Post by lsandthebooks on Sept 6, 2019 17:35:47 GMT -5
I was really surprised to see that the Baudelaires wanted to use mob psychology. You could argue that they did it for a good reason, but they were still going to trick everyone on purpose. Was this the book, where the kids' super strong sense of morality started to fade?
Saying that they were trying to trick everyone is a bit rich, given that they were explicitly trying to untangle somebody else's trick. It is the case that they were acting in an unambiguously good cause here, working against not just Count Olaf's dark plans but V.F.D.'s truly evil system of law. But I agree that this probably begins the thread of the Baudelaires using somewhat underhand methods to achieve their ends; a part of that process is the fact that they don't appear to have any other choice.
You could track all the way back to TWW, when Klaus uses the threat of realtors against Aunt Josephine.
But I wouldn't call this manipulation so much as trying to save a man's life.
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