Analysis Of The Penultimate Peril: The Baudelaires

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The Penultimate Peril Many people consider themselves sometimes mischievous, but not bad. I for one agree with this, especially after the Baudelaires did some terrible things, but with good reasons. The Baudelaires had had a dreadful life, yet they still tried to be polite to others, even when others were not. Their sentence of being “comparatively innocent” is factual, as all of their actions combined were many times better than the murderous Count Olaf’s. With all the people the Baudelaires have faced, the vicious ones always made them look better, even if they tried to be evil. After the tragic accident caused by the Baudelaires on Chapter 9, they themselves seem to have lost hope in correcting their actions. They had not only killed a …show more content…
Of the covetous takers, the most notable are Count Olaf, his ex-girlfriend Esme Squalor, the man with a beard but no hair, and the woman with hair but no beard. All of these money-driven people are much worse than the Baudelaires, all in separate ways. Count Olaf plans and robs, Esme filches and tricks, and the polar opposites (the man and woman) are just plain criminals. These people are not above the orphans, and if the children aren’t good people, they are at least somewhere in the middle. All the unintentional things done by the Baudelaires are things done on purpose by the others. The nefarious Count Olaf and his henchmen are not to be the same as the Baudelaires, and are impossible to be confused with them, remembering all the hideous things the hateful people had done. The Baudelaires show much more trustworthiness than the other compared man, Count Olaf. They individually are characterized with honesty and kindness, character traits that do not appear at all in Count Olaf. The Baudelaires are at least decent civilians, whether or not they are compared to the dreadful count, plotting and scheming his way through

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