The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo


Alexandre Dumas

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Major Cavalcanti Character Analysis

An elderly military man, of some social standing in Paris, who has believed for years that he has an unknown child out of wedlock. The Count arranges it so that Major Cavalcanti and “Andrea” Cavalcanti (really Benedetto, Bertuccio’s son) sign a will together, making Andrea the Major’s rightful son in legal terms. The Major and Andrea realize that this can’t be true—that the Count has arranged these events for some obscure purpose—but because each is being paid under the arrangement, they assent to it anyway.
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