Monsieur, a serious... a grave violation of the public trust has been committed. An inferior has shown a complete lack of respect for the law. He must be exposed and punished. Jean Valjean: Who is the offender? Javert: I am. I slandered you Monsieur le maire, I'm here to ask that you demand my dismissal.
will find her young daughter Cosette who is being exploited. Valjean shows that French criminal-justice systems are able to change a simplistic thief into a career criminal. Punishment in Les Miserables is a dispute about the villain's perception on things. Victor Hugo the writer of les miserable is not claming that every single criminal is like Valjean. But Hugo makes us think and see that not every villain is evil, But that some who are evil can come to be good. Victor Hugo writes "So
during the 1800’s in Les Misérables reveals the harsh realities of economic injustice in his society. Hugo is known for his dark, emotional, and profound novels. In Les Misérables, the themes of poverty, starvation, and corruption are especially evident. He specifically addresses the degrading effect poverty has on human character, the particular plight of women in his society, and the loss of innocence experienced by impoverished children. Hugo’s most obvious theme in Les Misérables is the profoundly
Humanities Writing Assignment Two Les Miserables was a film that was written by Victor Hugo to portray the social injustices that were taking place is the mid-eighteenth century. Hugo utilizes his characters in order to do this. The one that stood out to me the most was when he was exposing the social injustices of the legal system through the criminal Jean Valjean. Jean Valjean was a convict that served 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread (Les Miserables). He was the epitome of what his society
REVIEW Les Miserables : A Symbolism of Reality Renowed novel “Les Miserables” has delighted all readers of all ages. Written by a French Romantic during the political upheaval of France, Victor Hugo, on the onset of his literary career believed that the poet had a social mission as educator of the people and interpreter of the intentions of the divinity. The revolutions which he brought about by his plays seemed primarily literary. This classical novel took the spotlight on stage around the
Alexis Pell Professor Robin Moorhead HUM 2234-300 23 October 2012 Les Misérables In the late eighteenth century, the severity of social injustice directed toward women affected many lives. In the film Les Misérables Fantine is a character that represents how women were treated before and during the French Revolution. Her working conditions were dreadful and her earnings were pitiful at the factory job, where other women faced this similar plight. Fantine continued work there until she found
Carla Pohl English 10(1) November 20,2010 Les Miserables What would life be without love? The French novel Les Miserables written by Victor Hugo tells a story about a poor man called Jean Valjean who is sent to prison for steeling a loaf of bread. He is in the galleys for 19 years and after set free, nobody dares to give him a place to live. He goes to the house of the Bishop of Digne who’s the only one good enough to give him a place to stay and food. Jean Valjean steals the
Les Miserables Critique I found the play Les Miserables, to be an all-around enjoyable story. The way the play was arranged and worded made a lot of sense; all the lines were very clear. Because of these lines, during the slow or boring parts, I remained interested. However, many parts of the play I found to be confusing. They play did not seem to give much information or background about why the characters did what they did. One of the most puzzling parts in Les Miserables was Javert's stubborness
Lopez, Mharla Lynn M. 4BIT Critique paper: “Les Misérables” The first hour of Les Misérables might have the power to revive movie musicals for years. Filmed with Tom Hooper's unflinchingly intimate camera, with the likes of Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman and even Russell Crowe singing their hearts out, Les Miserables begins with a sweep of skill and emotion that sends chills, whether you're a die-hard musical theater fan or a skeptic waiting to be convinced. Anne Hathaway's performance as the
"Impoverished" Poverty was a major issue in France in the early nineteenth century as it is today. In the book Les Miserables, Victor Hugo, the author, tries to make poverty more apparent to those ignorant to its occurrence. Victor states that as long as there is poverty there will be misery. He portrays these troubles through three key characters in his book. These characters being Fantine, Jean Valjean, and Cosette. Fantine is one of the characters who portrays poverty and it's problems.