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The Bad Beginning Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Briny Beach

Briny Beach is one of Baudelaire children's favorite places to hang out, but only when it is cloudy. On cloudy days, they have the beach to themselves. This is where the children learn about the tragedy that has changed their lives.

Baudelaire Mansion

The Baudelaire mansion is briefly described as being quite grand. The children visit it after the fire, and everything has been destroyed.

Mr. Poe's House

The Baudelaires briefly stay at Mr. Poe's house until Mr. Poe finds them a guardian. It is described as having a strange odor, and the Baudelaires are not fond of it.

Justice Strauss' House

Justice Strauss lives in a very nice house that is located next door to Count Olaf's house. The children mistakenly think that this is their new home before they are introduced to Count Olaf. The home is very beautiful and contains a garden and...

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