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The Bad Beginning

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Garrison Branscum

on 7 March 2014

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Transcript of The Bad Beginning

Count Olaf's house
The house is dirty, and there is a tower the 3 Baudlaire orphans cannot enter.
Justice Strauss's library
$1.25
Garrison Branscum
Monday, February 17, 2014
Point of View
Setting
Characters
Plot
Recommendation
Conflict
Theme
The major characters are:
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudlaire's wealthy parents die when their home catches on fire, and the 3 orphans are left to live with Count Olaf. The 3 have to work together to figure out Count Olaf's treacherous plan and keep the Baudlaire fortune out of the hands of Count Olaf.
The minor characters are:
I would recommend this book to a friend. I would recommend it because it was an interesting story that really made you want to read the next few pages.
The point of view is
third person omniscient
. The author, Lemony Snicket, can tell every character's thoughts.
There are 13 books total in
The Series of Unfortunate Events book series.
The theme of
The Bad Beginning
is that the good guy does not always win. I know this because Count Olaf tortures the Baudlaire orphans, and then escapes at the last second while authorities are trying to capture him.
The Bad Beginning

by: Lemony Snicket

Violet Baudlaire (girl who likes to invent thing; static)
Klaus Baudlaire (boy who enjoys reading books; static)
Sunny Baudlaire (baby girl who likes to bit things; static)
Count Olaf (man who is trying to take the Baudlaire fortune and kill Violet, Klaus, and Sunny; static)
Hook-Handed Man (man who is in Count Olaf's theatre troupe; static)
Mr. Poe (banker who is in control of the Baudlaire fortune until Violet comes of age; static)
The primary conflict of The Bad Beginning is that the Baudlaire orphans are having to live with and evil man named Count Olaf. Another conflict is that the Baudlaire orphans parents died in a fire, so the 3 are forced to live with Count Olaf.
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