Some critics found the subject matter immoral, others complained of its excessive sentimentality, and others were disquieted by its apparent sympathy with the revolutionaries. She is the doll, the saint of blind goodness and purity, the Cinderella who cannot function without her prince.
Jean Valjean says that this is too good for him, but notes that others who refused Valjean goes to Fantine, speaks to her in an inaudible whisper, kisses her hand, and then leaves with Javert. Valjean manages to escape the scene before Javert sees him. He pretends that he is loyal to the old politics, but in reality it is the lifestyle that he misses.
Fameuil — A wealthy student in Paris originally from Limoges. He evades a police patrol, and reaches an exit gate but finds it locked. At night, Valjean runs off with Myriel's silverware. When tempers flare, he refuses his assent to the marriage, telling Marius to make Cosette his mistress instead.
A poet, novelist, and dramatist, he was a leader of the Romantic movement in France. She finds fulfillment in her love for Marius. When they meet again years later, Fauchelevent returns the favor by hiding Valjean and Cosette in a convent. Valjean must endure yet more rigors, however, before his goodness is acknowledged.
However, Javert discovers Valjean's lodgings there a few months later.
He telegraphed his English publishers a one-character query: Eventually, Marius marries Cosette and learns, when the old man is dying, the truth about Jean Valjean.
A History of Modern Criticism: He is described as stupid and has a tattoo on his arm, 1 Mars An innocent young man, Marius is nonetheless capable of great things and manages both to fight on the barricades and successfully court the love of his life, Cosette.
As he eats breakfast, a group of gendarmes arrive with Jean Valjean, who is hanging his head. Mademoiselle Gillenormand — Daughter of M. They were to have two sons and two daughters. He gets Fantine pregnant and then abandons her as a joke.
As a type he represents those who inspire change but are also the victim of its resistance. Duke University Press, Gavroche spots Javert and informs Enjolras that Javert is a spy. Grantaire gets angry and asks the students if they fear to die as Marius wonders if Cosette will remember him if he dies.
Initially reluctant, Mackintosh eventually agreed. When the romantic drama Hernani was staged soon after, his fellow writers and other artists organized to support it. He nurses an especially strong desire to recapture Valjean, whose escapes and prosperity he sees as an affront to justice.
Desperate for money, she sells her locket and hair, finally becoming a prostitute "Lovely Ladies". The scream alerts Valjean, who believes that the intruder was Javert. Marius fulfills her request and goes into a tavern to read the letter.
Gavroche is a trouble-maker but ultimately kindhearted. She falls in love with Marius Pontmercy and marries him near the novel's conclusion.
Carleton Publishing Company, June Later, while working undercover behind the barricade, his identity is discovered.
Gavroche Son of the Thenardiers, who becomes a street urchin who wanders around Paris, eats what he can find, and sleeps where he can. This ambiguity undermines the system of belief on which Javert bases his life and forces him to choose between hypocrisy and honor.
George Routledge and SonsAfter Valjean has let Javert go, Javert turns around and does the same to Valjean. This single act breaks Javert's moral code and destroys Javert's sense of right and wrong.
As the book tells us, "his greatest anguish was the loss of certainty.
Victor Hugo () was the most influential and best known of the nineteenth century French poets. A poet, novelist, and dramatist, he was a leader of the Romantic movement in France.
Read an in-depth analysis of Jean Valjean. Cosette - Fantine’s daughter, who lives as Valjean’s adopted daughter after her mother dies.
Cosette spends her childhood as a servant for the Thénardiers in Montfermeil, but even this awful experience does not make her hardened or cynical. Les Miserables study guide contains a biography of Victor Hugo, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Many different people have interpreted the themes of Les Miserables in a number of ways. Two contrasting interpretations are by Victor Hugo, the writer of the novel, and Jim Reimann, the writer of his interpretation of Victor Hugo’s original novel.
Character Voice Description Jean Valjean the characters of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables—Valjean, Javert, Gavroche, Cosette, Marius, and Éponine—in my mind's eye, laughing, crying, and singing onstage. He shared the idea with French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, and the two developed a rough synopsis and analysis of each character.Download