Napoleon Bonaparte: Kings and pawns, Marchand. Emperors...and fools. (The Count of Monte Cristo) My name is Daniel Kemp. I want to know how to go from having no power to having lots of power. I tried asking older guys if they wanted to be my mentor, but they told me that they didn’t want to be my mentor (some were nice about it). So, I watched movies for some help. I watched a movie called The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s a movie from 2002, but it takes place in the 1800s. Edmond Dantes is the main character in The Count of Monte Cristo. He is a guy who goes from having no power to having lots of power. He gets a lot of help from an older guy named Abbé Faria. I am posting this because I would like people on the Internet to be like Abbé Faria for me. The movie gives examples of what Abbé Faria teaches Edmond Dantes, but the movie takes place in the 1800s. I would like help with modernizing what Edmond Dantes learned in the 1800s, so similar things can be done in the 2000s in order to get lots of power. Here are some things that Abbé Faria teaches Edmond Dantes: How to use the sword really well. How to defend against an attacker. How to read and write. Economics, mathematics, philosophy, science, and physics. The movie shows close-ups of the books The Prince and Wealth of Nations. Languages Edmond Dantes speaks Italian in the movie. How to analyze situations (i.e. Figuring out why he, Edmond, was sent to prison.). Some other things in the movie that I saw, but don’t know if Abbé Faria taught Edmond Dantes these things: Learning about people. Jacopo: We kill these people, then we spend the treasure. Edmond Dantes: No, we will study them, learn their weaknesses. How to dance the waltz. Edmond Dantes: May I steal your wife? Fernand Mondego: I'm sorry? Edmond Dantes: For the waltz. How to give really good speeches. Edmond Dantes: Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man... is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout, as you did in Rome, ``Do your worst... for I will do mine." Then the fates will know you as we know you, as Albert Mondego, the man. If you can give modern advice, then that would be awesome. Examples: Thank you, Daniel Kemp Edmond Dantes: We are kings or pawns, a man once said. Luigi Vampa: Who told you this? Edmond Dantes: Napolean Bonaparte. Works Cited The Count of Monte Cristo. Dir. Kevin Reynolds. Perf. James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris. Touchstone Pictures, 2002.