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COMC Alisha, Riley, Mason
Transcript of COMC Alisha, Riley, Mason
de Morcerf Fernand Mondego/Count de Morcerf Baron Danglars Edmond Dantes is the main character of Count of Monte Cristo. He is noble, honest, and is in love with Mercedes. He delivers a letter to Napoleon for his dying captain. He is in jail because of this fiasco. "His whole manner gave evidence of that calmness and resolution peculiar to those who have been accustomed to facing danger ever since their childhood" (COMC pg. 1). He is calm and a lovable character. Caderousse Mercedes is the first female role we meet in the novel. She lives on the island of Catalans, is the fiancee of Edmond Dantes, and is the cousin of Fernand. She is very loving and is even sweet when rejecting Fernand. "I love you like a brother, but never ask anything more of me because my heart belongs to someone else"(Dumas 11). Fernand is in love with her, but she loves Dantes, so she tells him that she cannot marry him. Then when Dantes is imprisoned and Fernand goes off to war, she is conflicted and lonely, even suicidal. Monsieur Morrel Noirtier Marquis of Saint-Méeran Marquise of
Saint-Méeran Géerard de Villefort Renee Louis Dantes is the dad of Edmond. He owed 160 francs to Caderousse. He lived three months on only a little bit of money. His son means everything to him. He approves of Edmond being with Mercedes. He is an honest but unlucky man. "Dantes' father lost all hope when the empire fell. Five months after he had been separarted from his son he breathed his last in Mercedes' arm" (COMC pg.41). He is depressed that his son is in jail and can't live without Edmond. Fernand Mondego is a Catalan man and is the cousin of Mercedes, but he loves her anyways. He is stubborn and impatient. "it's almost Easter----a good time for a wedding. Give me an answer!" He keeps trying to win Mercedes' heart, but she loves Dantes, so he seeks to denounce Dantes with the help of Danglars. Napoleon Bonaparte King Louis XVIII ex-wife of MonsieurDandre Blacas ex-husband of fiancee of husband of wife of Napoleon Bonaparte is the former French Emperor who had two reigns but got exiled after both reigns. He dominated most of Europe and Northern Africa during his reign and was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by seven allied countries. "'The usurper landed in France near Antibes, only two hundred and fifty leagues from Paris, on the first of March, and you learned of it only today, the third of March?'" The King of France was surprised of how he still had followers and how he escaped the Isle of Elba and is trying to reclaim the throne. Policar Morrel helper of employer of son of father of uncle of nephew of friends King Louis XVIII was the brother of the now dead King Louis XVI. He took over the throne after Napoleon's first exile. King Louis is very sensitive about the subject of Napoleon. "'Louis XVIII made a gesture of unspeakable anger and alarm and leaped to his feet.'In France!' he cried.'" This explains how Louis wants to keep the throne and doesn't want to give it to Napoleon. Albert de Morcerf father of son of Caderousse's wife husband of wife of The Marquis of Saint-Meran is Villefort's father-in-law and is Renee's father. He is not a very major role, but we know that he is a royalist because he "[proposes] a toast to King Louis XVIII" at his daughter's betrothal feast (Dumas 20). He doesn't care to talk about politics, unlike his wife, at the betrothal feast, but instead is just happy that he himself is rich. The Marquise of Saint-Meran is the aging but still beautiful wife of the marquis and the mother of Renee. She is a royalist and is described as "a woman with forbidding eyes, thin lips, and an aristocratic and elegant figure, despite her fifty years"(Dumas 20). She is a small role, but shows her interest in politics by trying to bring up the subject at Renee's betrothal feast. Renee is Villefort's husband. She is introduced at her and Villefort's betrothal feast. She acts obsequiously towards her parents, saying things like, "'Forgive me, mother,'" for simply speaking to her own fiancee when her mother wanted his attention (Dumas 21). She treats her parents in a way like she is still a young child. Villefort is evil and is one of the three antagonists of the story that betray Edmond Dantes. He was filling in for the public prosecutor when he was informed that "'a small Bonapartist plot [had] been