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The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas
The following passage is excerpted from a novel published in 1844. Edmond Dantes, who has been falsely accused and imprisoned, meets with the inspector-general of prisons in the following scene.

Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo. New York: A.L. Burt, n.d. HathiTrust Digital Library. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.

What is the purpose of lines 81 - 83?


To emphasize Dantes' belief that he is innocent and that he can prove it.


To highlight the cruelty of the prison warden and the guards.


To evoke sympathy for Dantes' lost love.


To foreshadow the clemency that the inspector-general will grant to Dantes.

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