Sunday, January 16, 2011
Series of Unfortunate Events
While rereading Baudelaire, I realized that his dark poems reminded me of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events. Both Snicket and Baudelaire express an obsession with death and despair in their writing. The last name of the children in Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events is Baudelaire, possibly a reference to the poet. Snicket's ironic references, realistic outlook on life, and modern personality all remind me of Baudelaire. Can you all see any other similarities between Baudelaire and Snicket or their works?