-the beginnings of the barricade songs
-“EVEN A WHORE WHO HAS GONE TO THE BAD WON’T BE HAD BY A RAT!!!”
-Thenardier calling Cosette by the wrong name
-“Little he knows, little he sees”
-the three part counterpoint at the end of a heart full of love
-the three part counterpoint at the end of a heart full of love reprise/everyday
-“Thinks he’s quite a lover, but there’s not much there”
-when the “JAVERT!"s match up in the confrontation
-the feeling in your chest when everyone starts singing in the finale
-gavroche singing the women’s part of drink with me in the les mis movie
↳ “Even the darkest night will end And the sun will rise!”
I Dreamed a Dream // In My Life // A Heart Full of Love // On My Own // One Day More // Do You Hear the People Sing? // Little Fall of Rain // Empty Chairs at Empty Tables // Valjean’s Confession // Epilogue
We don’t talk about and venerate Fantine enough. I mean, this is a woman that was taken in when she was young and naive by a wealthy, (implied) much older man that lured her in with fun and promises, then heartlessly abandoned her to marry into his own class, leaving her pregnant and alone in a time where that was the ultimate taboo. She gave up her money, her comfort, her hair, her teeth, her body, her dignity, and eventually her life for that little girl. She was fired, beaten, starved, harassed, coerced, humiliated, arrested, and abandoned by society for the social crime of being an unwed mother, but she never stopped paying for the (supposed) care of Cosette.
if you think about it, the quote from the finale/epilogue “to love another person is to see the face of god” could be taken literally or figuratively.
enjolras died for the citizens of france. grantaire died for enjolras. fantine died for cosette. valjean died for cosette. the barricade boys died for each other and for the citizens of france. éponine died for marius. javert died for himself (i assume self love counts).
everyone who died ended up dying for someone, and therefore went to heaven (because they’re all super christian).
this means, by loving someone, they all ended up seeing god.