Diction In The Count Of Monte Cristo

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Have you ever watched a game of baseball or football in which one team is destroyed so quickly and terribly that it becomes hard to watch? The downfall of a man can often be at a speed and caliber of which is un-comprehendible and entirely devastating. The transition from “all-ruling” to complete despair is vivid and clear to witness. Many characters both in reality and works of fiction experience such crushing desperation, though some may recover the actual happening or event is unshakeable. In “Viva la vida” by Coldplay and “The count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas the author's use of diction and tone to exemplify the transition between power to powerlessness and the feeling of being forgotten and brought to nothing. As discussed, the…show more content…
When talking about the experiences that Dantes went through the use of diction outlines the burden of the memories. “The Count breathed heavily and anguish clutched at his heart,” (Dumas 500) this shows the terror of his memories. When Coldplay says, “But that was when I ruled the world,” (Coldplay 49) it show the reminiscent feeling of the song. Using tone and diction the true emotions become rather evident. in the first quote diction is primarily used. When the Dumas says things like “clutched, anguish, and heavily.” The affliction can be observed quite obviously when words like those are used. When Dumas uses “clutched” instead of grabbed it shows not only the speed of the action but the underlying meaning and emotion that is attached. The second quote specializes in tone, primarily. You can infer the feeling of looking back on the downfall of their own person. The former king in this lyric is clearly thinking back on the memory negatively opposed to with joy and happiness. Both excerpts are heavy on tone and make the reader think about what could be connected to the tendencies of the hero shows.The trauma when one falls is often inescapable and haunts the individual for the rest of their
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