Wednesday, May 05, 2004

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

Fool what I am, that did not tear out my heart when resolved to vengeance myself

VERY very charming classic story, it was read in 19th century, it is read now, and I guess still be read a long time in the future.

It is a simple story about young Edmond Dantes, being envied and wrongly accused, he was dumped in a dungeon for fourteen mysery years. Instead of being gone and forgotten, he lived, gained knowledge and wealth, and swore revenge in most un-ordinary ways. He became Count of Monte Cristo.

Though his face turn pale in anger and his heart darken by hate, none can change a noble soul what he is. When the time comes to choose between a father's wicked and mother's sacred wishes upon young foolish mind, he boldly say fogiveness, even if this mean for his own death.

My personal touchy moment is when his loneliness perfectly described when he enter to a rose garden own by a woman who's father he grace to be his own. So simple yet so right.....