Walking down the street, he sees a man named Fauchelevent pinned under the wheels of a cart. He then hears a voice telling him that his friends are waiting for him at the barricade.
Magnon Friend of Mme. His moral backbone leaned on that firmness. Father Madeleine promises to look after eight-year-old Cosette. He participates in crimes with M. He tries to convince Marius that Valjean is actually a murderer, and presents the piece of coat he tore off as evidence.
After his accident, the old man becomes a gardener at the convent of the Little Picpus in Paris. Myriel, however, turns out to be the first person in decades to treat Valjean with love and respect.
The Prioress Head of the convent where Valjean and Cosette live for several years. Then his conscience forces him to confess his former identity to save a prisoner unjustly arrested. Her love for Marius first endangers, then saves his life.
Gavroche is kicked out of the house at an early age and becomes a Parisian street urchin.
The century that Waterloo was intended to arrest has pursued its march. Javert comes to see Valjean again. Authorities report him dead and his body lost. One of the strangers was a man who had stolen a loaf of bread similar to Jean Valjean. To the most absolute. Javert agrees, assuming that Marius will be dead within minutes.
The hydra at the beginning, the angel at the end. After the wedding, Valjean confesses to Marius that he is an ex-convict. His schemes range from robbery to fraud to murder, and he has strong ties to the criminal underworld in Paris. At the same time, his theft is reported to the authorities.
The novel contains various subplots, but the main thread is the story of ex-convict Jean Valjeanwho becomes a force for good in the world but cannot escape his criminal past. The thief also saw the mother and daughter playing with each other which would be an inspiration for Fantine and Cosette.
It is Lesgle who introduces Marius to the Friends. He went to Toulon to visit the Bagne in and took extensive notes, though he did not start writing the book until The first English translation. Vintage Classics3 July Champmathieu proves to be too dim-witted to defend himself successfully, revealing the callousness of the French justice system.
She travels to America with her father at the end of the novel. Then, the innkeeper, who lost his job, tries to rob Valjean but Eponnine saves him and Cosette. Fantine A beautiful girl of unknown parentage who comes to Paris at the age of fifteen.
Grantaire was a man who took good care not to believe in anything. Bossuet A student revolutionary. Valjean threatens the boy with his stick when the boy attempts to rouse Valjean from his reverie and recover his money.
In private he castigated it as "repulsive and inept" "immonde et inepte". He quickly repents and searches the city in panic for Gervais.
The story is about a former convict named Jean Valjean. Bahoral A law student and revolutionary. Valjean, still a man of criminal mind, places his foot on the coin and refuses to return it.
Champmathieu The man accused of being Jean Valjean, on whose behalf "Madeleine" reveals his true identity.
In order to watch the bird in its flight. With her last breath, she confesses that she was "a little bit in love" with him, and dies.Character List Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Monseigneur Charles François-Bienvenu Myriel Saintly bishop whose compassionate treatment causes the reformation of the ex-convict Valjean.
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Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, the work follows the fortunes of the convict Jean Valjean, a victim of society. Free Study Guide for Les Miserables by Victor Hugo: "Les Mis" Previous Page | Table of Contents CHARACTER LIST Major Characters.
Jean Valjean protagonist. Monsiegneur Bienvenu The benevolent priest of the first book whose generosity and self sacrifice changes Valjean.
Cosette The child of Fantine whom Valjean raises as his. This Book Will Change Your Life: Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables "I do not know whether it will be read by all, but I wrote it for all.". Les Misérables by: Victor Hugo Summary. Plot Overview; Summary & Analysis The meeting with Myriel forever changes Valjean’s character, as Myriel makes Valjean promise to become an honest man.
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