28. Jun, 2015

Vile Villain Series - Count Olaf

“I’ll get my hands on your fortune if it’s the last thing I do,” the voice hissed. “And when I have it, I’ll kill you and your siblings with my own two hands.”

Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket is a truly horrible man. Throughout the series he plans on stealing the inheritance from three orphans and the greedy thug would do anything to have it.

In A Bad Beginning, book one of A Series of Unfortunate Events, Violet, her brother Klaus and baby Sunny Baudelaire’s parents perish in a fire. They are made to go to live with Count Olaf who commands they do chores for him, such as chopping firewood and cooking dinner for a theatre troupe. He even strikes Klaus on the face when the meal is not up to his standards. Count Olaf also attempts to marry Violet, who is only 14, so he can be in control of her inheritance. He puts Sunny in a cage, forcing Violet to marry him.

Count Olaf is tall and thin, wearing a grey suit covered in dark stains. He only has one eyebrow, which makes him look strange and unearthly. His face is unshaven and he has angry, hungry eyes. He even smells bad!

One of the first things the Baudelaire children notice about Count Olaf is a creepy eye tattoo on his ankle. In fact, eyes seem to be everywhere in his house, including on the front door. In one of the stories, Count Olaf wears eye leggings and he looks amusing! Throughout the series, Count Olaf disguises himself to lay his hands on the kids’ money, however they always recognise him because of his eye tattoo.

Count Olaf is a heartless man. The Baudelaire children have nothing left from the fire and all he gives them is a pile of rocks to share. What a Vile Villain he is!

I am excited to announce the MS Readathon 2015 video is up, featuring my friends - Stephen, Joshua, Izabella, Deborah Abela, my school mates and me, too! CLICK HERE to view it.

(Image: Illustrated by Brett Helquist from snicket.wikia.com)