Post by lsandthebooks on Sept 17, 2019 20:07:40 GMT -5
Assuming that they survive after The End, will they really have to live on the run forever? Olaf said this in Book 12:
"And how did you survive me?" Olaf asked. "The Daily Punctilio is full of your crimes. You lied to people. You stole. You abandoned people in danger. You set fires. Time after time you've relied on treachery to survive, just like everyone else. There are no truly noble people in this world."
If the Baudelaires are criminals, then what was the point of them fighting Olaf for the whole series? Even after his death, the kids' survival ultimately means that Olaf won...
Well for starters they fought him first and foremost to stay alive, as he would likely kill them after getting the fortune.Second I would like to say that I don't believe he killed their parents, nonetheless he did cause suffering to them by killing Monty and Josephine as they could have had a normal childhood (and then perhaps join VFD)if he hadn't. I think it depends if you see a glass half full or half empty. Half empty,Even if Olaf failed in getting the fortune(altought they can't use it neither) he took their dreams their future college having a normal life are gone. They will live the rest of their lives on the lam, always looking over their shoulder from shady motel to the next, asking themselves is this the day I will be caught? Glass half full, adults are so stupid that they may as well just put a wig and change their names and nobody will notice.
I definitely agree with tonyvfd's first point, that they were fighting Olaf mostly to stay alive. If they didn't fight him, they would have ended up dead. But I think they didn't have to fight fire with fire. They could have gone back on the run after TCC, or at the very least, put out the torch and only pretended to help with the fire at the end of the book. Olaf never would have known the difference. And that was the tipping point that I think led them to more villainy in the future books.
I like your glass half full point, tonyvfd. That is probably true.
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
Ok Mister M ... I fully understand what you mean. Yes, you are right. It's not a normal life ... if they survived, they are evidently leading a difficult life, and probably had to fake their own death and take on another identity.