskar grows old. The cycle will repeat itself and Eli will use her powers of persuasion to find a companion.
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