Jean Valjean Heroism

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Firstly, in Les Misérables Jean Valjean proved to be heroic, he stood up for the common good without hesitating. Valjean never did anything for recognition, instead he did it to help others who were in need. If everyone was heroic, people would be willing to sacrifice themselves for one another. This is good for the commonwealth because, if no one was willing to help each other out nothing would get accomplished. In the quote “Then without saying a word, he fell on his knees, and even before the crowd had time to utter a cry, he was under the cart” (60). This is when Jean Valjean steps in to save Fauchelevent because, Fauchelevent was getting by a cart. This shows heroism because, even if some people may not step in and help one another out.
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