Post by lsandthebooks on Sept 5, 2019 15:26:50 GMT -5
After all, all the fortune money went to Mr.Poe's bank. He eventually even got a promotion due to the Baudelaire kids.
And Eleanora must have made a lot of money from accusing the Baudelaire kids in her newspaper...
I just think it's a strange setup. Mr.Poe is in charge of the fortunes. His sister is in charge of the newspaper. It seems like a convenient situation for the both of them. They're both deeply involved in the Baudelaire orphans' case, so aren't they directly profiting from that?
Post by jeanlucio10 on Sept 5, 2019 21:59:12 GMT -5
The conversation in the restaurant and Eleonora Poe's later telegram to Poe does not seem to indicate that. (LSTUA)
"There are certain individuals who think they know what Lemony Snicket’s books are about. They are under the impression they understand who he is. They believe they know what to expect. In fact, the truth is far worse than such people ever imagined." - 13 SHOCKING SECRETS you’ll wish you never knew about LEMONY SNICKET
I think they are both too inept for that big of a heist. Especially Mr. Poe. He never even recognizes... oh my goodness, what if Mr. Poe is in on it the whole time? And that's why he never "recognizes" Count Olaf?
Probably not, though. Mr. Poe, although not particularly helpful, doesn't strike me as particularly greedy. I think he is the type to follow rules and really enjoy that, so he wouldn't touch the Baudelaire fortune. He does enjoy getting promoted, but not enough to help Count Olaf carry out his wicked acts. And Eleanora is just basking in the newspaper's success. I don't think she's a murderer.
Faith is being sure about what we hope for, being convinced about things we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
TRR kills stone dead the idea that Mr. Poe and Olaf are in cahoots, with the long argument between Poe, Stephano, and Dr. Lucafont about which car the children should travel in. If Poe and Lucafont were both on Olaf's side, they'd simply have agreed with his plan instantly. The same also goes for any other time Count Olaf's identity is revealed and only Mr. Poe is around to see it - like at the end of TWW, for instance.
Edit: That's somewhat beside the point of the question posed by the thread, but honestly, I detect no hint in the series that Mr. Poe and his sister are anything other than a pair of complete idiots.