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"The Count Of Monte Cristo" By Alexandre Dumas.

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Hope is a wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation of its fulfillment. After being thrown in jail, Edmund Dantes keeps his hope corked in a bottle for as long as he could keep it bottled up. However, after waiting for years in a dark dungeon having no social interaction with other humans, he slowly lets his hand fall from the bottle. Dantes finally lets go and all his hope vanishes into the air that he no longer wants to breathe. However, before Dantes is able to kill himself, he meets an interesting scholar who rescues Dantes, teaches him many lessons, and unknowingly prepares The Count of Monte Cristo to avenge his false imprisonment. In Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, Edmund Dantes rightly assumes the role as the god of vengeance as he punishes those who wronged him by taking away his livelihood, his love, and his freedom.Edmund Dantes was a young man of the sea and he was rising up in status at Morrel & Son. When the captain of his ship died, Dantes was to be elevated to the position of captain on the Pharon. Three men who were all jealous of Dantes for different reasons devised a plan in which they would write a letter saying that Dantes was a Bonapartist conspiring for Napoleon's return to France. Dantes was arrested and interviewed by the Deputy Public Prosecutor, Monsignor Villefort. Villefort was ready to let Dantes go when Dantes said a letter he had from his ship owner (a Bonapartist) to the prosecutor's father. Villefort, always using his position to shield his father, destroyed the letter and threw Dantes in jail, denying him the right to become captain an possibly part-owner of Morrel & Son. His ship-owner, Monsieur Morrel tried to intervene for Dantes twenty times, but to no avail. Morrel even sent a petition in during Napoleon's short return, but Villefort just signed it off saying that Dantes was an "Ardent Bonapartist" after the monarchy with King Louis was restored. Villefort was immoral when it came to things concerning his life. He used his position when he was a public prosecutor to abuse the law in his favor. He would shield his father any way he could, and Dantes was a man who knew too much, so Dantes was put in jail. Dantes, like Villefort, had a promising career ahead of him, but only Villefort got close to fulfilling his full potential. Had Dantes not been framed, he would have been able to rise up the chain of command in Morrel & Son, starting with the esteemed position of captain of his own ship, maybe even up to part-owner. However, Dantes went from being captain of a ship to trying to kill himself in the loneliness of the Chateua d'If, all of which Dantes never forgot when he came back to get revenge for his harrowing experience.When Edmund Dantes wasn't sailing on the Pharon, he was with his fiancé Mercedes. She was a beautiful woman and they were deeply in love with each other. One of the men who conspired against Dantes was jealous and wanted Mercedes, but she was in love...

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