Welcome back to Humor Nation. The debate of Stelena and Delena would never end. Both of these amazing relationships have plenty to offer. Both of these ships gave numerous memories to Elena, while their love triangle entertained the viewers for numerous seasons. In the end, it was Damon Salvatore who got the girl, but the tale wasn’t as simple. Elena felt strongly for both the brothers and this made her choice extremely difficult. One moment she is head over heels for Stefan and she is burning in passion for Damon the next moment.
Many fans believe the reason Stelena cannot work out is because Stefan didn’t offer the passion, danger, and thrill to Elena that Damon did. Stefan was too protective of Elena and always wanted to protect her, ignoring her choices and wishes in that way. Whereas Damon allowed Elena to freely express herself, didn’t judge her when she became a vampire. This appealed to the inner consciousness of Elena whereas Stefan found it hard to accept the new Vampire because he was in love with the compassionate and humane Elena.
Stefan could very well represent the good side of Elena, the moral side, as she resonated with Stefan due to his nobility and morality. Whereas she felt drawn to Damon due to his mysterious nature and the forbidden temptation that he offered. Damon could represent the dark passion of Elena. He also explored Elena to venture into her own darkness without judging her, and offering her a way to not experience any guilt. While many label Elena as a selfish girl, but Damon never saw that way. He also promoted Elena to put her self interest above everything else. Stefan Salvatore placed the wishes of Elena above everything else. When she chose Damon, he gladly stepped back even though it did hurt him bad, but he accepted it.
When it comes to Stelena, the communication between them was impressive. Even after they broke up, they remained good friends and never stopped caring until the end. The scene between Elena and Stefan in the finale episode clearly reflects that. Stefan has always been honest with Elena and she greatly admired his true expression.