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The Count of Monte Cristo Themes

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Vengeance

Vengeance is the main goal of Edmond Dantes, the Count of Monte Cristo, throughout the novel. He is consumed with the idea of getting revenge on those who wronged him, Fernand Morcerf, Danglars, and Villefort. Which each year he suffers in prison, his resolve grows stronger. Dantes knows he is the victim of injustice, and the only thing that can make up for it is to have his enemies suffer. His enemies have done well for themselves during his imprisonment, and Dantes resolves to take all they love away from them. He spends much of his time orchestrating their downfall, planning scheme after scheme to get them where he wants them. He is so consumed, he is blind to Haydee's love for him and cannot truly enjoy his life. His quest for justice also has unforeseen consequences. He gives Madame Villefort poison, sure she will use it to...

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