It seemed like Lefou even went with Gaston into the war. How do you think Lefou felt/did?
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But this is really cool to think about!!!!
So in that whole scene where Lefou’s reminding Gaston of the war, besides being hilariOUS AND A BIT CONCERNING, it’s also pretty telling when you think about Lefou and Gaston’s characters as a whole!!!
Like to me, when Lefou was listing the explosions and widows and things, he didn’t seem to completely bothered by it. He was totally chill with the war being Gaston’s happy place! And then I started to think about it more and more!!
Like Lefou is a really sweet and kindhearted person when he isn’t under Gaston’s thumb. When they leave Maurice to die, it’s all he can think about for five whole days!!! Every time he closes his eyes, it’s all he can see. So for him to be so nonchalant about a whole wAR, it seems a lil out of place!
unTIL YOU CONSIDER
That maybe Lefou actually might’ve been just really far away from the actual conflict, and had Gaston relay his experiences of the war to him.
And thiS IS SUPER DUPER BAD BECAUSE WE KNO W GASTON WILL LIE TO PEOPLE’S FACES IN ORDER TO HOLD UP THIS HEROIC IMAGE HE’S CREATED FOR HIMSELF
And he knows how much power he has over Lefou. So what if he made himself look like this dashing amazing war hero that single-handedly saved France??? And Lefou believes every word without question because he wants so badly to keep this perfect idea of Gaston, that he can be kind, that he can be daring.
And then as the story progresses, we get to see Lefou’s dawning disgust at Gaston’s true evil and manipulative nature. He’s been played for a fool all this time.
None of those amazing stories were true. Gaston could’ve murdered countless people in that war and loved every second of it.
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