Lies In The Count Of Monte Cristo

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The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas portrays many of life’s daily struggles. Revenge, love, patience, hope, and lies make up every day’s major components, even in this more modern era. In The Count of Monte Cristo many characters can relate to our feelings. We both have the tendency to lie. Lies build up and complicate otherwise simple things. Various characters learn this lesson the hard way. Lies hurt many people and can have major consequences. In The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas reveals the true theme that lies lead to destruction, through various characters. Fernand’s jealousy gets the best of him and causes him to lie, which leads to his ruin. Fernand, with the help of Danglars, lies about Dantes’…show more content…
Villefort cheats Dantès when, instead of helping set Dantès free with the information from the letter, he lies to save himself. He is extremely selfish; he doesn’t want to endanger his own reputation, so he lets Dantès suffer the consequences. When Dantès escapes from prison, he seeks revenge at any cost. Dantes wants to make Villefort pay for putting him through the agony in prison. Monsieur de Villefort could have avoided so much, if he had never lied in the first place. After Villefort buries his baby, he lies to Madame Danglars, saying that he was already dead. The reveal of Villefort’s secret, and the death of his wife and child, ultimately lead to Villefort’s insanity and destruction. Honesty is so crucial because lies destroy everything. Lying although every person does it, always result to bad consequences. Even if there is immediate gratification, there will be a disappointing outcome. Fernand, Danglars, and Villefort are all examples of this theme. Although they achieve their goals, their dishonesty leads to their death, poverty, and insanity. The prominent theme in The Count of Monte Cristo is that lying has consequences, which you cannot foresee, and can lead to terrible

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