discovered'"(Dumas 22). This suspected Bonapartist was Edmond Dantes, who was sent to the Chateau d'If by Villefort, because Villefort realized that his infamous father, Noirtier, was involved in this Bonapartist plot. He is an evil man whom Dantes has sworn vengeance against. Noirtier is the infamous Bonapartist and father of Villefort, who is a royalist. "'Monsieur Noirtier...,'he murmured, turning still paler"(Dumas 28). This shows how most people, especially Villefort, grow extremely weary just at hearing his name. At the beginning of the novel, we have a view of Caderousse as a greedy drunk. He is friends with Dantes and Danglars. "Caderousse raised his glass with a heavy hand and emptied it at one gulp"(Dumas 15). This shows how he's young and all he cares about is drinking and joking around at this age. enemies friends son of mother of in-laws in-laws in-laws employer/employee friends son of father of acquaintances acquaintances acquaintances enemies Baron Franz d'Epinany Julie Morrel daughter of Father of Emmanuel Heraut Policar Morrel is well-known. Well known means famous or familiar. "'"I know that firm," he said. "The Morrels have been shipowners for generations and there was a Morrel in my regiment when I was garrisoned at Valence."' 'That's true!' exclaimed Morrel, my uncle. He later became a captain'" (Dumas 4). Policar was an important captain in Morrel & Son. This caused even the great dictator Napoleon to know him. Soldier of husband of General of wife of in-laws Captain Leclere Maximilien Morrel First mate of sister of Made Dantes Captain brother of son of Friends father of Monsieur Morrel is influential, meaning 'powerful and important.' "It was rumored that monsieur Morrel himself was coming to the feast, but this was such a great honor for Dantes that hardly anyone dared believe it. When the shipowner actually did arrive, he was greeted by hearty cheers frothem sailors of the Pharaon" (Dumas 18). Morrel was a very important person, and his presence at Dantes' wedding was an honor, according to the others there. Jacopo Fellow sailor Monsieur Morrel is ashamed. Ashamed means 'embarrased or feeling guilt because of something one has done.' "'I acknowledge them,' said Morrel, flushing with shame at the thought that he was perhaps about to be unable to honor his own signature for the first time in his life" (Dumas 188). Morrel was ashamed, because he was broke and couldn't pay the debt he owed. He felt he would lose his honor. Albert de Morcerf is courteous, meaning 'polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.' "When he awoke the next morning, Albert first thought was to ask Franz to go with him to pay the count a visit. He had already thanked him the night before, but he felt that he ought to thank him more than once for such a service" (Dumas 158). Albert was being polite and respectful by repeatedly thanking the Count for saving his life. He was being considerate, as well, when he returned this grand favor by agreeing to show the Count around Paris. Madame Caderousse is very bitter towards her husband. She's always calling him stupid and saying things like,"'To learn your secret without paying for it, idiot!'"(Dumas 111). This creates a very mean and annoyed personality for her. Captain Leclere is courageous, meaning 'not deterred by danger or pain; brave.' "'Yes, I have. Poor Captain Leclere! He was a brave and honorable man.' 'And an excellent seaman, too, grown old between the sky and the water, as a man should be when he's entrusted with the interests of such an important firm as Morrel and Son'" (Dumas 3). Captain Leclere was a good leader of the Pharaon, and other considered him courageous because of all the expeditions he went on. Julie Morrel is angelically good and very loving of her father. "The girl said nothing, but she nodded, pressing her head against her father's chest"(Dumas 119). This shows how she loves her father very much. Jacopo is a jolly sailor for the Jeune-Amelie. He is very kind to Dantes. "'Listen, captain,' said Jacopo, 'here's the answer to the problem: I'll stay here with [Dantes] and take care of him.'"