The setting of The Count of Monte Cristo is very important in the book’s realism. For instance today most of these events could never happen and it would truly be a work of the imagination. But in the world of the early nineteenth century France this book makes much more sense. This amount of discord in this time period was immense which allowed many things to unnoticed by governments. This was also a time where it was difficult for someone to advance in society, there were few second chances, and it was very difficult regain lost honor. These last few points led to much of the action in The Count of Monte Cristo, for instance at the very beginning when it is made clear Edmond will be promoted to captain Danglars was looking to advance in life, and he saw an opportunity to advance by becoming captain in place of Edmond. And Fernand feels as though Edmond is dishonoring him by Mercedes preferring Edmond to him, which leads to the two to conspire against Edmond. Villefort recognizes immediately when he sees the bonpartist letter that if it is revealed that his father is a supporter of Napoleon he will not get another chance in the French Government. It is obvious that each of these men had great ambition and let it blind them and let them commit a terrible crime against an innocent man.... [continues]
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