Reading Log #1
The main characters of this book are the children Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. They recently became orphans and have showed their personality well so far. Violet thinks of ideas and builds inventions, Klaus reads and retains information from books, and Sunny so far has only shown to be an infant who enjoys biting things but she can communicate well with Violet and Klaus. The common trait among them all right now is the fact that they're all intelligent. There is another character so far that is called Mr. Poe, who on the other hand is pretty careless and maybe even oblivious. This can already be seen in quite a few instances so far. An example of this would be right in the first chapter when he was breaking the terrible news about the Baudelaire's parent's death, he says, "" 'Perished,'" Mr. Poe said, "means 'killed.'"" In this instance he is being oblivious to the fact that the Baudelaire's already know what the word 'perished' means and that the children just haven't responded yet, meaning he has no reason to continue talking. Something like this occurs again near the end of chapter two where after dropping off the children at their new home he says, " "I hope you will be very happy here. I will continue to see you occasionally, and you can always contact me at the bank if you have any questions." ", neglecting the fact that he didn't tell the children where the bank even was. This isn't very far into the book but as of now the children have stayed themselves.
Reading Log #2
The Baudelaire orphans are currently living with their new 'father' Count Olaf, who is the problem. He has the children in his filthy house without even enough beds to sleep on, he leaves them with tasks that really are too much for just them to handle, and he has now been shown to be physically and verbally abusive towards them which scars them mentally. The affect on them can really be shown as they were described as "crying quietly all night long" after the whole theater troupe meal where Olaf really made them know that he was an absolutely terrible man, even more terrible than they already thought he was.