Analysis of the Characters in The Count of Monte Cristo


Edmond Dantes/Abbe Busoni/Count of Monte Cristo

Dantes, the naïve sailor from Marseilles, is imprisoned as a political lawbreaker in the Chateau D’If. Those he trusted imprison him. He remains in jail for fourteen years. He no longer is the very same male when he breaks complimentary, the lion of vengeance has grown in his soul. Revenge is factor for living now. Dantes presumes the function of the Italian priest, Abbe Busoni in addition to the role of the Count of Monte Cristo to avenge the wrongs dedicated versus the hopeful nineteen year old sailor he when was. The knowledge and fortune that Abbe Faria imparted to him permits him to accomplish this goal. He genuinely believes that he has the right to serve as divine justice by penalizing the sins of his opponents. They need to suffer gradually. In the end, the death of Villefort’s young kid triggers Monte Cristo to question his God-like role. He reaffirms the reason for his deeds when he visits the Chateau D’If and asks to see his previous cell.

Abbe Faria

This is the Abbe who saves Dantes from suicide. The old Abbe had attempted to tunnel h is way to flexibility, however, a miscalculation brought him to Dantes’ cell. The Abbe is likewise a political prisoner. The Abbe has actually made his own tools and has actually likewise composed a treatise while put behind bars. The Abbe spends the next few years educating Dantes in the sciences, literature, and languages. He also assists Dantes determine who was accountable for his imprisonment. Therefore, he imparts revenge in his young protégé. He sees Dantes as a boy, hence prior to he passes away of apoplexy, the Abbe tells Dantes of a treasure that is buried on the Isle of Monte Cristo. When the Abbe passes away, Dantes changes his body in the Abbe’s body bag in order to get away.

Mercedes/Countess de Morcerf

Mercedes is a poor Catalan, yet she is noble and beautiful. She is the fiancee of Dantes who is wronged by the guy whom she thought of as a sibling, Fernand Mondego. When Dantes is imprisoned she takes care of Dantes’ dad up until his death. She is comforted by Mondego, however she loses hope of ever gaining back Dantes. She thus weds Fernand, who has actually generated military glory. They become the Count and Countess de Morcerf. She alone acknowledges Dantes when he returns as Monte Cristo, nevertheless, she keeps quiet till her boy challenges Monte Cristo to a battle for having actually ruined his dad’s honor. She then goes to Monte Cristo to plead for her boy’s life. He accepts, yet informs her of her spouse’s treachery. This understanding triggers her and her kid to desert their name and fortune. They load their bags and leave. Mercedes will complete her life in a convent.

Fernand Mondego/Count de Morcerf

Fernand was the fisherman who betrayed Dantes since he was in love with Mercedes. Military splendor brought him a fortune, and he altered his name to Count de Morcerf. He commits suicide after Monte Cristo exposes his military treason. He betrayed his benefactor in Greece, Ali Pasha. He surrendered the Greek city to the Turks, and offered Ali’s spouse and child into slavery.

Albert de Morcerf

The Count’s son is befriended and saved from bandits by the Count of Monte Cristo in Italy. He hence presents his savior into Parisien society. He is shamed nevertheless, when Monte Cristo exposes the treachery of his father. In the beginning he challenges the Count to a battle, nevertheless, his mom relates to him the fact, after which he apologizes to the Count. Albert has his mother’s worthy character, thus he renounces his fortune and name, and delegates seek his own magnificence and fortune in the army.


Danglars is the mastermind behind the letter, which incriminates Dantes. He becomes captain of the Pharaon when Dantes is imprisoned. He ends up being a banker with an amazing fortune and a Baron. He has one daughter, Eugenie. His other half and he are alienated, specifically when his wife, as money starving as he, ruins part of his fortune. Monte Cristo ruins the other half. He ruins Danglars by destroying his fortune.

Madame Danglars

Madame Danglars is the fan of numerous. She is currently taking over much of her partner’s fortunes with her lover Monsieur Debray. Previously, she had been the lover of Monsieur de Villefort with whom she had a child. Monsieur de Villefort buried this kid alive. Madame Danglars thought it to be dead upon its birth. This scandal damages Villefort, and triggers Madame Danglars to faint throughout a trial that exposed all of it. She is likewise deserted by Debray when her husband leaves and no longer has a fortune.

