Eyes of Revenge: The Count of Monte Cristo Essay

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Alexandre Dumas is the author of the adventurous love story The Count of Monte Cristo, used both internal and external conflicts along with imagery. These literary elements enhanced the theme that revenge can drive a man to do the unthinkable. Dumas used these elements to tell the story of France’s history. His bestselling novels are not deep but have spectacular adventure, action, and larger-than-life-characters. Alexandre Dumas was a French play writer and author from the 19th century and was born July 24, 1802 in the Ville-Cotterets in France. He is the son of an inn keeper’s daughter named Mary Louis Labouret and of a general named Thomas Alexandre Davy la Pailletereie. He is the third child born from his mother. Dumas’ father is the…show more content…
He admitted to having dozens of illegitimate children and only claimed three of them. Two of his illegitimate children were there for him in his last years. His son who shared the same name as him was known as Alexandre Dumas fils because like his father he wrote novels. If anyone was to look up his father’s name you would see Alexandre Dumas pere. His daughter that he claimed is known as Madame Petel (Oxenhander 471, “Dumas, Alexandre”). Dumas was a man who wanted to be involved in any way possible. He decided to enlist in the National Guard, where he became a captain. He also took a role in the July 1830 revolution in Bastille where France got its independence (Liukkonen). Before Dumas became the illustrious writer that everyone knew about, he worked a clerk for a couple of years. He began writing at young and wrote vaudeville plays that were light musical comedies. He also started to write historical plays with a close friend named Adolphe de Leuven. His first true plays were written in 1825 through 1826. By 1851, Dumas had written 20 plays either alone or in collaboration (Oxenhander 471). At the age of 27, Dumas wrote Henry III but his first true novel was Captain Paul in 1838 which was a rewrite play. Dumas wanted to write a series of books about the history of France. In his series he wrote the extraordinary novels The Count of Monte
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