Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does the narrator have to say about Carmelita Spats?
The narrator describes how horrible she is and says that it is sad that he even has to describe her since there are so many other horrible things that happen to her. The narrator tells the reader that she is the type of person that should win a gold medal for being the least delightful person on earth. And if you don't give her the medal she would snatch it from your hands.
2. What background information is given to the reader in Chapter 1 regarding the relationship and past events between the Baudelaire children and Count Olaf?
The narrator explains that Count Olaf is a greedy nasty man who is after the Baudelaire family fortune. The children were put into his care for a short period of time. He has followed them from place to place and performed kidnapping, murder, and other things to torments the children's lives in an attempt to get their money.
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