Lucien Debray

Debray is Madame Danglars’ fan. They are involved in collecting a fortune from Danglars’ earnings. As soon as Danglars deserts his spouse, Debray no longer has any interest in Madame Danglars.

Eugenie Danglars

Initially Eugenie was to marry Albert de Morcerf. However, her father chose Andrea Calvacanti would be a more profitable match. Eugenie herself does not wish to marry at all. Therefore she is anything but disappointed when Andrea, and escaped-convict is arrested. She herself, a willful woman, runs away with her buddy Louise d’Armilly utilizing the Calvacanti episode as her reason. Thus, Danglars loses his child.

Monsieur de Villefort

Monsieur de Villefort is the general public prosecutor of Marseilles who was responsible for Dantes’ incarceration. Much to Villefort’s chagrin, Villefort’s father was a recognized Bonapartist, thus his policy for Bonapartist conspirators was severe. He sought to secure his own name. He succeeds in becoming the general public district attorney in Paris. His first marital relationship is one that is politically useful. He has one child by that marriage, Valentine. He also has a son by his 2nd marital relationship. Monte Cristo ruins Villefort at Calvacanti’s trial. Calvacanti reveals that his dad, Villefort, buried him as a newborn. He was saved by Bertuccio who had actually been spying on Villefort waiting on a chance to seek vengeance on him. Villefort had failed to seek out the guy who had actually eliminated Bertuccio’s sibling. Villefort is hence destroyed. His other half also toxins his daughter, boy, and herself. He becomes crazy.

Madame Heloise de Villefort

Madame Heloise de Villefort is the general public district attorney’s 2nd wife. She is consumed with attaining an inheritance for her kid Edouard. Valentine, child of Villefort and his very first wife, is to acquire her grandfather’s fortune as well as her mother’s moms and dads’ fortune. Thus Madame de Villefort toxins the Saint-Merans, Valentine’s grandparents. She also poisons Valentine. Monte Cristo conserves Valentine, however. When Monsieur de Villefort discovers her wicked deeds he demands that she commit suicide. She thus poisons both herself and Edouard.

Valentine de Villefort

Valentine is a charming creature who is much liked by her grandpa, the Bonapartist Noirtier and Maximilien Morrel. Her grandpa assists her out of a marriage agreement with Franz d’Epinay. Noirtier reveals to d’Epinay that he had killed his daddy. D’Epinay hence no longer desires the marriage, and Valentine will be able to marry Maximilien. Valentine becomes ill, nevertheless. Monte Cristo saves her from the poisons of Her stepmother, nevertheless. He wants happiness upon her and Maximilien.

Edouard de Villefort

Edouard is a mere nine-year old boy, who is poisoned by his own mom when she devotes her own suicide. Monte Cristo realizes that he may have gone to far with his vengeance when this innocent kid dies. Monsieur de Villefort goes mad when he sees his son dead.

Marquis and Marquise de Saint-Meran

The Marquis and Marquise de Saint-Meran are the moms and dads of Villefort’s first partner. Heloise De Villefort toxins them in her efforts to protect their fortune for her son.

Monsieur Noirtier

Noirtier is Monsieur de Villefort’s Bonapartist dad. It was to Noirtier that Napoleons’ letter, which Dantes was to provide prior to his arrest, was dealt with. When Villefort observed this, he quickly sent to prison Dantes, though he recognized that Dantes was a mere pawn in the deal. Twenty four years later, when Dantes returns as Monte Cristo, Noirtier has actually struggled with a stroke and can no longer speak. He deals with his boy, and is incredibly close to his granddaughter, Valentine. He saves her from weding Franz d’Epinay by informing the Baron that it was he that was responsible for eliminating d’Epinays father. Noirtier will bless the marriage of Valentine with Maximilien.

Doctor d’Avrigny

This is the physician who attends to the numerous “sicknesses” in the Villefort home. He is adamant that the deaths are due to poison, yet he does not exposes his suspicions to the public at Villefort’s request.


