An analysis of the ex convict jean valjean in les miserables by victor hugo

Authorities report him dead and his body lost. Valjean leaves and returns to make Cosette a present of an expensive new doll which, after some hesitation, she happily accepts.

Marius has an identity crisis when he learns the real reason for his separation from his father, and this crisis sets him on the path to discovering himself.

Les Miserables

After Valjean escapes again, Javert attempts one more arrest in vain. Marguerite de Blemeur — The prioress of the Petit-Picpus convent. Marius grows up in the home of his grandfather, M. Hugo imagined the life of the man in jail and the mother and daughter taken away from each other. Mademoiselle Gillenormand — Daughter of M.

Over the course of the book, with the inspector always right behind him, Valjean becomes mayor of a small seaside town due to the penchant for altruism he developed after his redemption; makes a fortune from his own ingenuity and innovation; does many philanthropic works, among them caring for a dying woman, one of his factory workers, and promising her to ensure the well-being of her daughter Cosette; reveals his identity in court to prevent the wrongful incarceration of another man who was mistaken for him; is captured and sent to the galleys, but escapes to keep his promise; adopts the waifish Cosette, and moves from town to town with his final stop as Paris, where he puts forth every effort he can to make sure that Cosette has the happiness he could not and, one might argue, achieves a transcendental niceness that might save everyone he meets, including this annoying lad who seems to be developing an interest in Cosette and who has his own history.

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.

In the wake of the failed revolution, women mourn the deaths of the students "Turning" and Marius, wounded but alive, despairs at the sacrifice of so many lives and at the death of his friends while he survives "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables".

She also confesses to have obtained the letter the day before, originally not planning to give it to him, but decides to do so in fear he would be angry at her about it in the afterlife.

In spite of the protestations of the servant, he resolutely climbs the stairs. Fantine in Act I. This show has everything. The book provides examples of: When he has to make an ethical decision on behalf of Jean, he is extremely confused and loses his own self identity.

This inspired a very similar scene in Places in the Heart. He has it turned into a hospital. Cosette spent a good size of her life alone. Her late half-sister M. After the wedding, Valjean confesses to Marius that he is an ex-convict.

Colonel Georges Pontmercy — Marius's father and an officer in Napoleon's army. While in perpetual conflict over ideas, he does illustrate his love for his grandson.

The gang consists of Montparnasse, Claquesous, Babet, and Gueulemer. As a convict, Valjean is shunned wherever he goes and cannot find regular work with decent wages or lodging, but the Bishop of Digne offers him food and shelter.

Les Miserables

After Valjean steals some silver from him, he saves Valjean from being arrested and inspires Valjean to change his ways.In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, Part I, Book V, Chapter V, Monsieur Madeleine reencounters Inspector Javert who is now the police inspector of Montreuil-sur-mer where Jean Valjean has redeemed.

Character Analysis In the novel, Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, the protagonist, Jean Valjean changes throughout the course of the novel from a contemptible, conniving ex-convict to an noble, compassionate, and heroic man. Jan 11,  · Les Misérables by Victor Hugo By: Victor Hugo ()Victor Hugo\'s Les Misérables is a novel which tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his.

Les Miserables was one of Victor Hugo’s greatest works. Some of Victor Hugo’s sources came from what happened in his life. Jean Valjean’s character is based on the life of Eugene Francois Vidocq, an ex-convict who became a successful businessman.

Character Analysis. Sure, Les Misérables has more characters than all the seasons of Supernatural When meet Jean Valjean, he is an ex-convict about to starve to death because no one will give him food, shelter, or a job.

What is the significance of the title Les Miserables?

But let's not go too far in our sympathy for Jean Valjean. Victor Hugo admits that a hard life full of suffering can. Jean Valjean is sometimes spoken of as a "Christ figure," and Hugo, when he compares M.

Madeleine's silent inner struggle with that in the Garden of Gethsemane, seems to underline this similarity, but it is not really an accurate comparison.

An analysis of the ex convict jean valjean in les miserables by victor hugo
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