(Dumas 89). He is willing to risk his life to ensure Dantes' well being. Maximilien is very well-mannered and respectful of his father's decisions. "'You're right, father, and I understand you'"(Dumas 128). He understands his father's decision to kill himself in order to preserve his honor. Monsier Dandre is apprehensive, meaning 'anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.' "'Ah, here's Monsieur Dandre!' cried the duke. The Minister of Police had just appeared on the threshold. He was pale, trembling and almost wild-eyed with terror. The king violently pushed back the table at which he was sitting and cried out, 'What's the matter, baron? You look panic-stricken'" (Dumas 37)! Dandre is very apprehensive and full of fear, because Napoleon had escaped the Isle of Elba, and was in France somewhere. Blacas is concerned, meaning 'worried or anxious.' "'What were you saying?' said the king. 'That I'm extremely worried, sire. I have good reason to believe that a storm is brewing in the South'" (Dumas 35). Blacas is worried because Villefort has told him that there is a great danger that threatens the king, and that Bonaparte may be attempting to return to France. Danglars is envious. "'No, but it will,' said Caderousse, 'just as surely as Dantes will be captain of the Pharaon. Isn't that right, Danglars?' Danglars started at this unexpected thrust" (Dumas 15). Danglars is jealous of Dantes because he is very likely to become the captain of the Pharaon. Dumas wants to stop him from becoming the captain before it happens. Emmaunel is one of the loyal workers of Morrel and Son. He is in love with Julie and plans to marry her. "...Emmanuel Heruat, who was in love with Monsieur Morrel's daughter and had stayed on with the firm despite all his family's effort to make him resign..."(Dumas pg. 116). Emmanuel wants to work with the Morrel firm because he wants to work with Julie Franz and Albert go to Rome and meet the Count. Franz is more responsible than the care-free Albert. This is because Franz is from an aristocratic family. "Franz , who was both terrified and fascinated by the Count of Monte Cristo, did not wish to let Albert go to see him alone, so he went with him"(Dumas pg.159). Franz also looks after the wild Albert. The Priest (Abbe Busoni) is generous, meaning 'showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected.' "...he took the diamond from his pocket and handed it to Caderousse. 'Take this, my friend,' he said. 'It's yours'" (Dumas 110). He decided to give Caderousse the entire diamond, just because he said that the other people were traitors. It was very generous of him to give Caderousse the diamond. Abbe Faria Ali Slave of Owner of Signor Bertuccio Benedetto / Andrea Cavalcanti Assunta Monsieur Joannes Monsieur Lucien Debray Madame Danglars Monsieur Beauchamp Monsieur de Chateau-Renaud Mademoiselle Eugenie Danglars Edouard de Villefort Heloise de Villefort Valentine de Villefort Caderousse is dishonest, meaning behaving or prone to behave in an untrustworthy or fraudulent way "'Do you want me to steal so I can spoil everything for both of us and get us both out back in prison?'" Caderousse wants Bertuccio to steal money from the Count of Monte Cristo. He has just broken out of jail, and is going to steal money in order to create an 'honest life' for himself, while also putting himself at risk of going to jail. Benedetto is rebellious and greedy. "'My father is rich, then?'"(Dumas 237). He just wants money from the Count and the man playing his father. Bertuccio is a skillful Corsican. "Monsieur Bertuccio had surpassed himself in the good taste he showed in the furnishings and in the rapidity with which he had the work carried out"(Dumas 255). This show that he is a very trustworthy servant with an admirable skill set. Valentine is a very loving granddaughter to Noirtier. "'If my father gives me permission to go and live with my grandfather, I'll leave immediately'"(Dumas 315). This shows that she loves him because she's in a hurry to live with him. Beauchamp is a distasteful journalist. "Beauchamp,...as a journalist, was extemely incredulous"(Dumas 168). He's denying all of the cool stories people tell, and making everyone feel bad because he acts so drolly. COMC PROJECT
