Monday: Family Work

We have learned a lot about the CMC and we have only touched the surface.

I thought I would post a few question for extra points. If you want to dive deeper and get some help on some potential test questions, here is some help.

There are two essays posted below, for every full answer posted by Monday, I will substitute on quiz that has a 50 and give it a 100%. You can do that for two quizzes, if you answer both questions, in full. Answers must be complete paragraphs with specifics form the book.

1. In The Count of Monte Cristo, the protagonist views himself as being on a divine mission of retribution. The very name of the island where he finds his treasure–“The Mountain of Christ”– makes this connection. Is he justified in drawing this conclusion about the purpose of his escape from the Chateau d’If and his discovery of the treasure? Why or Why not? Support your conclusions with specifics from the book AND the Bible.

2. The Romantic Era, was one that valued emotion over intellect. Using this criterion, assess the extent to which Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo is a Romantic novel. Use at least three supporting detail from your novel.



Want extra points…for your family. 10, 000 points for this answer.

Bonus Question: Discuss the political viewpoint expressed in The Count of Monte Cristo. From your knowledge of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, how would you assess the politics of the author? Is he a Bonapartist or a royalist? Support your arguments with details from the novel.


Go Ahead. Quote Me.

If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre pg. 61
English novelist (1816 - 1855)

Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.
Don Delillo
American Novelist (1926)

Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
G.K Chesteron
Literary Critic (1874-1936)

I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.
Alexandre Dumas
Author (1802-1870)

There is a light at the end of every tunnel, just pray it's not a locomotive.
Tamil Proverb

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Ray Bradbury
American Sci-Fi Novelist (1920-2012)

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