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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?

A

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

B

Their presence enrages him, driving him to violence.

C

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

D

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

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