In the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, what do you think is the case?
And yes, I realize that it’s (even admitted by the cartoonist–Bill Watterson, himself) to be a “deliberately left open-ended so that each reader can make his/her own conclusion” type of situation.
Be that as it may, what IS YOUR own, personal conclusion?
I think I have to fall more on the side of “He’s just a stuffed, toy tiger and Calvin only imagines him being real”, much like he imagines many other things over the course of the comic strip…
…although I’ve read some debates where Calvin apparently does SOME things (in some strips) that actually require two people to do (such as one where he’s found in a chair with his hands tied behind his back in knots or one where he couldn’t have built a snowman so close to the door that his mom finds (in the attack of the snow goons story arc) due to the positioning of it.
Not to mention one kid (in the same story arc) making hundreds of snowmen in only a few hours…but I digress over this one since it has to do with snowmen and not Hobbes).
I’m sure all of the stuff could still be done by one person in easy explanations, but–for me–none are needed anyway, as I already said I believe Hobbes to be a figment of Calvin’s imagination.
Do you think it’s the same? What personal conclusion did you reach?