Edmond Dantes: Reborn as the Count of Monte Cristo
Everyday people seem change themselves in one way or another, but sometimes people change their appearance and personality to the point where those who were close to them, can not even recognize them in a crowd. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, is a story of a sailor, Edmond Dantes, who was betrayed during his prime time of his life by the jealousy of his friends. Dantes is sent to prison where he spends countless years planning an escape with the help of a fellow prisoner. The prisoner informs Dantes that he knows where a treasure is that one man can not even dream about. Dantes friend then happens to die, leaving Dantes with the information of where the treasure is. After escaping, and cheating death, Dantes strikes it rich when he discovers the treasure of which his friend talked about. From here on, the Count of Monte Cristo is born, and he sets off to seek revenge at those who put him in prison. Many people believe that Edmond abandoned his former self and tried to became the Count of Monte Cristo however, there are still some traces of Edmond Dantes locked up inside the Count.
Edmond Dantes easily changed his name to the Count of Monte Cristo, but at times he also changed his personality for this new title. As soon as Edmond Dantes was reborn as the Count of Monte Cristo, he gained his wealth and power and soon invested some money into servants to pamper him from head to foot everyday. One day while Albert de Morcerf is over, he remarks to the Count, “what I admire is your way of being served without a question... [ it is ] as though your servants guessed what you desired by your manner of sounding the gong, and as though everything were ready and waiting upon your desire“ (Dumas, 426). This shows that, the Count is a new and completely different person since when he was old Edmond Dantes he had no servants to pamper him every waking moment of his life because, he was also, one of lower...
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