How is foreshadowing used when alluding to the isle of Elba?  

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In the opening chapter we discover that Edmond Dantès made an unscheduled stop on the island of Elba during his most recent voyage. He went there to fulfill the dying wish of his captain to deliver a package to the Maréchal Bertrand, an exiled grand-general. Sharing Betrand's exile on Elba...

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In the opening chapter we discover that Edmond Dantès made an unscheduled stop on the island of Elba during his most recent voyage. He went there to fulfill the dying wish of his captain to deliver a package to the Maréchal Bertrand, an exiled grand-general. Sharing Betrand's exile on Elba was none other than the deposed French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, to whom Edmond managed to speak.

Edmond's brief stopover on Elba foreshadows his own exile on the small island of Monte-Cristo, where he finds the buried treasure left to him by the Abbé Faria, a former fellow prisoner on Château D’If. Like Napoleon, Edmond will soon leave his island exile behind and return to France in glory. However, unlike the famous Corsican general, his return will turn out to be much more successful in the long-run.

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