Comparing Communication In Count Of Monte Cristo And Romeo And Juliet

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"The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place," -George Bernard Shaw. This quote by George Shaw, an English botanist, illustrates communication otherwise known as the act of imparting or exchanging of information or news. It is a key element of human identity which is exemplified through our literature and our own lives. Two stories we read this year for English class can also relate to communication. The Count of Monte Cristo written by Alexander Dumas, and Romeo and Juliet is written by William Shakespeare. These two prodigious novels have conflicts arise because of the lack of communication of other characters, and even sometimes the main characters themselves. Communication is important and the lack of…show more content…
This stories plot would have been dramatically changed if communication between Dantes and malicious Villefort had been communicated to another person. Villefort assailed Dantes by not using his legal power to clear his name. This quote by Edmond Dantes proves that he is an innocent man, and that there is little communication in the legal system, "Don't worry; the mistake will soon be cleared up, probably even before I reach prison." This shortcoming in communication between law officials ends up throwing Dantes in jail because of a grievous crime he didn't even commit.

"For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The lack of communication is an important point in the story of Romeo and Juliet. Without it neither Romeo nor Juliet would have killed themselves. It all started because a letter, a form of communication, did not reach Romeo in time. If there had been communication our posterity would not have such a hectic ending. The story would have most likely ended happily if it were not for the fact that Romeo did not receive the letter. This absence of communication leads to the death of Romeo and even eventually
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