In this quote, Villefort finds out that Dante’s is about to get married and starts to actually feel sorry for the man because he himself was also about to get married. I chose this quote because I think it symbolizes that even though Villefort is mainly an antagonist he still has good aspects to him as well.
Victor is engaged to a woman named Elizabeth, who he plans to marry after his scientific endeavors hopefully make him a distinguished, groundbreaking scientist. Dante, like Victor, has a woman in his life that he plans to be with at the end of his journey, but in order to see her he must first go through Hell to see the consequences of his actions as a sinner. Victor has sinned just like Dante; he committed fraudulence, violence, and incontinence on the behalf of his wretched
Faria, a priest, completely changes Dantés' perspective on life when he helps Dantés figure out who put him in prison and why. Faria regretted what he had done to Dantés' innocent mind. Dumas writes, "Faria looked at him [Dantés] steadfastly and said, 'I regret having helped you clarify your past and having told you what I did.' 'Why?' 'Because I have instilled in your heart a feeling that wasn't there before: vengeance" (Dumas 58). When Faria dies, Dantés considers killing himself, but ends up vowing to get revenge instead. After a dramatic escape, Dantés sets out to destroy the lives of those who turned on him using his riches, important friends, and vast amount of knowledge. Dantés states, "He doomed these unknown men to all the tortures his fiery imagination could contrive, but even the cruelest ones seemed too mild and too short for them, for after the torment would come death, which would bring them, if not rest, at least the insensibility which resembles it" (Dumas 42). After life in prison, Dantés was no longer recognizable. He had been changed from the innocent, carefree, living life to the fullest boy of nineteen to a hardened and cynical adult man. Dantés' path of life had now become reversed the second he hits the water. He now lies to and uses everyone around him to further his own agenda of gaining revenge similar to the way
Supporting the statement that Edmond devotion and care is set towards his loved ones, for he does not worry about his well being because prospering with his family means he is the best he can be. Edmond’s fortunate life included perspectives of those who purged at his life virgiousling stated “Dantes will certainly carry the day; he will marry their fair damsel, become captain, and have the laugh over us, unless….’ a livid smile was seen to pass over his lips ‘unless I set to work’”(Dumas, 20). Danglars is sarcastically boasting of Dante’s blessed life to infuriate Fernand, who envied Dantes’. The life of Dantes’ was not always so fortunate, though he did not sense this hatred among his companions, it was still prevalent to his death. Consequently, this envious perspective lead to Dante's’ framed imprisonment, for he suffered and his enemies prospered. Edmond is a naive being who believed he was always admired, however Danglars and his accomplices were outliers. When one thrives, others attempt to hinder that growth, and in this case Danglars succeeded with the death of Dante's. Dante’s was not admired by all, for his fortune and purpose in life to prosper with his loved who he cared deeply about was
Edmond was wrongly accused of treason and sent to imprisonment for life. Edmond spends his next 14 years in the disconsolate Chateau d’lf, a prison sitting on an island at which no prisoner has ever escaped. As Edmond has lost all hope and “... God has faded from (his) heart,” he meets a priest, an old man who was sent to Chateau d’lf 11 years before Edmond. The priest is a very knowledgeable man with great persistence and belief in god. Continuously throughout the movie, the priest helps Edmond keep his belief in God and reminds him of why he is trying to escape similar to when King Melchizedek in The Alchemist was reminding Santiago that, “It's your mission on earth." Both of these men required a guardian and another person pushing them on and guiding them in their
The main theme that is presented within The Count of Monte Cristo is that revenge and manipulation is easily able to hurt someone, but also benefit another. In this case, Edmond Dantès takes the side of benefit and those brought underneath his vengeance had been ruined. After a plan carefully schemed by three of his false friends, Dantes was thrown into prison and placed under a situation of betrayal and resentment. This long wait in the chateau d’If had put a need for revenge into Dantès head which had transformed him into the Count of Monte Cristo. Although the Count was considered bitter and cold, his seek for revenge had only benefitted him into a more creatively malicious character. Furthermore, this manipulation that Dantès had been put
Edmond Dantes eventually escapes prison but rapidly realizes the prison of secrecy he places upon himself. Edmond cannot reveal his identity when he leaves and therefore he is forced to become someone new with all the knowledge of his past self. This burden morphs into the remoteness he had felt inside his cell slowly eating at him. When he first returns to the land where he had once resided he is described
Dantes is viewed as a fortunate young man with a promising future ahead of him. This good fortune makes him a target of multiple people who’d do harm to him so they could benefit. Edmond takes the liberty of being kind to everyone, even those who could have reasons to dislike him. Alexandre Damas illustrates one occurrence in the arbor of a tavern where Danglars, Caderousse, and Fernand are all present. Edmond is not far off with his fiancé Mercedes when Caderousse calls out to him about their wedding, and Edmond tells the men, “All our friends will be there, which means you’re invited, Monsieur Danglars, and you too, Caderousse” (16). Edmond does not see that Fernand is madly jealous of him because of his bride to be and Danglars is put out by his promotion to captain of the Pharaon.
