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The Count Of Monte Cristo





http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/montecristo/

Poll #1008280 The Count Of Monte Cristo

Relative versus Absolute Happiness : “There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.” Do you Think that if You Insist on Seeing Life in a Certain way, Said Life will end up the Way you Determined Yourself to see It?

Yes
14(66.7%)
No
7(33.3%)

Do you think it is possible to instill, inside others, Opinions about yourself by merely a casual Conversation?

Yes
19(86.4%)
No
3(13.6%)

Do you know anyone who has so much Presence that they can affect the Mood of a whole room of people by just walking in? Is It even Possible?

Yes
19(86.4%)
No, But it's Possible
3(13.6%)
No, And Very Impossible
0(0.0%)

Names: The constant changing of characters’ names in The Count of Monte Cristo signifies deeper changes within the characters themselves. Like the God of the Old Testament, Dantès assumes a host of different names, each associated with a different role in his schemes as the agent of Providence. He calls himself Abbé Busoni when standing in judgment, Lord Wilmore when engaging in acts of excessive generosity, and Monte Cristo when assuming the role of avenging angel. That Dantès possesses so many identities suggests that he lacks a true center. How many Nicknames do you Have?

Mean: 4.15 Median: 2.5 Std. Dev 3.66
0(0.0%)
1
3(15.0%)
2
7(35.0%)
3
3(15.0%)
4
1(5.0%)
5
2(10.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(5.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(5.0%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
1(5.0%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
1(5.0%)
15
0(0.0%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
0(0.0%)

Before his imprisonment, Edmond Dantès is a kind, innocent, honest, and loving man. Though naturally intelligent, he is a man of few opinions, living his life instinctively by a traditional code of ethics that impels him to honor his superiors, care dutifully for his aging father, and treat his fellow man generously. Dantès is filled with positive feeling, admiring his boss, Monsieur Morrel; loving his father; adoring his fiancée, Mercédès; and even attempting to think kindly of men who clearly dislike him.While in prison, however, Dantès undergoes a great change. He becomes bitter and vengeful as he obsesses over the wrongs committed against him. When his companion, Abbé Faria, dies, so too does Dantès’s only remaining deep connection to another human being. Thus he Becomes the Count Of Monte Cristo and loses the capacity to feel any emotion other than hatred for those who have harmed him and gratitude toward those who have tried to help him, You are...

More Like Edmond Dantes
18(94.7%)
More The Count of Monte Cristo
1(5.3%)

The Limits of Human Justice: Moreover, even if his enemies’ crimes were uncovered, Dantès does not believe that their punishment would be true justice. Though his enemies have caused him years of emotional anguish, the most that they themselves would be forced to suffer would be a few seconds of pain, followed by death. If someone caused you years of Emotional Anguish you would want them to receive?

Death
3(16.7%)
Prolonged Suffering
15(83.3%)

As to the Answer above, Why?

In Harry Potter, one of the Punishments the Ministry Gives out is to become a Dementor, Which is a Soulless being, incapable of feeling anything but The worst Experiences they had when They were Still Human. And also with being a Dementor you are incapable of Dying, So to say it is an Endless Punishment; Do you Believe That This form of Punishment is too cruel, for even the most Evil being, or Just Perfect?

Too Cruel for Even the Most Evil Being
13(61.9%)
Just Perfect
8(38.1%)

Monte Cristo associates his mission of vengeance not only with God but also with the devil. His characterization of his mission as both godlike and satanic is likely an attempt to frighten and unnerve Villefort. Yet this characterization foreshadows Monte Cristo’s later realization that there is in fact something slightly evil to his mission as well as something holy When acting in vengeance, you might be carrying out Gods will that is just synonymous with your own. Plus, Dantes did as much good to people as he did bad. But that Dantes took it upon himself, and enjoyed taking it upon himself, to be the Angel of Providence, and found pleasure in another’s demise, is devilish. His acts of Revenge were More..?

Holy
6(30.0%)
Evil
14(70.0%)

In the story of Lucifers rebellion against God, after all the calamity He caused, Lucifer and his Angels were cast into Perdition, which the torture and sorrow this place brings we know not. With all the Lucifer had Done, This punishment is…? (P.S. I don’t care if you aren’t religious, humor me)

Too Cruel for Even the Most Evil Being
12(57.1%)
Just Perfect
9(42.9%)

Suicide: In William Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado About Nothing, Count Claudio is set to marry the Lady Hero but then is deceived and disgraces her at the alter. Knowing Hero is not guilty, her father and uncle say that, upon the instant Claudio accused her, she suddenly died; They say this because the Friar advises them that, before they even prove Hero’s innocence, Claudio, hearing that she died upon his words, will begin to love her in her death even more than he did in life. But also proving, I think, two very important points. 1: You never really appreciate things until you have lost them, But the other point is not so easy, therefore its cross with The Count of Monte Cristo. Monte Cristo allowed Maximilian to spend an entire month under the false impression that his beloved, Valentine, is dead. Monte Cristo believes that in order to experience ultimate happiness, One first has to experience absolute despair

True
12(54.5%)
False
10(45.5%)

Do you Believe That, Under the Law, People have a Right to Kill Themselves

Yes, They Have a Right
18(81.8%)
No they Don't have the Right
4(18.2%)

Do you Believe That, Under Personal Religious/Moral Views, People have a Right to Kill Themselves

Yes, They Have a Right
15(68.2%)
No they Don't have the Right
7(31.8%)

Monte Cristo is convinced that Maximilian loves Valentine, for instance, only when he sees that Maximilian sincerely wants to die when confronted with her loss. Likewise, Monte Cristo believes that Haydée loves him only when she swears that she would take her life if he abandoned her Taking from other characters of Literature relating to Suicide..Romeo & Juliet Were....

Very in Love that they Killed themselves For the Other, Monte Cristo is Right, They truly loved eachother because they could not contemplate living without the other
5(23.8%)
Impatient (AhAHAH!...Sorry...Thats just too funny =D )
2(9.5%)
Extremely Stupid
2(9.5%)
Not really in Love at all, you know, Lust at First Sight
4(19.0%)
Put into a Corner, they had no Choice
0(0.0%)

Have you Read the Count of Monte Cristo?

Yes
10(45.5%)
I Started but did Not finish
3(13.6%)
No
9(40.9%)
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