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Alexander Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" - The Count of Monte Cristo, a captivating novel written by Alexander Dumas, tells the story of a young French sailor, Edmond Dantès, in 1815 who spends fourteen years in prison through the acts of his jealous and conspiring enemies. He eventually escapes with hatred and a vengeance that calculatingly dictates the kind of man he develops into. In this novel the Count of Monte Cristo, in secret Dantès, seeks nearly unrelenting revenge when he returns to Marseilles looking for his enemies. Acting under the self proclamation of divine providence, Dantès spends the first ten years of freedom, a prisoner of no emotion other then vengeful hatred....   [tags: Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas, ] 525 words
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Shakespearean Influences on Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas was a well known author who came along about two centuries after William Shakespeare, whom he studied well. In fact, connections of literary elements, symbolisms, and themes can be found between his works and Shakespeare's. However, Shakespeare was a playwright and Dumas was a novelist. In this paper, some of the aforementioned similarities will be revealed to you and evaluated; specifically, they will be between The Count of Monte Cristo and any of Shakespeare's works. Perhaps the most obvious usage appears at the end of The Count of Monte Cristo when Valentine is "poisoned" to appear dead, but in reality she is then stowed away on the Isle of Monte Cristo to await Maximill...   [tags: the count of monte cristo]
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The Influence of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas, author of The Count of Monte Cristo , was greatly influenced by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet . He used Shakespeare's way of using poison to incorporate one's love and perseverance to be with their true love. Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24, 1802 and started writing books and performances in 1822, he was inspired by William Shakespeare, Lord George Gordon Byron, and Sir Walter Scott . William Shakespeare was his greatest inspiration, Shakespeare's work influenced Dumas's book, The Count of Monte Cristo....   [tags: the count of monte cristo]
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Vengeance in The Count of Monte Cristo - Vengeance in The Count of Monte Cristo The corpse of Madame de Villefort lay stretched across the doorway leading to the room in which Edward's lifeless body resided. Eyes filled with tears, the miserable M. de Villefort revealed the sorrowful scene to Dantes. After beholding the results of his revenge "Monte Cristo became pale at this horrible sight; he felt he had passed beyond the bounds of vengeance, and that he could no longer say 'God is for and with me.'" Set in France during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Era, The Count of Monte Cristo is an intricate tale of obsession and revenge....   [tags: The Count of Monte Cristo] 699 words
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The Count of Monte Cristo - The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo is an interesting tale about a sailor named Dantes who changes his whole persona in order to get back at his enemies. Dantes becomes a number of different people in order to carry out his plans. The changes Dantes went through made his different stages as a sailor and later as a mastermind of vengeance seem like day and night. Although Dantes seems very naïve at the beginning of the story, he becomes very sharp during his stay in jail....   [tags: The Count of Monte Cristo] 824 words
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Identity Changes in The Count of Monte Cristo - Identity Changes in The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo is a very sourceful book with characters creating different and new identities. Fernand changes to Count de Morcerf during the time of Dantes' imprisonment, Mercedes changes to Countess de Morcerf after her marriage to Fernand, Cadderouse changes to M. Pilletin, Benedetto changes to Andrea Cavalcanti to disguise and murders Cadderouse, and last but certaintly not least Edmund Dantes with the various identity changes....   [tags: The Count of Monte Cristo] 907 words
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Analysis of The Count of Monte Cristo - Analysis of The Count of Monte Cristo The theme of The Count of Monte Cristo is one of vengeance and forgiveness, power and powerlessness. When Dantes is unfairly given a life-prison sentence by his enemies (Villefort, Danglars, and Fernand), he spends every waking moment planning his revenge. As soon as Dantes miraculously escapes and returns to the world with riches, he sees it as a sign that God has opened for him the door of revenge. He is no longer his former self. Fourteen years behind bars in a dark cell has given him a criminal’s mind....   [tags: The Count of Monte Cristo Vengence Power Essays] 405 words
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Revenge Does nNot Bring Happiness in The Count of Monte Cristo - It is believed by many that it is human nature to deem themselves to be a tantamount to God. Such is the case when one decides to take revenge against those who wrong him. Though vengeance seems like the perfect way to achieve justice, a sense of equity, in actuality it is merely an unsatisfactory hypocritical action. This is the definitive realization of the protagonist, Edmond Dantès in Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo”. The protagonist comes to understand that after a lifetime of searching for justice, he really only yearns justice from himself....   [tags: The Count of Monte Cristo] 2184 words
