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Edmond Dantes' changing concept of justice in Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo

Christopher, Antonius (2009) Edmond Dantes' changing concept of justice in Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis discusses about Edmond Dantes' changing concept of justice. I apply the concept of retributive justice to explain Edmond Dantes' early concept of justice and restorative justice to explain his latter concept of justice. I see that Edmond Dantes changes his concept of justice, from retributive justice to restorative justice. The main reason why Edmond Dantes applies his concept of retributive is the pain and suffering which he gets from his enemies. Edmond Dantes applies the concept of justice to make an equal pain and suffering. However, after he executes his concept of retributive justice, Edmond Dantes has a state of fear and emptiness. These fear and emptiness then make Edmond Dantes change his concept of retributive justice to restorative justice. Edmond Dantes applies the concept of restorative justice as a payment for the troubles created by his concept of retributive justice. I apply the theory of utilitarianism to explain why Edmond Dantes changes his early concept of justice to his latter concept of justice. As the conclusion, there are lots of things that can be learned especially about justice. Edmond Dantes' case shows that retributive justice is not a perfect concept of justice because it will create another trouble. On one hand, restorative justice can give the solution to the problem.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: retributive justice, fear, emptiness, restorative justice
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
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Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2011 10:12
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/4282

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