Post by lsandthebooks on Sept 6, 2019 18:03:33 GMT -5
I understand he's obsessed with their mother. But she's dead now. He has no emotional attachment or relationship with the children. The kids didn't even know their mother was in VFD. Lemony never saved the kids from anything. What tie does he have to the children?
Why is he writing about them? He barely talks about their mother in the books, and refuses to share anything about his past or even show his face. How do his books have anything to do with his obsession with Beatrice Baudelaire?
It is also suggested at times that Lemony sees himself in the Baudelaires; falsely accused, hounded from place to place, tormented by villainy, terrified and passive. But I wouldn't underestimate the role Beatrice plays in his investigation; Lemony's love for her was a pure love unsullied by her eventual marriage to someone else, and it seems to me that anything that was important to Beatrice would be a cause Lemony would gladly uphold - like her children's safety. Finding out the truth about them and clearing their name is the only thing he can do for Beatrice now.
I think of it kind of like Snape watching out for Harry, minus all the hate involved in that relationship.
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