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The Count Of Monte Cristo Review - The Count of Monte Cristo was written by a mixed frenchman Alexandre Dumas in 1844. This was around the time of the French industrial exposition was going on as well as the Franco Moroccan War. This is also around the time that Napoleon was in power in France. Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24th, 1802 in Villers-Cotterets, France. His birth name was Dumas Davy De La Pailleterie. He was and still is a widely read french author as his works have been translated into over one hundred languages and his books have also been made into a little over 200 movies....   [tags: alexandre dumas, monte cristo]
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Identity in The Count of Monte Cristo - Identity in The Count of Monte Cristo An identity is more than just a name. Sometimes an identity is the first thing and possible the only thing a person notices about one or the other. A person's identity can represent their culture, their race and sometimes, even possible their family background. My identity is what represents me. For those who does not know me personally but knows my name, knows my identity. This identity is what people will recognize me as for now and possible for ever....   [tags: Monte Cristo] 781 words
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The Metamorphosises of Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo - The Metamorphosises of Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo In Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo the main character, Edmond Dantes, takes on various identities. Some people have even argued that his continuing metamorphosises verge on Multiple Personality Disorder. Those people are wrong. Though he does exhibit similiar symptoms, Dantes differs from MPD sufferers in that he is fully conscious of the new identities he takes on. In fact, he does changes intentionally....   [tags: Monte Cristo] 484 words
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Women in The Count of Monte Cristo - Women in The Count of Monte Cristo possess unique personalities, but intensely similar restrictions. Currently, women in the United States, as well as other countries, are able to have jobs, travel, and participate in many other activities that the ladies Dumas portrays are not allowed to. Feminist analysis of this book reveals the ways of the time and the delicate balance of society’s typical structure. In The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas realistically conveys that when women violate their traditional roles, the balance of life is disrupted....   [tags: mother, caretaker, dumas, dantes]
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Archetypes in the Count of Monte Cristo - In modern times, phrases such as “an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind,” are commonly used. Also, the mere word revenge holds negative connotations as it is seen as immature and unnecessary. The theme of revenge uses archetypes to develop ideas without having to reiterate their meaning. According to the creator of the term, Carl Jung, “archetypes are defined as being a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches.” (Dictionary) The Count of Monte Cristo, one of the novels that pioneer this theme, tells the story of a man’s quest for revenge on those who betrayed him....   [tags: film analysis, alexandre dumas]
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Revenge of The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas was a historical French novelist and a famous play writer of the eighteenth century romantic era. One of the novels Dumas is most famous for is “The Count of Monte Cristo” of 1844. It is a story about a poor sailor named Edmond Dantes who was cruelly framed for treason, deceived, and sent to prison for a long time. After he discovers how his fate has come to be, he devises a very clever plan to escape and get his revenge on all parties involved with his mistreatment. To this date, “The Count of Monte Cristo” is one of the most well-known tales regarding love and revenge....   [tags: Alexandre Dumas, French Novelist, Analysis]
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Valentine de Villefort: The Count of Monte Cristo Character Analysis - In the Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, a reserved character encountered many experiences and complications that helped them become more mature and independent. Valentine, or Mademoiselle de Villefort, . In the later parts of the novel, she went through a test set forth by the Count, a mysterious and educated man, to test her love and loyalty towards Maximilien, her true love. The test altered how Valentine acted and even helped her see outside of her enclosed life and glimpse at reality with all its imperfections....   [tags: alexandre dumas, monte cristo, villefort] 1234 words
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The Count of Monte Cristo - Mercédès Contrast of Madame de Villefort Love and hate are most common and basic traits that portray characters in novels. Hate is strong characteristic to have because it can bring out the worst qualities out of person those who are considered loving people. Love is quality that describe as passion or affection for others.In the Count of Monte Cristo Mercédès and Madame De Villefort have these qualities and they are both very different. They are very different because Mercédès is beautiful loving women and Madame De Villefort is a hateful woman who is jealousy and greedy....   [tags: Characters, Mercedes, Villefort]
