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How Is God Good If He Allowed For Dantes To Go To Prison?

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Dantes went from being a successful young man with a great fortune ahead of him, to an unknown man, stuck in one of the worst prisons of his time. Many people would look at Dantes’ situation and say that God had forsaken him. Even Dantes himself, believed that God had left him to die in the Chateau d’if. However, God used Dantes’ unfortunate situation to teach him important life lessons that he might not have learned otherwise. As Romans 8:28 states, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” So even though Dantes had to endure such great misfortune every once and a while, God worked out everything for good in ...view middle of the document...

. . the Abbe.
When Dantes was in prison he became friends with the Abbe. Abbe Faria was one of the prisoners in a cell nearby. Abbe had been trying to escape for numerous years and he believed he had finally come up at the end of the tunnel. However, after years of hard work the Abbe turned up in Dantes’ cell. The Abbe and Dantes soon became good friends and Dantes planned to help the Abbe attempt to escape again. After years together with the Abbe, Dantes gained in knowledge and wisdom. The Abbe even helped Dantes figure out his past, which arguably, was a bad decision on the Abbe’s part. By telling Dantes who his persecutors were, it gave Dantes a chance to think about all the horrible things he could do to them once he escaped from prison. The Abbe instilled a thought of hatred and revenge in Dante's’ mind. Though Dantes may not have known at that time, this idea of revenge would stir up more trouble in his mind than he could handle. The Abbe tried and tried to persuade Dantes not to seek revenge but it was too late, his mind was made up. ““I regret now,” said he, “having helped you in your late inquiries, or having given you the information I did.”” (Dumas 100). Promptly, Dantes asked why, and the Abbe once more replied, “Because it has instilled a new passion in your heart—that of vengeance.” (Dumas 100). That “new passion of vengeance” in Dantes’ heart would grow a deep hatred in his heart for his enemies. Dantes would spend his time thinking about how he could make everyone who put him in jail pay for what they had done to him. And this was...

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