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Fully Agree. Miss Ellie was self-centered and hypocritical. All was well with other people's misfortunes, as long as she could drink coffee inEllie always had what I call "convenient morality." She was high and mighty about the moral behavior of everyone except her family - and even then, only when their bad behavior directly affected HER.
Was she accepting of infidelity? Yes. JR cheated on Sue Ellen repeatedly and everyone knew it. The set up of the Winds of War in the very beginning was a revenge plot against JR because of his cheating. Ellie only got onto JR about how he treated his wife when Sue Ellen's drinking became an annoyance and embarrassment to HER.
She counseled Jenna to overlook Ray's cheating. She accepted Jock's bastard son because she had no choice and didn't want a scandal.
But as soon as she thought Jock and Clayton were cheating with Julie and Laurel respectively, she got all high and mighty.
So Ellie accepted infidelity in the same way she accepted everything else - it's a-ok as long as it doesn't affect HER.
her embarrassingly frumpy wardrobe and lecture others while she lived a life of wealth and privilege.