|Plot Summary of The Bad Beginning - A Series of Unfortunate Events 1|
The Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, are orphaned. From the time their parents die in a house fire to the end of the book their lives are filled with unfortunate events. They are sent to live with an uncle who is interested only in their fortune and treat them like personal slaves.
This synopsis report prepared by Sherrie L. Jones
As the narrator fully discloses from the start, this is a tragic book. It tells of the lives of the Baudelaire children; at the beginning of the book, they're informed that their parents have perished in a terrible fire, and things just get worse from there. Soon they're being persecuted by their guardian, Count Olaf, who wants the fortune their parents left. And because of the uselessness or basic badness of just about everyone they meet, the three Baudelaire children - Violet, Klaus, and baby Sunny - have only each other to depend upon. What luck, then, that they each have a special talent, be it inventing, reading, or very sharp teeth. This is the beginning of A Series of Unfortunate Events, and it is a funny, playful book with an appealing and pedantic narrator and a wonderfully Victorian tone.
This synopsis report prepared by Ivy
|Chapter Analysis of The Bad Beginning - A Series of Unfortunate Events 1|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 2000+ (Present Day)
Kids growing up/acting up?
Family, struggle with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?
- searching for identity/meaning
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- orphan story
- a kid
- a teen
- White (American)
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- rude people
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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