RILEY MASON ALISHA mother of son of husband of wife of son son of father of murders murdered by wife of husband of mother of daughter of daughter of father of friends daughter of mother of daughter of father of affair friends Haydee mistress of master of Penelon shipowner ship captain Major Bartolomeo Cavalcanti fake father/son adoptive mother of adoptive son of adoptive son of adoptive father of sister in-law of brother in-law of friends friends Haydee is very loyal. "'...I have always dreamed of avenging the death of my illustrious father'"(Dumas 359). She shows her loyalty to her father by wanting to avenge her and is also loyal to the Count of Monte Cristo because she wants to stay with him even though she is free in France. Madame Danglars is unfaithful. "Danglars shrugged his shoulders. 'What silly creatures they are,' he said,' these women who consider themselves geniuses because they carry on their love affairs without getting themselves talked about all over Paris! But even if you'd managed to hide your peccadilloes from your husband- which is the ABC of the art, since most of the time the husband doesn't want to see anything- you'd still be only a pale imitation of half your friends. Not one of your actions has escaped me for the past sixteen years'" (Dumas 272-273). Madame Danglars has had multiple affairs, with Villefort and Lucien Debray. She just married Danglars for his money, which she uses to make stupid gambles. She is just a gold digger. Assunta is a loving mother figure. "'Assunta had gone to Paris during my absence to claim the child'"(Dumas 189). She claimed the child that Bertuccio had given up and loved him like her own, although he did not return the favor. She is a loving character who still cares about Benedetto regardless of his actions. Doctor d'Avrigny Bartolomeo Cavalcanti was very timid, aware that he was an imposter. "'Was I a major?' asked the old soldier timidly"(Dumas 231). He is very awkward when talking to his "son" and to the Count, because he is not a very good actor, which is the result of his timidity. Vasaliki Tepelini Heloise is insane. "...her body seemed to be guarding the doorway with open, staring eyes and a terrifying smile of mysterious irony"(Dumas 483). She must die, as Villefort has made brutally clear, so, after taking four lives in four months, she takes Edouard's with her own. Ali Tebelin Pasha Penelon is a humble sailor on the Pharaon. He comes into Morrel's office with an attitude of 'the whole ship sank, but it's okay'(Dumas 120). He doesn't take things seriously, which has a nice innocence to it. He's a good guy, but kind of naive. Edouard is a bratty little kid. "Madame de Villefort was sitting on an ottoman, impatiently looking through some newspapers and pamphlets which young Edouard, to amuse himself, was cutting to pieces before his mother had time to read them"(Dumas 469). He just annoys people and thinks it's funny, and nobody but his dad cares enough to tell him. Barrois Monsieur de Boville Louise d'Armilly "special" friends wife of husband of The Representative of Thomson and French of Rome (Lord Wilmore) is forgiving, meaning 'granting pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.)' "'I saw,' said the Englishman, 'that you have just been the victim of a new disaster which was as undeserved as the others, and this has confirmed me in my desire to be helpful to you...would you like me to postpone the date of payment'"(Dumas 122). Lord Wilmore is forgiving because when he visits Morrel to collect the debt he needed to, he saw that Morrel had many misfortunes, and he decided to forgive him for not being able to pay the debt. Lord Wilmore gave Moreel extra time in order to collect the money to do so. Sinbad the Sailor is secretive, meaning 'characterized by the concealment of intentions and information.' "'Madmoiselle,' said the stranger, 'you will receive a letter signed "Sinbad the Sailor." Do exactly what that letter tells you to do, no matter how strange it may appear to you'"(Dumas 123). Sinbad is secretive because he does not ever actually reveal himself to Julie. He sends her a signed letter, telling her to follow the instructions. The letter tells her where to go to get money to save her father from the debt he is in. Villefort is mad, meaning 'mentally disturbed; deranged; insane; demented.' "'Oh, I'll find him!' interrupted Villefort. 'It wont do you any good to say he's not here- I'll find him if I have to search till the Last Judgement!' Monte Cristo recoiled in terror. 'Oh!' he exclaimed. 