Why did the Medusoid Mycelium affect the Baudelaires worse? Jul 22, 2017 19:28:46 GMT -5
Post by doetwin on Jul 22, 2017 19:28:46 GMT -5
After Ishmael accidentally released the MM, the Baudelaires, the islanders, and Count Olaf were all poisoned at the same time. However, the MM seemed to be killing the Baudelaires a lot faster than Olaf and the islanders. By the time the Baudelaires discovered that they had to eat an apple to dilute the poison, the MM had weakened them to the point where they didn't even have enough energy just to climb out of the tree to grab an apple. Indeed, DH makes it sound like they ate the apple just in the nick of time and avoided death by a few seconds. However, the islanders had enough energy to climb into the boat, and they were still alive and standing long after the Baudelaires had cured themselves. At first I thought drinking coconut cordial their whole lives had given them more of an immunity towards the MM, but they wouldn't explain why Count Olaf was affected less than the Baudelaires. He had enough energy to crawl out of the tent(and let's not forget that his stomach was full of blood too). He, too, was alive much longer than it looked like the Baudelaires would have been had they not eaten an apple. Could it be that the children on the island survived longer because of the coconut cordial, Olaf survived longer because he was an adult, and that the adults on the island survived longer for both reasons?