The Count of Monte Cristo

Raging Desire to Control Fate: Analyzing Dantes and His Progression as a Character 9th Grade

Sometimes a fire grows big, so big that it seems like it will burn through anything that comes before it. That fire, figuratively, can be set off by someone throwing a match. That fire is like Dantes’ anger and thirst for revenge after being betrayed by people he considered friends. The anger provoked by the four antagonists of the story. In The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas through the main protagonist’s, Edmond Dantes', words to Albert and Franz at the guillotine, his first encounter with Villefort after jail, and his regret of his revenge Dumas is arguing that God is the only person who should control fate because humans act only out of selfish desires.

Firstly is when Dantes is talking to Albert and Franz at the beheading; this is the first event that shows how humans only would control fate out of anger. Going to watch criminals being beheaded is not a pleasurable activity. The guillotine was built to give criminals public humiliation and warn the public of actions to their consequences. Many people felt anxious, fearful, or nauseous, but Edmond Dantes takes pleasure in this activity. In the novel Dantes brings Franz and Albert to watch the death of Andrea. Franz is shocked by all the people feeling...

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