History Literature / TheCountOfMonteCristo

5th Sep '16 1:32:36 PM AzureOwl
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* NoEndorHolocaust: The false message that caused Danglars to lose a large chunk of his fortune very likely ruined other investors, but we only hear about Danglars'.

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* NoEndorHolocaust: The false message that caused Danglars to lose a large chunk of his fortune very likely ruined other investors, but we only hear about Danglars'. Likely not touched upon because all the people losing money on that deal would've been acting following the 19th century equivalent of insider information.
5th Sep '16 1:03:47 PM AzureOwl
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* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: Several female characters are said to be beautiful. Haydee is the most beautiful in the story, her and her mother Vasiliki are somewhere between World Class and Divine Level. Closely following are Mercedes and Valentine as Common Beauties. Eugenie is considered an UncannyValleyGirl because of her masculinity.

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* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: Several female characters are said to be beautiful. Haydee is the most beautiful in the story, her and her mother Vasiliki are somewhere between World Class and Divine Level. Closely following are Mercedes and Valentine as Common Beauties. Eugenie is considered an UncannyValleyGirl because of her masculinity.masculine behavior.
5th Sep '16 1:00:48 PM AzureOwl
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** Then the narrator describes the glances of Eugenie's admirer as being deflected off "Minerva's shield," which "once protected Sappho." Sappho, of Lesbos.

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** Then the narrator describes the glances of Eugenie's admirer as being deflected off "Minerva's shield," which "once protected Sappho." Sappho, Creator/{{Sappho}} of Lesbos.
25th Jul '16 2:40:40 AM PaulA
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** [[spoiler:Fernand.]]

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** [[spoiler:Fernand.[[spoiler:Fernand, after being confronted by the Count.]]



* [[WatchItStoned Everything's Better On Hashish]]: According to the eponymous Count, who delivers a flowery speech to Franz extolling its virtues with much hyperbole. Among the things that are Better On Hashish is, apparently, suicide, or so he convinces a depressed [[spoiler:Maximilien Morrel]] towards the end of the book.



* [[spoiler:FakeAssistedSuicide: After Maximilien's fiancee Valentine is poisoned, Maximilien is heartbroken and only the Count's intervention prevents him from shooting himself by revealing it was he who saved his father from bankruptcy and suicide, extorting from Maximilien a solemn oath that he won't make any more suicide attempts for a month. Having taken him to his private island in the meantime, the Count finds that Maximilien is still willing to die, and gives him a spoonful of haschich, which he claims will kill him painlessly. After Maximilien takes it and wakes up, he bitterly readies to kill himself with a knife... before Valentine makes her presence known to him (the Count had helped her fake her death in order to continue his revenge against her father, he was perfectly willing to let her die before he learned how important she was to Maximilien).]]

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* [[spoiler:FakeAssistedSuicide: After FakeAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:After Maximilien's fiancee Valentine is poisoned, Maximilien is heartbroken and only the Count's intervention prevents him from shooting himself by revealing it was he who saved his father from bankruptcy and suicide, extorting from Maximilien a solemn oath that he won't make any more suicide attempts for a month. Having taken him to his private island in the meantime, the Count finds that Maximilien is still willing to die, and gives him a spoonful of haschich, which he claims will kill him painlessly. After Maximilien takes it and wakes up, he bitterly readies to kill himself with a knife... before Valentine makes her presence known to him (the Count had helped her fake her death in order to continue his revenge against her father, he was perfectly willing to let her die before he learned how important she was to Maximilien).]]
24th Jul '16 11:39:05 PM AmazingFish117
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** [[soiler:Averted by]] Morcerf, who brings a pair of swords to demand an explanation from the Count, [[spoiler:only for him to deliver a ReasonYouSuckSpeech that sends the general reeling back home.]]

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** [[soiler:Averted [[spoiler:Averted by]] Morcerf, who brings a pair of swords to demand an explanation from the Count, [[spoiler:only for him to deliver a ReasonYouSuckSpeech that sends the general reeling back home.]]
24th Jul '16 11:38:28 PM AmazingFish117
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** Averted by Morcerf, who brings a pair of swords to demand and explanation from the Count, [[spoiler:only for him to deliver a ReasonYouSuckSpeech that sends the general reeling back home.]]

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** Averted by [[soiler:Averted by]] Morcerf, who brings a pair of swords to demand and an explanation from the Count, [[spoiler:only for him to deliver a ReasonYouSuckSpeech that sends the general reeling back home.]]



* FatalFlaw: Greed for Caderousse, explicitly spelled out by the Count. When poor, he was given a diamond by the Count, but murdered the jeweler who'd brought the money to buy it. Then he could have blackmailed Andrea for enough money to live quietly every month, but demanded more. And when Andrea told him about the rich aristocrat that seemed to have taken an interest in him, he goes and tries to burgle the place.

