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The Count of Monte Cristo

Like all classics, Alexandre Dumas's novel The Count of Monte Cristo has the great appeal of an intriguing plot, as well as what defines every classic: memorable characters. Extremely popular as a...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In The Count of Monte Cristo, Abbé Busoni is one of the identities that Edmond Dantès adopts; another is the Count. The action concerning him takes places mostly in the last third of the novel but...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

At first it seems a great irony that the Count of Monte Cristo should meet and save the life of Albert de Morcerf during the Carnival, yet later in the narrative the reader learns that such...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Ferdinand Mondego is a Catalan fisherman who acquires wealth only after he becomes a soldier and reaps the spoils of war by being a spy for France in Spain. His greatest act of pillage comes when...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In Alexander Dumas's "The Count of Monte Cristo" Fernand Mondego, the cousin of Mercedes who is enamored of her and later marries her, has served in the army and acquired a fortune by dubious...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Edmond Dantes from Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo shares many similarities with Andy Dufresne from Stephen King's novella, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (the movie version is simply...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2010, 2:34 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

While Fernand Mondego only appears in the first and last parts of The Count of Monte Cristo, he remains a man interested in his own self-interests. Having disposed of his rival in love, Edmund...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

No stock character, Edmund Dantes of "The Count of Monte Cristo" is a character of naivete who knows that there is evil but chooses to be unaware of it. In an early chapter, he reponds to...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2009, 12:12 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The question is unclear about whether it is asking about The Count of Monte Cristo as a book or the Count of Monte Cristo as the character. There is a bit of overlap because Edmond Dantes is such a...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2018, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Many of the quotes found throughout the book demonstrate the important literary device of characterization. The following quote is an example of direct characterization. Dantès was now...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

There are three principal antagonists in The Count of Monte Cristo: Fernand, Villefort, and Danglars. All three men realize they have something to gain by framing Dantes, and they together ensure...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Over time, the Abbe Faria and Dantes have developed a close friendship. As fellow inmates of the unspeakable hell-hole that is the Chateau d'If prison, they have come to rely on that friendship to...

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In terms of Dantes' enemies, the least guilty is Danglars, his fellow shipmate. Danglars is motivated by simple jealousy. He is unsophisticated, but his reason for turning on Dantes is totally...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2010, 12:12 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Beginning with the arrival of a merchant ship that has been at sea for a year, "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas has much of its plot that contains adventure. When the young first...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2009, 3:52 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Having possessed a naivete and a Romantic nature blinded to the treachery of others, Edmund Dantes becomes disillusioned with life and embroiled in bitterness after he is thrown into prison in the...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2009, 12:06 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In a secret drawer of Monsieur Noitier is a recording of physical violence. After the death of the Marquis and Marquise de Saint-Meran, Monsieur de Villefort puts into execution the Marquise's...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2009, 3:23 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The trope of sons suffering the consequences of their fathers' sins is recurrent in the narrative of The Count of Monte Cristo as Edmund Dantes, who considers himself an instrument of...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

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...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2007, 10:12 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Morcerf, Fernand Mondego, has just had his reputation well and truly trashed. Thanks to the machinations of the Count of Monte Cristo, he has been publicly exposed as a liar and a...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, Valentine de Villefort is a decent young woman—she is an obedient daughter, and most especially a devoted granddaughter and loving fiancée. Valentine cannot be...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

After the French Revolution in 1789; in 1792 a republic was declared and King Louis XVI was executed. In 1792 there began several Revolutionary wars and then the Reign of Terror with Robespierre...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

There is a very comprehensive listing of the characters in the novel, along with comprehensive descriptions of each, at the enotes link below. The section gives extensive information on major...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2008, 11:08 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In Chapter IV Dantes remarks that happiness can only be attained "by overcoming "dragons [that stand over one's happiness]...." The dragons that intervene between one's happiness...

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Monsieur d'Avrigny is the family doctor of the Villeforts. When Valentine, daughter of Monsieur de Villefort, explains to the doctor that her grandfather has died of a stroke and her grandmother...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2008, 1:44 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

At the beginning of The Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantès actually thinks that he has everything going for him. He has taken over the Pharaon when the captain dies and brings the ship safely to...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In the unabridged edition of the novel "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, reference is made to Captain Leclere in the first chapter after Edmond Dantes, first mate of the Pharaon,...

