The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Death as Spectacle
As you've probably noticed, The Count is a strictly hands-off kind of guy. He never kills anyone, never stabs, shoots, or strangles any of his enemies – even though you can tell he really, re...
Christ and the Island of Monte Cristo
Now, before we really dig into this symbol, check out these two passages:In addition to that, escorted by only these men, he [Franz d'Epinay] was about to land on an island which certainly had a ve...
Romeo and Juliet
Alexandre Dumas practically rewrites Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet over the course of this novel. Put your hands together for the stars of Dumas's version of Romeo and Juliet, Max Morrel and Valen...
"You fear nothing but death, I think you said?""I did not say that I feared it. I said that it alone could prevent me.""And old age?""My mission will be accomplished before I am old.""There are oth...
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