understands the accusations planned against Dantes. Fernand’s crime is a rash crime. Also with the desire to have Mercédès for himself, Fernand takes Danglars’s bait and mails the letter. Caderousse is guiltier of his cowardice. He is doesn’t participate in drafting or mailing the letter. Caderousse knows Dante’s motives with the letter are innocent, but he says nothing to defend Dantes when he is arrested. Caderousse feels bad for Dantes as well as guilt over his part in the crime, he is too scared of turning himself in and chooses to stay quiet and let an innocent man go to prison.
Come on, Villefort: to work.” (Pg. 25) This quote is important also because it leads to the climax of the novel. The letter which got Dantes arrested was supposed to be sent to his Bonapartist father, Monsieur Noirtier, with whom Villefort had broken ties with and could’ve got in trouble. He promises Dantes to set him free the next day from prison, but the truth is something else. 7.
He is being promoted as captain of the mighty “Pharaon”, and he is about to get married to the love of his life, the beautiful Mercédès, all at the young age of nineteen. Initially, Dantès is a loving man whose love is returned right back to him. Essentially, being naïve or innocent is a state of preliminary happiness. A state of innocence refers to not having been tainted or affected in any way by the harsh realities of life. Subsequently, one who is innocent is inevitably happy, therefore, such is Dantès initial state. Edmond Dantès is at the peak of his life, and like many young men he is oblivious to issues that do not concern him. He is so overjoyed by his own good fortune that it shadows any sense of awareness towards harm that may be inflicted upon him or the people that he loves.
Going back in the story, everything was good. The friendship between Fernand Mondego and Edmond Dantes seems valuable and so Mercedes, Dantes’ fiancée was all at well. But then sometimes, unexpected revelations came whenever you aren’t expecting it. It is quite funny to imagine that the person whom you trusted and unexpected to be the cause of such a trouble – is the same person who will bring you down and seize to take all you have which also he envied long time ago. We can see that this is what Fernand Mondego did, though it is a fiction but also, a fact!
Young Edmond Dantes was very naïve and innocent. When talking with Monsieur Morrell about going to the Isle of Elba, delivering a package and taking a letter from there, he says “How could it get me into trouble? I do not even know what was in
Dantes seeks revenge against Caderousse by using the tailor’s greed as a means to his downfall as well as by passively allowing justice to take place regarding Caderousse’s unfortunate fate. Caderousse is Dantes’ neighbor who scams Dantes’ father while his son is away on the Pharaon. As a result, the old man starves because he cannot buy food. Thus, Caderousse’s initial offense against Dantes is that he, out of his greed, essentially steals money from his father, knowing that he can wait and does not need the money right at that time. In addition, while Caderousse is not as active as Danglars and Fernand are in regards to getting Dantes arrested, he drinks a lot and, as a drunkard, he not only “hardly knows what [he] is doing”(104), but he also passively allows the plan to unfold.
Edmond Dantes was a 19 year old man who became captain of a ship name the Pharaon. He was much loved by everyone. He is pretty gullible and becomes vengeful when the one guy he considered his friend betrayed him the other two who he was not to fond of ruined his life. He was a respectable young man who showed that numerous times like when he had to leave Morrel while he was talking to him; he said “I beg you excuse me, Monsieur Morrel (Dumas 5). He was to be betrothed to a girl named Mercedes who he’d loved very much but he loved his father most of all. He felt bad when he found out his father was broke from paying his debt causing him to fall to his knees and said “may God forgive me” (Dumas 9). Dantès is a pretty unique character who