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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.

All of the following characterizations are true of Dantes EXCEPT:


He is as cruel and malicious as the other characters imply.


He is both intelligent and articulate.


He is not as violent as the inspector-general has suspected.


Prison has changed him and made him quite desperate.

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