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The Count of Monte Cristo takes place in France during the end of the Napoleonic Era which lasted from 1979 to 1821 This was a dangerous time in France because the Royalists and Bonapartists were constantly fighting to determine who would control the country Most of the book takes place in Paris and Marseilles which are situated in France and in Rome Italy However a portion of the book is set in the Chateau DIf where Edmond Dantes spends fourteen years of his life imprisoned for treasonThe mood of the story is dark and brooding The novel is meant to be read by intelligent people and requires a fair amount of thought to be used in order to understand the novel The mood remains dark and somewhat mysterious throughout giving it a strange attraction to many peopleThe conflicts in this story are man vs man because Dantes returns after fourteen years to take his revenge out on the four men who sent him to prison He uses a seemingly unlimited amount of money in doing this because he was told the location of a great treasure while he was in prison and claimed it for himself He goes after the men Fernand Mondego Monsieur Danglars Caderousse and Villefort the judge who sentenced him to prison in the horrible Chateau DIf Another conflict in the book is man vs society Dantes who eventually goes by the title The Count of Monte Cristo has to live with himself after he sees what true pain and suffering he brought to the men whose lives he destroyed He is mortified after seeing the destruction of Villefort which is ended by Villeforts wife taking her own life at the request of her husband Dantes had to face himself and account to himself for all the hurt that he had caused these men He eventually sails away and is never heard from again not physically alone but mentally anguished over his
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