Dear Fellow Bloggers *week 18*

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*sneaks in from the back door*. Ssshh , I’m hiding from my homework to type this. Don’t give me away .

Well besides from that, last,last week I read more of ” Count of Monte Cristo”. It’s getting really exciting with so many plot twists . Something that was eye catching in that book was Count Monte Cristo’s personality. The mysterious count is one full of tricks of his sleeves and his personality changes on a dime. He can appear sincere and caring for a moment and once the people he wishes to manipulate are away his truth devilish side is shown. For example, he forced one of his servants to buy the horses of the wife of one of his “friends” so that tension would rise when the wife found out. When the moment came and the wife was furious at her husband the Count had a stoic and calm look on his face, not troubled at all at what he caused. This reminds me of another character  from a different book who also has an unstable personality. Can you guess who it is ?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde !

( For those who guessed right , give yourself a pat on the back ! For those who guess wrong, give yourself a pat on the back ! For those who didn’t guess at all , …… you get a pat on the back from yourself.)

“Er…. how are they similar ? One’s a handsome,mysterious count *possible vampire*, while the other is a innocent doctor cursed to be the avatar of human sin.* Discorded anyone?* Well , simple. Their personality changes drastically when a certain thing is introduced or is taken away. For example, when Monte Cristo is with people he is plotting against, he becomes a kind gentleman. However once his targets have gone somewhere else, Monte Cristo becomes more impatient, snappy and darker especially towards his servants. On the other hand, when Dr.Jekyll doesn’t take his mystical potion he is a gentle man who is in no way a fiend.  The moment he sips from the vile liquid he transforms into a cruel and horrifying monster who is very violent. It is clear that the two men can switch between the two personalities on a flip of a coin.  Interestingly enough from what I can remember, The Count himself has admitted to using a variety of medication/potions that he had created himself including a strange red liquid that is taken via mouth that awakes a person from any type of unconsciousness . Meanwhile Dr.Jekyll also created his potion by himself as well but instead of “waking” him up, it instead pulls him into a deep “slumber” allowing Mr.Hyde to awaken. From those two observations, I would say Count of Monte Cristo and Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde have a decent amount of similarities .