Warning: History rant

So like. les Miserables wasn’t even set in the French Revolution. The big Barricade Revolution in the story was actually 43 years after the French Revolution, so les mis is more about the aftermath of TFR.

But like??? That particular revolt? The one of students and workmen at the funeral of Lemarque? It played almost no role in history. It was tiny, and had no real effect in the rest of the century. Most historians say that if it weren’t for Victor Hugo setting the novel then, no one would really know what it even was.
And I find that so cool???

Like. This story, of real people who died and all the Parisians that were killed, has become a Broadway play and this huge global THING. 

And it didn’t really change much in that time period at all. I don’t know why that’s so neat but it is??

 It’s a historical event that did very little in the big picture but we’ve turned it into something important and beautiful, with faces and people. We have this story that most everyone knows about something that otherwise would have been forgotten. 

Bless you, Victor Hugo.

That is my brain dump for the day.



“So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation which, in the midst of civilization, artificially creates a hell on earth, and complicates with human fatality a destiny that is divine; so long as the three problems of the century - the degradation of man by the exploitation of his labour, the ruin of women by starvation and the atrophy of childhood by physical and spiritual night are not solved; so long as, in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words and from a still broader point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, there should be a need for books such as this.”


Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light
- Oscar Wilde 

(happy bday Cla!)

a very les mis post [5]: 

sooo here we can see: Eponine (1) - I thought that sometimes she had to make herself clothes on her own, these are her handmade dress and cape; M. and Mme Thenardier (2); Gavroche (3) - I love Gavroche!!; Grantaire and Enjolras (4) - guess the moment haha :D; Cosette (5) - when she asked her papa about the convicts they had seen; Marius (6) - being Marius and writing love letters to Ursule