Study Guide

Beauchamp in The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas


Beauchamp is a good journalist and a good friend. When a correspondent writes from Yanina implicating Albert's father in the betrayal of Ali Tebelin, Beauchamp takes it upon himself to do his professional duty and maintain his loyalty to his friends. He prints the notice – it's no coincidence that his paper is called L'Impartial – and he won't make a retraction even after Albert calls upon him to duel. As you might expect, Beauchamp tries his best to reason with Albert – —he even goes so far as to visit Yanina in order to confirm the truth of the notice