Second, when another innocent prisoner taught him to write, read and to fence where he became wise and plotted revenge. Analysis: This chapter witnesses the Count winning favor with the wives of both his archenemies. When he emerges, he too like the Emperor is a man whose power and stature are larger than life. Dantes is saved from the sea by Italian smugglers. O'Neill died in 1920, two years before a more successful motion picture, produced by Fox and partially based on Fechter's version, was released.
Day after day, at breakfast or at work or on the street, people talked of little else. Gérard de Villefort had realized that Edmond intended to fulfill his dying captain's last wish by conveying a letter from the imprisoned Napoleon to Noirtier, and therefore imprisoned Edmond in order to hide that fact, which might have hindered Gérard's advancement. Edmond Dantes was a very happy and honest man. Using his immense fortune he buys back freedom of men such as. When Dantes is apparently injured on Monte Cristo, Jacobo offers to relinquish his share in the smuggling venture to remain and care for him.
Analysis: This chapter shows the result of Monte Cristo's rewards upon the Morrel family. Cleverly, Dantès flags down a passing ship and pretends to be its sole survivor. In Edmund the inner content is pure and good e. This enacts his revenge upon the key players in the story but he still feels he is missing something. It tells the life story of Rizal and delves on a society of conspiracy and injustices.
Bertuccio sought revenge on Villefort and stabbed him in the very same garden of Monte Cristo's new house. Edmond wins, but spares Jacopo, who swears himself to Edmond for life, and they both work for the pirates until they arrive in Marseille. The Count met Debray at the lunch at 's. Dumas had been a fan of Shakespearean writing, and it shows in his style and ideas. It is hard to be uneducated. Still, she felt her pulse, and finding it throb violently she remembered that the best method of dispelling such illusions was to drink, for a draught of the beverage prepared by the doctor to allay her fever seemed to cause a reaction of the brain, and for a short time she suffered less. Monte Cristo is often alluded to as superhuman, as if he were above human sentiments.
The page of the breviary notes that the Spada family has hidden its treasure on the island of Monte Cristo, in the Mediterranean; that this treasure is of enormous size, over 13 million francs in modern French money; and the partial letter also provides directions, once on the island, for how to access the wealth. When the Abbe dies, Dantes replaces his body with the Abbe's. However, the novel leaves a much less appetizing ending with Mercedes committed to a convent, Albert in the military and Dantes and Haydee former slave of Fernand sailing off to elope. Three months later Bertuccio tracked Villefort to his country house at Auteuil where Villefort had gone for a rendezvous with Hermione de Nargonne now Madame Danglars after her first husband had died a few months earlier who was about to give birth to their illegitimate child. The Count appears first in Rome, where he becomes acquainted with the Baron Franz d'Épinay, and Viscount Albert de Morcerf, the son of Mercédès and Fernand.
It serves Dantes and Haydee primarily as an instrument for vengeance. After Monte Cristo learns that his old friend Morrel's son is in love with Valentine, he saves her by making it appear as though Héloïse's plan to poison Valentine has succeeded and that Valentine is dead although actually in a drugged sleep caused by a mixture of hashish and opium prepared by Monte Cristo. Mercedes and Edmund disapproved of being called Madame and Captain Dantes by their evil wishers, since to be called by a title before it is attained is an evil omen. He uses Albert's engagement to the Danglars' daughter as a pretext for his excuse at not inviting the Morcerfs. She alone recognizes Monte Cristo. Sadly their captain passes on overnight leaving Edmond, Fernand and crew to continue on their way home.
On the day of his wedding, Dantès is arrested for his alleged crimes. He uses skills and knowledge of chemistry to make the poison which Madame Villefort uses to her own demise. Danglars will become captain of the Pharaon once Dantes is removed, Fernand aspires to win Mercedes' love, and Caderousse is a jealous neighbor of Dantes. Analysis: This chapter foreshadows the havoc that Andrea Calvacanti will cause in Parisien society. Mercedes was unaware of the treachery of her husband.
He uses this good deed as justification for his plans for revenge. Many abridged translations omit the Count's enthusiasm for. Danglars is left with nothing and his hair turns white during his brief captivity with the Monte Cristo's bandits. By winning Albert's trust he is introduced to all his former enemies, including Danglars, Count de Morcerf, and Monsieur de Villefort. I was excited to see how this story was being put on screen, and how the actors would portray the characters.