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Jean Valjean is the protagonist of Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables. Hugo depicts the The relationship of Javert and Valjean develops as a binary opposition between Bewildered and not understanding what the bishop is talking about, Jean Valjean heads instead back out into the nearby mountains and meets a. Inspector Javert is the well-intentioned law enforcement officer (or detective, or Bounty Hunter) who honestly (if sometimes wrongly) believes that the hero . Still, holding out to play Jean Valjean was probably worth the wait, if the Had you ever thought about playing Javert instead of Valjean?.
It is to escape this "unnatural state" that he commits suicide.
Fantine[ edit ] Javert first becomes familiar with the convict Jean Valjean as an assistant guard in the Bagne of Toulon. Years later, inValjean is living under the name Monsieur Madeleine and serving as the mayor of a small town identified only as Montreuil-sur-Merwhere he is a successful manufacturer. Javert arrived in to serve as an inspector with the local police. Javert suspects Madeleine's true identity and becomes convinced of it when he watches Madeleine demonstrate extraordinary strength by lifting a loaded cart off of a man trapped beneath it.
Madeleine also antagonizes Javert by dismissing his attempt to arrest Fantinea prostitute detained for having a violent row with a street idler. Javert decides to denounce Valjean as an ex-convict, but learns from Parisian authorities that they have already arrested someone who calls himself Champmathieu whom they believe is really Valjean and whom several former convicts have already identified as Valjean.
Unsure, Javert goes to Arras to see Champmathieu and satisfies himself that this is the real Valjean. He returns and visits Madeleine and asks him to dismiss him from the police because he "has failed in respect, and in the gravest manner, towards a magistrate" by suspecting Madeleine. Handing in one's resignation is honorable. I have failed in my duty; I ought to be punished; I must be turned out.
He returns to Montreuil-sur-Mer, where Javert arrests him the next morning at Fantine's hospital bedside. Valjean asks for three days to bring Fantine's daughter Cosette to her, but Javert denies his request. Valjean escapes from the city jail, is later recaptured and returned to the galleys, and escapes a few months later, though the authorities think he has drowned. Cosette[ edit ] Javert is recruited to be an inspector in the capital.
Javert is informed of Valjean's presumed death which the latter had feigned during his last escape not long after it happens. Early in the yearJavert hears of an alleged kidnapping: Ultime Fauchelevent the real name of Fauchelevent's deceased brother. Cosette was admitted to the convent school.
Marius[ edit ] During this whole part, Valjean and Cosette are unnamed, as the action is seen from Marius Pontmercy 's point of view. They are described only as a father and daughter, whom Marius notices on his daily walks in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
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He ignores them at first, but later he and Cosette fall in love. Marius stalks the two until Valjean is alerted that someone is stalking them and moves from his house in Rue de l'Ouest today Rue d'Assas. They meet again by pure luck, six months later: Valjean is known for his generosity. He recognises Valjean and decides to build a trap for him. Marius, overhearing the plans, denounces the plot to the police, unfortunately meeting Javert. It is at that moment that Javert enters the scene.
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Valjean manages to escape before the latter recognises him. Saint-Denis[ edit ] Only now do we learn about Valjean's and Cosette's life during the last years: They lived in the convent until Fauchelevent's death, and left in ; Cosette is fourteen years old. Valjean does not know that Cosette returns Marius' love and does not understand why Cosette seems less attached to "her grandfather" than before. He is happy to see that the brand wound he got during the attack makes her worry and care for him more.
During one of their walks, they witness the passing of a chain gang being taken from Paris south. The event leaves a profound impression on Cosette and makes Valjean even more determined to stop his daughter from learning about his past. They begin meeting every evening to gaze into each other's eyes.
This takes places during the first days of June It is only there that he learns of Cosette's love for Marius when a young boy Gavroche delivers a letter from Marius to Cosette, which mentions that Marius is at the barricade and will die as he promised her, since she left without a forwarding address. Valjean has another long inward struggle, at first feeling relief about Marius' certain death, then guilt about his former feeling.
He joins the rebellion without an actual decision about his following actions. Valjean[ edit ] Valjean rescues Marius through the sewers. Illustration by Mead Schaeffer Valjean plays his part in the insurrection and proves an excellent shot. To thank him, Enjolrasthe barricade's leader, offers him anything he wants.
