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The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Type of Literary Work Historical Novel This book is an example of a historical Novel It is historically accurate and consists of characters that could have existed in the nineteenth century ThemeJudgment Day comes to us all inevitably We all pay for all evil and injustices of our life yet sometimes there will be someone so viciously wronged that he will return like a wrath of nature with and unquenchable thirst for vengeance Such a vendetta is the building block for the theme of this novel The Count of Monte Cristo is that wrath of vengeance that crushes those who plotted his demise Fernand Mondego and Danglars both wronged Dantes and both were motivated by envy Both men were filled with jealousy and never thought of the consequences of their actions Villefort disposes of Dantes because of ambition He would stop at nothing to climb the aristocratic ladder Finally Caderousse a man that is simply ill natured helped in the destruction of Dantes None of these men could fathom how costly the price of these injustices would be The actions and painful consequences exemplify the novels theme Injustice toward the innocent for ignoble motives such as envy and jealousy will eventually be avenged severely Live a life of virtue not of vice sot that one will not prosper in vain as did the villains of this novel SettingFrance in the nineteenth century is a nation teeming with turmoil Those loyal to Napoleon feud with those loyal to the French monarchy and Kink Louis We are moved across this nation in this novel and begin in a small port city in southern France Marseilles Marseilles is where the characters are introduced and where the conflict first We quickly proceed to an island that harbors a prison infamous for nearly impossible escape and sheer brutality the Chateau dIf The novel places the characters in the dungeon giving a
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