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Dedications | Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Violet falls apart a little here. She’s terrified for Quigley, horrified at loosing him, lost, confused, heartbroken, crying, and just sort of done. At the end of Book 10 she allows herself to be overwhelmed by all the mysteries and the danger they’re facing. This is the scene that makes the reader realize how much having Quigley in her life meant to Violet—he was someone she could rely on and trust, who made her feel safe and understood what she’s been going through. He made it so that she wasn’t so alone. And loosing him is almost too much for the eldest Baudelaire to bear.

Also, just in case you really feel like crying today, I’ll just mention that Quigley asks Violet to wait for him at the Hotel Denouement, and at the end of Book 12 she’s forced to leave before he arrives. She doesn’t wait for him. She isn’t able too.

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"I finally understood that great works don’t begin as great works. They begin as rough ideas. I realized that creation is a process. I thought if I can understand the first step I can learn the next step. I was fully aware that I had much to learn, but I was confident that I could learn it.

Here’s a rough sketch of my own. This is the sketch that later became the cover for The Bad Beginning

Brett Helquist

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