Post by gliquey on Mar 3, 2017 21:04:17 GMT -5
You make a good point about Olaf threatening Friday; I think sometimes because Olaf's dialogue is often jokey (e.g. in that scene he calls the island "Olaf-Land" repeatedly), and I know he is fictional, I underestimate some of the threats he gives out. But really he is a serious danger to the characters he encounters and the Baudelaires should be worrying about what plots he will hatch when left to his own devices rather than feeling sorry for him.
I thought that the Baudelaires protested against Ishmael shooting Olaf because of the Medusoid Mycelium, but your other possible interpretation is interesting. It could be both reasons, but I think the fungus would be their main instinctive concern.
The line about the children laying flowers on Kit's grave and then looking mournfully at Olaf's made sense to me in context but you make a very convincing argument; he has ruined their lives and taken the lives of many people who they were close to, so they should feel relieved they no longer have to constantly worry where he is and what he will do next, rather than sorry about it.