The Count of Monte Cristo Identity Modifications
The Count of Monte Cristo is a very sourceful book with characters developing various and new identities. Fernand modifications to Count de Morcerf during the time of Dantes’ jail time, Mercedes modifications to Countess de Morcerf after her marriage to Fernand, Cadderouse changes to M. Pilletin, Benedetto changes to Andrea Cavalcanti to camouflage and murders Cadderouse, and last however certaintly not least Edmund Dantes with the numerous identity modifications.
Even though these characters names are just being altered or in Dantes’ case, altering their names, this still means developing various identities. In every identity change, there is a different name or “alias” as some individuals call it, and with every name comes a various identity. Dantes needed to create a various character to opt for each new character to keep himself camouflaged. Much like anybody else who might be popular, people feel the need to change their identities for many different reasons, some more frequently utilized than others.
People who change their identities might feel the need to alter their identity, because it lets you be somebody various, it’s distinct, it specifies who you actually are or who you wish to be, it enables you to conceal or avoid yourself and others, and many other reasons. For these factors or at least a few of them, I feel that Dantes, the primary character of this book develops a new identity many times. The main factor I believe that he altered his identity a lot of times was to conceal himself Edmund Dantes from individuals he faced.
As I stated before, Edmund Dantes produced these different identities to hide from the other characters that he challenged in the book. He faced many individuals whom he had confronted in the past. Appearing as Dantes would have most likely triggered more conflict between him and those characters. For instance: I think the first identity change followed he got away from jail and found the treasure. Dantes had actually disguised himself into the priest Abbe Busconi. He had an encounter with Fernand earlier in the book (p. 88-89) and did not want him to acknowledge that he was Edmund Dantes, the man who was when engaged to Mercedes.
For that reason, I feel that he was concealing himself from Fernand as disguising himself as a priest at this time and could have believed that Fernand would admit to him about being included with the conspiracy of getting Dantes secured. Another case in which Dantes was hiding himself is when on page 102-103, when he was camouflaged as the English Rep. of Thompson and French. He pertained to pay a debt for Morrel, in which he owed somebody back once again in the beginning of the book. Dantes worked for Morrel on the ship, and he returned as the English rep. to pay off his financial obligation so that Morrel would not know who it truly was.
Possibly Dantes at that time felt that exposing his identity would be threatening to the circumstance that he was involved in. After this point of being disguised as the English rep. came the brand-new identity Sinbad the Sailor (p. 106). I believed Dantes simply used that name to make the characters associated with this scenario forget the English rep. and to present the new identity of the Count of Monte Cristo (p. 106). The Count of Monte Cristo is Dantes’ main character in this book. Dantes created numerous identities because these identities allowed him to be somebody he was not.
Some of his identities had stronger personalities than others. The largest roles were the priest and Count of Monte Cristo allowed Dantes to have the “edge” in circumstances. Acting as a priest enabled him to receive the images of a priest. Being disguised as a priest permits Dantes to be treated with a lot more regard than he would get if he was Dantes. The Count of Monte Cristo was dealt with as with the most regard by all of the characters he came in contact with, like the priest. Everyone appreciated Monte Cristo. Why? The method he appeared to individuals assessed how the way people treated him.
Creating these numerous identities, we see that Edmund Dantes felt that his real identity may have been a threat to the people he was available in contact with throughout the book. He simply felt the need to be someone different in every upcoming circumstance, and hide the brand-new Edmund Dantes. Obviously after all of this time, Dantes ended up being somebody totally various, from the time that he was locked away till the end of this book. By him producing all these different identities, they at a long time became a part of the real Dantes, making him once again somebody different.
By Dantes developing a lot of identities and revealing himself to individuals as a various individual, this reveals that the vengeance versus some of those characters were obstructing Dantes’ real look, and they were unable to see that he was who he really was. When Dantes’ reveals his true identity, there was a great deal of wonder. The idea of Dantes deceiving these people and fooling them into thinking that he was somebody he actually was not. This all was a great lesson for each of the characters who were looking for vengeance on other characters. The lesson is: vengeance might sound sweet, however beware because it can blind you.