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|“||The three Baudelaires may be long gone, but there is a fourth Baudelaire here, waiting for you to untie "My Silence Knot" and help me find the end of a story that began with you--in the very room where I sit now, about to hand this letter to my business letter writing instructor so he will grade it and mail it.||”|
— Beatrice Baudelaire II, The Beatrice Letters
Beatrice Baudelaire II (also known as Beatrice Baudelaire, and non-canonically as Beatrice Snicket) is the daughter of Kit Snicket born during The End. She is ten years old by the time her final letter in The Beatrice Letters is written.
Kit Snicket gave birth to Beatrice on the island; she died as a result of poisoning by the Medusoid Mycelium, and gave her daughter to Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire to raise. When Beatrice opened her eyes for the first time, she saw the sunrise and cried.
Named after the Baudelaires' late mother, she was raised by the Baudelaires for a year on that island. Whenever Beatrice would wake up in the middle of the night, the children would take her onto the top of the brae and have breakfast with her while staring at the sea. Beatrice also developed her own "babytalk" way of speaking, which Sunny understood best.
She grew up very quickly, looking very much like her mother, and "eagerly explored the island at every opportunity." Her guardians kept her very safe, despite everything on the island that could harm her, though she learned about danger from the book the Baudelaires would read aloud each evening.
After about a year, the Baudelaires decide to leave the island as the coastal shelf floods again, knowing that they can't shelter her forever. While packing, Beatrice requests they bring cake.
Beatrice stops before they leave to say goodbye at her mother's grave, and when she arrives at the boat, she sees the nameplate, and she speaks a word- whether she's reading the plate or saying her own name is a mystery.
Early LifeThe Baudeaires' boat, The Beatrice, crashed, but Beatrice and her guardians survived due to Violet's emergency repairwork.
Beatrice remembers her guardians a little; she recalls Violet tying up her hair and telling her that she'd saved her life. She also remembers Klaus squinting at books through his glasses, giving her notes on mountain climbing, and telling her that without her, he would have died in despair not long after the destruction of the Hotel Denouement. She also mentions that even Sunny told her that she could not survive without her, giving her knowledge of making snacks from wildflowers and weeds, and she notes that she recognized Sunny's voice on the radio discussing her recipes.
At some point between this period and the time she turned ten, Beatrice somehow became separated from the Baudelaires. She did, however, have a ring which Kit told the Baudelaires to give to Beatrice.Lemony Snicket, in the hopes that he will help her track her guardians.
In her first letter, she concedes that he may not believe she is who she says she is, but she has been searching for help for years, and that she hopes he, as a detective, can tell her about his past so that they can find the Baudelaires, though she asks that he tell her during the day, as her bedtime is fairly early
Her second letter is written on a typewriter in Snicket's office, on the thirteenth floor of one of the nine dreariest buildings in the city. From the window, she can see plants sprouting from the ashes for a fire. While Snicket has abandoned the office, she finds his conspiracy map, along with several notes that belong to him. She also finds a box of letters, which are all jumbled together and in improper order. She once again begs him to talk to her, before heading to the hills to search for him.Beatrice encounters some shepherds who had previously seen Snicket, who had been living as a brae-man in a cave in the hills for a few months, as if waiting for someone. Beatrice trades them her ring for a yak ride to the cave; the only thing Snicket has left in there is a letter that she collects and a piece of paper she writes her third note on. She reveals that she has been traveling alone for the last year, and that all she has learned sso far is that when he left the cave, he said that he was in the mood for a root beer float; thus, she returns to the city. She is getting increasingly concerned, as her memories of her guardians are starting to fade. She returns to the city, first by yak, then by foot, then by yak-foot.
Beatrice manages to follow Snicket to a library, where he stands for nearly an hour staring into a glass case of staged poetry, including My Silence Knot. Afterwards, he sits on a bench in the park, examining a ring in the surface, before strolling to the edge of a pond, and then making a mad dash for Doldrum Drive and getting onto a bus. She follows him on a rickshaw and into his office building, but he does not answer when she knocks on his door. The next day, Beatrice enters a VFD Secretarial School and letter-writing class in order to send a fourth note to Snicket; the vice principal does not believe the name she gave them upon arrival.Beatrice positions herself in the office above Snicket's, now convinced he doesn't want to talk to her. She tells him in her fifth letter that she is desperate to find the baudelaires, and she has been studying under the last few volunteers in hopes of finding them and him. She was given a spiky metal tool by her last instructor before she headed to the hills in search of orphans and to escape enemies, which she uses to drill a hole in her floor to drop her letter into Snicket's office.
