The Baudelaires are sent to their guardians just carrying the stuff they have. Just wondering about Aunt Josephine's condition. How will they live without money, considering that Aunt Jo (perhaps) is unemployed and Mr. Poe doesn't want to give them their fortune until they come of age?
"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." — Lemony Snicket (Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid)
Aunt Josephine presumably has some money of her own left over from her earlier life. The evidence suggests that she and her husband - or definitely Ike, anyway - were members of V.F.D., and they tend to be quite wealthy. And Aunt Josephine clearly uses her money very conservatively.
I think there's a degree of coincidence to the way most places they go to and many people they meet have a connection to V.F.D., but it seems like V.F.D. membership or association is quite widespread. It seems like V.F.D. recruits a lot of people from the same families, so it's not too surprising that the Baudelaires are related to a lot of volunteers. (Of course, some people speculate that barely any of them are genuine relations, but are instead volunteer contacts named by the Baudelaire parents in their will... not that they named any potential guardians in their will.)
. (Of course, some people speculate that barely any of them are genuine relations, but are instead volunteer contacts named by the Baudelaire parents in their will... not that they named any potential guardians in their will.)
That's more or less explicit in the movie, but I think the movie is trying to make order out of the chaos of the books there.
'The difference between the two sides of the schism is that one side puts out fires, and the other starts them' - Klaus Baudelaire.
Yes, I must say it's quite interesting how the Baudelaires went from place to place, with no money, literally the clothes on their back and their sharp, intelligent minds to get them out of the situations that they encountered. I'm sure that the relatives they were sent to, would be able to help them. I'm sure that Mr. Poe would have examined them carefully, and seeing as he was a banker, he would be able to look into their accounts no doubt and see that they were financially stable to look after the children. But then of course Olaf had to turn up and ruin it all. I guess that's what makes a good series. Lol. (:
Post by Lady Whatever on Jan 8, 2011 22:03:17 GMT -5
Regarding Josephine: She was probably wealthy at some point, considering her large house with a lakeside view (never mind the precarious position of it!) I imagine after Ike died, her house decayed along with the rest of her past life, but since she didn't venture outside much, use a car, or heat or electricity, or maintain any sort of repairs to her house, her money probably remained pristine while everything else atrophied around her. I like the VFD element mentioned also, but I think that also maybe, Count Olaf being the obvious exception he learned his lesson from, Mr. Poe seems to be careful about picking "relatives" of the Baudelaires that at least have some money; he is a banker after all!
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