The Count of Monte Cristo, Written by Alexander Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Alexander Dumas, is a timeless novel about a young sailor named Edmond Dantes who is locked up for alleged conspiracy with Napoleon. Destined a life in prison, Dantes finds that the series of disastrous events that led to his jail time were caused by his very own “pals”. Vowing to get his vengeance, Dantes handles to leave captivity, and find those who made his life miserable. Dantes then determines himself as the Count of Monte Cristo in order to execute his thoroughly wrought vengeance to bring down each and every one of his avengers.

Although there are several themes throughout this novel, the one most prevalent is the determination needed to get what one desires. Dantes begins to reveal perseverance the minute he escapes from the Chateau d’ If in his determination to get revenge on those who triggered his jail time. In his new life as the Count of Monte Cristo, Dantes kindles brand-new relationships with his former associates in effort to turn them on each other from within. At first Monte Cristo appears to be totally heartless; however, he does discover methods to benefit his brand-new buddies along with get his revenge. Monte Cristo’s first target is Monsieur de Villefort.

Before his conviction Monte Cristo believes that he can rely on Villefort to assist clear his name; however, Villefort turns on him to safeguard his own credibility. After punishing Villefort for his wrongs, Monte Cristo wants absolutely nothing more than to leave Villefort and his household alones. ‘”I’ve come to tell you that you have actually paid your debt to me which from now on I will hope to God not to penalize you any further”‘ (484 ). In this statement Monte Cristo is trying to express that the discomfort that has been brought to the Villefort family was his doing. Monte Cristo then focuses on ruining the life of Monsieur de Morcerf, former Fernand Mondego.

Just a month after Dantes’ imprisonment, Mercedes, Dantes’ fiancee, receives word that her beloved Edmond Dantes had actually died in jail. Since of her solitude, and the fact that she was pregnant with Dantes’ kid, Albert, Mercedes forces herself to proceed and weds Fernand. Although no one else acknowledges Monte Cristo as Dantes, Mercedes sees right through him the first time that they meet since his imprisonment. Mercedes asks Dantes to forgive Fernand for the pain that he has caused Dantes and his dad; nevertheless, Dantes totally changes into an uncaring, revenge-seeking beast, and will not stop until he has actually finished his plan. “Ask me to forgive a guy for taking my love … a fan’s deception. Extremely well, because you ask I forgive him. Ask me to forgive him for stealing fourteen years of my life, forgiven. However forgiven for ruining my daddy? Never ever! “‘ (377 ). Using the information that Haydee, among Monte Cristo’s slaves, had about her daddy’s murder, Monte Cristo reveals Fernand’s role in numerous conspiracies. In an effort to avoid a bad image Mercedes and Albert leave their home with absolutely nothing to begin a new life. After seeing his spouse and boy leave, Fernand realizes that Monte Cristo still has everything while he has absolutely nothing.

Fernand then eliminates himself because he thinks that Monte Cristo has won. Love is another reoccurring example of perseverance throughout this novel. Although Monte Cristo still likes Mercedes he is also mindful that he can never be with her. What he is uninformed of is that there is another person in his life that wants to be with him forever. Monte Cristo is blind to this love at first because Haydee is his slave, so she is needed to do whatever she is told. Nevertheless, Haydee expresses her true love for Monte Cristo by declining to leave despite the fact that Monte Cristo grants her flexibility. ‘I like the life you’ve constantly made so sweet for me and I ‘d regret it if I needed to pass away. “‘ (529 ). Maximilien and Valentine are an ideal example of true love. They have the world against them, but due to the fact that of their never-failing love they have the ability to get through every obstacle thrown their method together. Maximilien enjoys Valentine dearly, however Valentine is being required to marry Franz d’ Epinay, a guy she doesn’t genuinely love. Max and Valentine try everything to be together until they are completely helpless. Valentine’s mute grandfather (Villefort’s father) actions in and terrifies Franz off since he can not stand to see his granddaughter so upset.

Then catastrophe strikes the Villefort house when Valentine is poisoned with brucine. Due to the fact that of all of the other tragedies in the house, Valentine had been developing immunity to the drug in case the murderer need to attempt to eliminate her too. Although love appeared helpless to Max and Valentine as soon as again, Monte Cristo made them promise to trust him and everything would be all right. Monte Cristo puts whatever on the line when he stages Valentine’s death, so that she and Max can be together. Nevertheless, Monte Cristo does not share his strategy with Max, so Max believes that Valentine is dead and is left entirely helpless. “I love her deeply, incredibly! I like her so much I ‘d give all my blood to save her from shedding a single tear! I like Valentine de Villefort who is being killed at this very minute, do you hear me? And I’m asking you and God to inform me how I can conserve her! “‘ (402 ). Monte Cristo enjoys Max and Valentine so much because they advise him of himself when he was young and in love with Mercedes. He wants Max to have whatever that he could not have due to the fact that of his dreadful fate. As A Result, Monte Cristo offers Max and Valentine his fortune to give them the very best possible life.

One’s determination to achieve a goal surface areas in practically every character in this novel. Determination displays itself in various types throughout this novel, from love to revenge to uncovering the reality. As an outcome of their persistence and unyielding love, Max and Valentine find the pleased ending that they had actually been looking for their entire lives. Haydee professes her love for Dantes, which causes Dantes to understand the true reason that he might not love Mercedes. Since of his perseverance Dantes is able to start a new life after being betrayed by his enemies, and eventually achieves whatever he pledged to end up.

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