Meanwhile, Tony continued to undermine Angela, subtly feeding her neuroses and making her feel inadequate as a mother. He ‘comforted’ her while he poisoned her mind and she started beating herself up, metaphorically speaking.
Soon she was ready for what he had in mind. It wasn’t long before he started his regime of control, degrading her in both mental and physical ways. And she welcomed this. She felt she deserved it. He became master of her house and he exploited that position.
But he hadn’t reckoned on the imaginations of Max and Mark. The boys suddenly converted to model children.