Study Guide

The Count of Monte Cristo Chapter 48

By Alexandre Dumas

Chapter 48

Ideology

  • Mr. Villefort pays the Count a visit, thanking him profusely for saving the lives of his wife and son.
  • The two strike up a conversation about justice systems, and about the different between the justice systems that civilizations cook up and the justice systems that nature cooks up.
  • Mr. Villefort tells the Count that his dad, Noirtier (remember him?), has had a stroke and is in poor health. Is Nature taking revenge?