The Count of Monte Cristo Summary and Analysis of Chapters 31-40

Chapter 31

Monte Cristo is paying an older gentleman to function as Marquis Bartolomeo Calvacanti, daddy of Andrea Calvacanti. They are both getting an allowance to serve as Andrea Calvacanti. They are presented to one another. Monte Cristo likewise invites them to his supper party. He intends to present Andrea Calvacanti to Parisien society.


Monte Cristo is here setting the phase for Calvacanti’s entrance to Parisien society where he will be instrumental in the downfall of Villefort, Caderousse, and Danglars.

Chapter 32

In this chapter one learns that Maximilien Morrel and Valentine are in love. Valentine’s daddy nevertheless, is to marry her off to Franz d’Epinay, whom she can never ever enjoy. Her stepmother is opposed to the concept of her weding in basic for it means that Madame de Villefort’s kid will have nothing to inherit, for valentine will get the fortune. Valentine and Maximilien satisfy in the garden, but Valentine must hurry off to satisfy her stepmother.


This chapter presents Valentine’s marriage dilemma. Her daddy still is attempting to loose his ties to the Bonapartists. He thus wants to marry her to the boy of a strong royalist. Valentine, however, is more detailed to her Bonapartist grandfather. Noirtier will expose his most significant trick to conserve her from the arms of a man she does not enjoy. This chapter likewise presents Valentine’s stepmother as a greedy mother who just looks for funds for her child. This female’s monetary greed foreshadows the catastrophes that will strike the Villefort home. She is in truth a mirror image of Villefort, who was willing to compromise human life for is own gain.

Chapter 33

Monsieur and Madame de Villefort live with Noirtier, Villefort’s aged paralyzed dad. Noirtier’s fortune will pass to Valentine upon her marriage. Hence, in this chapter, the Villefort’s proceed to Noirtier’s chamber to inform him of Valentine’s coming marital relationship to Baron Franz d’Epinay. Noirtier is not able to speak given that he suffered a stroke, nevertheless his discomfort and fury at this arrangement appears. There is existed much political enmity in between Noirtier and this household. In truth, Noirtier was believed of killing the Baron’s dad. Villefort’s objective in marrying Valentine to the Baron is therefore to ease suspicion of this assassination.

Valentine is summoned. She alone can analyze the old guy’s thoughts. He chooses to make a will disinheriting Valentine if she weds the Baron. She, obviously, approves of this for she does not wish to marry the Baron. She will still have Noirtier’s love. Valentine likewise has other incomes. Thus, Noirtier’s actions are a hazard to Villefort, not Valentine. Villefort, nevertheless, will not allow themselves to be intimidated by the impulses of an old male. Let him contribute his money to charity, states Madame de Villefort, for he has actually also made it clear that the money will not go to Madame de Villefort’s son.


This chapter is an extension of the previous chapter. Noirtier attempts to save Valentine from marriage. By rejecting her of his fortune, (but not his love) he intends to prevent her dad from marrying her to Franz. He will have to turn to higher procedures, however. Just after he exposes his guilt in the death of Franz d’Epinay’s father

Chapter 34

The Count checks out the Villeforts to advise them to attend his dinner party at his Auteuil home. Monsieur de Villefort naturally acknowledges the address of this haunting house. It is the one where he was stabbed trying to bury his live newborn kid.

The Count also sends a telegram to Debray in this chapter relating a contrived news bulletin of a political chaos in Spain. Debray thus hurries to Danglars’ other half informing her to suggest to her hubby that he offer all his Spanish bonds. He does so, though he loses cash. At the end of the day when the news is proven incorrect, the bonds rise to twice their original worth. The net loss for Danglars is hence a million francs.


The Count’s mechanism to ruin two of his enemies is set in movement. He insists that the Villeforts go to, despite the fact that this will be very emotionally taxing for the public district attorney. The Count likewise is accountable for offering false info to Debray. This will cause Danglars to hypothesize improperly and lose one million francs.

Chapter 35

The guests get to the supper celebration. Monte Cristo serves them remarkable unique foods. Bertuccio, his servant recognizes Andrea Calvacanti as the newborn baby he has actually saved from Villefort’s box. It is the infant his sibling in law raised. He likewise acknowledges Madame Danglars as the woman Villefort used to check out at Auteuil. After supper, Monte Cristo gives the guests a tour of the house and makes numerous insinuations that a criminal activity was dedicated in his brand-new house. He gives the visitor a tour, lastly leading them to the garden where he states he dug up the skeleton of a newborn baby. All the while he has actually observed Villefort and Madame Danglars shiver.