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The Count of Monte Cristo: Revenge and Justice - Revenge is best served cold or so says the well-known expression. This idea of revenge that they seek is usually to restore a balance and take an “eye for an eye” as the bible says. Revenge, if by chance everyone were in Plato’s perfect utopia, would be in a perfect form, where justice and revenge would be one, and the coined phrase an “eye for an eye” would be taken literally. By taking an eye for and eye, and punishing those who did wrong equally as they did wrong, there is justice. However, this revenge sometimes goes to far and is consequently not justice....   [tags: the bible, Hammurabi’s Code]
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Eyes of Revenge: The Count of Monte Cristo - ... The horses escape and terrorized Madame Villefort and Edward her son. The Count saves them by having his slave lasso them. The Count invites them to his party and reveals that there was a murder at his house where Danglars used to live. Villefort’s mother and father in laws were killed. Valentine’s grandfather has a stroke and doctors said he was poisoned. He narrowed down that she poisoned him when she bought his drink. She was to be condemned to death but instead was disinherited. Frantz was to be betrothed to Valentine but called it off....   [tags: Alexander Dumas novels]
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The Count of Monte Cristo: Classically Entertaining - The Count of Monte Cristo is fabulously entertaining with its mixture of revenge, love, suspense, and action sequences; transporting audiences back to a time when honor and loyalty were highly valued and a man’s last name was more important than the man himself. It seems there is something for everyone in this film. While the beautiful love story speaks to the romantic, the dueling swordplay and thought of buried treasure speaks to the inner child. Everyone in between will likely be moved by some aspect of the film....   [tags: Film Review ]
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Eyes of Revenge: The Count of Monte Cristo - ... His daughter that he claimed is known as Madame Petel (Oxenhander 471, “Dumas, Alexandre”). Dumas was a man who wanted to be involved in any way possible. He decided to enlist in the National Guard, where he became a captain. He also took a role in the July 1830 revolution in Bastille where France got its independence (Liukkonen). Before Dumas became the illustrious writer that everyone knew about, he worked a clerk for a couple of years. He began writing at young and wrote vaudeville plays that were light musical comedies....   [tags: Alexander Dumas novel analysis]
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - "Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas 1. "Suddenly, toward nine o'clock at night, he heard a faint noise coming from the wall next to which he was lying [....] to his scattering thougts." (Dumas 43) After being imprisoned, Edmond lost all his hope and spirit and swore to abstain from eating. He fought to starve himself to death to escape from his suffering. As soon as Edmond hears his neighborhood scratching and working away on the wall between them, he becomes galvanized by hope that he isn't alone....   [tags: story analysis] 668 words
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Views on Vengeance in The Count of Monte Cristo - In The Count of Monte Cristo, Dantès goes from a happy, successful sailor to a dark vengeance seeking man. Though Dantès is advised many times not to seek out vengeance by his close friends like the Abbé, his emotions get the best of him and he attempts to carry out his wicked plan. Throughout the whole Bible, God instructs us to not repay evil with evil, and to leave revenge to him. Furthermore, in this story itself, Dumas drops hints about his perspective on the matter as well. Lastly, my view on vengeance is that it is for God to avenge and not man....   [tags: sailor, god, wicked plan] 1222 words
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas - The novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Alexander Dumas, is a story with a plot that is full of madness and vengeance. This story taking place during the Napoleonic Era shows us how a very naive character, Edmond Dantes, is betrayed by his “friends”. He is put in jail where he is to live the rest of his life. This unjust act stimulates anger in Dantes which arouses a feeling for vengeance in him. When he escapes from prison he plans his revenge and takes action until he has completed what he started and wished for....   [tags: act of man or providence? ] 528 words
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Shakespeare’s Influence on "The Count of Monte Cristo" - Alexandre Dumas had many influences. One of Dumas’ most notable books, The Count of Monte Cristo , for instance had many influences. One of Dumas greatest influences in his writing is Shakespeare. Dumas had been a fan of Shakespearean writing, and it shows in his style and ideas. Being influential, Dumas used some of Shakespeare’s ideas in his own stories. The most obvious influential idea Dumas used, was the use of a sleeping potion. The idea of two lovers being reunited through the use of a sleeping potion closely resembled the theme used in Romeo and Juliet ....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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The Count Of Monte Cristo: Revenge - The Count of Monte Cristo: Revenge The Story of Edmond Dantès, the Sailor, who Becomes the Rich & Powerful Count of Monte Cristo and Takes Revenge on all his Enemies. Chesky Hoffman June 17, 1996 Dr. Goodale In this essay I will show how Edmond Dantes punishes his four enemies with relation to their specific ambitions. Edmond is sent to jail due to his enemies' jealousy. After he escapes he becomes rich and powerful and gets back at them. Before I relate to you how Dantes gets back at his enemies I would like to familiarize you with the story....   [tags: essays research papers] 1179 words
