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Count Of Monte Cristo Quote Analysis

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The following statement comes from the revenge story The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes or his other identity the Count of Monte Cristo thinks to himself: “For every evil there are two remedies: time and silence.” In a carefully planned essay assess the validity of the statement using whatever the heck you want. One of the most important thing in life is being able to overcome your struggles in a healthy way. Struggles are an unavoidable fact of living. Action needs to be taken a positive way to bring a solution to problems. Problems can unfortunately be dealt with constructively or destructively. In the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas the protagonist fails to deal with his problems in a positive…show more content…
This part of the statement is too absolute. Silence can be beneficial. There needs to be active movements against evils. Martin Luther King Jr. was not known for his silence. This statement says it is better sit in silence than to attack the evils of the world. By speaking out things can happen. It is better to be known in your lifetime than to be like Emily Dickinson and have all your works published posthumously. The benefits of speaking outweigh anything. It may be true that actions speak louder than words, but the action requires communication. Communication is the base of any action even in a revenge plot. In the novel, the count had to establish himself in the aristocratic community in Paris before he could enact his revenge plot of tearing people apart from the inside out. Though there can be excess talking leading to useless rambling, it is better to communicate to solve the evils of the world than to sit in silence. This statement is too limited for the evils of the world. There needs to be compassion and forgiveness for there to be positive change against the evils of the world. Whether it is Black Lives Matter or the Islamophobia crisis in the United States time and silence would not solve these issues. Compassion and forgiveness are necessary for change. Through time all things can be forgiven. Compassion can end conflict ending the evils. If we simply sit in silence the evils will never
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