These are three times Violet Baudelaire’s beauty is commented on before page 100 of book 1. Each time it’s by a villain. In fact, Violet’s attractiveness is almost only commented on by villains throughout the series. Her general physical appearances and the physical appearances of other characters are only commented on otherwise when it’s a plot point, such as the triplets being identical or Klaus wearing glasses, besides Mr. Snicket’s rare general references to the fact they the Baudelaire children have “pleasant facial features.”
Violet is not important because she is beautiful. From the very beginning she impresses readers with her inventing skills, courage, and care for her siblings. Unlike most female characters, her looks are treated as trivial. Her attractiveness is actually a negative thing at times because it leads to harassment from Count Olaf and his theater troupe. As a reader you don’t miss hearing what Violet looks like. You don’t notice it, because you can get such a full picture of her by reading about her actions and feelings.
Lemony Snicket is telling children everywhere that it is abilities that are important, not outward appearances. In a beauty-obsessed world where girls Violet’s age and even younger are taught that looking good is the most important thing and treated by men like slabs of meat, Violet is a beacon of hope. Her looks don’t matter. Her talents and virtues do.
The only time Violet’s physical beauty is mentioned by another character is when Quigley calls her beautiful. I think it’s worth noting that he goes for the full flavor of “beautiful” instead of the lesser adjective “pretty” that seems to be the standard of the villains.
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