New Fiction Friday
Updated: 11/15/2020
New Fiction Friday

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  • by Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill
  • Genre: adventure
  • published April 15, 2000
  • Main Characters: Violet Baudelaire, Klaus Baudelaire, Sunny Baudelaire, and Count Olaf (Snicket 4).
  • Setting: The Futile Forest and Paltryville (Snicket 4).
  • Exposition
  • Throughout the entirety of the series, a man named Count Olaf wants to steal the fortune of the Baudelaire family. The story starts off when they arrive to an empty town, other than the lumber mill and Olaf's Eye Care.
  • Rising Action
  • Sunny, Klaus, and Violet find their new guardian, and the guardian makes them work at the mill. They soon realize that the foreman was acting really suspicious and that he was helping Count Olaf.
  • Climax
  • The Baudelaires' have to take a visit to the eye doctor because Klaus broke the lens of his glasses. Then strangely after, Klaus starts to act weird. They realize that he has been hypnotized. So they then have to find out what the word is to break him free.
  • The Baudelaires' have to take a visit to the eye doctor because Klaus broke the lens of his glasses. Then strangely after, Klaus starts to act weird. They realize that he has been hypnotized. So they then have to find out what the word is to break him free.
  • Vocab Words, Tone, Theme and Literary Device
  • The tone is very dark and depressing. "The Baudelaire orphans looked out the grimy window of the train and gazed at the gloomy blackness of the Finite Forest, wondering if their lives would get any better (Snicket 2).
  • "It's as if I was hypnotized," Klaus finished. (Snicket 105) (foreshadowing)
  • debark (verb)-remove (the bark) from a treewretched (adj)- (of a person) in a very unhappy or unfortunate statenefarious (adj)- (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.
  • The theme is fate. "... because misery follows them wherever they go." (Snicket 3)