'He's gone mad'" (Dumas 486)! Villefort is mad because in one day he has lost his good name and family, because of the Count of Monte Cristo's vengeance plan. Villefort lost his good name because it is revealed that Benedetto is his son, and he lost his family because Heloise poisoned herself and her son, and Valentine died of Heloise's poison. Ali is a Nubian Slave of the Count of Monte Cristo. He is very loyal and will do everything the Count of Monte Cristo tells him to do. "'Good. Could you stop an ox with a lasso?'" Ali nodded. "'A tiger?'" Another nod. "'A lion?'" Ali pretended to throw a lasso and imitated a choked roar"(COMC pg. 206). Ali will do anything for his master and has a particular sets of skills. Monsieur Chateau-Renaud is a stuck-up high-brow jerk. "...'the Italians name themselves well, although they dress themselves badly'"(Dumas 256). No matter how extravagant someone's life is, he never seems to be impressed. exchange informational papers Mercedes is heedful, meaning 'Paying close attention; mindful.' "Mercedes is still alive, and she was the only one who recognized you when she saw you. Since then she's been watching you and dreading you, and she had no need to seek to discover the hand that struck down Monsieur de Morcerf'" (Dumas 375). Mercedes is heedful because she realized that the Count of Monte Cristo was Edmond Dantes from the very beginning. She observed him closely, and inferred that many events were linked to him that actually were. Monsieur de Boville is the cooperative director of prisons that gives Lord Wilmore (the COMC) the papers involving Edmond Dantes' arrest, as well as his letter of denouncement. He cooperates happily to all of Lord Wilmore's demands and does so in a friendly manner (Dumas 112-116). He is a minor character but is very helpful in eventually convincing Mercedes of Dantes' betrayors with the papers he gave him. Vasiliki is the humble wife of the Ali Pasha. She died years ago, but her story is told at the Count of Morcerf's trial by Haydee (Dumas 356-358). She loved her family very much and is missed dearly by her beloved daughter, Haydee. mother of daughter of daughter of father of Ali Pasha was the pasha of the Turks. He was a proud, high-ranking person in the Ottoman Empire. He loved his people and died because of Fernand. "'My father's life was at stake. I am Haydee, daughter of Ali Tebelin, Pasha of Yanina, and of Vasiliki, his beloved life'"(COMC pg. 357). He loved his people as he loved his family before he got betrayed by Fernand. Monsieur Joannes is the jeweler and gracious house guest of the Caderousses. "'"I'm not inconveniencing you?"'"(Dumas 194). He wants to make sure that he is not being a bother by staying there through the storm and is very gracious for their hospitality, although Caderousse didn't have intentions on him leaving the next morning. Danglars is desperate, meaning 'feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with.' "...he resolved to keep that fifty thousand francs at any cost and he began to have visions of hope verging on madness. He who had forgotten God so long ago now began to tell himself that God occasionally worked miracles: the catacombs might cave in; the police might discover the bandits' retreat and rescue him; in that case he would have fifty thousand francs left. and that was enough to keep a man from dying of humger. He begged God to allow him to keep that fifty thousand francs, and he wept as he prayed" (Dumas 521). Danglars is desperate because he has very little money left, and he is stuck in Luigi Vampa's cave where he has to pay a lot of money for every meal. He is so hopeless that he turns to God, whom he hasn't turned to at all for the majority of his life, for help in his situation. Doctor d'Avrigny is the family doctor of the Villefort's. He deals with death well and announced the "death" of Valentine and also announced the deaths of Barrois and other people. ""Shall I go too?' asked Valentine timidly. 'Yes, mademoiselle, especially you,' replied the doctor curtly" (COMC pg.318). Even though the doctor is being paid by the Villefort, he is still being honest and does his job professionally. Barrois is the hardworking servant of the Villefort family. "'Oh! How hot poor old Barrois is!'"(Dumas 316). He was hot from running around and working too hard. The old man just had the worst of luck, being poisoned when it wasn't meant for him. wife of husband of Fernand is hateful, meaning 'arousing, deserving of, or filled with hatred.' "'No, that's not why I came,' said Morcerf with a smile which vanished almost as soon as it appeared. 