Caderousse is initially Dantes’ next-door neighbor. He is incredibly jealous of Dantes. Caderousse’s greed destroys him, for when Dantes returns as Abbe Busoni, Caderousse is offered a diamond by the Abbe. Caderousse, nevertheless, eliminates the jeweler who buys the diamond. He likewise eliminates his partner. He himself is now put behind bars. A couple of years later on Dantes visits his prison as Lord Wilmore and helps him escape. This is simply part of Dantes’ penalty. Caderousse has not altered, he is still the same greedy male. Thus he dies in Monte Cristo’s home murdered by his old friend Benedetto. The Count reveals his identity to Caderousse simply as he is dying.


Benedetto is the son of Madame Danglars and Monsieur de Villefort. Villefort is ruined when Benedetto returns as Andrea Calvacanti with the aid of Monte Cristo to accuse Villefort of burying him alive as a newborn. Benedetto likewise had actually been a smuggler who had remained at the inn run by Caderousse. Benedetto kills Caderousse as Caderousse flees from Monte Cristo’s home after his attempted break-in.

M. Morrel

Prior to Monte Cristo starts his revenge, he rewards M. Morrel and his household, for they were his true buddies. M. Morrel was the shipowner of the Pharaon. He had invested efforts in conserving Dantes from jail however to no avail. He had actually likewise paid for Dantes’ dad’s burial. M. Morrel will commit suicide since he can no longer his word economically. Monte Cristo anonymously saves him from such a plight. On his deathbed M. Morrel reiterates his belief to his household that the rescuer was Edmond Dantes.

Maximilien Morrel

M. Morrel’s child loves Valentine de Villefort. He ends up being a good friend of the Count. He even accepts be the Count’s 2nd guy in a duel. The Count tests Maxilmilien’s love by pretending that Valentine is dead for a month. He then rewards Maximilien’s noble character with Valentine. He also provides riches prior to he departs with Haydee.

Julie Morrel

Julie is the sister of Maximilien. She is married to Emmanuel Herbault. His marriage was made possible by the gift of Sinbad the Sailor (Monte Cristo). The count provided her a diamond as her dowry.


Haydee is Monte Cristo’s brand-new love. He had actually purchased her as a tool to strike down Count de Morcerf. Morcerf sold her into slavery. She was the daughter of Ali Pasha, Morcerf’s benefactor in Greece. Haydee testifies versus Morcerf and ruins his honor.


Bertuccio is now a servant of Monte Cristo. His past is key to Monte Cristo’s revenge. Bertuccio had actually as soon as attempted to stab Monsieur de Villefort. The minute he picked was while Villefort was burying a box in his garden at Auteuil. Bertuccio obtains package thinking it to be a treasure. He is stunned to find a newborn buried alive. He conserves the baby, and his sister in law adopts it. This is Benedetto, who later is the Andrea Calvacanti who ruins Villefort by relating his relation to Villefort. Benedetto likewise is linked to Caderousse. He was in a smuggler’s ring that stayed at Caderousse’s inn. Caderousse asks Calvacanti for part of his allowance from Monte Cristo. Benedetto murders Caderousse as the greedy old guy tries an escape from Monte Cristo’s home.

Dantes’ daddy

Dantes’ dad passes away of cravings not long after Dantes is put behind bars. This is another among Dantes’ motive for revenge. He rewards those who were kind to his dad, such as the Morrel household. Those who allowed is father to die, such as Danglars, he strikes down. He damages Danglars by charging him big quantities of money for food in order to endure.

Luigi Vampa

Luigi Vampa is the leader of a gang of Italian bandits who are indebted to Monte Cristo. Monte Cristo launched Luigi Vampa after catching him, and did not turn him in to the authorities. Luigi Vampa thus helps Monte Cristo win Albert de Morcerf’s favor by “recording” Albert and later on “launching” him at the Count’s dreams. Vampa’s gang likewise destroys Danglars.


Peppino becomes part of Vampa’s gang. The Count had actually saved him from death. It is Peppino who starves Danglars up until he pays a hundred thousand francs per food product.


Jacopo is the smuggler who conserves Dantes from the sea right after he is tossed into the waves in the Abbe Faria’s body bag. Dantes smuggles with Jacopo for a couple of months prior to recuperating the Monte Cristo treasure. Jacopo later becomes the captain of Monte Cristo’s private yacht.

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