Alexandre Dumas

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  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Essay

    watching and bitten in the heart”” (Dumas 889). Monte Cristo has never been so deeply affected before, nor felt such repentant, regretful remorse (alliteration) for something he had done; because he cares for Maximilian, he vows to save Valentine’s life, thereby saving Morrel’s, who would end his life to join his only love in death. Albert de Morcerf is ominously introduced as the son of Comte de Morcerf and Mademoiselle Morcerf; in other words, the Catalan Mercédés. The Count meets Albert in Rome and saves his life from bandits. Albert is so grateful that he invites him to stay at his house in France, and this is where their adventure truly begins. The Count anonymously reveals damaging information concerning Albert’s father, Fernand. It concludes that in the past he betrays a friendly kingdom, slaughtering thousands of innocents and selling the queen and her daughter into slavery. The daughter survives and testifies against him, ultimately condemning Fernand (for that is who he is now known as) as guilty. Albert does not believe the rumors at first, until he sees his father in court and realizes that all was true. After learning that it is Monte Cristo who releases the news to the public, he is infuriated at him, and he brashly challenges the Count to a duel. The night before, Mercédés begs him to spare Albert’s life after surprising him with her knowledge of his true identity: Edmond Dantés: “”Edmond, you will not kill my son?”” (Dumas 850) After she speaks with him and…

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  • Symbolism In Dante's Inferno

    Musketeers at the end of the story. His name is D'Artagnan. He is a young man who is driven by love, ambition, and his sense of morality. He is the main character of the book. The author wrote the book knowing that in the end there were going to be four, not just three musketeers. The author does this because had he made the title of the book “The Four Musketeers” it would have made it obvious to readers that D’Artagnan succeeded in becoming a Musketeer. It would also make some readers lose…

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  • Mercedes Life Without Unexpected Love Quotes

    little village of the Catalans, sometimes standing motionless in the blazing heat of the southern sun, sometimes sitting on the beach listening to the eternal moaning of the sea asking herself whether it would not be better to let herself sink into the depths rather than undergo the cruel suffering of a wait without hope" (Dumas 40). 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.…

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  • Alexandre Dumas The Count Of Monte Cristo

    In Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, a young sailor by the name of Edmond Dantés is wrongly accused of being a Bonapartist and is thrown in jail where he discovers the truth of his enslavement and concocts a plan for revenge. The choices that Edmond Dantés makes drastically twists his once ordinary life into a whirlwind of secrecy, such as deciding to take a letter to Napoleon, from there delivering a message from Napoleon to one of Napoleon’s allies. Once imprisoned, Danéts meets a…

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  • The Setting Of The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is a work of fiction that shows history, romance and adventure in one whole book. The setting of the story varies, in which depends upon a selected character’s perspective that uses a third person omniscient. For the first parts of the book, the setting of the story is placed in Marseilles. It continues on to Chateau d’lf, then to The Island of Monte Cristo, where riches are revealed and power arises. On the other hand, the settings for the characters…

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  • Two Kinds By Amy Tan And The Pedestrian, By Alexandre Dumas

    People are often left to wonder how much control they have over the events and circumstances in their own lives. The extent to which they can control their lives is massively varied from situation to situation. The short story, ”Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, the book, The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, and the short story,”The Pedestrian,” by Ray Bradbury, all demonstrate different instances in which the lives of their characters have varying amounts of control over their lives. The…

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  • Ethical Decisions In The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas

    making unethical decisions on every page. The main character in the book, Macbeth, makes unethical decisions throughout the book trying to become king. Most characters in this book make decisions that would not be considered ethical in the world today. In the book The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, characters are making unethical decisions left and right.…

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  • Criticism And Utilitarianism In Hard Times By Charles Dickens

    Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens which judge the English society and tells us about the social and economic pressures of the 19th century. Hard Times is a Victorian novel and is very realistic. Victorian novels bring about realism in literature. Dickens novels are realistic depiction of Victorian society like class consciousness, rapid urbanization, poverty, child labor etc. Dickens talk about love, aspiration, human passion and Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens…

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  • Jacques Lacan's Theory Of Development

    Jacques Lacan’s theory of development explains how infants mature psychologically. The stages of his concept include the Imaginary, the Mirror, and the Symbolic. The first is where children begin to understand control. Babies learn to manipulate their environment as an extension of their own base needs and desires. There is no separation between the baby and the outside world. Following the discovery of control, infants undergo the Mirror stage, where they learn to recognize their own image…

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  • Lacanian Theory Of The Mirror Stage: The Artist Is Present

    Lacanian theory is controversial almost everywhere it goes. Agree or disagree, there is no shortage of discussion on the validity of Lacan’s work. His concept of the “mirror stage” (or phase) is one of the most significant theories in film study. However, the theory itself opens some interesting doors in terms of its definition. In an age where self-definition has become more important than ever, it must be discussed that Lacan’s mirror phase is no longer just one moment in the development of…

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