The Count of Monte Cristo Summary and Analysis of Chapters 61-73

Chapter 61

Monte Cristo sees Danglars to receive a credit of five million francs. Danglars need to provide him the banknotes, for he has actually bragged of his immense fortune. Monte Cristo takes the banknotes right away to the bank diminishing Danglars funds so that he can not hold his word to other banknotes. Danglars chooses to go to Italy, to recover his money from Monte Cristo’s company. He leaves Paris and his better half.


Monte Cristo utilizes his credit to draw out a large sum of 5 million francs from Danglars’ savings account. Because Danglars has such greed, and since Monte Cristo’s dad passed away of poverty, Monte Cristo’s vengeance against the lender is to destroy his financial resources. He knows that this personal bankruptcy will then ruin the man.

Chapter 62

Maximilien is bowed over Valentine’s grave. The Count spies on him and follows him home. He realizes that Maximilien is about to commit suicide. He persuades Maximilien to delay such a deed. He utilizes two thinkings. One, that he was the guy who had actually conserved his dad from dishonor and suicide. 2, he guarantees that in one month Maximilien shall be better and if not, then Count will accept Maximilien suicide. Maximilien agrees


In this chapter Monte Cristo chooses to reveal his real identity to Maximilien Morrel since he needs to conserve Maximilien’s life. He had vowed never to expose his real identity to anyone. Monte Cristo has naturally saved Valentine and wants to check Maximilien’s love for her by making him wait a month before their reunion. This wait signifies the Count’s viewpoint that a person can not appreciate happiness until one has experienced anguish.

Chapter 63

Madame Danglars and Debray meet for a secret rendezvous. Madame Danglars shows Debray a farewell letter from her spouse. She is wishing for Debray to ease her fears about their relationship. He merely divides their revenues fifty-fifty and encourages her to take a trip.

Albert and the Countess de Morcerf likewise are remaining in the hotel where the secret rendezvous. The two celebrations recognize one another. Albert reveals his plans to seek his own fame and fortune in the armed force.


It is apparent that Debray was Madame Danglars’ enthusiast merely for her partner’s fortune. Now that this fortune has actually disappeared he will no longer be her lover. Madame Danglars is expecting a more major affair now that she is single, however, he suggests she take a trip instead.

The Countess de Morcerf also recognizes that she can not keep her boy by her to comfort her discomfort. She will end her life in prayer in a convent while he endeavors out into the world to make his own fortune. The Countess is therefore the real sufferer in the book. She has little to live for. Monte Cristo, on the other and, has actually achieved his revenge, and now can anticipate his new love Haydee.

Chapter 64

Andrea Calvacanti (Benedetto) is now back in prison. Monte Cristo’s servant, Bertuccio, concerns go to. Bertuccio is interrupted by the guard, nevertheless, he plans to return the following day to inform Benedetto who his father is.


Bertuccio will inform Benedetto that his daddy is Monsieur de Villefort. This story is necessary to mess up Villefort. Villefort is the general public prosecutor for Calvacanti’s trial. At the trial Villefort’s utter disrespect for life will be exposed when Benedetto informs the courtroom how he was buried alive as a newborn.

Chapter 65

Villefort works tirelessly at Calvacanti’s case. It is a distraction from the suffering that exists in his household. Villefort faces his better half in this chapter. He firmly insists that she dedicates suicide or else he will jail her as a killer.


Villefort’s efforts at preparing Calvacanti’s case will obviously be in vain. He will be ruined at this trial. It is ironic that Villefort, himself guilty of the tried murder of his newborn baby, insists that his spouse commit suicide for the murder of Valentine. She is merely a reflection of his own disrespect for life.

Chapter 66

At the trial, Andrea right away admits to his thievery and the murder of Caderousse. When he is asked to say his name, he exposes that his dad is Monsieur de Villefort. The crowd goes wild, Madame Danglars faints, and de Villefort himself chokes and recognizes that he is the victim of God’s revenge. The Court adjourns.


Andrea plays out his role and reveals Villefort’s crime to the public. Villefort does not even attempt to safeguard himself for he understands that God (Monte Cristo) has struck him down. This is another reference to Monte Cristo’s function as divine justice. Villefort’s defeat is another success for Monte Cristo.

Chapter 67

Villefort returns home in a craze hoping that his other half has not yet dedicated suicide. His hopes fail, for she passes away just as he enters her room. She likewise has murdered their son for a mother does not die without her child, she states. The Abbe Busoni is going to Noirtier at this moment and finally exposes his true identity to Villefort. Villefort then goes crazy. Monte Cristo questions his deeds, seeing that perhaps with the death of Edouard, he went too far.


Monte Cristo’s revenge on Villefort is complete. Though he does not kill Villefort, the male is ruined. It is only for a brief time that Monte Cristo thinks that he might have gone too far with his vengeance. Basically he thinks that he is warranted to play the part of magnificent justice.

Chapter 68

Monte Cristo brings Maximilien to Marseilles. Maximilien visits his daddy’s grave. Monte Cristo visits his daddy’s old home where he discovers Mercedes. The two satisfy for what remains in all possibility the last time. She will accept his wealth only at her child’s authorization. Her son has naturally gone to the military. Monte Cristo concurs with his undertakings and believes his to be of an honorable heart. Mercedes enjoys a boat bring her son away, nevertheless, she rocks backward and forward whispering “Edmond, Edmond.”


