Throughout the course of the novel, Les Misérables, Victor Hugo describes France during the early 1800s. This time period is riddled with revolutions and more and more people are becoming aware of the social injustice occurring. Many of Hugo’s characters suffer in some form throughout the duration of the novel. Most of this suffrage is a result of poor economics and large lower class. One of the most tragic examples of suffrage is through the eyes of the child characters. The three main child characters are Gavroche, Eponine, and Cosette. These characters are very similar. Hugo uses these characters to show the deterioration of children by darkness. Eponine is the eldest daughter of the Thenardiers. The entire Thenardier family lives and poverty for their entire lives. The Thenardiers are evil people. They lie, cheat, and steal and feel no guilt. They even convince their children to follow in their footsteps and help them. Not knowing any better Eponine goes on to help her parents conduct criminal acts. Eventually she redeems herself through her love for Marius. She emerges as one of the most heroic characters. She realizes that she should not be like her parents. Gavroche is the eldest son of the Thenardiers. At an early age the Thenardiers raised him in their footsteps too. However he is disowned at an early age and becomes a Parisian street urchin. This does not put a damper on him and he remains a happy-go-lucky character. After being kicked out of the family he goes on to demonstrate unusual generosity towards others despite his poor stature. He is brave and fierce and is another example of how…
Toledo a Miserable City
Miserable cities don’t attract positive hardworking people, they attract negative influences making it hard to thrive in the community. Weather conditions play a large role in whether or not a city is beautiful or miserable. Toledo I have characterized with being thus far miserable.
The worse thing about Toledo is the crime. It has the highest record of crime in all of the cities of Ohio. The most common is property crime. Last year was a record of 3,420…
Despite the fact that the Catholic Church helps McCourt it also hurts him. At the beginning of the novel McCourt mentions how miserable his Irish Catholic childhood, due to the “poverty; the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priest” (11). The pompous priest symbolize the miserable Catholic childhood McCourt is living. Catholics are really hard and strict on themselves. Catholics believe that “all bastards are doomed they…
Les Miserables Essay
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean as he tries to create a new life for himself while running from the ruthless Inspector Javert who is determined to put him back behind bars. Meanwhile, Fantine, a working class single mother, turns to prostitution to pay the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. In an effort to redeem himself, Valjean adopts Cosette and promises to care for and…
As the author Mitch Albom once said, “Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else”. This same idea exists in the novel, Les Miserables. Hugo explains how characters sacrifice their life so that others can live better and be happy. When the main character Jean Valjean receives a second chance in life, he learns the importance of love and how sacrificing your life for another person…
The convict Jean Valjean is freed from a French prison after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread and for his attempts to escape from prison. When Valjean travels to the town of Digne, no one is willing to give him shelter because he is an ex-convict. When Valjean knocks on the door of M. Myriel, a kindly bishop, he invites him in and gives him shelter and food. Valjean repays the bishop by stealing his silverware. When the police arrest Valjean, Myriel covers for him, saying that…
movie and I have to say this movie is so good. This movie is based off of the award winning musical “Les Miserable”. The whole movie is singing there is not really much talking in it so it is very interesting and you have to watch closely because they will change scenes or songs and you won’t realize it.
This movie is set In 1815 in France and is Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, 'Les Miserables' travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert…
Les Miserables Essay
5 January 2015
Responsibility, Love, and Forgiveness in Victor Hugo’s
I just killed a man. I am running away for the rest of my life. I just committed the worst
possible crime. If I was caught, I would never be free again. In
, Jean Valjean was
sentenced for nineteen years for just stealing a loaf of bread. Although this was a crime, it was
not an act of evil. It was an act of necessity. Valjean was soon caught for this and was sent to the…
the more fluid your answers will be during the actual exam. Remember, when you take the exam, to
use only French; if you are not sure how to say a particular word, work around it. (For example, if you forget how to say “son neveu,” you can say “le fils de sa sœur / son frère.”)
try to keep your pronunciation clear; practice difficult words or verb tenses (the passé composé, the imparfait) ahead of time so that they do not trip you up during the exam.
keep your delivery as fluent as possible…
John Morrison Reading Response to Les Mis Visual text
Les Miserables is, without a doubt, one of my favourite musicals. The way that Victor
Hugo (the original author) has shown the themes of
as well as
phenomenal. These ideas translated to the big screen very well and the actors’ voices
add a lot of emotion to the plot.
I can see corruption everywhere in society. Some places more than others, but it is
something that humanity has always had all throughout history…