Post by dangerouslydapper on Feb 22, 2008 22:37:10 GMT -5
Upon reading the Reptile Room multiple times, I have always found Monty's response to the children when they ask him if he ever had a family to be a bit odd. Maybe it's the way he brushes it off so easily, or the ridiculous response he gives. I don't know, it just seems to me that he maybe covering something up. Perhaps he did have a family who died in a fire like the movie version, and when they were brought up by the Baudelaires it was too painful to tell the truth. What do you think?
He said he always meant to start a family, but it kept slipping his mind, I think? I think it's just part of his wacky, slightly scatterbrained nature; for the longest time he only really had the attention span to focus on reptiles, and it's only when the Baudelaires are thrust right into the middle of his life that he's really able to throw himself into the parenting business, and even then there's still a lot of herpetology involved.
I would love it if there was something behind it, but as Dante said, it is more likely his wacky self!
No one hears my soul crying For love, hope, forgiveness. I cry myself to sleep; Crying for someone To love and forgive me. Only the Lord hears my tortured pleas. I will wait and cry until someone comes. 'Til someone comes. -- Quiethere
Post by Lady Whatever on Apr 5, 2011 18:32:29 GMT -5
It's not uncommon for people involved in professions like his to put the usual trappings of family life on the back burner, and become "married to their work". Especially when there's a lot of travel involved. If he had gotten the time and focus to start his own family, I imagine his children would be similar to military brats: Independent, collected, knowledgeable, but not very focused or good at long-term relationships, much like their father, from living a nomadic lifestyle.
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