The Count Of Monte Cristo Essay

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A young boy named Edmond Dantés turns into a man due to extreme and strenuous circumstances that forces him into manhood. He takes on a new identity, the Count of Monte Cristo and earns possession of a large inheritance. He then gets revenge on those who were responsible for his 14 years in prison. This is one of many important conflicts that occur in, and determine the plot of, The Count of Monte Cristo. Others include Valentine and Maximilian’s love story, Albert and the Count’s duel, and Eugénie’s struggle for independence. Valentine is the daughter of M. de Villefort, the procureur de roi who does not prove Edmond’s innocence because it would jeopardize his name and his legacy. The Count thinks to get revenge on Villefort by inconspicuously giving his wife a deadly poison. Villefort’s wife then starts to poison all the members of their family, except for her son, who she wants to gain a vast inheritance. Throughout this disaster, the Count learns of Maximilian Morrel’s love for Valentine. Maximilian is an old family friend, whose father the Count saves when he first escapes from prison. The Count dearly loves the Morrels and visits them many a time for comfort and solace. They are a refuge for him. (metaphor) When Maximilian tells him of his ardent love for Valentine …show more content…
“Monte Cristo uttered a cry which those only can conceive who have heard the roar of a wounded lion….he closed his eyes as if dazzled by eternal light. In a moment he restrained himself so powerfully that the …show more content…
Without these three moments, the book would be missing a vast portion of its importance and value, and would lose aspects that make this story special and unique from all the

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