Essay about Summary Of ' The Count Of Monte Cristo '

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“The funny thing is - on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook” Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption. In The Count of Monte Cristo, based on the novel written by Alexandre Dumas and screen played by Jay Wolpert, we learn that Edmond Dantès is an intelligent, honest man who turns bitter after he is framed for a crime he did not commit. When in The Shawshank Redemption, based on the novella Rita Hayward and Shawshank Redemption written by Stephen King and screenplayed by Frank Parabont, we come to realize that Andy Dufresne is also an intelligent, honest man however when he escapes from prison, he does not seek revenge. There are multiple similarities and differences in the two protagonists, Dantès and Dufresne, such as their reactions to their imprisonments, the relationships they encounter in prison and the lives they pursue after escaping.
Despite that the two protagonists are both wrongly accused of their crimes, their reactions to their imprisonment differ greatly. In The Count of Monte Cristo, Dantès is accused of treason for delivering a letter on behalf of his captain. Although he has no concept of what is in the letter, the evidence is enough to implicate him of this crime. On the night of his wedding, Dantès is removed from his home and questioned by Prosecutor Villefort. When they establish that he is guilty, Dantès pulls the letter out of his jacket mentioning that he never delivered nor read it. He then…

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