Post by Chipper Coathanger on Mar 17, 2010 22:23:50 GMT -5
Yeah, I think it's a legitimate point. The first stage of grief is denial, isn't it? They might not have really believed their parents were dead because this isn't something any person is equipped to believe coming out of the blue.
I've also read that it is difficult to really accept someone's death until you see the body; this might be true for the Baudelaires. They wind up never really letting go (esp. the whole Snicket File thing). I think it's only natural to want to hold on to whatever hope they could get and by crying, that would mean accepting the truth.
Post by Very Funky Disco on Jan 31, 2012 10:42:33 GMT -5
Shock is generally the first of the five stages of grief. I guess a lot of it has to do with not wanting to accept that it's true. Sometimes, the tears don't come until much later. Also, yeah, they've never actually seen the corpses of their parents.
I think it's shock at first. However, a little while later in TBB when Klaus gets struck by Olaf he begins to cry. "Klaus began to sob, not so much from the pain but from rage at the terrible situation they were in." then Violet & Sunny cry with him. "they continued weeping as they washed the dishes, and as they blew out the candles in the dining room, and as they changed out of their clothes and lay down to go to sleep" I believe this is definitely their delayed reaction. The realisation that their parents have died, they have lost their home, and everything they held dear. "crying quietly all night long." This is certainly not just because Olaf is mean.