The Reptile Room (Book 2: Series of Unfortunate Events) By Lemony Snicket
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  • It is obvious that their Uncle is in danger of being killed however like the children you are unsure how to solve the problem

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      The Reptile Room is the second book of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ written by Lemony Snicket. It expands on the first story by showing you a piece of what Count Olaf is willing to do and how much the children must go through to rid themselves of him.

      The story begins with their first kind guardian since their parents have died. They find themselves happy because they are with their


      uncle who is a great lover of reptiles. He (the uncle) posses a large collection of frogs, snakes and other cold blooded animals that are the wonder of the world.

      This character of the guardian seems to be gullible but highly educated. He obviously likes the children and are friendly to them. This moment of happiness almost contradicts the ‘Unfortunate Events’ part of the story - until Count Olaf shows up. Now here is where a few things previously take on true meaning. Lemony Snicket makes the first distinct impression on what Olaf being a theater actor meant. You find that Olaf disguises as an assistant in an attempt to kill their (Violet, Sunny and Klaus) Uncle so he can be reappointed as their guardian and can more easily steal their fortune.

      The fear and worry in the following chapters of ...


      • The Reptile Room (Book 2: Series of Unfortunate Events) By Lemony Snicket
      Count Olaf’s arrival raises the climax of the tale. Page after page you find yourself anxious to know what will happen next. It is obvious that their Uncle is in danger of being killed however like the children you are unsure how to solve the problem. This gives the story an element of helplessness - which is something that Snicket often has the children feel but rarely are they completely
      helpless. In this case the Uncle dies and they find themselves having lost yet another loved one. Snicket leaves you with no mistake that things like this will happen many more times to come.

      Dispute the fact that they manage to convince everyone Olaf was the killer they do not manage to catch the man and this deviates it from the ‘Good defeats Evil’ theme that many are accustomed to.




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