The Penultimate Peril Topics for Discussion

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Describe the use of smoke and steam in the novel. Carefully describe at least three instances of "smoke in mirrors" from the novel and explain how they add to the themes of mystery and ambiguity. Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Describe the use of mirroring in the novel. Describe the set-up of Hotel Denouement and how this fits into the theme of mirroring. Describe the relationships between the three hotel managers. How do the Denouement triplets fit into the same theme? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

What is achieved by sending the Baudelaires to Hotel Denouement as flaneurs? Do you think the Baudelaires are good at their job? Why or why not? What information do the Baudelaires discover while working as flaneurs? What is the difference between a...

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