The Count of Monte Cristo

Why does Albert what to duel with the Count? Explain why he doesn't do it.

albert is mercedes and fernand's son

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Albert blames the Count for tarnishing is father's honour. His father is accused of surrendering the Greek castles and his benefactor Ali Pasha to the Turks while he was a soldier. The Countess de Morcerf (Mercedes) visits Monte Cristo and pleads with the Count to spare her son. The Count agrees. When Albert arrives, however, Monte Cristo realizes that his mother has told him everything. Thus Albert apologizes to Monte Cristo and offers him his hand. Monte Cristo accepts and the two shake hands.