Posted: August 28, 2009
In Montecristo we have an incredible series of events and coups de theatre that embody a series of archetypal structures that dare to define “Christological”: the innocent betrays by his friends, a terrible descent to the hell of the Chateau d’If, the salving meeting with the Father, the Abbe Fara. It is by wrapping himself in the paternal shroud that Edmond is resurrected from the depths of the sea and starts his ascension towards an incredible power which transforms him into a Lord of ths Last Judgement, who comes to absolve or condemn the living and the dead. This Avenger Christ repeatedly suffers the temptations of despair, because he is the Son of Man and is not sure of having the right to judge all sinners.
Umberto Eco. Mouse or Rat? Translation as Negotiation