Showing the contrast between the positive and negative aspects of nature, relating life events to nature, things again he is unable to control, the storm is the stormy life which had been drawn out for him.
Near the beginning of the book, there was a storm. This storm caused their boat to be wrecked onto this island. The storm was so bad, the kids could not find any remnants of it. Count Olaf decided to go straight into the storm.
“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.