Day 2

The Count of Monte Cristo Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Dantes change while he is in prison?

    Students may have various answers, since Dantes’ transformation is so dramatic. Physically, he changes from an earnest, round-faced teenager to a hard, world-weary man with a face lined by suffering. Intellectually, he enters prison barely literate and leaves it highly educated. Finally, Dantes’ personality changes. He is no longer the naïve, good-natured, trusting teenager we met in the first chapters; instead, he is ruthless, cynical, and bent on revenge

  2. 2

    What are Dantes’ goals in Marseilles?

    Dantes comes to Marseilles for two reasons – encourage students to identify both. First, Dantes...

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