He is quick to do favors and just as quick to make sure he is in the middle of all the action. He is a bundle of spunk, of courage, and has a no-nonsense view of right and wrong. His pursuit of Valjean is as close as he comes to making a vendetta personal, for to him Valjean represents an element which lives outside the law, and although little or no crime is committed, there is a lack of control which Javert sees as a threat to the guiding principle of his life.
As a type he represents those who inspire change but are also the victim of its resistance. Gillenormand Old Gillenormand is the one of the last of the old Bourgeois and is proud of it. Madeleine, however, is faced with serious problems. He has completed the estrangement by communicating his aversion for Pontmercy to Marius.
She is for him the angel of submission and will adore him blindly without ever asking him justify his desires or opinions. Marius, driven by despair, decides to seek death in the insurrection. Marius is a seventeen-year-old who lives with his grandfather, M.
He will steal from other thieves, but his vandalism is often committed to the benefit of others in need. At Arras, the seat of the trial, he dramatically exonerates the accused. After his parents separated when he was 16, Victor lived with his mother, a royalist and conservative, whose political views strongly influenced him.
Influenced by the bishop to begin a new life, Jean assumes a new name and moves to a new location where he becomes a respected citizen and makes a fortune in manufacturing.
She knows how to manipulate people and situations to her own ends, yet she does so without malice.
Her passivity is transferred to Marius once they are married. Too timid for bold actions, he courts her silently. He glimpses a family — father, mother, and two daughters — living in unspeakable squalor.
He is the product of laws that turn misdemeanors into major felonies, the outcome of a society where the honest poor can barely survive.
He loved the old extravagances, the lavish parties, the frolick of the popular and dashing courtier and was apparently one of them prior to the revolution.
It is Javert, who is unmasked as a spy and tied up to await execution.Hugo now turns to another leading character, Marius. Marius is a seventeen-year-old who lives with his grandfather, M. Gillenormand, a relic of the Old Regime. In a nearby town, Georges Pontmercy, Marius' father, a hero of the Napoleonic wars, lives in retirement.
What are the themes in Les Miserables by Victor Hugo? A contemporary of Victor Hugo's, Charles Dickens felt that society was a prison. Certainly this perception is applicable to Les Miserables.
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.
During his time in jail, Jean Valjean’s heart becomes corrupted; he realizes the world detests him for who he is. 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.
Les Misérables By Victor Hugo An Analysis by Neyko Gelo L. Dela Cruz, August 3, INTRODUCTION Victor Hugo Victor Marie Hugo, born on February 26,was a celebrated French author during the Romantic Movement and is best known for his poetry and his novels including The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables.
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