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    Alexandre Dumas was born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie on July 24, 1802, in Villers-Cotterêts, France (Bio.com). Alexandre Dumas family lineage can be traced back to the Haitian island where his father was born and his grandmother was a slave (Bio.com). The Dumas family name was adopted from Alexandre's grandmother, an enslaved Haitian woman named Marie-Césette Dumas (Bio.com). This is an interesting fact about the author because of the presence of strong racial tensions in this time period. Alexandre Dumas did not strongly endorse his African lineage and actually has been quoted as calling himself white. In 1822, Dumas moved to Paris and immersed himself in literature (Bio.com). There he worked as a scribe during the 1830 revolution (Bio.com).…

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    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…

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    In the novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, many characters are introduce throughout the story and most of these characters undergo an indentity change at some point during the novel. The main, and by far the most dynamic character, is Edmond Dantès. Dantès is the protagonist of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel. Edmond lived his life honestly, that is until he was framed for a crime he did not commit. Taking place in Marseilles, France in the 1800’s, Dantès fights for his freedom and pursues many…

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    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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    In the novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, the main character Edmond Dantes, an innocent sailor, is imprisoned in the Chateau D’If. Set during the Napoleonic era in revolutionary France, Edmond Dantes is thrown in jail for being accused of being a bonapartist. After being in confinement for fourteen years, Dantes finally breaks free by disguising himself as a neighboring jaimate. Dantes’s first move after getting out of jail is getting back at those who wronged him. Edmond…

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    Therefore, even after he is out of jail he is still “trapped”. He would have almost been better off just staying in the cell. Instead, he is spending all of his time being extremely focused on one thing, not getting the chance to ever enjoy his life. Dantes is making his life's only point to get back at someone. That is not a good way to live, especially living with little to no meaning. Dantes gets his revenge, but it took a great amount of time. Others would agree Dantes did not really…

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    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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    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 Count of Monte Cristo is written by Alexandre Dumas, is a tale written in Romanticism time period. The tale is about a common man in the romanticism period, named Dante. Dante had a good life until one mistake changed his life. Throughout the movie god played an important role in everyone's life. Dante changed so much throughout the movie the biggest change was in his emotions. Dantes was a romantic hero. To be considered a romantic hero back in the day you had to have a secret,…

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    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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