The Count’s tour causes Villefort and Madame Danglars much mental trauma. The rest of the visitor’s are amazed at the Count’s exotic hospitality. The unique foods are a symbol of the Count’s worldliness. He is no longer a naïve youth. Villefort shivers because he now recognizes that the Count knows the tricks of his past. He knows that there was no skeleton buried in the garden, for he had searched for this very same skeleton and had actually never found it. Hence, he understands that the count is lying to everyone by saying that he had discovered the remains of a newborn.

Chapter 36

Caderousse returns as a gotten away found guilty and enters Andrea Calvacanti’s carriage as he is leaving Monte Cristo’s dinner celebration. He demands a cut of what Calvacanti is being paid by Monte Cristo. Andrea concurs.


This chapter links both Caderousse and Calvacanti (Benedetto). It develops tension between the 2 that shall not be solved until Benedetto kills Caderousse when he tries to rob the Count.

Chapter 37

Monsieur Debray, upon leaving Monte Cristo’s supper celebration, go back to Madame Danglars’ house. He notices her agitation but she rejects any trouble. Danglars enters their suite. He recommends his spouse that she need to not keep Debray away from his home late at night since Debray’s house is some distance away. Debray is stunned at this invasion. Danglars, however, wins the battle of words between himself and his partner. Debray leaves. Danglars proceeds to blame her for destroying his fortune. He requires that she pay him a quarter of what he lost due to the fact that it was at her demand that he had sold his Spanish bonds. After all, he reasons, when he generates income he pays her a cut of the profits. When he offers her this money he declares that he does not ask her where she invests it, though he insinuates that he knows she passes it on to Debray. Hence, if she does not have the money to pay for the loss, she ought to ask Debray for the money. Danglars knows all about her love affairs. He understands that Debray is not the very first, and he endures it till it dips into his fortune. He even understands that her past includes her lover Monsieur de Villefort, and that she was at one time six months pregnant by him. Madame Danglars is overwhelmed.


Monte Cristo has actually prospered in ruining a million francs of Danglars’ fortune by providing incorrect knowledge to Debray. Danglars subsequently falsely speculated after his better half passed on Debray’s incorrect information. Thus Monte Cristo is on the roadway to ruining the man who was the mastermind behind his incarceration. His destruction must occur gradually, nevertheless, simply as he was made to rot slowly away in jail.

Chapter 38

Danglars visits Monte Cristo. He complains of his financial investment advisor, Jacopo, who never ever made a mistake till now. He simply lost 7 hundred thousand francs at Trieste. Calvacanti is likewise opening credit with Danglars, and Monte Cristo supports this man’s “extraordinary fortune” verbally for Danglars. He also points out that Calvacanti’s son may be searching for a Parisien partner. Danglars, the speculator is fascinated at this possibility. He exposes to Monte Cristo that he is not completely sure about his child’s engagement to Albert de Morcerf. Danglars was made a baron, but de Morcerf made himself a count. They are both of humble birth, but there has been scandal connected to Morcerf’s name. Monte Cristo feigns vague recollection of the Ali Pasha affair.


Monte Cristo continues to damage Danglars economically. He also wishes to embarrass Danglars publicly. He hence introduces Danglars to the idea that Calvacanti might be searching for a Parisien partner such as Eugenie. Danglars shall make the plans for the betrothal in spite of his child’s wishes.

Chapter 39

Madame Danglars check outs Monsieur de Villefort, for he had provided her a consultation to go over the previous evening’s events. Remember that Monte Cristo had told his visitors that he had discovered a skeleton in the yard of a newborn. However, Villefort now confesses to Madame Danglars that this is impossible. It is difficult since he had returned after his recuperation from the Corsican’s stabbing to discover the garden lacking any box containing the dead child. He thus assumes that the Corsican saved the kid which it is alive. Monte Cristo need to understand their trick and he testifies learn how. Within a week he says he will understand who Monte Cristo really is, where he comes from, and why he knows their trick.


This chapter clarifies that Madame Danglars did not understand that her baby was born alive. She believed it to be a stillbirth. She was unaware of Villefort’s wicked sin. Paradoxically, Villefort will soon understand Monte Cristos real identity, however just when he has actually been messed up and Monte Cristo selects to deliver the last blow.

Chapter 40

Albert returns from Treport and check outs Monte Cristo. Albert states that the idea of living with Mademoiselle Danglars every day frightens him. Monte Cristo reassures Albert by mentioning that Monsieur Danglars may back out on his word in favor of another hubby for his child. At this Albert wonders why he is not good enough for Danglars, despite his desire to be rid of the responsibility to marry. Monte Cristo assures Albert Danglars is a guy of bad taste, and thus prefers another to Albert.


This chapter furthers the trust that Albert bears for Monte Cristo. Monte Cristo assures Albert that he will not have to wed Danglars’ daughter. Danglars has other plans in mind, for he is a guy without taste.

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