Team: Classics

Challenge 7

Song of the Story: Shape of My Heart by Sting

I couldn't find a better song than Sting’s “Shape of My Heart” to describe what The Count of Monte Cristo was doing after he escaped from prison. The song’s lyrics are a perfect metaphor to Edmond’s vengeance. The song is talking about a cards player who doesn't play for fame or money, but he plays to find himself and discover the logic behind the game. That’s pretty much like Edmond (the cards player), his enemies (other players), the logic of the game (applying justice/getting revenge), and that’s not the shape of his heart (there were moments when he felt he was losing himself while getting revenge).

YouTube: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuI61cTNbAk

Lyrics:

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He doesn't play for the respect
He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart

He may play the jack of diamonds
He may lay the queen of spades
He may conceal a king in his hand
While the memory of it fades

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape, the shape of my heart

And if I told you that I loved you
You'd maybe think there's something wrong
I'm not a man of too many faces
The mask I wear is one
Those who speak know nothing
And find out to their cost
Like those who curse their luck in too many places
And those who fear are lost

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape of my heart

In case you are wondering, this is for the group Battle of the Book Genres.. (http://www.polyvore.com/battle_book_genres/group.show?id=162333).

C L A S S I C S 
-- @mist-on-the-meadow PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie
-- @indie-luver THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
-- @vivus THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C.S. Lewis
-- @sophie-eloise PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
-- @pinkpoprox ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
-- @fashionqueen76 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by Lucy Maud Montgomery
-- @ealkhaldi THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas
-- @jasminerb THE DAUGHTER OF TIME by Josephine Tey
-- @callmecharlie FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
-- @maritinaki JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë
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ealkhaldi
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@lady-meme1.. Thank you sweetie. Xx

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@a-girl-can-dream.. Thank you sweetheart! I appreciate your comment. ❤

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