Love in Les Miserables

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LOVE IN LES MISERABLES Through his characters in the book Les Miserables Victor Hugo develops the idea that love is the most important and powerful force against the difficulties of life. The book Les Miserables takes place in post revolutionary France where there is still fighting for a government that will be fair to all of Frances people, not just the rich ones. Jean Valjean will be used as an example of how love conquers all because he never knew what love was until he met and took care of Cosette. Marius will be used because he too never knew real love, and was willing to throw away his life if he couldn’t have his true love. Then lastly Eponine is an example because after all that she went through she found love, but when she realized she couldn’t have it she was almost willing to kill for it. When Jean Valjean became a free man after 19 years in the galleys for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving brothers and sisters, and also numerous escape attempts, he finds himself in a small town called M---- sur M----. After doing a bunch of good deeds for the town he became mayor. There he met a dying prostitute named Fantine, who stayed with him while she was dying. On her deathbed she asked a favor of JVJ Continue...

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This is why Victor Hugo claimed it to be one of the most important things in our lives because it holds the potential to be the best or the worst thing that could happen to anybody. 427 That dear friend was Cosette and after losing her JVJ realized that there was no reason to keep on living. So Marius found her and as she was dying she said "Promise to kiss me on the forehead when I am dead. But after a few months of not seeing her, he saw her again and she had blossomed into a beautiful woman and right there he fell madly in love with her. Love is an emotion that can have such a hold on someone that they can lose touch with reality and their surroundings. 327 This means that after everything they went through together they still could not talk to each other about their problems and in the process were also hurting each other without even knowing it. Eponine is also an example of Victor Hugo's theory that love can overcome everything even commonsense. 348 Marius thought that his true love was gone, so he didn't want to live. But the police inspector named Javert was after him so he had to keep constantly moving. But he would always go to the park where he first saw her to watch her. So he got basically all of his money and gave to the newlyweds and left her. After that JVJ took her under his wing and raised her and loved her.


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