Chapters 6-10 Summary

The scene changes to another betrothal celebration, this time between two young people of the aristocracy. Renee de Saint-Meran is to be married to Gerard de Villefort, a lawyer and assistant to the crown prosecutor. The people at this party are all royalists, meaning they are faithful to King Louis XVIII, who is sitting on the throne. Royalists are enemies to Napoleon and his supporters. Even though Napoleon has been exiled from France, the country has not yet established political harmony. This is especially true in Marseilles, where royalists fear Napoleon’s spies are plotting the emperor’s return.

Gerard Villefort claims to be a staunch royalist. However, his background is slightly marred because his father was...

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