The Count of Monte Cristo

Analyaze and explain the symbolism of Edmond Dantes' burial at sea.

Early in the book Dantes was thrown into the water without warning

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Dantes experienced a metaphorical death while in prison. He lost his life, his love, and his future. His burial at sea (quite unexpected) symbolized baptism, renewal, and rebirth. He was a new man filled with thoughts of revenge...... the innocent he'd once been was dead and gone.


The Count of Monte Cristo