The Antigone and their actions are both very

The Count of Monte Cristo and Antigone are similar in plot and theme, although The Count of Monte Cristo is literature while Antigone is Greek Tragedy. The Count of Monte Cristo is a revenge story while Antigone is an avenge story. Both are in different types of writing but are very similar in several ways. Both having characters who wanted to fix what was wrong using avenge and revenge. Dantes and Antigone and their actions are both very similar and different. Both cultures are from different places, Europe and Greek. So the concepts, time periods, places, ect. All affect the way each culture handles death in each piece of writing. This is why I know the Count of Monte Cristo and Antigone resemble each other in theme and plot. First of all, the first main characters of both stories. Antigone is the main character of Antigone. Dantes is the main character of The Count of Monte Cristo. Antigone lost her family to mostly suicide or battle. Dantes lost his Father because he couldn’t be taken care of, and his fiance was told that Dantes was dead when Dantes was hauled off to jail. Along with being imprisoned, Antigone and Dantes where both jailed. Antigone was jailed at the ending of the story, while Dantes’ life was stopped by being in jail at the beginning. Something to point out, is that Antigone knew she would end up dying in jail when the decision of her punishment was made. Dantes felt as if though he would die in jail, but eventually got out and got revenge. Dantes had a lot of time to plan out his revenge for his family and himself. While Antigone acted rashly and broke the law for what she thought was right, wanting the consequence to become a “hero” and avenge her brother. These are main differences between the characters and the things they do. Two main themes in Antigone and the Count of Monte Cristo are Avenge and Revenge. Avenge is setting something right that was wrong. Returning the favor, basically. The vengeance in Antigone is that Antigone gave Polyneices a proper burial when the law was not to. She thought it was wrong not to give him a proper burial, she avenged her brother. In The Count of Monte Cristo, Dantes was done wrong directly, which makes his actions of driving the people insane who wronged him, the ultimate revenge story in all literature. Both want to set what was wrong right, whether that was directly or indirectly. Both had a lot of ego about going about it though. Dantes fake name, “The Count Of Monte Cristo” was known for his power and mysteriousness. Helpfulness, gracefulness, smartness, ect. The way people talked about him was with high praise which was well deserving of him. It’s hard to tell if he was being boastful as his real feelings or if that was part of his act as The Count of Monte Cristo. Though with Antigone it’s a lot more obvious, she doesn’t let her sister Ismene share the glory when Ismene agrees to stand at her side. She isn’t thinking of the life she’s losing until the end where her boastfulness is gone. Thirdly, how each culture and character within the two stories handle death. There is a lot of death in both stories, to dying in battle with honor and suicide. In the Count of Monte Cristo, M. Morrel decides to keep his honor to never go bankrupt he will kill himself so he never has to live with the shame of breaking a promise. He ends up being saved by Dantes with a big sum of money coming M. Morrel’s way. With Antigone, Haemon(The son of Creon and future husband of Antigone) threatened to kill himself to his father if Antigone died. Which later on, he kills himself at the sight of his love being dead. A more significant comparison is the burial differences between Polynices and Madame De Villefort’s ilegenment child. Madame hid the fact the child ever existed by burying it in the garden. The child was not dead, and someone took it out later. With Antigone burrying Polynecies, it was against the law. Antigone owned up to the burial of Polynecies, while Madame De Villefort did not. Both knew the consequences of their actions. This shows that both stories handle death in different ways but are still similar. Because of all of these reasons, Antigone and The Count of Monte Cristo are similar and different in plot along with themes. With Antigone and The Count of Monte Cristo’s themes of vengeance and revenge to how they handle death are all very corresponding with each other. The way they handle death in each piece of writing is different and the same at the same time. Dantes from the Count of Monte Cristo and Antigone from Antigone are very alike to each other in the way they act but they also are not alike in several ways. Antigone and The Count of Monte Cristo resemble each other in plot and themes.

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