The Count of Monte Cristo Identity Changes
The Count of Monte Cristo is an extremely sourceful book with characters producing various and new identities. Fernand modifications to Count de Morcerf during the time of Dantes’ jail time, Mercedes modifications to Countess de Morcerf after her marriage to Fernand, Cadderouse modifications to M. Pilletin, Benedetto changes to Andrea Cavalcanti to camouflage and murders Cadderouse, and last but certaintly not least Edmund Dantes with the different identity modifications.
Even though these characters names are simply being altered or in Dantes’ case, changing their names, this still suggests developing numerous identities. In every identity modification, there is a various name or “alias” as some individuals call it, and with every name comes a various identity. Dantes had to develop a different personality to choose each brand-new character to keep himself camouflaged. Similar to anybody else who may be popular, people feel the need to alter their identities for various factors, some more frequently used than others.
People who change their identities may feel the need to change their identity, due to the fact that it lets you be somebody different, it’s unique, it specifies who you really are or who you wish to be, it permits you to hide or get away from yourself and others, and numerous other factors. For these factors or at least a few of them, I feel that Dantes, the main character of this book develops a brand-new identity a lot of times. The primary factor I think that he changed his identity many times was to hide himself Edmund Dantes from the people he faced.
As I stated previously, Edmund Dantes created these various identities to conceal from the other characters that he challenged in the book. He confronted lots of people whom he had actually faced in the past. Appearing as Dantes would have most likely caused more dispute in between him and those characters. For example: I believe the very first identity change came after he got away from prison and discovered the treasure. Dantes had actually camouflaged himself into the priest Abbe Busconi. He had an encounter with Fernand previously in the book (p. 88-89) and did not want him to recognize that he was Edmund Dantes, the man who was once engaged to Mercedes.
For that reason, I feel that he was hiding himself from Fernand as disguising himself as a priest at this time and could have believed that Fernand would admit to him about being involved with the conspiracy of getting Dantes locked up. Another case in which Dantes was concealing himself is when on page 102-103, when he was camouflaged as the English Rep. of Thompson and French. He pertained to pay a financial obligation for Morrel, in which he owed somebody back once again in the start of the book. Dantes worked for Morrel on the ship, and he returned as the English rep. to settle his financial obligation so that Morrel would not know who it really was.
Possibly Dantes at that time felt that revealing his identity would be threatening to the circumstance that he was associated with. After this point of being disguised as the English rep. came the new identity Sinbad the Sailor (p. 106). I thought Dantes simply used that name to make the characters associated with this scenario forget the English rep. and to introduce the brand-new new identity of the Count of Monte Cristo (p. 106). The Count of Monte Cristo is Dantes’ main character in this book. Dantes produced various identities since these identities enabled him to be someone he was not.
Some of his identities had stronger personalities than others. The largest functions were the priest and Count of Monte Cristo permitted Dantes to have the “edge” in circumstances. Acting as a priest allowed him to receive the images of a priest. Being disguised as a priest permits Dantes to be treated with a lot more regard than he would get if he was Dantes. The Count of Monte Cristo was dealt with just like the most regard by all of the characters he was available in contact with, like the priest. Everybody appreciated Monte Cristo. Why? The way he appeared to individuals assessed how the method individuals treated him.
Developing these numerous identities, we see that Edmund Dantes felt that his true identity might have been a danger to individuals he was available in contact with throughout the book. He simply felt the requirement to be someone different in every upcoming situation, and conceal the brand-new Edmund Dantes. Obviously after all of this time, Dantes became somebody completely various, from the time that he was locked away up until completion of this book. By him developing all these various identities, they at some time ended up being a part of the genuine Dantes, making him once again somebody various.
By Dantes developing numerous identities and revealing himself to individuals as a different individual, this reveals that the revenge versus a few of those characters were obstructing Dantes’ real look, and they were not able to see that he was who he really was. When Dantes’ exposes his true identity, there was a lot of wonder. The idea of Dantes deceiving these people and tricking them into thinking that he was someone he actually was not. This all was a good lesson for each of the characters who were looking for revenge on other characters. The lesson is: vengeance may sound sweet, however be careful due to the fact that it can blind you.