The Vile Village Topics for Discussion

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Describe the writing style of The Vile Village. What is unique about the narration and style of this novel? Does Lemony Snicket's narration distract or add to the novel's charm? How does his narration affect the plot of the novel? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

How does it feel to read the seventh book in a series without reading the earlier books first? Do you think The Vile Village works as a stand-alone novel? Why or why not? How does Snicket incorporate useful information about the previous novels? Does this style work or is it heavy-handed? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

How does The Vile Village exemplify a melodramatic and Gothic literary style? Do you think Lemony Snicket is sincerely writing within the genre or poking fun at it? How can...

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