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The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo written by Alexandre Dumas in 1844 is a very powerful French Novel So powerful in fact that was controversial when it was first released The Catholic Church in France condemned it because of the powerful message it presented to the reader This theme was one of revenge and vengeance Monte Cristo had two goals- to reward those who were kind to him and his aging father and to punish those responsible for his imprisonment and suffering For the latter he plans slow and painful punishment To have spent fourteen years barely subsisting in a dungeon demands cruel and prolonged castigation The Count of Monte Cristo is set within the nineteenth century of France in large and populous cities This was a time of great disruption There was confusion all over the land in regards to who led France King Louis or Napoleon The two ruling parties divided the citizens of France Royalists and the Bonapartist cut at each others throats in order to declare that their ruler was supreme This situation has a profound effect on the events of the story Dantes enemies used the rivalry between the two parties in order to convince the Royalists that Edmond is a Bonapartist therefore it is the basis for his arrest and inevitable captivity in the Chateau DIf The Count of Monte Cristo is a strongly revenge based novel Almost immediately after Edmond Dantes alias Count of Monte Cristo Abbe Bousini Lord Wilmore Simbad the Sailor discovers the true reason for his imprisonment the jealousy of a lover and a co-worker and the self-preservation of a judge he vows to take his reprisal Fortunately enough for him Dantes he is bestowed an enormous fortune by an almost father like acquaintance named abbe Faria in the prison that teaches him everything he knows including several languages sciences and rational thinking With the help of this
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