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RE: Chapter Six
Posted by: tanyac
When: 4/14/2004 4:20:29 PM
I was the literary illuminator for this chapter. 1. standoffish - page 74 - adj. unsociable; reluctant to associate with others I chose this word because I am sure that everyone has met one or two people who have been very standoffish. I like too how Lemony explains this word. Count Olaf is now trying to be so nice to the children even though he's been mean to them since the day he met them. I find it interesting because to me when he tries to explain how he's sorry for being mean he uses a word that doesn't even make sense. It's hard to believe that the Count is being sincere. 2. marvelous - page 75 - adj. causing astonishment or wonder The reason I chose this word is because it seems very sneaky. Well actually the word isn't sneaky, but the context it's used in, definitely is. Why is Count Olaf suddenly being so nice to the Baudelaire children? Why does he want them to participate in the play The Marvelous Marriage? I think it's a little odd that now he wants Violet to be his wife. Maybe this marriage would only be marvelous to him. 3. neighborly - page 77 - adj. appropriate to, characteristic of, or exhibiting the feelings of a friendly neighbor. I chose this word for the same reasons I chose the word marvelous. Why is Count Olaf suddenly taking interest in his neighbor Justice Strauss? He never cared about his neighbors before so why now does he want to become so friendly. Could the fact that Justice Strauss is a judge have anything to do with the fact that he wants her to participate in, The Marvelous Marriage? In response to: Please describe your thoughts on this chapter from your literature circle role perspective.
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