eponine appreciation week

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She had her elbow on her knee and her chin in her hand, and she was swinging her foot with an air of indifference. Her dress was full of holes, and showed her sharp shoulder-blades. The neighbouring lamp lit up her profile and her attitude. Nothing could be more resolute or more surprising.

Éponine Thenardier.

Eponine Appreciation Week starts right now! She’s potentially the most badly misinterpreted and least-understood character in Les Mis, often painted as a sad, lovelorn princess whose story revolves around a man, or else as a “crazy, creepy stalker,” rather than as the street-smart, selfish, recklessly brave teenage girl she is. This week would be a great time to appreciate her for her complexities and to better understand them, too. So make sure to spread the word and the love!