The Vile Village Setting & Symbolism

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The Daily Punctilio

The Daily Punctilio is the newspaper that delivers all the news in the novel. Although the newspaper is widely read by all the characters, it is best known for printing glaring errors of fact, misspelled words, and misprinted names.

The VIllage of Fowl Devotees (V.F.D.)

The Village of Fowl Devotees (V.F.D.) is the village chosen to raise the Baudelaire children. The entire countryside surrounding the village is flat, dusty, and barren. When the children look around after stepping off the bus, they can't even see any buildings. All they see is a black haze shimmering above the horizon. As they approach the village, however, they realize that the black haze is not shadows, as they had expected, by a massive murder of crows: "Crows were covering all of the trees, from the very top branches to the roots poking out of...

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