The Count Of Monte Cristo Essay

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The Count of Monte Cristo By: Alexandre Dumas

Type of Literary Work: Historical Novel

This book is an example of a historical Novel. It is historically accurate, and consists of characters that could have existed in the nineteenth century.

Theme:Judgment Day comes to us all inevitably. We all pay for all evil and injustices of our life, yet sometimes there will be someone so viciously wronged, that he will return like a wrath of nature, with and unquenchable thirst for vengeance. Such a vendetta is the building block for the theme of this novel. The Count of Monte Cristo is that wrath of vengeance that crushes those who plotted his demise.

Fernand Mondego and Danglars both wronged Dantes, and both were motivated by envy. Both men
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His good fortune, however, brings about jealousy. Danglars is green with envy over Dantes promotion. Fernand Mondego is jealous of the love Mercedes and Dantes have for each other. Caderousse is simply a avaricious, ill-natured man. Finally, we have the public prosecutor, Villefort. He ;learns that Dantes is carrying a letter to Villefort’s father who is a Bonapartist. In fear that this letter might hurt his position, he throws Dantes into the weary depths of the Chateau d’If. Justification for this action comes by the means of Fernand, Danglars, and Caderousse. They lie, claiming Dantes was a Bonapartist. For years Dantes is brought to lonely depth of despair in prison. He hardly keeps his sanity, and becomes suicidal. His sinking heart is resurrected with the sound of a fellow prisoner burrowing. He too digs, and meets the wise old Abbe Faria. Through the wise Abbe, Dantes learns a wide variety of subjects and becomes a thoroughly learned individual.

The two plan an escape, but shortly before the completion of their plan, the old Abbe dies, but not before revealing the whereabouts of a hidden fortune. 	

The death of the Abbe became Dantes ticket to freedom. He hide in the burial sack meant for the Abbe, and is thrown into the shadowy depths of the ocean. After nearly drowning, Dantes breaks free, and is rescued by a ship of smugglers.

Dantes works for the smugglers until he finds the

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