Monte Cristo Quote Analysis

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. “Suddenly it seemed to him that the sky, which was already dark, became still darker, and that a thick, heavy cloud was descending on him”(Dumas 81). In this quote, no one is speaking; it is the narrator describing Dantès’s experiences outside of prison. I found this quote to be interesting because the storm that consumes him could be compared to the “storm” of sadness and loneliness that was brought upon him by the death of Faria. 2. “They denounced him as a Bonapartist agent.” “But which of the two denounced him? Which one is really guilty?” “Both of them. One wrote the letter and the other mailed it” (Dumas 104). Caderousse is speaking to the priest in this section, explaining the events leading to Dantès’s “crime”. I think…show more content…
This quote represents the relationship Monte Cristo has with the Morrel/ Herbault family. When Monte Cristo is around any other person from his past he constantly has his guard up. With the Morrel family, he is at peace because he knows they are kind, genuine people. 7. “ ‘We were exchanging secrets, as a matter of fact,’ said Valentine. ‘She was telling me how she detested the idea of marrying Albert Morcerf and I was telling her how unhappy I was at the thought of marrying Franz d’Epinay. As I talked to her about the man I can never love, I was thinking of the man I’ll always love’ ” (Dumas 242). In this quote Valentine is in the garden speaking to Maximilien secretly. For the first time I saw that the Villefort, Danglars, Morcerf, and Morrel families are all linked together in some way. Valentine Villefort is engaged to Albert’s friend Franz, Mademoiselle Danglars is engaged to Albert, and Maximilien Morrel loves Valentine. It is a never ending cycle! It also makes them an easy target of revenge for Monte Cristo. 8. “Ah, that’s human nature! Here’s a man ready to chop another man’s self-esteem to pieces with an axe, yet he cries out in pain when his own is pricked with a needle” (Dumas…show more content…
This quote represents the strong bond that Monte Cristo has with Mercédès. Even though she married Fernand after Edmond had been imprisoned, he still cares so much for her. He told her he would sacrifice his own life for Albert; even though he didn’t end up dying, it was still significant. He also gives her the money that was in the box that they buried together. That must be really hard for him to relive that memory. The reader now sees two sides of Monte Cristo: one that is extremely selfless and one that is filled with
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