Somehow, in another attempt to contact her uncle, Beatrice embarrasses Snicket in front of his friends. She finds him at a restaurant, and asks a waiter to bring an apology card with his drink, telling him to rip the card in half when he was done with his root beer float if he did not want to talk to her, and she would leave him alone, but if he wanted to meet her, she was the ten-year-old at the corner table. Considering the note is still in one piece in the file, it is presumable that Snicket finally met with his niece.
TV Series Divergent Canon
Beatrice appears in the Netflix series' adaptation of The End as a baby. While her role doesn't change much from the books, Kit does get to hold her before she dies, and in the Epilogue she doesn't speak.She also appears in the episode as her ten-year-old self (played by Angelina Capozzoli) in a subplot which incorporates the story of The Beatrice Letters, detailing her attempts to track her Uncle Lemony, though in this he is not consciously trying to avoid her. She does not seem to be separated from the Baudelaires, as she does not mention this predicament to anyone, meaning that she simply wants to meet her Uncle. She barely misses him outside of a café as she boards a trolley to the remains of the Hotel Denouement, and then also misses him while in the underground VFD tunnels.
She finally manages to slip a letter under his door, and he meets her for a rootbeer float. She has the book from the island with her- in this adaptation, titled An Incomplete History, and asks if he wants to hear a story about their family. She finds out he knows some of the tale, but is excited to be able to tell him about what happened after The End- namely, when they got picked up by Female Finnish Pirates.
It is unclear who Beatrice's father was. Her father was theorized to be Dewey Denouement as he whispers Kit's name during his death in The Penultimate Peril from a harpoon gun and drowning, perhaps implying a relationship between Kit and Dewey.
However, in the book, the only confirmed relationship Kit had was with Count Olaf, allowing for the possibility that he is actually her father, although this would mean that Kit and Olaf would have had to been together several months before The End, which seems unlikely (but not impossible) given their antagonistic relationship.
The TV show's canon chooses to portray Dewey Denouement as Beatrice's father unambiguously. In the Netflix version, he and Kit had been planning on defecting from V.F.D. to raise their child after Count Olaf's trial.
If Count Olaf is her biological father, that would make her a third cousin five times removed or a fourth cousin four times removed from her adoptive relatives, the Baudelaires. If Dewey Denouement is her biological father, that would make her the niece of Frank and Ernest Denouement.
— Chapter Fourteen
— Chapter Fourteen
|“||Vi! Kla! Sun!||”|
— Chapter Fourteen
— Chapter Fourteen, final word of the book and series.
|“||For years I kept quiet, feeling all my words twisting and tangling inside me like skeins of yarn, as I searched desperately for someone who could be of assistance. Now I must untie "My Silence Knot" and write to a man I have never seen, even if he is not the man for who I am looking, and even if I am looking in the wrong place for the right man, or the right place for the wrong man, or both, or neither, or both both and neither.||”|
— BB to LS #1
|“||Nevertheless, I am hoping you will discuss your past with me. I am hoping you will tell me a story that began many years ago, in what I was told is a sort of classroom. I am hoping you are who I am hoping you are, and I am hoping that you are still in your dusty office, and I am hoping that this letter reaches you. In short, I am hoping for the best.||”|
— BB to LS #1
|“||Either I am a very good detective, or you are very lousy at hiding things-- or you want me to come to where you are.||”|
— BB to LS #2
|“||This is why it is so important for me to find my family. As time goes on, memories fade. Violet tying up her hair in a ribbon, to keep it out of her eyes, Klaus squinting at a book through his glasses, Sunny appearing on the radio to discuss her recipes- I don't want these to be the only things I remember of the most important people in my life.||”|
