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Old September 1st, 2011, 10:26 pm
Mollyfolly  Undisclosed.gif Mollyfolly is offline
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Re: Was Sirius Black inspired by Edmond Dantes?

As soon as I saw this thread, I was like "great, I'm not the only one!" I only read part of Monte Cristo, but right away I was like, "Oh my God, this is Harry Potter."

It isn't just Sirius/Edmond, either, although I noticed that one too. There is a scene early in the book where Villefort is at a party and the guests are discussing Napoleon. They discuss the fact that Napoleon is in exile but believe that he will come back. They even call him "You-Know-Who"! It's eerie.

So I think we can draw an additional Napoleon-Voldemort parallel. And just as Dantes was falsely accused of being a supporter of Napoleon, Sirius was accused of being a Death Eater.


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