'I came to tell you that I too consider you my enemy. I came to tell you that I hate you instinctively, that it seems to me I've always known you and always hated you, and that, finally, since the young men of this generation apparently no longer fight duels, we must do so ourselves. Do you agree'" (Dumas 392)? Fernand is hateful, because he found out that the reason the information about him betraying Ali Pasha was revealed was because the Count told Danglars about it. He is extremely angry about his situation and is willing to fight the Count in a duel to protect his already dishonored name. employer of servant of Abbe Faria was Edmond Dantes' only friend at the Chateau D'If. He is the reason Edmond Dantes is escaped and getting revenge on other people. Abbe Faria is a very well educated Italian who is educated in numerous languages. "'Your life, young man, is far too short to contain anything of importance'"(COMC pg.71). This describes Abbe Faria as a man who had a hard life and gets annoyed when people tell him how their lives suck. Eugenie Danglar is a wonderful musician and the daughter of Danglar, who is one person the Count is trying to get revenge on. She hates men and prefers to be with Louis d'Armilly. She likes her independence and doesn't like getting told what to do. "'I believe I heard Morcerf tell you the other day that he could not get a single word out of his betrothed'"(COMC pg. 284). Eugenie does not want to marry Albert and rather live with Louis or be by herself. Louis d'Armilly is Eugenie's music teacher. She and Eugenie have special feeling for each other and are both very independent. "Soon two laughing, noisy voices were mingled with a piano, which told Monte Cristo that Mlle Danglar preferred the society of her singing-mistress, Mlle Louis d'Armilly to either his or M. Cavalcanti's(COMC pg. 342). This explains how Eugenie likes Louis' presence because she is loving and kind. Thinks she is a murderer. Her doctor Servant of. Owner of Debray is the secretary of a French Minister. He tells Madame Danglar so that she can make her husband make money. This is all a plan to make Madame Danglar love him. "'He has gone! Gone, never to return.' 'Oh, do not believe that, Baroness'"(COMC pg.468). He is still loyal to Madame Danglar even though her husband left her and still wants Madame Danglar to get back with Danglar. The Count of Monte Cristo is prodigious, meaning 'remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree' and 'unnatural or abnormal.' "'...you are unable to see those men whom God has placed above kings and ministers by giving them a mission to fulfill, rather than a position to occupy.' 'And do you regard yourself as one of those extraordinary beings?' asked Villefort, more and more astonished and unable to decide whether the man to whom he was speaking was inspired or mad. 'Yes, I'm one of them,' said Monte Cristo coldly, 'and I don't believe any other man has ever found himself in a position like mine'" (Dumas 211). The Count of Monte Cristo is prodigious because he has been allowed to be an agent of Providence, and he works alongside God rather then under God like all other men. Noirtier is sagacious, meaning 'having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd.' "Sight and hearing were the only senses which, like two sparks, still animated that physical body already so close to the grave. As often happens when one organ is used to the exclusion of others, in his eyes were concentrated all the energy, strength and intelligence which had formerly been distributed throughout his body and mind. He commanded with hes eyes, he thanked with his eyes; and it was almost frightening to see them flashing with anger or sparkling with joy" (Dumas 244). Noirtier is sagacious because, even though he is almost dead, he can function and communicate perfectly with his eyes. He uses his eyes to talk to others and to express emotions, and even has a communication system. The things he says are also extremely helpful and wise; even more so than people who do talk. It is almost frightening how shrewd he is, despite being paralyzed. father and daughter Andrea Cavalcanti is nonchalant, meaning 'coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual.' "Caderousse looked at the young man as though to tear out the truth from the bottom of his heart, but Andrea took a case of cigars from his pocket, calmly lit one of them and began to smoke in a perfectly natural manner" (Dumas 328). Caderousse questions Andrea about the house of the Count of Monte Cristo, but Andrea acts cool and indifferent, and proud that he is a friend of such a rich man. He knows that Caderousse wants to steals the Count's money, but he treats the matter in a nonchalant and stuck-up manner to frustrate him.