Count Of Monte Cristo
Every man has his rise and his downfall. His rise can be attributed to hard
work, dedication to accomplishing a set goal, or possibly even luck. Sometimes a
man can become jealous at another man’s fortune and wish for his downfall. He
might even try to make this wish come true in an innumerous amount of ways. At
some point in a man’s life, there is his downfall. It could be a disastrous
downfall or maybe just a minor setback. However, if this man is smart he will
try to overcome this downfall and try to gain vengeance on those who brought
this bad luck upon him. In The Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantes is living a
very successful life until others, who are jealous of him, bring upon his
downfall in a terrible manner. When he finally recovers from this disastrous
event, he becomes filthy rich and extremely powerful. He is determined to bring
revenge to those who have hurt him and rewards to those who had remained
faithful towards him. He ruins the lives and sometimes even the families of

Monsieur de Villefort, Monsieur Danglers, Fernand Mondego, and Gaspard

Caderousse. SETTING The Count of Monte Cristo is set in France during the ending
of the Napoleonic Era, which lasted from 1979 to 1821. The Napoleonic Era was a
very dangerous and disruptive time where Royalists and Bonapartists consistently
fought in order to determine their ruler. Much of the action occurs in Paris and

Marseilles, which are situated in France, and in Rome, Italy. Edmond Dantes
spends fourteen years in his life imprisoned in the dark dungeons of the Chateau

D’If and is finally liberated to live in these cities. PLOT The Count of Monte

Cristo is a story of the rises and downfalls of men due to the jealousy and
greed of others who have opposed them. Edmond Dantes was living in the prime of
his life. He was about to become the captain of the Pharaon and marry Mercedes,
his lovely and devoted fiancée. Everything was going good for Edmond until four
men, who were jealous of the young and prosperous captain, sabotaged him.

Fernand Mondego and Monsieur Danglers wrote a letter accusing Dantes of
conspiracy with the Bonapartist agents in Paris. Villefort sentenced Dantes to
prison in the Chateau D’If in order to cover up his father’s connections
with the Bonapartists. During the first part of Dantes’ stay in the Chateau

D’If, he lost hope and therefore became suicidal. His imprisonment seemed to
last forever and he decided to starve himself to death. One day he heard a
scratching sound coming from a wall in his cell. His hope was renewed, for it
was another prisoner trying to escape, and he decided to join the effort. Their
tunnels finally combined and they, Dantes and Abbe Faria, were united. Faria
then decided to educate Dantes in mathematics, languages, the sciences, and
history. Faria eventually loses his life to sickness and Dantes escapes in his
body bag. Dantes is thrown into the sea and is finally rescued by a ship of
smugglers. They eventually deliver him to the Island of Monte Cristo, where he
retrieves the treasure that was given to him by Faria. Dantes’ first line of
duty after being imprisoned for fourteen years is to find out what has happened
during his stay at the Chateau D’If. He disguises himself as a priest and
visits Caderouse. Caderouse, who was desperate for money at the time, exchanges
his story about Dantes for an extremely valuable diamond. Here he learns of

Caderouse’s indirect treason towards him. Next Dantes visits Monsieur Morrel
and finds him on the verge of insanity and bankruptcy. Dantes decides to help

Morrel, the man who had helped Dantes for so many years, by paying off his bills
and replacing the lost Pharaon. After helping his friend Monsieur Morrel, Dantes
decides to take his revenge on those who have hurt him. He disguises himself as
the extremely wealthy and dignified Count of Monte Cristo. His first target is

Fernand Mondego who married his beloved Mercedes. Dantes obtained and then
released information to the people that proved Fernand is a traitor. After this,

Fernand loses his relationship with his family and eventually takes his own
life. This is the second example of the rise and fall of a man. Fernand had
everything going for him although a lot of it came from cheating; he had a
beautiful wife, he had his wealth, and he had his fame. Dantes came and
destroyed this thus leading to Fernand’s downfall and