History Literature / TheCountOfMonteCristo

7th Jan '17 6:33:05 PM Gamermaster
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* NestedOwnership: Edmond mentions this trope while explaining to Baptistin why he won't allow Baptistin's embezzlement to continue.
-->''Though a servant, you yourself have servants who take care of your laundry and your belongings. [...]Nowhere will you find a position comparable to the one that good fortune has gotten you here.''
15th Dec '16 6:16:08 PM PaulA
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* GenderFlip[=/=]SettingUpdate:
** The Korean soap opera ''Series/CruelTemptation'' features a female protagonist, who survives her own murder by her husband and his dominative mistress, and is of course is set in present day.
** The ABC thriller series ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' is set in present day and has a female protagonist in Amanda/Emily.
** The Brazilian [[SoapOpera telenovela]] ''Avenida Brasil'', whose protagonist Rita/Nina returns to have revenge on her WickedStepmother Carmen/Carminha after she dumped her off in [[WrongsideofTheTracks a landfill]] so she wouldn't get in her way. She starts working in Carminha's household and not only she begins to worm her way into Carminha's life to deploy her revenge against her, but must also re-evalue her priorities and her desire for a new chance since it can potentially hurt many innocent people (like [[spoiler: Carminha's [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter adopted son Jorginho]]... who turns out to be Nina's ChildhoodFriend and FirstLove Batata]])

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* GenderFlip[=/=]SettingUpdate:
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** The Korean soap opera ''Series/CruelTemptation'' features a female protagonist, who survives her own murder by her husband and his dominative mistress, and is of course is set in present day.
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** The ABC thriller series ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' is set in present day and has a female protagonist in Amanda/Emily.
** The Brazilian [[SoapOpera telenovela]] ''Avenida Brasil'', whose protagonist Rita/Nina returns to have revenge on her WickedStepmother Carmen/Carminha after she dumped her off in [[WrongsideofTheTracks a landfill]] so she wouldn't get in her way. She starts working in Carminha's household and not only she begins to worm her way into Carminha's life to deploy her revenge against her, but must also re-evalue her priorities and her desire for a new chance since it can potentially hurt many innocent people (like [[spoiler: Carminha's [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter adopted son Jorginho]]... who turns out to be Nina's ChildhoodFriend and FirstLove Batata]]) Carmen/Carminha.



** The Argentinian SoapOpera ''Montecristo'' also gives the book a SettingUpdate, with the lawyer Santiago going through similar ordeals to Dantes, becoming [[ShoutOut Alejandro Dumas]] as a result, and beginning his revenge against his once-friend Marcos ''plus'' uncovering an horribly dark secret that led Marcos to betray him. The ''telenovela'' itself has been remade in Chile, Mexico and Colombia.


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* SettingUpdate:
** The Korean soap opera ''Series/CruelTemptation'' is set in present day.
** The ABC thriller series ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' is set in present day.
** The Brazilian [[SoapOpera telenovela]] ''Avenida Brasil'', whose protagonist Rita/Nina returns to have revenge on her WickedStepmother Carmen/Carminha after she dumped her off in [[WrongsideofTheTracks a landfill]] so she wouldn't get in her way.
** The Argentinian SoapOpera ''Montecristo'' also gives the book a SettingUpdate, with the lawyer Santiago going through similar ordeals to Dantes, becoming [[ShoutOut Alejandro Dumas]] as a result.
15th Dec '16 6:49:53 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The Argentinian SoapOpera ''Montecristo'' also gives the book a SettingUpdate, with the lawyer Santiago going through similar ordeals to Dantes, becoming [[ShoutOut Alejandro Dumas]] as a result, and beginning his revenge against his once-friend Marcos ''plus'' uncovering an horribly dark secret that led Marcos to betray him. The ''telenovela'' itself has been remade in Chile, Mexico and Colombia.
21st Oct '16 6:01:50 AM MartineBrooke
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* SoftWater: During his prison escape, [[BodybagTrick Dantes hides in a bodybag]] that is thrown into the sea from a high cliff. He is briefly "stunned", but more by the surprise of the cold water than the impact, and suffers no injury.

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* SoftWater: {{Discussed}}. During his prison escape, [[BodybagTrick Dantes hides in a bodybag]] that is thrown into the sea from a high cliff. He is briefly "stunned", but more by the surprise of the cold water than the impact, and suffers no injury. This is because a cannon ball is sewn into the bottom of the bodybag, ensuring he hits the water feet-first. This is a lot more survivable than if he landed flat.
19th Oct '16 11:05:27 AM dinobotTM2
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* BeingGoodSucks: The innocent and good-hearted Edmond is betrayed and condemned to 14 years in jail by Danglars, Villefort and Fernand, who all prosper as a result. Though they do eventually get their comeuppance, it only happens after Edmond himself TookALevelInBadass.

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* BeingGoodSucks: The innocent and good-hearted Edmond is betrayed and condemned to 14 years in jail by Danglars, Villefort and Fernand, who all prosper as a result. Though they do eventually get their comeuppance, it only happens after Edmond himself TookALevelInBadass.TookALevelInBadass AND TookALevelInJerkass.
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.]]
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