Reaction paper to The Count of Monte Cristo movie
As I have watched the film of The Count of Monte Cristo, which was based on the novel written by Alexandre Dumas with the same title, I saw how hatred and vengeance can kill and affect every other’s lives. At the first part of the movie, Edmund Dantes, the main character of the movie, He is betrayed by his own friend named, Fernand Mondego, because he likes Dantes’ fiancee and he is jealous about Dantes being the captain of their ship. Because of this he faced 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, and brought back his family. The movie gave me a new perspective of vengeance which is never meant for self-fulfillment but for the good of everybody.
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