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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas




Reading The Count of Monte Cristo makes me consider what I might do if wrongfully sentenced to solitary confinement for 14 years. Then if I somehow gained access to an arbitrary large amount of money.

I suspect in prison, I would have learn very deep respect for human justice needs, and would want to use what I'd learned. That is, usually being content to allow the humans to justice each other, I might become more helpful.

I do see I'm not great at distinguishing between human individualism and human collective. I would probably do a poor job of targeting vengeance.