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The story, the Bad Beginning, starts off with three young kids, Violet Baudelaire, a 14-year old amateur inventor; Klaus Baudelaire, a 12-year-old bookworm; and Sunny Baudelaire, an infant with unusually powerful teeth. In a tragic accident, their parents died in a house fire. An evil relative, Count Olaf, took full custody of the children, only to take their wealthy fortune.
At first, Olaf treats them like kings and queens, but no one knew that he had a terrible plan in mind. With the help of his theatre group, Count Olaf puts on a play which involves marrying Violet. At first Violet thought it was just a play, but it was actually a real marriage involved inside of the play. Once she marries Olaf, he will have the Baudelaire’s fortune in his hands. Violet then refuses to marry Olaf, but of course he knew Violet would say that, so he locked Sunny in a Sage dangling from the highest tower in his building. Once Olaf would push a switch he had, the Cage would fall, crushing Sunny. Violet was basically obligated to marry Olaf.
At a last minute thought, Violet consulted a lawyer in the audience who told her a way to get out of this misfortune. When Violet signed the marriage papers, she signed it with her non-dominant hand, making the marriage and Count Olaf’s plan invalid. Once Olaf realized this, he turned out the lights during the performance, allowing him and his theatre group to escape and run away. Their whereabouts are discovered in the second book.
The theme is to tell you to tell you that there is a way out of basically everything, even if it seems impossible. If you set your mind to something, the outcomes are endless. If you don’t try, then how will you know if you will succeed? I think this book sent a great message out, and I really recommend for everyone to read this book, and the rest of the series.
Article posted May 13, 2011 at 11:01 AM •
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