Monsieur Danglars proves this to us when he says, What silly creatures they are, these women who consider themselves geniuses because they carry on their love affairs without getting themselves talked about all over Paris!
But even if you'd managed to hide your peccadilloes from your husband---which is the ABC of the art, since most of the time the husband doesn't want to see anything---you'd still be only a pale imitation of half your friends.
One of the characters in The Count of Monte Cristo, Madame Danglars, demonstrated two of these deadly sins.
One of the sins Madame Danglars demonstrated was lust by having had a lot of affairs with other men while she was married.
The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean, and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France).
The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book.
An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment.
However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood." The original work was published in serial form in the Journal des Débats in 1844.
Fernand demonstrates pride because he has become rich, won over Mercedes, and got rid of Edmond and is now content with life.
Caderousse tells us this when he was talking to the priest, I saw Fernand at that time.