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The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" - Alexandre Dumas was very familiar with the works of William Shakespeare and was greatly influenced by the ideas in Shakespeare’s dramatic writings and poetry. Although Dumas did not often allude to Shakespeare’s literature, he took many of Shakespeare’s concepts and used them in his own works of literature. In The Count of Monte Cristo, death by poison, vengeance, and forbidden love are all plots that Dumas borrowed from Shakespeare. “The Count of Monte Cristo creates an intricate world framed with historical events but filled with creative genius.” “Alexandre Dumas practically rewrites Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet” throughout the novel of The Count of Monte Cristo....   [tags: Authors]
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The Count Of Monte Cristo - The Count of Monte Cristo   	The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Alexandre Dumas, tells the story of a man, Edmond Dantes, a sailor who goes through being betrayed by his enemies and thrown in to a dark prison cell to planning revenge on his enemies. His behavior and personality changes after spending 14 years in jail for a crime that he didn’t commit. Edmond Dantes was thrown in jail ,after being framed by his enemies, accused of committing treason and being a bonapartist....   [tags: essays research papers] 1019 words
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The Count Of Monte Cristo - The Count of Monte Cristo By: Alexandre Dumas Type of Literary Work: Historical Novel This book is an example of a historical Novel. It is historically accurate, and consists of characters that could have existed in the nineteenth century. Theme:Judgment Day comes to us all inevitably. We all pay for all evil and injustices of our life, yet sometimes there will be someone so viciously wronged, that he will return like a wrath of nature, with and unquenchable thirst for vengeance. Such a vendetta is the building block for the theme of this novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 1915 words
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A Summary and Analysis of the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - Book Title: The Count of Monte Cristo Author Name(s): Alexandre Dumas Publisher/City & Date of Publication, Number of pages: Barnes & Noble Books, New York, NY, 2004; 591 Pages Literary Genre: Historical Fiction (10 points) Author Biography: Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24, 1802, in Villers-Cotterêts, France. Dumas was a playwright and a novelist whose books have been translated into over 100 different languages. He is the one of the most widely read French authors ever. One of his acquaintances once said, “He is the most generous, large-hearted being in the world....   [tags: ship, treason, irony]
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The Count Of Monte Cristo - The novel begins in 1815, when Dantès is a happy young man, about to become captain of Morrel’s ship The Pharaon and he is engaged to his fiancée, Mercedes. However, Dantès is unaware that his shipmate, Danglars, is jealous of his success and promotion as captain, and that Mercedes’ cousin Fernand is jealous of Mercedes’ love for Dantès. Both Danglars and Fernand contrive a plan to frame Dantès as one of Napoleon’s agents, a particularly damning charge as the King at this point is fighting to retain power in the face of Napoleon’s large and loyal following....   [tags: Alexandre Dumas] 929 words
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The Count of Monte Cristo - The Count of Monte Cristo Journal In the beginning of the book The Count of Monte Cristo we meet Edmond Dantès; he comes across as a model of honesty, ability, and innocence. “He was a fine tall, slim young fellow, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a ravens wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger (pg 4).” Regardless of his youth, he is a useful leader to his sailors. He was also very devoted to his father and fiancée....   [tags: essays research papers] 10970 words
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The Use of Dishonesty in The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - In this book, The Count of Monte Cristo, many readers find the use of honesty in the novel to be problematic. The Count of Monte Cristo or in other words Dantes, is dishonest by lying to everyone about who he is. Because he was in prison for such a long time, his looks changed and when he got out no one knew who he was. As everyone is thinking that Dantes is dead from prison, he really escaped and changed his name to The Count of Monte Cristo. Changing his name was a way to disguise him from being Dantes....   [tags: prison, revenge, disloyal] 582 words
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Summary and Arragnement of the Book, Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas - ... • Both chapters 24 and 25 focus on the life of Monsieur Morrel and the tragedy of his impending bankruptcy. M. Morrel was always a kind boss and a proper gentleman who would rather die than go back on his word. Dantés finds M. Morrel in a state of near destruction and is compelled to help his only remaining faithful friend. He first gives Morrel a reprieve on his debts that are owed. Later, when M. Morrel’s debts are due yet again and he is prepared to die for his reputation, Dantés comes back in the form of a letter with the pseudonym of Sinbad the Sailor, who leads Morrel’s daughter, Julie, to a purse that contains what M....   [tags: prisoner, smugglers, shipwreck]
