France in the Nineteenth Century at The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

The motion picture The Count of Monte Cristo occurred in France in the nineteenth century around 1814 on the islands of Elba, Chateau d’If and Monte Cristo. This was during the time after the fall of Napoleon’s empire. The Count of Monte Cristo tells a story of betrayal, ultimate vengeance, and undying love. Edmond Dantes, a sailor who was wrongly implicated of treason by his buddy was sentenced to prison where he plots his vengeance versus those who betrayed him.

Armond Mondego the good friend who out of jealousy outlined against Edmond to win the stunning Mercedes and fortune was later on destroyed by the revenge and hate of Edmond who ended up being called The Count of Monte Cristo. The string that Mercedes ties around her finger represents that she is bound to Edmond by undying love forever. The improvement that Edmond made in ending up being The Count of Monte Cristo was the beginning to Edmond taking his life back; He ended up being bold, dark and vengeful.

Throughout the movie chess pieces are referred to as locations of stature. Napoleon refers to kings and pawns as emperors and fools. When Edmond gets the position of captain of the Pharron ship Armond informs Edmond “success are kings of the moment.” Armond hands Edmond a King as he is being arrested as a symbol to remind him of much better days. In prison this chess piece is used as a reminder to Edmond of how he was betrayed and his life stripped from him. This later is returned to Mondago as his life breaks down because of the vengeance from Edmond.

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