Symbolism In Count Of Monte Cristo

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•Edmond Dantès: Protagonist. Edmond’s unequivocal happiness is cut short when his enemies, who are blinded by their jealousy and self-bitterness, plot against him. Edmond’s gullibility and willingness to incoherently trust everyone around him precipitates his downfall. His destruction of character and desire for vengeance leads him to overstep moral boundaries. With the transformation of Edmond into the Count of Monte Cristo, he experiences a metaphorical death, the death of his virtuous self. Unjustifiably, the Count views himself as “divine,” vindicating his actions as simply ruling according to God’s will. The Count has many aliases-most notably Sinbad the Sailor, the Abbé Busoni, and Lord Wilmore-which he uses to manipulate his enemies and their relatives. Living up to his “divine” title, the Count does not forget to reward his few friends, such including Monsieur Morrel and his family. Throughout the story, we witness snippets of primitive Edmond when he is confronted with his…show more content…
Bertuccio was formerly affiliated with Caderousse when he was in the smuggling business. This leads to his false conviction and Abbé Busoni bailing him out of prison. The Abbé Busoni recommends Bertuccio to work for the Count of Monte Cristo. Bertuccio’s brother was a lieutenant in the Corsican army that was unjustly killed during the insurrections ravaging the countryside. Villefort fails to help Bertuccio avenge his brother’s death so Bertuccio vows to get revenge. He manages to do so on September 27, 1815. Bertuccio believes that he killed Villefort, but instead he just wounded him terribly. In the midst of Bertuccio’s revenge, he discovers a box that Villefort was burying. Believing the box to be some kind of treasure, Bertuccio snatches it and flees. However, inside the box is a premature baby. Bertuccio takes the child to an orphanage, but his sister-in-law, Assunta, adopts the child. Bertuccio and Assunta decide to raise the rather unruly
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