The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo By: Alexandre Dumas Type of Literary Work: Historical Novel This book is an example of a historical Unique. It is traditionally accurate, and consists of characters that could have existed in the 19th century. Style: Judgment Day concerns us all inevitably. All of us spend for all evil and injustices of our life, yet sometimes there will be someone so viciously mistreated, that he will return like a wrath of nature, with and unquenchable thirst for revenge. Such a vendetta is the foundation for the style of this novel.
The Count of Monte Cristo is that wrath of revenge that crushes those who outlined his demise. Fernand Mondego and Danglars both mistreated Dantes, and both were motivated by envy. Both males were filled with jealousy and never thought about the repercussions of their actions. Villefort gets rid of Dantes due to the fact that of ambition. He would stop at nothing to climb up the stylish ladder. Lastly, Caderousse, a male that is just ill natured, helped in the destruction of Dantes> > None of these guys might fathom how costly the rate of these injustices would be. The actions and unpleasant repercussions exemplify the book’s theme.
Oppression towards the innocent for ignoble motives such as envy and jealousy will become avenged seriously. Live a life of virtue, not of vice, sot that one will not flourish in vain as did the bad guys of this book. Setting: France in the nineteenth century is a country bursting with turmoil. Those devoted to Napoleon fight with those faithful to the French monarchy and Kink Louis. We are crossed this country in this novel, and begin in a small port city in southern France, Marseilles. Marseilles is where the characters are introduced, and where the dispute first.
We rapidly proceed to an island that harbors a jail notorious for nearly impossible escape, and large cruelty, the Chateau d’If. The novel places the characters in the dungeon, offering a sense of helpless anguish, yet from there we proceed. After a brief remain in Rome at the time of the Carnival, we are settled in Paris. Here the majority of the plot is developed. The novel lastly concludes in the Isle of Monte Cristo. Standard Plot: The Pharon, a 3 masted ship is docked by a young, proficient, appealing young sailor by the name of Edmond Dantes.
When the ships owner, Monsieur Morrel, discovers that the ship’s admired captain passed away, he promoted Edmond to the position of captain. This boy, in love with his fianc; e, Mercedes, and with an appealing career as captain, has everything going for him. His good luck, however, produces jealousy. Danglars is green with envy over Dantes promo. Fernand Mondego is envious of the love Mercedes and Dantes have for each other. Caderousse is just a avaricious, ill-natured male. Lastly, we have the public prosecutor, Villefort. He; finds out that Dantes is bring a letter to Villefort’s dad who is a Bonapartist.
In worry that this letter may injure his position, he throws Dantes into the tired depths of the Chateau d’If. Reason for this action comes by the ways of Fernand, Danglars, and Caderousse. They lie, claiming Dantes was a Bonapartist. For years Dantes is given lonesome depth of despair in jail. He barely keeps his sanity, and ends up being self-destructive. His sinking heart is resurrected with the noise of a fellow detainee burrowing. He too digs, and satisfies the smart old Abbe Faria. Through the smart Abbe, Dantes discovers a variety of subjects and ends up being a completely learned individual.
The two prepare an escape, but soon prior to the conclusion of their strategy, the old Abbe dies, however not prior to exposing the location of a hidden fortune. The death of the Abbe ended up being Dantes ticket to flexibility. He conceal in the burial sack indicated for the Abbe, and is tossed into the shadowy depths of the ocean. After nearly drowning, Dantes breaks complimentary, and is saved by a ship of smugglers. Dantes works for the smugglers until he finds the opportunity to be let behind in the Island of Monte Cristo. There he discovers the fabled fortune. Dantes marvels at the extent of wealth found on this Island.
This wealth permits him to become the Count of Monte Cristo. Dantes emerges when again into society as the Count of Monte Cristo in Rome, just in time for the Carnival. He is encouraged by two aspirations: to reward those who were kindhearted and devoted to him and his elderly dad, and to penalize those accountable for the agony in the Chateau d’If. From then on the Count is planning a slow severe, and uncomfortable revenge on those who crossed him. He first needs to be introduced into he crème de la crème of French aristocracy, and society.
He accomplishes this by saving Albert de Morcerf, the son of a prestigious basic, from bandits in Rome. As soon as made familiar with the elite of society, the Count recognizes lots of familiar faces of guys who he yearns revenge from. The count is clever, and is not acknowledged y anybody, with the exception of Mercedes, who never vocalized this knowledge. Fernand, has actually gotten popularity in the army and is called the Count de Morcerf. He is married to Mercedes and ignobly earns all his fame, wealth and status. The Count is aware of these wrong and illicit actions, so he launches this understanding to journalism.
This proof illustrates Fernand as the traitor he truly is, and is messed up. This triggers the family he loves a lot to ostracize him, ultimately causing his misery and suicide. Danglars, and avaricious boy, with an apparent frailty, his love and worship of wealth. The Count is a guy of such monetary power and wit, that he strikes Danglars where it hurts most, his pocket. Danglars is hurled into monetary ruin. Caderousse is a guy of unquenchable greed. The Count of Monte Cristo just sets him up and enjoys among his partners, Bendetto, murder him.
