Count Of Monte Cristo Romanticism

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The Count of Monte Cristo AKA Count von Count There is no monster more fear-inspiring than a vengeful vampire. In the book, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, the main character Dantes, after later becoming the Count of Monte Cristo, is frequently described with traits straight out of an Anne Rice novel. On a notable tangent, Alexandre's book is completed in 1844 during a literary phase known as romanticism; Vampires are a prominent theme in the dark, illustrative style. Before his publication, it is Polidori's short horror The Vampyre spooking readers, which features Lord Ruthven. Countess G alludes to this chilling Lord by giving that same name to the Count in Dumas’s work. Later during the same period, Bram Stoker writes the infamous Dracula (1870), displaying the infatuation…show more content…
To punish Mondego, the Count tarnishes Fernand’s carefully maintained reputation, while Villefort loses his credibility and many family members. For the finale, Monte Cristo victoriously watches the greedy Danglars slowly give away all his money while hostage to Luigi Vampa, a bandit who works for Monte Cristo. Vampa charges one hundred thousand francs for a scrawny chicken, and Danglar's starves himself to save his five million stolen francs. He succumbs after a while despite his resolve, and is released with little left to his name. Similarly, literary and actual vampires leave their prey sucked dry of that which is vital to them, and then release them when they lose their usefulness. This point is emphasized when the Count leaves Dantes a weakened old man, seen when Danglars "stooped down to drink, he saw that his hair had become entirely white.”(455) Though Danglars is the Count's only adversary who lived, he is drained of life by the hostile vampire- Monte

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