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  • Night On The Barricade And Jean
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    When thinking back and remembering all of the teachers that I have had in the past, there is one in particular that comes to mind. Her name was Mrs. Ladd. She taught math at the junior high school. Mrs. Ladd was not the most popular, funniest, hardest, easiest, nicest, nor the meanest teacher. I remember her for some other reasons. When I think of Mrs. Ladd, I think about how hard she made me work. But I also think about how she made me challenge myself. Most of all, I remember how she influence...
  • Valjean And Fantine
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    Any character can fit into one of two categories, static or dynamic. One can consider the changes undergone by dynamic characters evolutions. These evolutions capture the reader's attention and focus in a novel. Victor Hugo masters the art of character change with both his characters Jean Valjean and Fantine. Quite simply, both Valjean and Fantine undergo substantial changes in their respective natures. Initially, the reader receives a very negative impression of Valjean. For a time, every chara...
  • Wedding Valjean And Cossets Love
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    t Les Miserables Les Miserables is one of the most captivating plays of our lifetime! It grabs the audience and pulls you in head first. You can't take out eyes off of the stage, and even if you can, the music will take your breath away! I have seen the play 3 times and I don't think I enjoy anything in this world more than watching that play! Les Miserables starts off on a chain gang in France. The sheriff comes out and gives one of the convicts his release papers. This convict is the lead role...
  • Marius And Cosette Visit Jean Valjean
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    Les Miserables Jean Valjean spent 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread. He made several attempts of escape and never made it but finally released. His imprisonment hinders his chances of refuge for the night as shown at Diane where he is repeatedly refused shelter until he arrives at Monseigneur Myriel's house, the bishop, and he welcomes him. The bishop and his take very good care of him, but all Valjean does to repay them is steal their silverware. Valjean also steals money from a l...
  • Jean Valjean
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    Les Mis " enables is an epic tale of hope, empathy, sympathy, redemption and hate set in post-revolutionary France. Written by acclaimed author Victor Hugo, Les Mis " enables follows the transformation of its two main characters from criminal to honest man and from dedicated reactionary to compassionate fellow man. Written sometime between 1845 and 1862, Hugo provides a detailed look into nineteenth century France's society and politics. BY combining his story of redemption with the wrongdoings ...
  • Jean Valjean
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    Naton YeVal Mr. Pickles Eng. January 14, 1997 Les Miserables Naton Yeval Mr. Pickles English January 14, 1997 Les Miserables Set in 19th century France, Victor Hugo's historical novel, Les Miserables, portrays the protagonist, Jean Valjean, in his struggle with his past. Even in the face of societal condemnation, he sacrifices himself repeatedly for his loved ones as well for his moral and political convictions. Throughout the novel, Jean must redeem his character proving his ability to be trust...
  • Jean Valjean Jean Valjean
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    Les Miserables: Jean Valjean Jean Valjean was an alluring hero of Les Miserables for many reasons, one of which was his drastic conversion from a miserable criminal into a heroic, peaceful man. Jean Valjean seems like a three dimensional character at first. But deep inside his emotions he shows a defined viewpoint on life making him a flat character. One of the most compassionate things he did was guarding Cossette and treating her as if she were his own daughter. He is the main character, there...
  • Bishop's Influence On Jean
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    Les Miserables In Victor Hugo's Les Miserables Jean Valjean goes through many difficult struggles and finds the much needed influence to help him. There are three characters who influence Jean: Bishop Bienvenu, Cosette, and Bishop Bienvenu's influence on Jean is similar to that of a father's influence on his son. Bishop Bienvenu's influence is critical to the start of Jean's life after prison. The Bishop was the only person that would shelter Jean for that long first night. During the night Jean...
  • Confusing Part Of The Story
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    I found the book Les Miserables, written by Victor Hugo, to be an all around enjoyable story. The way Hugo arranged and worded his sentences were very clever. Because of these sentences, during the slow or boring parts, I remained interested. However, many parts of the book I found to be confusing. Hugo did not seem to give much information or background about why the characters did what they did. One of the most puzzling parts in Les Miserables was Javert's stubbornness to capture Jean Valjean ...
  • Key To Valjean For Some Money
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    Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables protagonist and antagonists Good In the novel Les Mesarables there are both protagonists and antagonists in it. One of the major protagonists is Jean Valjean. He was once a bad character but now he has changed for the good by the love and kindness shown to him by one man has changed his whole life. And one of the major antagonists is Thenardier. From the beginning we see all that can be bad inside of a character, and later in the story he even tries to kill Valjean t...
  • Marius And Cosette
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    It is precisely of him that I wished to speak. Dispose of me as you please; but help me first to carry him home. I only ask that of you. Upon examination of Les Miserables, it is clearly evident that the elements of Forgiveness, Self Sacrifice, and Courage are only a few of the main themes Hugo wanted to develop. First off, is the element of forgiveness. In a book of mistrust, poverty, and hate forgiveness thrives in the world of Les Miserables. The first example of this was at the very beginnin...
  • Jean Valjean
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    God has graced mankind with countless attributes that can be portrayed as minor or major roles in one's daily walk. Among these features are ambition and hope. Ambition, defined as an eagerness or strong desire to achieve something, relates significantly to motivation, an act of movement toward a goal. Hope, a confidence and trust that something will take place, is extensively used when ambition and motivation are of topic. Victor Hugo, a French novelist during the eight-hundreds, adeptly and cl...
  • Jean Valjean Believes
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    Jean Valjean, once a runaway thief, became a major of Ve go. He is a person of justice. Jean employs poor people to work in his fabric. He helps people, because he knows how it is to be poor. Jan Valjean is a republican. He is not a person who wants everything just for himself. He sees France as a better society without dictators. According to him everybody deserves another chance. Javert, the police officer, who is after him, gets another chance. Jean Valjean knew that he will be after him all ...

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