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    Les Misérables Published 1862 I | | INTRODUCTION | When Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables first came out in 1862, people in Paris and elsewhere lined up to buy it. Although critics were less receptive, the novel was an instant popular success. The French word “misérables” means both poor wretches and scoundrels or villains. The novel offers a huge cast that includes both kinds of “misérables.” A product of France's most prominent Romantic writer, Les Misérables ranges far and wide. It paints

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    India Lewis Greenwell AP English 30 October 2013 Les Miserables: The Significance of Sacrifice Sacrifice is a prominent part of human living. In order to get what is needed or wanted, sacrifice is necessary, whether it is small or great. In the novel, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, he shows that in society, those with less must often sacrifice more. Hugo conveys sacrifice through the characters Fantine and Jean Valjean, by showing how they sacrifice in order to gain and also how their poverty

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    someone can't be redeemed, but begin to realize that people can change. By looking at the Bishop, Javert, and Jean Valjean and their actions it becomes clear that Les Miserables is a book about redemption coming to those who did wrongs in their past and the behaviors of those who believe and don't believe. The Bishop was only in Les Miserables for a short time but the effect he had on Jean Valjean carried throughout the entire book. The Bishop believes that people can make lousy decisions but still

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    Les Miserables Labor

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    engaged in child labor. Nearly 60% of the children are doing hazardous work that directly harms their health, safety, and moral development. Most child laborers worked in the fields. Some fought; and others became slaves. In the fictional novel Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, there are three main problems leading to the loss of childhood. Becoming an enslaved child, being forced into labor, losing their innocence by killing, and all while losing the chance to go through a peaceful childhood. Characters

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    The world renown classic novel, Les Miserables, written by Victor Hugo was adapted into a brilliant and masterful film through Columbia Pictures. The film was directed by Billie August, and sincerely brought to life through the actors, Liam Neeson who plays Jean Valjean and Geoffrey Rush who plays Javert. This film challenges you to look deeper than the surface, to see how things differentiate from the beginning of the movie towards the end. The characters change due to instances that have strongly

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    Les Miserables Metaphors

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    Victor Hugo fills his pages of Les Miserables with dramatic, yet quirky, characters who each have their own complex separate lives but are all connected in one way or another. The author’s metaphors most commonly include a character’s comparison to an animal which aids the reader in understanding the intensity of the character’s traits.  Hugo uses many metaphors to draw out the complex and unique personalities of his characters with Jean Valjean being described as an owl, Thenardier as a boa constrictor

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    Les Miserables Tone

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    Everyone has struggles in life, some might even say that life is “wretched”. In the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, published in 1961, numerous peoples’ struggles are highlighted and followed. Jean Valjean, our main character connects a group of people's’ hardships living in 19th century France. The theme of Les Miserables is that throughout the toil of life you’ll still have love. People will push themselves through endless torment for those that they love. The tone of the story contributes

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    Les Miserables is by far one of my favorite stories/ movies. There are so many underlying views though out. The original author of Les Miserables was Victor Hugo. Victor Hugo himself is a very interesting gentleman that lived in a very complicated time period with lots of political issues, which I believe come out in this movie. Jean Valjean, is who Hugo chose as the hero of Les Miserables ultimately. However, in the beginning it starts out by portraying him as a bad guy and someone who focuses on

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    Victor Hugo's Les Miserables is written as a novelistic insight on tragedy and wretchedness, but throughout there is maintained an underlining resonate theme. The changing power of actions to others remains a center-point tieing all these many stories and lives together. Compassion changed Jean Valjean, the mention of her daughter momentarily saved Fantine, and the noble actions of Valjean changed Javert's perspective. The power of our actions, but specifically the consequences of unnecessary kindness

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    Les Miserables Inequality

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    Africa and anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela, once stated that “as long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” This statement is accurately displayed through victor Hugo’s novel, Les Miserables, where Hugo uses the fictional story of poverty and loss to convey a message consisting of the fact that in order for the impoverished to become prosperous, they must receive continuous aid for society to progress as a whole. In both Hugo’s novel

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