The Count of Monte Cristo: Revenge
The Count of Monte Cristo: Vengeance The Story of Edmond Dantes, the Sailor, who Becomes the Rich & & Powerful Count of Monte Cristo and Retaliates on all his Enemies. Chesky Hoffman June 17, 1996 Dr. Goodale In this essay I will demonstrate how Edmond Dantes penalizes his four enemies with relation to their particular ambitions. Edmond is sent to jail due to his enemies’ jealousy. After he escapes he becomes rich and powerful and gets back at them. Prior to I connect to you how Dantes gets back at his enemies I wish to acquaint you with the story. The story describes the life of its primary character Edmond Dantes.
He is promoted to captain of his ship. This promo sparks the jealousy of his fellow shipmate Danglars. Dantes is then incorrectly implicated of being a Bonapartist. This implies he sides with Napoleon Bonaparte and is devoting treason versus his own king. He is sent to a jail called the Chateau d’If. The Chateau d’If was surrounded by water and was referred to as a place of no return. When Dantes gets away, he retaliates against his 4 enemies who conspired against him to send him to prison, in the way of an eye for and eye. These 4 conspirators are Danglars, Caderousse, Fernand Mondago, and Villefort.
In order to retaliate on his four enemies, Dantes utilizes a variety of names and disguises. The main new identity he utilizes for himself is The Count of Monte Cristo. Danglars, as discussed above, was the Count’s shipmate when his name was still Edmond Dantes. When Edmond went to jail, Danglars escaped and became very abundant. Caderousse was a tailor. He was also the Count’s daddy’s proprietor and when the count was sent to prison, Caderousse enabled Dantes’ daddy to starve to death. Fernand Mondago was in love with the count’s bride-to-be Mercedes. When the Count was sent out to jail Fernand wed her on the pretext that the count would not return.
These 3 enemies all got together one night and were all responsible for composing an incriminating letter about the Count to his 4th enemy, Monsieur De Villefort, who was the city’s momentary district attorney at the time. He was accountable for the actual sending out of the Count to jail. After the Count got away from prison, he found that all his opponents had actually relocated to Paris. He became familiarized with individuals from that city and ultimately moved there so that he could have his vengeance. The revenge taken on Danglars matches the crime which he devoted towards the Count.
When Danglars composed the incriminating letter about the Count, calling him a Bonapartist, his intent was to get the Count’s position as Captain of the ship for himself. This shows how power starving he was. In order for the Count to take correct vengeance on this guy, he remembered Danglars’s excellent desire for power and chose to slowly decrease Danglars’ wealth. This in turn made Danglars lose his credibility as a good banker. As a result, Danglars had to flee from the humiliation of losing all of his power and high stature. We see the same principle of ‘an eye for and eye’ played out in the Count’s revenge towards Caderousse.
When the Count left from jail he remembered what a love for cash Caderousse had. For that reason he brought Caderousse a diamond. When an appraiser concerned Caderousse’s home, he spent for the diamond and after that remained for the night. In middle of the night Caderousse killed the appraiser and took both the diamond and the money paid for it. He was captured and sentenced to difficult labor in jail. The Count selected this type of vengeance because he understood that Caderousse might not withstand the temptation of money. The Count punished him in this style because Caderousse eliminated all the cash that Dantes left for his daddy.
This loss of money caused Dantes’ daddy to starve to death. The Count comprehended Caderousse’s greed and punished him through it. The Count retaliated on Fernand Mondego by causing his partner Mercedes and son Albert to leave house. To do this, the Count introduced Albert to Danglars’s child. The couple ended up being engaged. A few days prior to the wedding was to take place, Danglars asked the Count for details about Fernand. The Count informed him to send out a letter to where Fernand worked as guard for the Ali Pasha. When Danglars got a reply to his letter, the ews spread rapidly that Fernand was a traitor and let the enemy become victorious. The Pasha turned over Fernand with his other half and child. Fernand sold them indirectly to the Count. The bottom line of this punishment was to make Mercedes and Albert leave Fernand. This punishment connects to Fernand’s ambitions since the Count thought of how back in Marseilles Fernand removed his family (Mercedes and his father). In getting his revenge, the Count causes Fernand to lose his family. Villefort was a patriot, His father was a Bonapartist. He was constantly trying to get the favor of the King so that he might get an even greater position.
One way to achieve this task was to discover Bonapartists and put them in jail. Villefort sent out the Count to jail just because the latter understood that Villefort’s dad was a Bonapartist. When he sent out the Count to prison he believed he was covering his secret about his dad for great by burying the Count in the Cha teau d’If. Then the Count reappeared. In his revenge towards Villefort, the Count revealed a trick which Villefort thought was literally buried several years earlier. The Count found the trick of an invalid kid which had actually been born of a union in between Villefort and Madame Danglars.
Villefort had actually buried the kid alive, however somebody had actually rescued him. The Count of Monte Cristo disgraced Villefort by exposing the trick of his illegitimate child to the general public. This technique of vengeance was symbolic. Villefort thought he had actually buried the disgrace of his dead boy permanently. He likewise believed he had actually “buried” the trick of his father, the Bonapartist, by sending out Edmond Dantes, the one who understood his secret, to the Chateau d’If. Edmond came back from the dead as did Villefort’s son. We see from this story that it is not wise to take revenge. It is up to G- d to choose what everyone deserves.
In our story, a guy named Edmond Dantes thought it smart to retaliate on his enemies. He took revenge on everyone in such a way that associated to the method they originally conspired versus him. However, at the end, instead of feeling good about himself, he felt confused. On the one hand he got back at his enemies, however on the other hand, he lost the love of Mercedes, whom he liked. He then acknowledged that if an individual does take revenge into his own hands, G-d now has a method of punishing him. Edmond Dantes ruined everyone who injured him and while doing so, he ruined himself.