The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexander Dumas Essay
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexander Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo thinks that those who cause prolonged suffering must be given prolonged suffering to bring about justice. The Counts three enemies in which he inflicts punishment on are Monsieur de Villefort, Monsieur Danglars and Monsieur Fernand. The Count had two choices, he could make it quick and easy or he could make them suffer over a long period of time. He chose to make them suffer for a very long time.
Monsieur de Villefort got into trouble when he had an affair with Madame Danglars. This whole affair started when Madame Danglars was going to her vacation home Auteuil and she met Monsieur de Villefort and I guess they just had the hots for each other and decided that they were going to start meeting up. At one point they decided they wanted a kid. As Madame Danglars was having her and baby after it was out it was assumed to be dead. When de Villefort found out he put the baby into a box and took it out into the garden to bury it but as he was setting down the box Bertuccio leaped from the shadows and stabbed him. Bertuccio thought that he had killed him but he hadn’t, he had stabbed the wrong spot. Bertuccio then picked up the box and ran into the shadows and he opened the box thinking he would find a treasure of sorts but instead found de Villefort’s “dead” son.
In efforts to save him he gave him mouth to mouth and revived him. He then takes him to a nearby orphanage and informs his sister that there is a baby there that she needs to go and get so she does. The baby is named Benedetto, when he grows up he ends up causing a lot of trouble and then running away, he was also an escaped convict. Monsieur Danglars is in trouble with The Count because he stole 5 million francs and tried to get away with it, he is also in trouble with The Count because he is the reason The Count was taken into custody and put into prison for 14 years. He was stopped by Luigi Vampa and his gang. He ends up losing every last drop of his 5 million francs because Luigi charges him to buy food and water and it is not cheap. Where they are holding him is a secret place that no one would ever think of looking, in the dark and dirty catacombs. Monsieur Danglars had been held there for so long that his hair had turned completely white.
Fernand Mondego is in trouble with The Count because he stole Mercedes (who is the love of his life) and had a child with her and also because he was also part of the plot along with Monsieur Danglars that had The Count put into prison for 14 years. Fernand and The Count both like Mercedes. The weird part is that Fernand is Mercedes cousin so that would be weird if they got married. While The Count and Mercedes are having their betrothal feast the cops burst in announcing that they have a warrant out for Edmond Dantes’ arrest, which in turn ruins his little party he was having. Fernand and Monsieur Danglars accused Edmond/The count of being a Bonapartist which is why the cops were there to arrest him. Those are the three people that Monte Cristo inflicted long pain and suffering on just to bring justice to those who deserved it.