— BB to LS #3
|“||Why didn't you answer? Why won't you answer any of my questions? I must have at least twelve.||”|
— BB to LS #4
|“||Violet told me once that I saved her life, and Klaus claimed that without me he would have died in despair not long after the destruction of the Hotel Denouement. Even Sunny said that she could not have survived without me. But I don't have to tell you how brave and resourceful, how loyal and well-read those three people are. It is I who would have been lost without them.||”|
— BB to LS #5
|“||I owe my life to them, and now that we have been separated, I will not rest until I find them again.||”|
— BB to LS #5
|“||I cannot imagine why someone as noble as yourself-- assuming, once more, that you are the man I believe you to be-- will not meet someone who wants so very much to talk to you. Please, sir, I beg of you, simply walk out the door, head down the corridor toward the east staircase, walk up one flight of stairs, head down a corridor, and knock on the door of the office directly above yours, and untie "My Silence Knot."||”|
— BB to LS #5
|“||I am sorry I embarrassed you in front of your friends. I only wanted to talk to you. The waiter agreed to bring this card with your drink. If you don't want to meet me, rip it in half when you are done with your root beer float, and I will leave and never try to contact you again. But if you want to meet me, I'm the ten-year-old girl at the corner table. -B.||”|
— BB to LS #6
|“||I'm looking for someone.||”|
— The End
|“||Would you like to hear a story about our family?||”|
— The End
- Although not a Baudelaire by blood, she refers to herself as 'Beatrice Baudelaire' in her letters documented in The Beatrice Letters. The most likely reason seems to be simply that she considers the Baudelaires to be more of a family to her than the Snickets (or the Denouements) or that the Baudelaires have raised her all her life.
- Her silhouette can be seen hiding in the back of Beatrice's hair on the cover of The Beatrice Letters.
- Sunny Baudelaire's nickname for Beatrice in Chapter Fourteen was 'you little thing', described as 'a term of endearment she had made up herself'.
- Interestingly, she is costumed with a red beret in the Netflix adaptation, an article that was notably owned by Ellington Feint and Cleo Knight.
|Grandparents (unknown if adoptive or biological)||Grandparents|
|Unknown||Unknown||Unnamed Guardians||Biological Parents †||Parents||Unknown to which Anwhistle parent|
|Monty Montgomery †||Monty Montgomery's sister||Bertrand's Cousin||Bertrand Baudelaire †||Beatrice Baudelaire †||Unnamed Mother †||Unknown|
|Violet Baudelaire||Klaus Baudelaire||Sunny Baudelaire||Gregor Anwhistle †||Ike Anwhistle †||Josephine Anwhistle †|
|Beatrice Baudelaire II|
|A. Snicket||B. Snicket||Chas. Snicket|
|D. Snicket||E. Snicket †||Jacob Snicket †||F. Snicket|
|G. Snicket||H. Snicket||I. Snicket||Jacques Snicket †||Kit Snicket †||Lemony Snicket||M. Snicket||N. Snicket||O. Snicket|
|Beatrice Baudelaire II|
Biological (TV Series)
|Snicket Father †||Snicket Mother †||Unnamed Parents †|
|Jacques Snicket †||Kit Snicket †||Lemony Snicket||Dewey Denouement †||Ernest Denouement||Frank Denouement|
|Beatrice Baudelaire II|
|A Series of Unfortunate Events (Books)|
|1. The Bad Beginning (1999):||Absent||7. The Vile Village (2001):||Absent|
|2. The Reptile Room (1999):||Absent||8. The Hostile Hospital (2001):||Absent|
|3. The Wide Window (2000):||Absent||9. The Carnivorous Carnival (2002):||Absent|
|4. The Miserable Mill (2000):||Absent||10. The Slippery Slope (2003):||Absent|
|5. The Austere Academy (2000):||Absent||11. The Grim Grotto (2004):||Absent|
|6. The Ersatz Elevator (2001):||Absent||12. The Penultimate Peril (2005):||Absent|
|13. The End (2006):||Debut|
|All the Wrong Questions|
|Who Could That Be at This Hour? (2012):||Absent||Shouldn't You Be in School? (2014):||Absent|
|When Did You See Her Last? (2013):||Absent||Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights? (2015):||Absent|
|File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (2014):||Absent|
|Other Snicket Books|
|Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (2002):||Absent|
|The Dismal Dinner (2004):||Absent|
|The Beatrice Letters (2006):||Appears|
|The Hero of the Story (2017):||Absent|