Caderousse’s avarice led him to self-destruction. Villefort was a man with a tainted past. Just to reveal a portion of his history would ended his renowned position. The Count understood of an affair between him and Madame Danglars. The outcome of this affair was an illegitimate kid, which coincidentally brings Villefort’s demise. His end can be found in his own courtroom, with the public admittance of the affair and invalid boy, who ironically was engaged to Danglars’ child, his half sis. The vendetta versus Villefort didn’t halt there. His other half was more corrupt and perverse than he was.
Since of her desire for her boy to get the best possible inheritance, she poisons Villefort’s dad, ex mom? in? law, servant, daddy, and child, Valentine. Her spouse unveils her plot, and pushes her to the point of taking her life, which of her kid. With the realization of the death of Edouard, Madame Villefort’s child, the Count of Monte Cristo is concerned that his wrathful vendetta might have gone too far. His heart is consoled, thought, when he reunites a young couple, Maximilien Morrel and Valentine Villefort on the Isle of Monte Cristo.
The Count’s objective has been accomplished and therefore cruises away with his new found love, Haydee. Main Characters: Due to the extensive length of this novel, the main characters are those that appeared throughout the novel and were vital in the advancement of the plot. Edmond Dantes (aliases: Count of Monte Cristo, Lord Whilmore, Sinbad the Sailor, and Abbe Busoni)Dantes is the lead character and hero of the unique, he experiences a substantial transformation after imprisonment. Before he was unjustly jailed, he was a good-looking, lively, and romantic young man.
He is riding a wave of good luck, when he is betrayed and incarcerated. While in prison he learns from a found out Abbe. Prison provided him an undying lust for revenge. When free from imprisonment, Dantes is now the Count of Monte Cristo, devoted his life to the alleviation of his friends, and the failure of his enemies. He is now had with a thirst for revenge, and uses his extensive understanding to avenge himself. Monsieur Villefort: This guy can be summed up in one statement,; would sacrifice anything to his ambition, even his own father.; He would stop at absolutely nothing to advance economically, socially, and politically.
This appears when he sends to prison Dantes to secure his own interest. Due to the fact that of this, he is the focus of Dantes’ fury. He climes the ranks, and ends up being the most effective police in France. He bears an illegitimate kid with Madame Danglars, which leads to his failure. He is reduced by confessing to his affair, and suffers extensively with the poisoning of his daddy, mother? in? law, child, and child. Monsieur Danglars: Described as an avaricious, envious, and almost despiteful young man, Danglars works his method to end up being a wealthy banker, however in his clime, conspires versus Dantes.
His mess up happened economically, where it hurt one of the most. Fernand Mondego (alias: Count de Morcerf): Fernand began in Marseilles as a simple fisherman who envied Mercedes’ love for Dantes. This jealousy led him to assist in the plot versus Dantes. He ignobly made terrific wealth in the army through treachery and other illegal ways. His death came about when the Count of Monte Cristo exposed his betrayal of Ali Pahsa, a high authorities in Greece. He was guilty of treason and lost his family, which led him to take his life. Mercedes She might not have actually been a significant character, but she was essential to the development of the plot.
She was Dantes fiancee at one point, and the source of Dantes pain throughout incarceration due to their separation. She, upon the arrival of the Count of Monte Cristo, acknowledges him, however says absolutely nothing. She leaves untouched from Dantes’ vendetta. Monsieur Morrel (the senior): He was not as significant as other characters discussed, but helped in the plot’s advancement. It was because of him that Dantes held Maximilien in such high regard. Monsieur Morrel was an excellent, kind, and sharpens male. He promoted Dantes, and attempted to persuade Villefort to launch him from the Chateau d’If.
Enabling him to pay off his debts, and restore his good name and fortune rewards his excellent will. Character most liked: In the novel, I grew especially fond of Monsieur Morrel. His heart was free from hate of thirst for vengeance. He was honest and thrived by helping others. He and his kid were the only really good-hearted men in the book. He ran a firm with honest practices and constantly assisted Dantes. When the Count repaid him for his generosity, the reward was genuinely been worthy of. Individual Assessment: After reading this book, I can see why it has such and enduring popularity. The plot is amazing, and takes in the reader into a romantic adventure.
The characters are clearly explained, and are put into scenarios causing the reader to grow emotions toward the characters. I would definitely suggest this book for the sheer reality of how involved you end up being in the novel. I kept wishing to continue checking out to see what twist would turn up next. If I could alter one thing in the unique, it would be the Count of Monte Cristo in one respect. He declared to be God’s angle of vengeance, suggesting his actions were God’s will. I think God is merciful, and punishment come about as repercussion of our own sinful deeds, and not since God wants to punish us.