Post by lsandthebooks on Aug 31, 2019 21:45:48 GMT -5
They're specifically trained to deal with fire after all. Why would they die from it? They didn't die when they dealt with countless VFD missions dealing with fire...
You could say they were killed, and then their mansion was set on fire. But if that were true, then why weren't they killed earlier? They must've had enemies for a long time, even before their kids were born...
This answer is completely based on my complex theory. 1 - Beatrice did not die in that fire. 2 - While Lemony's supporters owned the sugar bowl, which contained a whistle capable of summoning the great unknown, Olaf would not attack VFD. That is why Olaf's attacks ceased after the sugar bowl was stolen and after he lost Mycelium Medusoide samples. 3 - The fire of Baudelaire mansion and the alleged death of Beatrice and consequently the disappearance of the sugar bowl, allowed Olaf to try to destroy VFD again. 4 - Olaf did not set fire to Baudelaire Mansion. 5 - Beatrice herself set fire to the Baudelaire mansion. Beatrice has planned this for years, as indicated in TBL, especially in the poem My Silence Knot. She viewed the marriage to Bertrand as a play, and one day that play would end, the curtain would come down and the silence would be broken by the one who died, in which case Beatrice herself could finally marry Lemony after many years of secrets. . Beatrice and Bertrand planned something important and secret for that fire morning, so they sent their children to the beach. (Maybe Bertrand is alive after all, as Foxy likes to think, and maybe he hid in the tunnel for several weeks too, and decided to just split up if Beatrice. Or maybe he was killed by Beatrice, because maybe Bertrand really loved Beatrice. and wouldn't want to let her go to another man.) The fact is, the fire was planned, and the survivor or survivors hid in the tunnel with supplies for several weeks. Before setting the house on fire, they informed Mr. Poe, using a fake name, that the children were on Brinny Beach, and asked the banker to pick them up.
Perhaps your questions answer themselves? It took so long for the Baudelaires to be murdered precisely because they were capable volunteers who knew how to deal with such threats. With that said, I think that the present wave of assassinations and arsons going on during the time of ASoUE is very much a fresh problem, and that Olaf's long-brewing resentment kicked off a kind of civil war between volunteers and villains which terminated a long period of Cold-War-style stalemate.
I wonder if they tried to escape out the trap door, but someone had locked it, so they were unable to escape.
Of course, this is assuming they did not survive the fire.
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