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Edmond Dantes Reborn As The Count Of Monte Cristo - Edmond Dantes: Reborn as the Count of Monte Cristo Everyday people seem change themselves in one way or another, but sometimes people change their appearance and personality to the point where those who were close to them, can not even recognize them in a crowd. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, is a story of a sailor, Edmond Dantes, who was betrayed during his prime time of his life by the jealousy of his friends. Dantes is sent to prison where he spends countless years planning an escape with the help of a fellow prisoner....   [tags: Literature] 1120 words
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Psychoanalysis of The Count of Monte Christo - The novel, The Count of Monte Christo, provides much insight into the psychological makeup of not only the characters within the novel, but also of its author Alexandre Dumas. Indeed, in light of how The Count of Monte Christo addresses the interplay between justice, revenge, jealousy, greed, power and transformation, it reflects many of events in Dumas’ life and that of his father, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, who was the biracial progeny of a French aristocrat and a Haitian slave of African descent....   [tags: Alexandre Dumas, literary analysis]
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The Count of Monte Christo - The Count of Monte Christo I want to introduce you to, “The Count of Monte Christo,” by Alexandre Dumas. It is a story that starts as a love story that turns to betrayal and revenge. The Count of Monte Christo is set in France about 1804 in a large city. There was confusion to who led France, King Louis or Napoleon. France was divided by the two ruling parties. The main character is Edmond Dantes. He did many things in this story. He was a sailor, a lover, a friend, a captain, and a prisoner....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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the count of mountie cristo - The Count of Monte Cristo I want to begin by introducing you to this great book written by Alexandre Dumas. This novel was published by the Penguin Group in 2001. It was a story full of love, adventure and betrayal. It began as a sweet romance . Then a third party began to reveal his perverse intentions to feed off of the innocent . It was a envy , jealous, and deceit. After the sad and unfortunate body of this suspenseful thriller there was a twist in the story. A great success for our Edmond and his only true love ....   [tags: essays research papers] 608 words
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The Count of Montecristo by Alexandre Dumas - People have weaknesses and sins that can take complete control of their minds, or make them break down as a person. These things are meant to be kept a secret, but once someone finds out about them, they have the power to take advantage and eventually put you down. In the novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, a man by the name of Edmond Dantés, otherwise known as the Count of Monte Cristo, has suffered to the extent in prison because he had been sent there by the jealousy of others....   [tags: story and character analysis] 910 words
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The Count of Montecristo by Alexander Dumas - ... Not wanting to jeopardize his own career Villerfort sends Edmond to jail for treason. While in jail Edmond begins to think about suicide and falls into a depression. Edmond then begins planning his way to get revenge on the men who wronged him beginning with his plot to escape jail. Edmond Dante begins as a happy man with a soon to be wife as well as a job as a ship captain, Edmond then gets sent to jail and falls into despair as well as thoughts of suicide, once Edmond escapes the prison he begins to take action on those who wronged him becoming more and more angry until his revenge filled spree is ended....   [tags: book and story analysis] 642 words
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The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas - The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas Alexandre Dumas was the writer of many famous books such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas was influenced by many different authors and play writers, but one significant influence on Dumas’ writing was the work of William Shakespeare. Dumas used Shakespeare’s ideas of poison and romance in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Experts say that one pivotal element that Dumas used in The Count of Monte Cristo that is also used in the plot of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the notion of pseudo-poison in the tale of two lovers ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Shakespeare’s Influence on Alexandre Dumas - In many stories over the years reoccurring themes such as forbidden love, poisoning, and a transformation in the main character have been used. The story of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas has some famous influences and similarities such as Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The themes of forbidden love, poisoning, and transformation in the main character are timeless portrayals in current novels and dramas. The themes are as significant as they were in yesteryear as well as the present....   [tags: Authors]
