THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IS HERE you are sunlight and I moon DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING I want adventure in the great wide somewhere FIYEEEEEERO come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT it's the circle of life I CAN'T FIND USNAVI!
So, I was re-reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, and in the introduction it said that comparing a character to Antinous was a way for 19th century authors to subtly say a character was gay.
Victor Hugo described Enjolras as “a savage Antinous”, so make of that what you want.
Enjolras: the violation of our most basic human rights Courfeyrac: liberté. égalité. beyoncé. Combeferre: Harry Potter erotica Grantaire: some douche with an acoustic guitar Jehan: bees? Feuilly: a grown man crying at a movie Joly: embryonic stem cells Bossuet: the World’s Worst Human Being Bahorel: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Marius: the “shy kid in the corner” Eponine: the feminist agenda Cosette: Girls Gone Wild Musichetta: aggressive Legolas hair flips Montparnasse: smoking 1000 cigarettes just so you can sound like a dalek when you talk
time to take a shower and think about fluffy things
did Grantaire see Enjolras' smile? did he see it? did he realise that he was making Enjolras smile? that he, R, was making Enjolras SMILE? did he died with that idea in mind and that happiness in heart?
but what if he didn't? what if he was convinced that Enjolras took his hand with pity, just because he couldn't reject him? what if he was convinced that he was spoiling Enjolras' death? did he feel that he hadn't the right to die with the sun, him, the shadow? what if he was regretting his actions, not because he was going to die but because he suddenly thought that Enjolras didn't want to get shot with him, the drunkard, the useless one?