The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexander Dumas

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“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine!” - Alexander Dumas. The author of The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas, was quoted saying this in the 1800s before the book was released. The main character of this book, Edmond Dantes, was as happy as can be on the island of Marseilles with the love of his life until it was all ripped away from him by those he considered friends. Sirius Black lived a life very similar to Edmond’s. He was perfectly content with his life, his friends, and his newfound freedom. He was then …show more content…

He was put in Azkaban, without a trial, for betraying James and lily Potter to Lord Voldemort. Betrayed and framed for crimes they did not commit by those they regarded as friends, Edmond Dantes and Sirius Black are kept from insanity in jail before cleverly escaping. Both men were framed by someone they regarded as a friend for a crime of which they were innocent. Edmond was in prisoned by Fernand. He discovered this when the Abbe explained to him why he was put in jail.“It was Danglars who wrote the denunciation with his left hand, that his writing might not be recognized, and Fernand who put it in the post” (Dumas 583). On the other hand, Sirius was imprisoned by Peter Pettigrew. Harry Potter was uncertain of Sirius at first and confused about what truly happened the night of his parents’ murder. Lupin explains it all saying, “don’t you see? All this time we’ve thought Sirius betrayed …show more content…

Sirius Black was blamed for the murder of his best friends and thrown into jail with dementors, soul sucking creatures that feed off of human emotion. They are in Azkaban to drain the prisoners of their joy and will to live, leaving everyone around them to live in total depression. On the other hand, Edmond Dantes lived a every similar life. He was framed by his fiancé’s cousin, among others, who had fallen in love with her while Edmond was sailing for work. Edmond was then thrown into the most secluded prison in France, on its own island. Despite their unfair circumstances, both men rose above their situations and avenged their cases. Edmond Dantes obtained millions of dollars in inheritance and used his new found wealth to gain power over those who had abused their power, avenging himself and his own personal vendetta. Sirius Black escaped jail and hide by remaining in his animagus form. Once he did so, he instantly started on his mission to avenge his dead best friends and prove himself innocent. Edmond’s actions were driven by his own personal vendetta and selfishness while Sirius’ were motivated his undying love for his best friends, James and Lilly Potter, and his striving for justice to right all of Peter Pettigrew’s wrongs. The biggest difference between them is their morals

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