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Metamorphosis means that Dantes changed or developed throughout the course of the novel. Before Dantes goes to prison, he is an honest and caring man. We know this because he cares and shows his...

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Chapter 4 occurs in the same setting that Chapter 3 does, and is merely a continuation of that previous chapter but after Edmond and Mercedes have left the location. In Chapter 3, the characters...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2013, 6:14 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Valentine de Villefort and Eugenie Danglars are two beautiful girls who grow up in the same high society circle together because of the influences of their parents. Valentine's father is the Deputy...

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One of the avowed enemies of Edmund Dantes, his rival in love who conspired against him, Ferdinand has risen from being a humble Catalan to a soldier and then a count. So, he would usually wear...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2014, 5:33 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

It would be helpful to know which costume it is that you are asking about, but if it is his main character, the answer is rather straight forward. His enemy and the one who betrayed him, Fernand...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2010, 3:45 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In Valentine de Villefort, Alexandre Dumas creates a paragon of feminine virtue and loveliness. He characterizes Valentine to be a praise-worthy heroine; she is both pretty and sweet and receives...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2012, 12:56 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Edmund Dantes, the central character in the book, is a young man who has everything going for him. At nineteen, he is about to achieve commercial success and marry the girl that he loves, but...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2008, 1:37 pm (UTC)

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In Chapter 87, "The Trial," it becomes apparent that Ferdinand has not improved in character; he is still wicked. For, the proceedings of his trial for betraying the Ali Pacha reveal that he sold...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The island of Elba is the location of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile forced upon him as a result of his abdication at Fountainbleau, a treaty signed with the Allied Forces. While at Elba, Napoleon...

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Edmond Dantes is intrinscally trusting and believes that he can have faith in his friends. This is shown even when he is faced with an incriminating letter--he is sure it's all a big mistake. In...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2008, 12:22 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

You might start with the eNotes summary of The Count of Monte Cristo (linked below). You can certainly find the most important events and settings in that summary. If you have trouble finding...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Gerard de Villefort, the Deputy Procureur du Roi (the King’s Deputy Prosecutor) of Marseille, France in Alexandre Dumas's historical adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo, fails to intercede on...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Part of the human condition is a longing to be free, and another part is the need for revenge. We see both of these in The Count of Monte Cristo. Dantes is arrested and imprisoned for political...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2013, 6:03 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

If the question means which colors describe the personality and emotions of Edmund Dantes, red and black can, indeed, be indicative of the character of the anti-hero of Alexandre Dumas's The Count...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Young Edmond Dantes is an ingenuous sailor who obeys his commanding officer by bringing a missive that the dying captain instructs him to deliver to the disposed emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte....

Latest answer posted April 12, 2010, 5:34 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In Alexandre Dumas's classic adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantès, a young sailor from Marseille who was recently made captain of his own merchant ship, is arrested on his...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The first step is to refine your approach to the essay by creating a working thesis statement from the prompt. Example: In The Count of Monte Cristo, the Count proves that he makes his own fate...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2013, 4:04 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

There seems to be two elements at play here. The first is that clarity is needed on the prompt itself. From what I gather, the prompt is asking you to make a case as to how Dantes's...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2014, 5:55 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In the initial chapters of The Count of Monte Cristo, Edmund Dantes explains to Monsieur Morrel that the captain of the merchant ship, Pharaon, has died and in his stead Dantes has delivered a...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2011, 11:15 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

After learning that Valentine is betrothed to M. d'Epinay, Maximillian bids his love au revoir and returns home. The next day he receives a note from Valentine, telling him that her heart is his....

Latest answer posted February 21, 2009, 11:58 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

There is a underlying suggestion of corruption in the society of Alexandre Dumas's "The Count of Monte Cristo." Incarcerated for purely political reasons, Edmund Dantes learns of more political...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2009, 4:14 pm (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Edmund Dantès wants revenge. Why wouldn’t he? He was abused, stabbed in the back by his friends and coworkers, and sent to die in a terrible prison on a rock in the ocean. He is angry, and he has...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

In the beginning of the story Edmond Dantes is a very happy young man who has a wealth of opportunity at his feet. He did not grow up with great wealth in material things, but because he is such a...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2008, 2:59 am (UTC)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Dante speaks these words to Valentine Villefort who has suffered being betrayed by her own mother. Valentine is in love with Maximilien, but her mother wants her to marry another, so much so that...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2010, 5:11 am (UTC)

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