Count of Monte Cristo

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The Count of Monte Cristo

1) Three ethical issues revealed in the film are vengeance, mercy and honesty. Each is interwoven throughout the film to develop characters and the plot. Once Edmond Dantes is innocently placed in prison, he believes his future consists of one action: vengeance. He must punish those who have hurt him such as Fernand Mondego and Monsieur De Villefort. As he suffers in prison, he rejects the idea of God and mercy inscribed on the prison wall, and lets his hatred and need for revenge overwhelm his soul. Once he is taken under the wing of Priest, this need for vengeance begins to slowly fade away, as evident in his decision not to kill Jacopo during the knife fight. However, his need for vengeance always simmers, such as when he becomes wealthy by finding vast amounts of gold and is asked what he wants to buy, and he replies “revenge”. He also takes small measures of emotional vengeance when he denies his identity to Mercedes, when he won’t let Villefort kill himself and when he places the pawn in the chest for Mondego to find. His decision to offer mercy to Mondego at the end almost costs Mercedes her life, as she is shot by a fleeing Mondego. But, in the end, he realizes Priest and Mercedes were correct and it is best to give mercy to one’s enemies. With the themes of vengeance and mercy, the theme of honesty is also experienced throughout the movie. Villefort lies about the murder charges against Dantes, which causes his father to commit suicide. Napoleon lies about the contents of the letter in the opening part of the movie. Mondego lies about Dantes’ role in the treason plot. The lack of honesty throughout the movie reveals the true motives of major characters as well as their true selves.

2) The concept of power is portrayed in the movie in two different ways; one, the power man has is fleeting, vulnerable, corruptible…...

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