Valjean asks that he be allowed to kill Javert, who has been captured as a spy. The request is granted and Valjean takes Javert out of sight to kill him but instead of executing him, sets him free, though Javert warns that he will still be bound to arrest Valjean.
Valjean agrees and gives Javert his address. After Valjean releases Javert, the fighters on the barricades are all killed with the exception of Marius, whom Valjean carries to safety through miles of Parisian sewers. Valjean finds the sewer exit to the Grand-Caillou locked. He offers Valjean the key in return for payment, believing that Valjean had killed Marius for his money.
Valjean requests that Javert help him carry Marius to safety and Javert summons his carriage.
Valjean asks permission to return home to say goodbye to Cosette and Javert agrees, saying that he will wait out front. As he walks up the stairs, Valjean looks out the window and notices that Javert is gone. Javert confronts his life spent in pursuit of a criminal who has demonstrated a sense of justice outside of the one that Javert has upheld his entire life.
Unable to accept this, he commits suicide. After recovering from his injuries, Marius receives permission from his grandfather to marry Cosette and they wed.
The day after the wedding, Valjean reveals to Marius that he is an ex-convict. Marius, horrified, assumes the worst about Valjean's character and begins pushing him out of Cosette's life.
After this, Valjean's previously habitual visits to Cosette at Marius' grandfather's house become shorter and shorter, until he ceases to visit at all, having become bedridden with loss of will to live. Madeleine and Jean Valjean are the same person, and that Javert committed suicide.
Marius is then told that Valjean was the man who had "assassinated" one of Marius' relatives, carrying the body through the sewers on 6 June. Unfortunately, they are too late and find Valjean is dying. Valjean makes peace with Marius, with whom he had uneasy relations, and tells Cosette the name of her mother, Fantine. He dies content, under the light of the Bishop's candlesticks, and it is stated that an angel awaits to carry his soul to Heaven. He is buried in an unmarked grave, per his request, after death.
Only these four lines appear on the gravestone: Although his fate was very strange, He lived. He died when he no longer had his angel. The only touch of luxury he permits himself is his silverware, which he values for its sentimental associations more than its monetary value.
The narrator states that each person's soul corresponds to a particular animal. The peasants of Asturias are convinced that in every litter of wolves there is one dog, which is killed by the mother because, otherwise, as he grew up, he would devour the other little ones.
Give to this dog-son of a wolf a human face, and the result will be Javert. He's frequently nasty but he desperately believes that utter inflexibility is the only way to maintain order. Javert's struggle with himself toward the end of the book: All sorts of interrogation points flashed before his eyes. He put questions to himself, and made replies to himself, and his replies frightened him.
And I in showing mercy upon him in my turn—what have I done? So there is something beyond duty? Hugo even mentions that once kids like Gavroche grow up, the world beats them down, but he assures us that as long as he's young, Gavroche is thriving.
Montparnasse was one of these until he grew up to be a stylish and ruthless teenage thug. A Taste of the Lash: More a taste of the stick, but when Valjean thinks or talks about prison, stick blows will come up sooner or later as inevitable as the tides. Almost half of the book is Hugo exposing directly his thoughts about the ills of society, history mostly the first half of the 19th centurythe struggle for democracy, and many other subjects. Sometimes, there are no mentions of the main characters of the novel for a hundred pages.
It is fortunate for the reader that Victor Hugo's thoughts are extremely interesting, well-written, and ahead of their time. Hugo's previous works had been criticized precisely for relying on this type of language, which was deemed too vulgar for "real" literature. Hugo admitted that Marius is a portrait of the author as a young man. Valjean's rescue of Fantine was loosely inspired by something that Hugo did shortly after the success of Notre-Dame de Paris. This is Victor Hugo, who probably never wrote a single book which doesn't fit this.
Javert does this repeatedly. His initial suspicion of the mayor is based on a Sherlock Scan that ultimately proves right. When Valjean is recaptured, he's able to figure out that he was going after Cosette. Then he's able to deduce that Valjean may have faked his death, retrieved Cosette, and reestablished himself in Paris, all from a very limited amount of information.
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Consider that she stands up against six hardass brutes, including her own father. You are not getting inside. I am not a pup, I am a wolf cub. What do I care about that? You cannot scare me. You will not go inside this house, because I do not wish it.