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Count of Monte Cristo
There are many subplots involving The Count of Monte
Cristo\'s adversaries. The first one started out in Rome where the
count met two young men, Albert de Morcerf and Franz d\'Epinay.
The Count became a great friend to the two young men and even
saved Albert\'s life when the "Italian bandit," Luigi Vampa,
captured him. Luckily Vampa was a loyal friend to the count and
obeyed his command to release Albert. Albert eventually
introduced the count to Paris society and to his many friends.
The next subplot was when The Count of Monte Cristo
bought the house in Auteuil. His servant Bertuccio had a history
with that house that involved Monsieur de Villefort. He later told
that story to the count and introduced Benedetto, which later
became Andrea Cavalcanti. Benedetto was the son of Villefort
and Madame Danglars, which was presumed dead and was burried
and left to die if Bertuccio did not dig the baby up. Benedetto
later led a life of crime and left Bertuccio, who raised him.
The next subplot was when Benedetto was introduced to the
Count of Monte Cristo as Andrea Cavalcanti. He took on this role
and was given a fake father. Andrea then became the good friend
of the count\'s, mainly because the count was to supply him with a
great amount of wealth.
The next subplot was when the count created the false
telegram that "King Don Carlos escaped the vigilance excercised
over him in Bourges and has returned to Spain across the
Catalonian frontier." This caused many people to sell their
Spanish bonds, including Baron Danglars, and to lose a lot of
The next subplot is when The Count of Monte Cristo invited
all of his "friends" to the country house he bought in Auteuil. This
house haunted two guests, Monsieur de Villefort and Madame
Danglars because this was the house which Madame Danglars
gave birth to Benedetto and where Villefort barried him. The
count showed the guests the garden which the baby was buried.
Then he told everyone a false story that he discovered a box which
contained a skeleton of a baby, but Villefort knew that was a lie
because he later went back to check on the box after he was
stabbed by Bertuccio, which was mentioned in Bertuccio\'s story.
He later told Madame Danglars what he knew and that arroused
suspicion towards The Count of Monte Cristo.
The next subplot was when members of the Villefort family
started dying. The first one to die was Monsieur de Saint-Meran,
Villefort\'s father-in-law. The next was Madame de Saint-Meran,
Villefort\'s mother-in-law. A doctor later discovered that they were
poisoned and later Barrois, Monsieur Noirtier\'s servant, was
The next subplot was when Andrea was later suprised when
Caderousse went up to Andrea just as he was going home after the
dinner at the count\'s country house. Caderousse later agreed that
he would never reveal Andrea\'s true identity to the Paris society for
a moderate sum each month which Andrea was forced to pay him.
Both of them later met up with each other where Caderousse
requested more money each month when Andrea gave him the
idea to rob The Count of Monte Cristo. Caderousse decided to
break into the count\'s house when he would be out of town but
Andrea sent a letter to the count telling him of Caderousse\'s plan.
The count eventually catches him in the act and reveals his identy
as Edmond Dantes and lets Caderousse go. As he was leaving,
Andrea saw that the count just let him go and he killed Caderousse
The next subplot was when the count published in the
newspaper that The Count of Morcerf (Fernand Mondego)
betrayed Ali Pasha in Yanina. Albert read this article when he was
away with the count and he hurried back to Paris. Fernand was
later tried and found guilty due to Haydee and the evidence she
brought forth. Fernand\'s name was scarred and he was destroyed.
Albert later challenged Monte Cristo to a duel after he found out
who was behind the downfall of his father. They both later
forgave each other due to Mercedes\'s convincing and she and
Albert left Paris together.
The next subplot was when Valentine was poisoned, but not
before Monsieur Noirtier made her immune
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