Day 4

The Count of Monte Cristo Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    What is the purpose of Julie, Emmanuel, and Maximilian’s continued presence in the Count’s life?

    Students should recognize how different the Morrel family is from the other people the count associates with. To carry out his plans for revenge, the count surrounds himself with depravity and evil, voluntarily seeking out the company of remorseless murderers like Benedetto and Madame de Villefort. Unsurprisingly, he is burdened and disgusted by this work. Julie's home is a breath of fresh air, a chance to take a break from the "avenging angel" persona - to witness good, to be good, to relax and remember that not all the world is as evil as the enemies whom he hunts....

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