In the book The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. An important scene in the book is when Count Olaf vanished from the play. "The Baudelaire youngsters looked around and saw that not only had Count Olaf vanished, but his accomplices."(158) The characters don't want to live with him. Violet does not want to marry Count Olaf. The plot takes place towards the falling action. Towards the end of the story Olaf is no where to be found. I think that Olaf will not be found. The Baudelaire children will go live with some other relative. “I’m sorry to tell you this, children, but I cannot allow you to be raised by someone who is not a relative.”(160) The children want to live with Justice Strauss. She was the lawyer that was going to marry Violet and Olaf because she thought it was just a play but it was a real play. The play was set up by Count Olaf because he wants to take all the Baudelaire's fortune.
The main conflict in this story is that the Baudelaire children are living with Count Olaf. Count Olaf is pretending to be their Uncle. They went with him because their parents died in a fire. The problem affects the children because Olaf does not treat them well. Count Olaf is trying to marry Violet. He's going to make a play to get to marry Violet. The play is not fake but they think it's fake. The conflict is external because they are going to fight Olaf. Also internal because they are scared that something could happen to them and get separated. The conflict is personal because it would only affect them and not the rest. They can get separated and lose their fortune. The people would not get affected and nothing would change in their lives but the children it would.