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Compare Madame Danglers and Mercedes In what way do these characters serve as foils for each other?



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In the story the Count of Monte Cristo, both Madame Danglars and Mercedes have become publicly humiliated and are husbandless. However, they serve as extreme contrast, as Madame Danglars played a large part in the ruin of her husband and feels as fate has been unfair to her, while Mercedes had nothing to do with her husband's misfortune but cares very little, in fact abandoning the wealth she'd gained from it in favor of her own honor.