Critical Essays On The Count Of Monte Cristo
The movie ends with this new happy family starting a calmer life together, something that would have been utterly impossible in the book.
In this way, the good aren't punished and in fact tings end up almost as happy -- perhaps happier, due to Dantes' riches -- as they would have had Dantes never been imprisoned.
Fernand Mondego is still shamed by some of is pas actions, but rather than flee Mercedes tells Dantes something very important -- Albert is actually Dantes' son, and the only reason Mercedes married Mondego was because she thought Dantes had died shortly after being imprisoned. This determines the people who will go to that particular restaurant and what is the level of prices that he expects to pay.
This allows Dantes and Mercedes to form a new relationship, and Dantes is able to know Albert as his son. Some high class restaurants may get a crowd who just want to be seen there to improve their social status. A product for the general public is viewed in marketing terms more as a sales exercise than a publicity exercise.
Though there is some element of this in the 2002 film version, it is again more black-and-white when showing his character and his punishment.
” Whereas the power man has on earth eventually disappears, as we see Mondego in the end, bankrupt and near arrest, the power of God cannot be contained, tarnished or corrupted.
Mondego is not satisfied with his life despite having success and fortune.
He drinks too much and he doesn’t respect boundaries or formalities.
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.