It's A Hard Knock Life Analysis

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Book Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Reptile Room: second book)
Number of Pages: 190

Novel Playlist

Artist: Lyrics by Martin Charnin and music by Charles Strouse Song Title: It’s a Hard Knock Life

Highlight which one you are reflecting: theme, main idea, character, conflict or event.

Explanation: This song tells about how misfortunate the life of an orphan can be, so I feel that this song fits perfectly with the lives of the Baudelaire children. The lyrics mainly talk about the life of an orphan, so I feel like this is the song for them since they had lost their parents and became orphans.The repeating line of “It’s the hard knock life for us” relates to the children’s terrible, unlucky life and
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Grinch

Highlight which one you are reflecting: theme, main idea, character, conflict or event.

Explanation: This song tells a story about a man that many people dislike very much. This man relates to Count Olaf. They both are extremely cruel. There is one difference between them, Mr. Grinch turns nice in the end and unfortunately I don’t see that ever happening to Olaf. The line “Your soul is an appalling dump heap, overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled knots.” reminds me about how cruel and heartless he can be. The stanza “You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch. Your heart’s an empty hole. Your brain is full spiders. You’ve got garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch. I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine and a half foot pole.” relates a lot to the feelings the three Baudelaire children have for Count Olaf. They despise him because of the cruel things he did to them. For example, when he killed Uncle Monty and framed it on the snakes, or when he tried to steal their fortune by making Violet marry him, luckily he failed. Also, that stanza relates to how he was planning on murdering the three children after he stole their
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