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In the movie The Count of Monte Cristo we learn through the characterization dialogue and mise-en-scene that the most important things in life are not the materials we own but rather the knowledge we have and faith we possess that really matterIn the first scene we meet the characters Edmund Dantes and Fernand Mondego best friends and crew men on a merchant ship of France in the early 1800s A great sense of characterization is used here to find out just who these two men are Dantes is very just and noble man willing to risk his own life for those he loves We find that out while he tries to save his Captains life taking him to the Island Elba where the English have Napoleon Bonaparte captive almost getting himself and his friend Mondego killed He has nothing to his name he is just a common working man lower class But he is happy He has a good job and later is promoted to Captain of the ship has good friends and is engaged to the love of his life Mercedes and Fernand cant stand itAnother great example of characterization is Fernand who is the son of a wealthy man a Count and is very arrogant always thinking that his money and namesake will win people over Once back home to Marseille France he tries to win over Mercedes from Dantes asking her why is she waiting for Edmund if he has nothing he cant even afford to get her an engagement ring and she replies with a memory from their childhood Fernand received a pony as a gift and Edmund a whistle and he could not stand that Edmund was more happy with that whistle than he with his pony On upon hearing the news that his friends promotion he is ripe with anger and struts off without giving any words of congratulations Later he turns on Dantes and turns him into the
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