A Series of Unfortunate Events

I liked this book because no matter what the
situation was the Baudelaire orphan’s would
find the bright side in it and that’s what I think
all people in a bad situation should do. I also
liked it because I learned a lot from when they
read books or give definitions.
Falling Action: The wedding
takes place buy Violet
tricks Count Olaf and their
fortune doesn’t get stolen.
Introduction: The
Baudelaire orphans
parents die and they
need someone to
live with. They move
in with Count Olaf
their “ Third cousin
removed 4 times.”
Resolution: The police try to capture
Count Olaf and put him in jail but he
The Baudelaire children spend the day at the deserted Briny Beach. While enjoying
the loneliness, their parents banker,Mr. Poe, arrives to tell them that parents have
both died in a fire which has destroyed their mansion. As executor of the Baudelaire
estate, it is his duty to find a new home for the orphans.
The Baudelaire's briefly live with Mr. Poe and his wife, Polly, sharing a room with
their bad kids Edgar and Albert. All three Baudelaire's are miserable, but Mr. Poe soon
tells them that he has located a distant cousin, Count Olaf, who lives within the city
and is willing to become the children's legal guardian. This agrees with their parent's
will (which requests that the children be cared for "in the most convenient way
possible) so they get ready to move in with him.
On the car ride to Olaf's house, Mr. Poe explains to the Baudelaire's that Olaf is a
count and a stage actor. When the car arrives in Olaf's neighbourhood, the children
are greeted by the kind Justice Strauss, a judge on the High Court. Violet thinks she is
Count Olaf’s wife but Strauss explains that she is Count Olaf’s neighbour and directs
the children and Mr. Poe to the ugly and deformed house that was Olaf’s.
The children learn that Count Olaf is a terrible man that only adopted them thinking
he would have access to their fortune when he finds out he doesn’t he drops all acts
of kindness. Olaf is rude, selfish and unhygienic, he bears a tattoo of a glaring eye on
his left ankle and a ugly unibrow. Although the house is spacious, the orphans are
given only one room and one bed are provided with no belongings.
Every day the count leaves to work with his theater troupe, posting a list of often
challenging chores which the children must perform before he returns home.
Eventually Olaf informs the children by way of the chore list that his 10-man theater
troupe will be coming over in the evening, when the Baudelaire's must serve dinner.
Having no suitable supplies to make a meal for ten, the children spend the day with
Justice Strauss shopping for ingredients to make spaghetti alla puttanesca and
chocolate pudding. That evening Olaf arrives with his theater troupe, a motley crew
which includes a man with hooks for hands, a bald man with a long nose, two women
with white-powdered faces, and one who is so fat so he looks neither a man or a
woman. The count and his troupe openly discuss his intentions to steal the children's
inheritance, and Olaf becomes outraged when he learns the children have not
prepared roast beef. When Klaus protests, Olaf slaps him and grabs Sunny, but calms
down and allows the children to serve the puttanesca.
The next day the Baudelaire's set out to find Mr. Poe, and report Olaf's abuse. Poe
explains that Olaf can raise them as he sees fit. The next morning, Olaf speaks with the
Baudelaire's. He says that Mr. Poe called him to address the children's concerns, and
that as a first-time parent, he has been uncertain how to connect with them. Olaf tells
the children that they will be performing with his theater troupe in their upcoming
production The Marvellous Marriage.
Rising Action Continued:
Klaus spent the day in Justice Strauss’s private library all day trying to find books
about Inheritance laws because he thinks the “Marvellous Marriage” is a scheme to
steal their fortune. His research is interrupted by the hook handed man coming and
locking him in their single room but Klaus smuggles a book. During the night he
discovers that a 14-year-old may get married with guardian consent, and realizes that
Olaf plans to legally marry Violet in The Marvellous Marriage and having full access to
their fortune. In the morning Klaus confronts the Count about his plan. The count says
Klaus is right but says that he has hung sunny from the tower in a bird cage and to be
dropped whenever he or Violet don’t behave.
That day Violet tries to visit sunny but the door is guarded, so during the night she
builds a grappling hook to climb the tower. Her grappling hook works fine but is quite
scary but at the top she finds that her grappling hook was caught on the hook mans
hook then she gets locked up there with sunny. The hook handed man grabs Klaus to
join them. Together they sit locked up in the tower until the morning and the
“Marvellous marriage.”.
Justice Strauss is the judge and Violet plays the role of the bride. Klaus is a tree,
while Sunny remains locked in the birdcage under the hook-handed man's watch.
Every attempt the children make to speak to Strauss or Mr. Poe (who has come to see
the performance) is interrupted by Olaf. When the time comes for Violet to sign the
wedding contract, she makes a final effort to annul the marriage by signing the
document with her left hand rather than her right. (The law required the document to
be signed in the bride's "own hand".)
As soon as the contract has been signed, Olaf announces that the performance is
over, and that Violet is now legally his wife. The audience members object , but finally
Justice concludes that the ceremony is legal. Violet informs Justice that she signed the
document with the wrong had making the marriage fake.
Justice agrees that this is not in the law. Olaf orders the hook-handed man to drop
Sunny, but she and the assistant have already arrived onstage. Mr. Poe attempts to
arrest Olaf, but one of the assistants turns the house lights off. In the darkness and
confusion, only Violet in her white wedding gown is visible. Before he and his troupe
escapes, Olaf finds Violet in the dark and promises her that he will get their fortune if
it's the last thing he does.
Once order is restored, Mr. Poe calls the police, but only Olaf's getaway car is found.
Justice Strauss offers to adopt the Baudelaire's, but Poe objects, observing that their
parents' will instructs the children be raised by a relative. In compliance with the law,
Strauss says goodbye to the children and leaves them in the care of Mr. Poe.
Self Absorbed
Klaus used a book
to learn more about
the wedding and
found out Count
Olaf's plan.
If you use your brain than
you will find a solution to
your problem
Don’t make
resources to
find out
more about
a subject.
Violet used her
brain many times
while inventing
but the most
important time
when she was
signing the
wedding contract
and she saved
use your
Mr. Poe didn’t use
his brain Violet
had to show him
what was
thinking about
Learn as
much as you
can about a
It didn’t seem
like Mr. Poe
thought about
who he was
dumping the kids
with because it
only took ne day
If you don’t use your brain than
either someone else will solve
the problem or you will never
know the answer.
Count Olaf used his
clever brain to make
up his evil plan but
didn’t learn everything
so Violet tricked him.

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