The movie The Count of Monte Cristo has a lot of similarities with El Filibusterismo. It tells the life story of Rizal and delves on a society of conspiracy and injustices. It shows us the effect of being innocent and uneducated. It made me realize the very big importance of education in our lives. Edmund Dantes, the main character of the movie, is faced with so much conflict and suffered for a long time in prison because of his traitor friend and unconsciously being the carrier of the dangerous letter of Napoleon Bonaparte. Edmund doesn’t know how to read and write that’s why he wasn’t able to know the content of the letter which was then a plan of rebellion by Bonaparte. He lost his trust in God after what had happened to him because he thought that God was never there when he needed help and justice. When his priest friend died, he had the chance to escape. After escaping, he traveled to the island of Monte Cristo to find the treasure. He considered his fortune as a gift from God. After finding the treasure, he went back to Marseilles and disguised himself as an Italian priest. He used the treasure to punish those people who have hurt him and made his life miserable. The movie gave me a new perspective of vengeance which is never meant for self-fulfillment but for the good of everybody. We don’t have to put the justice in our hands, rather ask it from God and wait patiently because everything happens for a reason just have faith in Him. The movie also inspired me to work harder in my studies because education is a gift that cannot be taken by anyone from you, and it is the key for a brighter and successful future.
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