This is the portion of the book that is the most like the movie. This is the turning point of the story. And, when you get back from Easter break, we will talk more about that, but for Family Points… start to think about that idea of sea symbolism. What does Dumas what the sea to represent? Post your answers for points here. Also, for additional Family Points… one of other symbols in the novel is “The Red Elixer”. Post ideas for points.
The major setting for chapters 11-16 is the Chateau D’If.
The Chateau D’If should remind you a lot of Alcatraz. Take a look at the island. Why did Dumas chose this setting for the 8 chapters of his book? What secrets are locked in its walls? How does our new-found knowledge of the “unholy” trinity reflect this setting? Ideas can be posted for credit.
Keep working on your Literary Crit Essays.