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Edmond Dantes becomes the Count of Monte Cristo to get revenge on those who have wronged him. Is vengeance a noble cause? Does Edmond's imprisonment justify his actions? Why or why not? Does his quest help more people or hurt more people indirectly? Why or why not?

Danglars and Fernand Mondego are motivated to get Dantes arrested because they are jealous of the things Dantes had obtained, a captaincy and a bride. Does their jealously justify their actions, and are they rightly punished? Why or why not? What other events in their lives show their true character?

Edmond Dantes, or the Count of Monte Cristo, is concentrated by his quest for vengeance, but does not forget those who have been kind to him. How does he reward them? Do you believe these people keep him from being consumed by his quest? Why or why not?

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