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* FatalFlaw: Greed for Caderousse, explicitly spelled out by the Count. When [[spoiler:When poor, he was given a diamond by the Count, but murdered the jeweler who'd brought the money to buy it. Then he could have blackmailed Andrea for enough money to live quietly every month, but demanded more. And when Andrea told him about the rich aristocrat that seemed to have taken an interest in him, he goes and tries to burgle the place.]]
24th Jul '16 11:35:08 PM AmazingFish117
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* [[spoiler::FakeAssistedSuicide: After Maximilien's fiancee Valentine is poisoned, Maximilien is heartbroken and only the Count's intervention prevents him from shooting himself by revealing it was he who saved his father from bankruptcy and suicide, extorting from Maximilien a solemn oath that he won't make any more suicide attempts for a month. Having taken him to his private island in the meantime, the Count finds that Maximilien is still willing to die, and gives him a spoonful of haschich, which he claims will kill him painlessly. After Maximilien takes it and wakes up, he bitterly readies to kill himself with a knife... before Valentine makes her presence known to him (the Count had helped her fake her death in order to continue his revenge against her father, he was perfectly willing to let her die before he learned how important she was to Maximilien).]]

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* [[spoiler::FakeAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:FakeAssistedSuicide: After Maximilien's fiancee Valentine is poisoned, Maximilien is heartbroken and only the Count's intervention prevents him from shooting himself by revealing it was he who saved his father from bankruptcy and suicide, extorting from Maximilien a solemn oath that he won't make any more suicide attempts for a month. Having taken him to his private island in the meantime, the Count finds that Maximilien is still willing to die, and gives him a spoonful of haschich, which he claims will kill him painlessly. After Maximilien takes it and wakes up, he bitterly readies to kill himself with a knife... before Valentine makes her presence known to him (the Count had helped her fake her death in order to continue his revenge against her father, he was perfectly willing to let her die before he learned how important she was to Maximilien).]]
24th Jul '16 11:34:34 PM AmazingFish117
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* FakeAssistedSuicide: After Maximilien's fiancee Valentine is poisoned, Maximilien is heartbroken and only the Count's intervention prevents him from shooting himself by revealing it was he who saved his father from bankruptcy and suicide, extorting from Maximilien a solemn oath that he won't make any more suicide attempts for a month. Having taken him to his private island in the meantime, the Count finds that Maximilien is still willing to die, and gives him a spoonful of haschich, which he claims will kill him painlessly. After Maximilien takes it and wakes up, he bitterly readies to kill himself with a knife... before Valentine makes her presence known to him (the Count had helped her fake her death in order to continue his revenge against her father, he was perfectly willing to let her die before he learned how important she was to Maximilien).

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* FakeAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler::FakeAssistedSuicide: After Maximilien's fiancee Valentine is poisoned, Maximilien is heartbroken and only the Count's intervention prevents him from shooting himself by revealing it was he who saved his father from bankruptcy and suicide, extorting from Maximilien a solemn oath that he won't make any more suicide attempts for a month. Having taken him to his private island in the meantime, the Count finds that Maximilien is still willing to die, and gives him a spoonful of haschich, which he claims will kill him painlessly. After Maximilien takes it and wakes up, he bitterly readies to kill himself with a knife... before Valentine makes her presence known to him (the Count had helped her fake her death in order to continue his revenge against her father, he was perfectly willing to let her die before he learned how important she was to Maximilien).]]
24th Jul '16 11:32:20 PM AmazingFish117
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** [[spoiler:Madame de Villefort]], after strong encouragement from [[spoiler:her husband]].

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** [[spoiler:Madame de Villefort]], after strong encouragement pressure from [[spoiler:her husband]].



* ExcuseBoomerang: Invoked, but not by the criminal. [[spoiler:Benedetto]] has cheerfully revealed that he's a thief, escaped convict and murderer, along with the fact that he was nearly BuriedAlive as a minutes-old infant by his father before being rescued and raised to adulthood, and that his father is the public prosecutor. A cop comments on the situation saying that there'll be mitigating circumstances.

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* ExcuseBoomerang: Invoked, but not by the criminal. [[spoiler:Benedetto]] has cheerfully revealed that he's a thief, escaped convict and murderer, along with the fact that he was nearly BuriedAlive as a minutes-old infant by his father before being rescued and raised to adulthood, and that his father is the [[spoiler:the public prosecutor.prosecutor]]. A cop comments on the situation saying that there'll be mitigating circumstances.
24th Jul '16 11:18:42 PM AmazingFish117
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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Monsieur Noirtier survives a murder attempt using brucine (a variant of strychnine) because he has been taking a medicine that contains the same compound, and has built up a resistance to it. Realizing that his granddaughter and heir Valentine is also a target, he starts giving her small doses of his medicine; this saves her life when the poisoner has a go at her.

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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Monsieur Noirtier survives a murder attempt using has an immunity to brucine (a variant of strychnine) because he has been taking a medicine that contains the same compound, and has built up a resistance to it. Realizing [[spoiler:Realizing that his granddaughter and heir Valentine is also a target, he starts giving her small doses of his medicine; this saves her life when the poisoner has a go at her.]]
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