The narrator is describing Mercedes life without Edmond. This quote is dreadfully depressing and shows that love has two sides. Their love is extremely polarized. They feel either (reverse or no) excitement from seeing each other again or tears from the fact they have to part. Despite it being a depressing quote, it is very wordy and shows her misery well.
9. "For the happy man prayer is only a jumble of words, until the day when sorrow comes to explain to him the sublime …show more content…
I think it is beautiful that there can be a familial love between two people that are not related by blood. Hard times pushed these two strangers together and gave them both a little hope and sanity. It goes to show that love can come from the strangest places, circumstances and to the most unexpected of people.
11. "The sea is the cemetery of the Château d 'If" (Dumas 80).
This quote is so simple and blatant, no extra non necessary word, because that is the effect it wants to give. It makes a note of finality to your worst fears as a reader absorbed in this book. Dantes will die. How could he possibly survive with a cannon on his feet to drown him and a bag wrapped around him to keep him from getting out? These thoughts swirling around in your mind as you realize that there are still 400 pages left of the book. This quote makes you upset, nervous, confused, and makes reality hit you like a brick wall, and I like the fact that it produces multiple impacts in just a few words.
12. " 'Blood washes away dishonor '" (Dumas