The Count of Monte Cristo

How is Dantès seen as still virtuous, despite his lust for vengeance?

Chapter XIII

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Dantes is seen as virtuous because we as readers come to understand his desire for vengeance. We comprehend that his actions are legally wrong, but our compassion for what he has endured doesn't allow us to see past the man who'd been wrongly imprisoned and the vigilante he has become.


The Count of Monte Cristo