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The count of monte cristo by Rodrigo Sumuob

My report in LIT 2B

Arejay Basaca

on 27 November 2013

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Transcript of The count of monte cristo by Rodrigo Sumuob

The Count of Monte Cristo
By: Alexander Dumas

About the Author
The Count of Monte Cristo
Key Facts
Dantes soon realizes that his revenge on all of his enemies.
Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24, 1802.
The Count of Monte Cristo demonstrates the danger of seeking revenge at the cost of personal happiness.
Later died on December 5, 1870.
He became a successful play writer and a historical novelist, writing The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.
The Count of Monte Cristo is a story about a sailor, Edmond Dantes, who was betrayed during the prime of his life and career by the jealousy of his friends.
is simply envious that Dantès is so much luckier in life than he is.
Alexandre Dumas was a French writer, most famous for his numerous novels and fairy tales that have made him the most widely read French author in the world.

Dumas also wrote plays, articles for magazines and journals.
Major conflict
· Unjustly imprisoned, Dantès’s seeks to punish those responsible for his incarceration; as the vengeful Count of Monte Cristo, he struggles to transcend his human nature and act as an agent of divine retribution.
At the age of nineteen, Edmond Dantès seems to have the perfect life.
He is about to become the captain of a ship.
Is engaged to a beautiful and kind young woman, Mercédès.
and is well liked by almost everyone who knows him.
This perfect life, however, stirs up dangerous jealousy among some of Dantès’s so-called friends.
, the treasurer of Dantès’s ship, envies Dantès’s early career success
Fernand Mondego
is in love with Dantès’s fiancée and so covets his amorous success;

The Count of Monte Cristo
· Adventure; Romantic novel; moralistic tale
Point of view
· The narrator speaks in the third person, focusing almost entirely on outward action and behavior rather than delving into the psychological realities of the characters
setting (time)
· The novel takes place during the years following the fall of Napoleon’s empire. The story begins in 1815 and ends in 1844.
setting (place)
· Though most of the action takes place in Paris, key scenes are also set in Marseilles, Rome, Monte Cristo, Greece, and Constantinople.
rising action
· In prison, Dantès meets Abbé Faria, who unravels the mystery of Dantès’s downfall; Dantès vows to spend his fortune on an obsessive quest to reward those who have been kind to him and to punish those who have harmed him; Dantès visits Caderousse and confirms the details of the events leading up to his incarceration; Dantès eases himself into the lives of those responsible for his time in prison.
· Dantès slowly brings complete devastation upon Caderousse, Fernand, Villefort, and Danglars
Dantès too ultimately finds happiness, when he allows himself to fall in love with the adoring and beautiful Haydée.
The Last Act
After years of living a secret life life seeking only revenge, Dantes completes his final act of reprisal. He releases the man who sent him to jail after exposing himself as the man he betrayed and wronged then speaking his old name; Edmond Dantes. He then sails off with his love, and newly freed slave, Haydee, leaving Maximilen and Valentine together at last.
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