Lemony Snicket

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  • Children's Gothic Literature: Poem Analysis

    collection of short scary stories by well known children 's authors. The opening story is the one I want to focus on, Thought you ought to know, by Lemony Snicket. Now this story in particular does not have all of my guidelines for a good scary story, but it freaked me out so much that I think It deserves to be mentioned and discussed. The only guideline it didn’t meet was the need for pictures, but the story itself was descriptive enough it didn’t need a picture. The story is about a disfigured man who waits quietly in your room with a knife only centimeters from your nose.How does he go uncaught, how did he get in there, are you safe from his knife? These questions are all questions that author Lemony Snicket makes you think about. When I got home that night I swear in the quietness of my room before I fell asleep there was something or someone standing in the corner. Snicket uses the paragraph “He is a quiet man, which is why you don’t know about him,” to start his tale. This line by itself is eerie enough to send chills down my spine, what really sticks out for me is the word quiet, because he must be dead silent for a reader not to notice him. Jack Zipes essay says “The gothic relies on sound even if this is the sound of silence, the silence that forces us to guess, to imagine and to worry,” (14) which is exactly what Snicket does throughout this page and a half horror. The man wouldn’t be as scary if we heard him coming up the stairs, or breathing in the corner,…

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  • Count Olfa's House By Lemony Snicket

    Location The bad beginning story takes place in an unidentified place. The author Lemony Snicket never actually mentioned the name of the city. He mentioned several places they went to, but he didn’t mention the name of the city. Furthermore, he didn’t mention what year the story took place in. He even made it hard to guess by mentioning that Mr. Poe was driving a car, and then all the sudden it’s said that there are horse carriages. Several places that were mentioned in the story are below. •…

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  • Semi-Unfortunate Events By Lemony Snicket

    Title My life has been a series of bad timing and bad luck. I believe if Lemony Snickets would have heard my story she would have titled her series The Series of Semi-Unfortunate Events. When most kids look back on their childhood they think about family vacations, the time they built a tree house with dad or running through the sprinklers when I look back the first thing I think of is when my parents got divorce. I don’t want to set the wrong picture for my childhood, it was great. I battled…

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  • What Are The Similarities Between Aunt Jurite And Aunt Mauriise In The Wide Window

    The book The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket consists many diverse characters. Including Klaus, one of the three Baudelaire, who is simply one of the smartest twelve year olds and the grammar obsessed Aunt Josephine who lost her “dear Ike” in a terrible leech accident. Both characters are somewhat important to the plot of the story and are involved into this particular book. These two characters can be alike in some aspects but are also very different at the same time. There aren't many…

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  • Quests In Oedipa Maas The Crying Of Lot 49

    of watching Criminal Minds. The team is always the most addled and lost right before they have an ‘aha-moment’ and the “un-sub” is uncovered. While my life isn’t a thrilling crime drama, this same idea translates well into the ‘quest’ of my life. Being unsure of my future now, only means that my figurative, and hopefully not literal, fight with the dragon/ evil knight/ arsonist/ serial murderer is just around the corner. And since most novels have some form of quest or another, I know that…

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  • My Ideas In Literature

    Seuss. Here I learned not to judge a book by it’s cover, I apply this to my life today. While, this was my first, distinct memory my actual favorite books include, The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and The Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne. These titles have proven themselves as a place for trials, and sporadic behavior, as everything is not promised from the new settings in every novel. My ideas of going on adventures came from the imagination that developed from The Magic…

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  • The Importance Of Placelessness

    Diaz exhibits placelessness as an underlying occurrence behind issues in modern society, observed from the profound discussions between Scott and Alvin about Manila, to issues of broken families and relationships in Marie Estrada’s life. Although placelessness would generally be recognized as a negative occurrence, it serves as a form of temporary satisfaction in avoiding threats, dealing with grief, and ongoing interactions within an environment as perceived from Marie’s lifestyle and Scott’s…

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  • Jared Diamond's Theory Of Civilization

    examine the Inca. When the Europeans arrived in South America, they faced the Inca culture, which had yet to experience literacy and technology, where as Europeans already had. Climate put Europeans at a huge advantage, as it allowed Europeans to develop and advance quicker than other civilizations. When Europeans interacted with other civilizations, they had advanced technology, such as the maxim gun, to overcome resistance and eradicate a civilization. Climate determined who obtained the…

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