The Count of Monte Cristo: Vengeance
The Count of Monte Cristo: Vengeance The Story of Edmond Dantes, the Sailor, who Becomes the Rich & & Powerful Count of Monte Cristo and Retaliates on all his Enemies. Chesky Hoffman June 17, 1996 Dr. Goodale In this essay I will demonstrate how Edmond Dantes punishes his 4 opponents with relation to their particular ambitions. Edmond is sent out to prison due to his enemies’ jealousy. After he escapes he prospers and powerful and gets back at them. Before I connect to you how Dantes gets back at his opponents I wish to acquaint you with the story. The story explains the life of its primary character Edmond Dantes.
He is promoted to captain of his ship. This promo ignites the jealousy of his fellow shipmate Danglars. Dantes is then falsely accused of being a Bonapartist. This implies he sides with Napoleon Bonaparte and is committing treason against his own king. He is sent out to a jail called the Chateau d’If. The Chateau d’If was surrounded by water and was known as a location of no return. When Dantes escapes, he retaliates against his four opponents who conspired against him to send him to prison, in the way of an eye for and eye. These four conspirators are Danglars, Caderousse, Fernand Mondago, and Villefort.
In order to retaliate on his four opponents, Dantes uses a variety of names and disguises. The primary new identity he uses for himself is The Count of Monte Cristo. Danglars, as mentioned above, was the Count’s shipmate when his name was still Edmond Dantes. When Edmond went to jail, Danglars escaped and became very abundant. Caderousse was a tailor. He was also the Count’s dad’s property owner and when the count was sent to prison, Caderousse allowed Dantes’ father to starve to death. Fernand Mondago loved the count’s bride-to-be Mercedes. When the Count was sent to jail Fernand married her on the pretext that the count would not return.
These three opponents all got together one night and were all responsible for writing an incriminating letter about the Count to his fourth enemy, Monsieur De Villefort, who was the city’s temporary prosecutor at the time. He was accountable for the actual sending out of the Count to prison. After the Count got away from prison, he discovered that all his opponents had relocated to Paris. He ended up being familiarized with people from that city and ultimately moved there so that he could have his vengeance. The revenge handled Danglars matches the criminal offense which he dedicated toward the Count.
When Danglars wrote the incriminating letter about the Count, calling him a Bonapartist, his intent was to get the Count’s position as Captain of the ship for himself. This demonstrates how power hungry he was. In order for the Count to take appropriate revenge on this man, he recalled Danglars’s fantastic desire for power and chose to slowly lessen Danglars’ wealth. This in turn made Danglars lose his track record as a great banker. As an outcome, Danglars had to escape from the embarrassment of losing all of his power and high stature. We see the same principle of ‘an eye for and eye’ played out in the Count’s revenge towards Caderousse.
When the Count got away from jail he remembered what a love for cash Caderousse had. For that reason he brought Caderousse a diamond. When an appraiser concerned Caderousse’s home, he spent for the diamond and then remained for the night. In middle of the night Caderousse killed the appraiser and took both the diamond and the money spent for it. He was captured and sentenced to difficult labor in prison. The Count picked this type of revenge because he knew that Caderousse could not resist the temptation of money. The Count punished him in this style since Caderousse removed all the money that Dantes left for his father.
This loss of cash caused Dantes’ daddy to starve to death. The Count comprehended Caderousse’s greed and punished him through it. The Count retaliated on Fernand Mondego by causing his spouse Mercedes and kid Albert to leave home. To do this, the Count introduced Albert to Danglars’s child. The couple ended up being engaged. A couple of days prior to the wedding event was to take place, Danglars asked the Count for information about Fernand. The Count told him to send out a letter to where Fernand worked as guard for the Ali Pasha. When Danglars received a reply to his letter, the ews spread out quickly that Fernand was a traitor and let the enemy ended up being triumphant. The Pasha entrusted Fernand with his other half and child. Fernand sold them indirectly to the Count. The bottom line of this punishment was to make Mercedes and Albert leave Fernand. This punishment associates with Fernand’s aspirations because the Count thought of how back in Marseilles Fernand took away his family (Mercedes and his father). In getting his revenge, the Count causes Fernand to lose his family. Villefort was a loyalist, His daddy was a Bonapartist. He was always trying to get the favor of the King so that he might get an even higher position.
One way to achieve this task was to discover Bonapartists and put them in jail. Villefort sent the Count to prison only since the latter understood that Villefort’s father was a Bonapartist. When he sent out the Count to jail he believed he was concealing his secret about his daddy for excellent by burying the Count in the Cha teau d’If. Then the Count reappeared. In his vengeance towards Villefort, the Count discovered a trick which Villefort believed was actually buried several years ago. The Count found the trick of an invalid kid which had actually been born of a union between Villefort and Madame Danglars.
Villefort had actually buried the kid alive, but somebody had rescued him. The Count of Monte Cristo disgraced Villefort by exposing the trick of his illegitimate child to the general public. This approach of vengeance was symbolic. Villefort believed he had buried the disgrace of his dead child forever. He also thought he had actually “buried” the secret of his father, the Bonapartist, by sending Edmond Dantes, the one who understood his trick, to the Chateau d’If. Edmond came back from the dead as did Villefort’s son. We see from this story that it is not a good idea to take revenge. It is up to G- d to choose what each person should have.
In our story, a guy named Edmond Dantes believed it wise to retaliate on his opponents. He retaliated on each person in a manner that associated to the method they originally conspired versus him. However, at the end, instead of feeling excellent about himself, he felt confused. On the one hand he got back at his opponents, but on the other hand, he lost the love of Mercedes, whom he enjoyed. He then recognized that if an individual does retaliate into his own hands, G-d now has a way of penalizing him. Edmond Dantes destroyed everyone who harmed him and while doing so, he destroyed himself.