i love that jean valjeans alter ego is monsieur madeleine. madeleine is a french muffin. he is called mister muffin. how could this man possibly be a crook. why would javert ever suspect this man of any crime.
*classmate gets in trouble for talking when I was also talking*
me:who am I? Can I condemn this man to slavery pretend I do not feel his agony this innocent who bears my face who goes to judgment in my place. Who am I? Can I conceal myself forevermore pretend I'm not the man I was before and must my name until I die be no more than an alibi. Must I lie? How can I ever face my fellow men? How can I ever face myself again?
what she means:i wonder if people understand javert is supposed to be one of "les miserables" aka the miserable of society. he's as much a victim of society as any of the other character in the novel. do they know javert was never meant to be a villain, but another victim? is it willful misinterpratation im order to have an easy villain to blame the tragedies on? he is described as a fanatic, but always with the best possible human traits: his sin lies within his error, and hugo describes it as being pitiful and miserable; it caused him to kill himself as soon as he realised it. why simplify him to a villain when he was never written as such? the villain in les miserables is society itself, and how it ruins the people who live in it. javert is one of les miserables why make him the villain i dont