To be honest, though, I suspect that the principal simply isn't anyone important. Nero is only the vice-principal because it's a funnier title, and slightly more original than it just being the principal, like in most high school stories.
Tiago: Well, one might ask why he would be on vacation during the term. Clearly there are breaks, since Carmelita later goes on one. But perhaps they are very short, and the staff feel they need longer breaks. That might explain why there seem to be only two teachers, come to think of it - there are more, but they're never all there at once.
Freebird: That makes a lot of sense, I fear.
Age: Indeterminate (prematurely aged by a life of villainy).
Post by littlelaurence on Mar 10, 2011 13:03:50 GMT -5
I love your idea, freebird. The idea of him believing that Vice Principal is better is such a Snicket joke.
If a principal does exist, he either took a very long vacation to get away from Nero, or is as much as a lunatic as Nero is - after all, who would employ somebody like Nero and then keep him at the school?
But, really, like all these things, I reckon Snicket would have just done it as a joke. The books really are meant to be taken light heartedly. There are much better things to analyze than A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Cafe SalMONAlla: one time my lecturer hammered into us all that using long quotes in essays was a bad idea and *shudder* OPENING an essay with a quote was unthinkable
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Cafe SalMONAlla: compared to both of you i got the short end of the stick
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