The Count of Monte Cristo

what is the significance of the last words of the novel " wait an hope"

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I think this speaks to the Count's realization that he can't play God with people's fortunes. He just can't control the outcomes. The Count decides that fate must be left to God and that all a person, who has been wronged, can do is "wait and hope" that God will justly deal with them in the end.