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Shakespeare’s influence on Alexandre Dumas - Shakespeare’s influence on Alexandre Dumas Did Dumas rationally rewrite some of the ideas from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Or was it just a coincidence of them being so much alike. Some of the similarities included poisoning of people, appearing to be dead, and revenge on others; they both used elements of allusions, figurative language, point of view and tone to convey the theme of revenge in their writing which concluded to be one of the best of their time and also today. However, Dumas’ just might’ve been inspired by Shakespeare’s plays that he wanted to make his own version of it....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Theme of Chivalry in Today's Literature and Movies - The basics of chivalry, which are bravery and loyalty, are present in literature and movies of today. Loyalty is present in the book The Count of Monte Cristo while bravery is present in the movie National Treasure. The Count of Monte Cristo is about a man who is wrongfully imprisoned but remains loyal to his family in his course of vengeance. National Treasure is about another man who acts bravely in his search for treasure. Chivalry was the code of conduct for knights in medieval Europe. Chivalry came from the French word “chevalier” meaning, “knight.” This code of conduct for knights originated from feudalism, the social-political system that governed medieval Europe....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Two Paths of Revenge - In 'V for Vendetta' directed by the Wachowski brothers, and 'The Count of Monte Cristo' directed by Kevin Reynolds, there are two characters known as V and Edmund Dantes. These two characters are similar in that they are seeking revenge, but ultimately they are different. When looking into their paths of revenge, differences between the two are revealed. The first difference is why the two want their enemies to suffer. The second difference is the influences of the people close to them that affect the outcome of the paths of revenge....   [tags: Character Analysis ] 964 words
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Biography of Alexandre Dumas - ... Richard Benton points out several symilarities, the most obvious being Monte Cristo is Italian for "Christ Mount," (Benton). Besides this, he also discusses that the Chateau d'If, meaning “house of the evergreen tree" is escaped by a dead man and " is born from the watery grave at the foot of the Christmas tree," (Benton). Another example of religous influences is when Monte Cristo says in reply to a request from Mercedes to spare Albert, "You're asking me to disobey God, who brought me back from the living death in order to punish them." (Dumas 377) and earlier in the book makes references to a deal with Satan by being an agent of God and Providence (Dumas 211-212)....   [tags: non-fiction, symbolism, christ] 847 words
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To Count or Not to Count - To count or not to count. Summary The main purpose of the census is to provide data for reapportionment, the redistribution of the 435 seats of Congress among the 50 states, every ten years. Due to the Apportionment Act of 1929, there is a permanent method of distributing the constant 435 seats in the House of Representatives based on population. To be fair, each state receives one seat, but the remaining 385 is based on the census. The census, however, is not an accurate compilation of data as this counts both Americans overseas and non-citizens....   [tags: Census] 1125 words
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Influencing Alexandre Dumas - Influencing Alexandre Dumas The works of Shakespeare have a great influence on other cultured works around the world. Other writers have written their own variations on Shakespeare’s themes of his plays, and adapted his style into their storylines. One of these writers consist of Alexandre Dumas, having written the famous classics The Count of Monte Cristo , The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask to name a few. He was fascinated by the plays of Shakespeare which displayed a plethora of adventure, love, mystery and human behaviors in his characters....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Importance of Gaining Knowledge - ... While at times his social status caused him pain, he was determined to increase his knowledge and strive for freedom. Similarly, the Count of Monte Cristo was in a lower social class and unjustly imprisoned. But, while in prison, he was able to increase his range of knowledge. He considered the knowledge he was gaining as a treasure even more valuable than monetary possessions. He says, “My real treasure is…the rays of intelligence you [the Abbé] have elicited from my brain” (Dumas 221). In both cases, Douglass and the Count of Monte Cristo compared knowledge to something as necessary as bread, or valuable as treasure....   [tags: class, systems, power, learning, freedom]
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The Belo Monte Dam Complex - ... There has been an influx of 20,000 migrant workers to the areas of construction and has led to a spike in criminal activity and conflict between workers and locals. Locals are seeing an increase of mental illness and STDs in their communities due to construction and the spread of prostitution to the area (“Brazil’s). According to the Xingu Forever Alive Movement, a collection of environmentalists and human rights activists in Brazil, all 24 ethnic groups living on (their own) tribal lands in the Xingu river basin would be directly or indirectly affected by the Belo Monte Complex....   [tags: hydroelectric energy sources]
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Coin Harvey, Prophet of Monte Ne - William Hope Harvey was born the fifth of six children on August 16, 1851 to Colonel Robert Trigg Harvey and Anna Limbroux. Called Billy in his youth, Harvey went to school in a log house during the civil war, taught a term at sixteen, and graduated law school at nineteen. The book, “Coin Harvey, Prophet of Monte Ne” by Lois Snelling, was commissioned by the Benton County Historical Society to chronicle Harvey’s life from his birth on a farm in Buffalo, Virginia to the impact he would have on the Northwest Arkansas area well after his death on February 11, 1936 in Monte Ne, Arkansas....   [tags: William Hope Harvey]
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