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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.

Which of the following statements most accurately describes the inspector-general's feelings about the prisoners?


He feels sympathy for them and wishes to grant as many of them mercy as possible.


Their presence enrages him, driving him to violence.


He feels that they are all the same and lacks sympathy for their situation.


He is able to tell quite easily which prisoners are guilty and which prisoners deserve to be freed.

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