Also I’m maybe even more unsettled by the way Davies talks about Les Mis being about “redemption” but not at all about the social commentary?
Because yes, absolutely, Les Mis is about redemption! But like…what does he think people (…Valjean. He only cares about Valjean. and probably Javert. I’m resigned to this.) are being redeemed from? Bad luck? Their own Evil Impulses? The Lost Luggage department?
Because if he doesn’t get that the whole point is that they’re being redeemed from the darkness society creates, then this thing is gonna be missing the point by 1.60934km.