Analysis Of Count Olaf

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In this journal, I will be characterizing Count Olaf. I characterized him as sinister and evil, as well as rude and greedy. To begin with, Count Olaf is quite sinister and evil. Count Olaf no matter what situation he is in always seems to come up with an evil scheme. In the past, he has made them that range from stealing the sugar bowl from the Hotel Denouement to multiple times trying to kidnap the Baudelaires. Most recently, when the orphans and Count Olaf were on the boat, he was planning on stealing the Baudelaire 's fortune or he would release the Medusoid Mycelium. Most of his evil schemes never work out in the end, but during the process, he has caused harm to hundreds of innocent people. Furthermore, Count Olaf is also evil and sinister…show more content…
Once the Baudelaires met Ishmael he asked is there was anyone else who was with them. Friday told him, "There was one treacherous person with them…but he was so nasty that I didn 't let him come with us" (Snicket 57). This proves even further that Count Olaf is evil in how a little girl can even tell he should not go with them. We can infer that most people who are around the same age as Friday would probably not be able to tell between good and bad people, but because of the fact of how crazy Olaf was acting Friday was able to easily figure out that he is evil. Not only is Count Olaf evil and sinister, but also he is quite rude and greedy. One of the key reasons to why Count Olaf is greedy is that he wants to steal the Baudelaire 's fortune and have it all to himself. When they were all on the boat he said, " And the Baudelaire fortune is finally mine…finally, I am a very wealthy man, which means everybody must do what I say" (Snicket 8). We can infer that from this that all that Count Olaf cares about is his wealth and money. This proves how greedy he is for money and to steal their fortune. Also, when he was trying to think what the first he would buy was he said, "I think the first thing I 'll buy for myself is a shiny new car"…show more content…
In this journal, I will be making predictions about Ishmael, the leader of the castaway island. I predict that Ishmael keeps many secrets from the islanders and that he knows who the Baudelaires really are. To begin with, I predict that Ishmael keeps many secrets from the islanders. One key reason I think he is keeping secrets from the islanders is because he is brainwashing them. As the one of the very first on the island, Ishmael is a well looked upon elder. He is the person where everyone goes for guidance. Having all of this power gave him the ability to control almost the whole island. After every storm, the islanders go out to collect debris. Then they are to bring it to Ishmael for him to decide if they need it or not. During this process after the storm, the Baudelaires were in, almost every single piece of debris people brought up he said had to go to the arboretum. Also being the elder of the island could mean that he made up all of the customs of the island himself. Most of the customs on the island the Baudelaires found very weird. The Baudelaires were also very suspicious about Ishmael. When Ishmael told them to send off all of their possessions to the arboretum, the Baudelaires decided to keep one item each. We can infer from this that he does not want any foreign items being brought in because they could make the islanders realize that their lives are different from most. For most of the islanders, the way of life on the island is all they know.
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