Essays Tagged: "Les Misérables"

Jean Valjean's Redemtion in Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Les MiserablesLes MiserablesSet in 19th century France, Victor Hugo's historical novel, Les Miserabl ... ns. Throughout the novel, Jean must redeem his character proving his ability to be trustworthy, selfless, and loyal.Throughout this novel, Jean Valjean proves to himself and to his town that he is tru ... als.Throughout the novel, Jean must redeem his character proving his ability to be trustworthy, selfless, and loyal. . Within the story, Jean Valjean shows that the thoughts of the people and the gove ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Les Miserablesy by Victor Hugo: Jean Valjean, An Angel in hell...

Les Miserables is a story of redemption, forgiveness, charity, salvation and moral obligation. The m ... turmoil and his ultimate choice to trade material comfort for moral comfort and selfishness for selflessness.In this paradise that Jean Valjean lives in, he takes on the role of M. Madeleine, a prospe ...

(5 pages) 54 0 3.6 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Soul of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo, a character summary

Jean Valjean was an alluring hero of Les Miserables for many reasons, one of which was his drastic conversion from a miserable criminal i ... rdiers. He acted as her father while she grew up. Throughout these years. Jean was faced with obstacles that made him choose between right and wrong. He always chose the right path. From this Jean exp ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Major Theme of Victor Hugo's " Les Miserables"

In Hugo's novel Les Miserables, Hugo shows us the underlying theme through many different symbols and quotations. Fo ... ishop's silver. The police catch him and bring him back to the bishop. The bishop hands him two candlesticks, the last of his possessions, and sais, 'Don't forget that you promised me to use this silv ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The theme of reform pertaining to the characters Jean Valjean and Javert in "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo.

Victor Hugo's characters in Les Miserables reform throughout the novel. The theme of "reform" can be seen many times throughout ... 28). Valjean could have taken this as good advice, but it didn't stop him stealing the Bishop's candlesticks later on. A short while later Valjean is caught. He was brought to the Bishop, but the Bish ... he chooses to risk his own life for their happiness. He even carries Marius on his back for four miles through a sewer. Jean Valjean also has the perfect opportunity to kill Javert, but in a Christ-l ...

(4 pages) 49 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The dues to a changed man.

changed man.Overall I think that Javert took his life away because he never saw himself break the rules but in his case he has to give Jean Valjean a second chance because he saw that he was really a ... jean a second chance because he saw that he was really a changed man. Javert never ever broke the rules, and all that he based his life on was catching Valjean, but in the end Jean Valjean was his undoing.

(2 pages) 25 0 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Biography and Critical Analysis of Victor Hugo and his work "Les Miserables"

Les Misérables, "The Miserables", a name that seems to perfectly fit every character and emot ... Miserables", a name that seems to perfectly fit every character and emotion in this great classic. Les Misérables is a novel composed in the 18th century that seems to touch the hearts of even ... ongfully treated by society can be seen in the horrible and vicious treatment of the meager and homeless, the manner in which lower classes are wrongfully tried for criminal accusations, and through t ...

(7 pages) 63 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Locke V. Hobbes.

on the good will of people and hobbes theory on how people are mean and untrustworthy, i used examples to represent their diffrent theories formthe film Les Miserables, its a pretty good movie and yo ... t into lockes theory, just get rid of that part and put in a little tidbit of your own. In the film Les Miserables Jean Valjean, the police inspector and other characters showed characteristics descri ...

(4 pages) 54 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

An book report about les miserable in a political fashion.

Les MiserablesVictor Hugo was correct. Books like Les Miserables that reveal the corruption and evil ... correct. Books like Les Miserables that reveal the corruption and evils of society will never be useless to us.The poverty of man still surrounds us today, over 100 years after Les Miserables was writ ... ritten. Poverty still pollutes the cities of America. One of Victor Hugo's main reasons for writing Les Miserables was to help people recognize that not everyone is as well off as they could be. Hugo ...

