Lemony Snicket Writing Styles in The Slippery Slope

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Point of View

"The Slippery Slope" is narrated by the fictional character of the author, Lemony Snicket. The narrator describes the events of the story as if they are occurring in chronological order, but at times the narrator addresses the reader directly, explaining how he came to know about the things he describes and giving background information.

The narrator is apparently telling the story some time after the events occurred. Furthermore, he seems to have some connection to the events himself, as is suggested by the presence of something called the "Snicket File," a supposed account of the dealings between the opposing sections of the VFD.

The narrator appears to be on the same side as the Baudelaire children against Count Olaf, and the point of view is sympathetic to the main characters and promotes acting honorably over being deceitful or cruel. The narrator also sometimes appears to be...

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