The Wide Window Setting & Symbolism

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Lake Lachrymose

This lake is the central feature of The Baudelaires new home. It is a large body of water, home to the Lake Lachrymose leeches. Aunt Josephine's husband, Ike, was killed by the leeches. Several caves line the shores and Aunt Josephine's house is located above the lake on a cliff.

Fickle Ferry

This is the boat that the children take to their new home.

Damocles Dock

This is the name of the dock where the children arrive when they come to meet their new guardian. The name Damocles refers to a story where the hero had a sword suspended over his head by a single thread, a source of constant danger.

Lavender Lighthouse

Lavender Lighthouse is the lighthouse that is located on Lake Lachrymose. Instead of the usual white spotlight, this lighthouse has a lavender spotlight, hence its name.

Aunt Josephine's Home

Aunt Josephine's home is...

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