(9 pages) 38 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Character Analysis of Hugo's Javert, from Les Miserables

elieves in the infallibility of the law.Javert believes the law is the highest authority throughout Les Miserables. When his character is first described, Hugo states "It will be easily understood tha ... own. Javert pursues him even though he proved himself to be good for the community. Javert is relentless in his pursuit because he firmly believes that a convict is incapable of reformation because he ...

(5 pages) 32 1 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Biography of Victor Hugo.

e Second Republic, Hugo was elected to the Constitutional Assembly and to the legislative assembly. Les MisérablesWhen the coup d'état by Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III) took place in 1851 ... ey in the English Channel. During his 20 years in exile, he wrote some of his best works, including les Chatimets in 1853 and Les Misérables in 1862. Les Misérables is arguably his longe ...

(2 pages) 27 0 1.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

"Les Miserables": A Film Critique.

"Les Miserables : The Legend Comes to Life"- based on the novel by the French writer Victor Hugo ; di ... cceptable to the law. With this, Javert killed himself knowing nothing of how to solve his problem."Les Miserables" is an outstanding film. It gives life lessons to people and it shows some situations ...

(1 pages) 559 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Les Miserables

Putting Others Before One's Self In Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, one of the themes is how people placed in critical situations act upon their instinc ... ens to be Jean Valjean's adopted daughter. He is a bold and courageous young man. The main theme in Les Miserables is that in threatening or desperate situations people (such as Jean Valjean, Javert a ... each other and unselfishness is the best way to do it. This is the most important of all of life's lessons; to be responsible in situations that can affect others as well as yourself, but to also rem ...

(4 pages) 1996 0 3.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Fantine

Fantine Fantine is the first part in the novel Les Miserables and it is the part that gets you acquainted with all or most of the characters in the ...

(2 pages) 972 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Gavroche

GavrocheGavroche might no be the protagonist of this novel, but nevertheless, his presence through the plot is essential for many reasons.At the begging when we meet Gavroc ... never received a moral or material help.Gavroche is a cheerful child that makes fun of his own troubles, but he has feelings for the ones who are the same as he is and does the impossible to help them ... lmost incredible how a boy that age can transmit something so important and teach such an important lesson to society.

(4 pages) 837 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Les Miserables

Les Miserables After reading Les Miserables, it is without a doubt that there are many reoccurring t ... iveness, courage, and sacrifice. These are only a few of the main themes Hugo wanted to build up in Les Miserables. Uses theme of forgiveness"¦"¦"¦.Victor Hugo's target was to wri ... he French Revolution. Forgiveness, a repetitive theme in many novels took place in the beginning of Les Miserables when the bishop M. Myriel forgave Jean Valjean for stealing his silver, so that he co ...

(3 pages) 3133 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Les Miserables

Les Miserables In the movie Les Miserables Javert's legalism is very different from Valjean' ... ty. Javert always goes bye the law and Valjean goes by what he thinks is right. There are many examples in the movie to show this. The movie starts out with Jean Valjean committing a small crim ... by the law, so he let him go because he figured he had no reason to kill Valjean. These examples show how Javert's legalism is completely different from Valjean's Christianity. Javert may have ...

(2 pages) 1024 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

les misarables

LES MISERABLES In Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, the author portrayed a character who yearned ... "to do the grand and generous" by turning himself in to preclude the innocent Champmathieu. Nevertheless, "must an entire country be let to ruin" to "save {a man} from punishment {which was} perhaps a ...

(4 pages) 586 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The phantom of the opera

awed audiences throughout the world. It is considered one of the three best on Broadway, along with Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. A mysteriously seductive atmosphere, combined with a strong pulsed m ... ate 19th century opera house. With the use of heavy dark drapes along with dry ice, hundreds of candles mysteriously rising from the floor, the audience is made to feel all of the sentiments that one ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"A Woman's Place"

society was to be a mother; a viewpoint that is supported by quotes from the novels Animal Farm and Les Miserables and the play ”Antigone”. Throughout world literature, there is a consensus ... ance. This quality definitive of a woman is seen in a plethora of works of world literature such as Les Miserables. In one part near the beginning of the novel, a woman named Fantine is introduced. Sh ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community