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The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas père

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For The Count of Monte Cristo, discuss the characters who symbolize jealousy. Analyze how life's circumstances affected changes in these characters.

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The most obvious choice here is Baron Danglers.  He is the man who was responsible for the arrest of Dantes.  Having been jealous of Dantes success and likability, Danglers writes a note that accuses Dantes of being a Bonapartist conspirator and causes Dantes be imprisoned.  Danglers is also jealous of all aristocrats, wanting so much to be a part of that higher class.  He lies and steals to become a banker and marries an aristrocratic woman he does not love. 

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