Day 5

The Count of Monte Cristo Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Dantes visit the Chateau d'If? Does his visit fulfill his purpose?

    After Edward's death, Villefort's descent into insanity, and his conversation with Mercedes, Dantes is doubting the righteousness of his plans. He wonders if perhaps he shouldn't have dedicated his life to revenge. He visits his old dungeon to help think through his doubts. The visit is fruitful - the memories and emotions that overcome Dantes once he is there remove any doubt from his mind. 

  2. 2

    Should Dantes and Mercedes have attempted to rekindle their relationship?

    Various answers are acceptable. Some students may argue that, if their love was indeed strong and...

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