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The use of the double narration definitely adds intrigue to the story. On one hand you’re reading to find out what’s going to happen to the Baudelaire’s but also why Lemony Snicket is in a cave and who Beatrice is. The dual narrative is also away for the author to direct our attention at certain ideas. When Snicket ask questions or inserts explanations he guides the reader to focus on certain points. Snicket’s narrative helps the reader follow the story. We can see the story from the omniscient narrator who knows about everyone’s thoughts and motivations and from Snicket’s first person point of view. Handler’s use of irony makes a dark novel more enjoyable and easy to read when written with irony. The
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Unformatted text preview: use of verbal irony is used a lot to create humor, Snicket makes dire situations humorous. Snicket uses irony a lot when describing the orphans situation and saying that they might be in a nice place, but the reader knows it will all go terribly wrong. The author writes about the children’s horrible circumstances in such a nonchalant manner, he acknowledges that yes the situation is horrible but it’s just something they’ve gotten used to. Also the ridiculous circumstances in the book are ironic such as Sunny being a secretary and that she lose her silverware everyday because she enters the administrative building without an appointment because she works there....
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