Monte Cristo quotes farewell to Mercedes, among his last responsibilities prior to he cruises away. The two are possibly no longer in love, yet the memory of what they had as youths is still a strong binding feeling. This appears by Mercedes’ whispers, “Edmond, Edmond.” Her reason for living is now the love for her son, yet she can not help thinking of the Dantes she loved as a girl. She now is losing both of them, as is represented by her child’s ship that leaves the Marseilles harbor. Dantes also still trembles at the thought and sight of Mercedes. Dantes must reunite Maximilien with Valentine so that they can take pleasure in the love he never ever was able to. In this chapter, loose ends are being tied up. The climax of Monte Cristo’s vengeance has passed and he has prospered.

Chapter 69

The Count go back to the website of his jail time, the Chateau D’If. It is now a traveler destination. The Count keeps in mind vividly being brought to the prison. He is also given his old cell, and is stated the story of his own escape by the jail guide. Monte Cristo is likewise provided the Abbe Faria’s treatise that the Abbe had composed in jail.

Monte Cristo leaves Marseilles for Italy. Maximilien shall wait on him in Marseilles. Monte Cristo sets up to meet Maximilen on the Island of Monte Cristo on the fifth of October.


The Count must fight a final feeling. This feeling is guilt. He doubts his function as divine justice since an innocent kid, Edouard, fell as its victim inadvertently. The Count makes a trip to the Chateau D’If, now a tourist attraction to advise himself of his suffering. When he is told that he was referred to as detainee Number 34, he considers Villefort. Villefort should have been haunted by that number in his sleep. Monte Cristo as a result feels no pity for the males who jailed him. He hence sets off for Italy to finish Danglar’s mess up.

Chapter 70

When Danglars sees Monte Cristo’s firm, Thomson and French, the firm has actually currently been notified of his arrival. Danglars is permitted to obtain his 5 million francs; nevertheless, Monte Cristo’s Italian outlaws abduct him. Danglars had actually heard the story of Albert’s kidnapping, thus Danglars is not overly worried. He is positive that he will have the ability to liberate himself from his situation


Monte Cristo’s trap for Danglars achieves success. Danglars is tricked into hoping that he will achieve success once again since he regains his five million francs. Nevertheless, this shall prove to not hold true. The Italian outlaws, who are permanently indebted to Monte Cristo, hold Danglars a captive and will therefore ruin his fortune.

Chapter 71

Danglars gets up from his opening night of captivity. He believes Peppino the bandit is joking when he requests food and is informed that each item will cost him a hundred thousand francs. Danglars is terribly hungry, therefore he pays the price required for a chicken


Danglars thinks that Peppino is joking when he needs to pay a hundred thousand francs for a food product. For Monte Cristo, nevertheless, this is a type of paradoxical joke. As a result of Danglars, Dantes’ dad had died of hardship and appetite. Hence, Monte Cristo punishes Danglars by ruining him economically and by starving him.

Chapter 72

Danglars continues to be charged for his food by the outlaws. He tries to conserve the food, but understands that he is likewise thirsty. The bandits charge him for beverages also. Lastly he pays one million francs for a sumptuous supper. After 12 days and ideas of death he has fifty thousand francs left. He is brought in the past Vampa who asks him if he is really suffering. Danglars confesses that there have actually been others who have suffered but they were martyrs. A deep dark voice (Monte Cristo) asks him if he finally repents. He exposes that he is Edmond Dantes. Danglars falls to the flooring. His life is spared, yet in the quick twelve days of his captivity he has actually aged substantially. His hair has actually ended up being entirely white.


This chapter completes Monte Cristo’s vengeance. Danglars is minimized to nothing as is represented by physical changes that happen. He is permitted to live, however just since he will live in torment. Monte Cristo emphasizes his triumph over Danglars by serving him the most costly wines and fruits right prior to thrusting him onto the roadway into abject hardship.

Chapter 73

The final episode of the experience occurs on the Isle of Monte Cristo. Maximilien is brought to a cavern where Monte Cristo has prepared a table with flowers and perfumes. Maximilien is all set to die. He sheds a tear for he must leave the Count. The Count gives Maximilien a substance that Maximilien believes to be a death potion. Monte Cristo simply offers him a potion to make Maximilien feel heavy. At this moment Valentine hurries forth to kiss Maximilien. The enthusiasts are reunited at last, completely deserving one another. Monte Cristo leaves them his Champs Elysees house as well as his house in Normandy. He states that it is Dantes’ present to the son of M. Morrel. In this final chapter Haydee likewise refuses to leave Monte Cristo. They therefore cruise off into the horizon to elope.


Monte Cristo’s last act of magnificent justice is completed in this chapter. He inflicted ultimate misery upon Maximilien, therefore Maximilien is now deserving of supreme bliss. Monte Cristo is likewise offered a second possibility at happiness with Haydee. It is considerable that this chapter ends on the Island of Monte Cristo. It represents and marks completion of the Count’s journey of revenge. The journey had actually started here when Dantes had collected the treasure of Monte Cristo. The journey is now over, and Monte Cristo vanishes into the horizon.

The book has been divided based on a 73 chapter edition; this might differ from other editions.

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