Yet again, I find that another one of my favorite childhood series have been inspired in some way by works we've read in Humanities. This time it's Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Beatrice Baudelaire is the mother of the three main characters Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Lemony met Beatrice when he was 11 and she was 10. She was engaged to Lemony Snicket. However, she broke off the engagement to marry Violet, Klaus, and Sunny's father instead. She and her husband die young, making Count Olaf their children's guardian. Lemony Snicket narrates the entire series and often talks about his love, Beatrice Baudelaire.
TURNS OUT LEMONY'S BEATRICE BAUDELAIRE WAS INSPIRED BY DANTE'S BEATRICE PORTINARI. This makes so much sense. As I mentioned, Beatrice B. and Lemony met when they were children. Lemony was madly in love with her, but she chose another man over him. Then she dies young. This is exactly like Beatrice and Dante.
Finding allusions to pieces of literature in other pieces of literature honestly never gets old.