Analysis of Cosette – Meg's Magical Musings
Jan 5, Cosette is Fantine's daughter and later becomes Valjean's adopted One day in the street, a law student named Marius bumps into Cosette and automatically The relationship between Valjean and Cosette is quite special. Cosette is a fictional character in the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo and in the many adaptations of the story for stage, film, and television. Her birth name, Euphrasie, is only mentioned briefly. Valjean pays francs to settle Fantine's debts and leaves with Cosette. Relationship with Marius Pontmercy[ edit]. Relationships In fact, the name "Fantine" was given to her by a random passer- by who encountered her Valjean promises to look after Cosette in her place.
Valjean had to buy Cosette away from the Thenardiers, but they try to make Valjean believe that Cosette is in good hands with them, but Valjean knows the truth. Cosette finally gets the freedom she wants and Valjean becomes a loving father to her. Both Valjean and Cosette are both broken and have never found love before and they help heal each other. She is living with a loving father. Cosette is very protective and sheltered, which makes sense because Valjean is always on the run from Javert.
This makes raising Cosette quite difficult at times. One day in the street, a law student named Marius bumps into Cosette and automatically falls in love with her and the same thing happens to her. Eponine is also in love with Marius and she is now living in extreme poverty and has become a part of the criminal world. The two girls lives have literally switched places. Cosette is quite curious and demands to know the past of her adopted father and her mother, but Valjean is not willing to tell her.
She is even charitable, which she learned through Valjean. The relationship between Valjean and Cosette is quite special. They found happiness for the first time through each other.
Cosette was horribly abused as a child and Valjean faced hard labor in prison. They both have gone through some kind of trauma and through their relationship, they found some kind of happiness.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.Les Misérables - Love and Fate (Cosette/Marius/Eponime/Valjean)
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 thing came to pass simply, of itself, As the night comes when day is gone. Synopsis of the musical Javert frequently refers to Jean Valjean as "Prisoner ", which is never done in the book. The number appears only twice in the novel, and is never spoken by Javert. Valjean's assumed name, Monsieur Madeleine, is used in the original French language concept albumbut not in the later English version of the musical, where he is only called Monsieur le maire Mr.
In the film adaptation of the musical, the factory foreman breaks up the fight between Fantine and the factory workers, announcing "Monsieur Madeleine's here! The assumed name can also be seen on the door of his office. In the novel, Valjean is arrested for the second time after confessing to be a parole-breaker in court. Javert later chases him for escaping prison. In the musical, Valjean neither gets arrested again nor escapes from prison.
Valjean and Cosette do not live in Gorbeau House and take refuge from Javert in a convent in the musical versionbut the movie depicts Valjean inadvertently entering the convent with Cosette while escaping Javert, where he then encounters Fauchelevent.
The Gorbeau House episode with the Thenardiers is also omitted in the musical and film adaptation. She is fourteen years old, and fresh out of the convent, so he pays little attention to her. After a few months, Marius notices her and sees that she has grown to be an extremely beautiful young woman. Soon Cosette and Marius exchange glances and fall in love. Valjean notices how attentive Marius is to their movements.
She was very young. When he learns that Marius has followed them home and inquired about them, he quickly moves to a more obscure address with Cosette. Marius watches Cosette for a few nights before approaching her.
When Cosette and Marius finally meet again in the garden, they confess their mutual love, share their first kiss, and introduce themselves. They continue to meet in secret.
The same night, Cosette informs Marius that she and Valjean will be departing for England soon. This news devastates them both, because it will mean the end of their relationship. Marius briefly attempts to obtain money and permission to marry from his grandfather to circumvent this issue. Their discussion dissolves into a heated argument stemming from the grandfather's suggestion to "Make her Cosette your Marius' mistress", and Marius storms out.
Valjean considers this in horror for a few days, then informs Cosette they will move to their other house and will be in England in a week.
Cosette quickly writes a letter to Marius with this information. Marius writes a farewell letter to Cosette, which is delivered to Valjean by Gavroche. After the battle is over, he takes Marius' unconscious body through the sewers.
After, quite literally, dragging Marius through quicksand in the sewer, Valjean finally manages to get Marius through the sewers alive. Javert helps Valjean return Marius to his grandfather's house, and Valjean requests to be brought home to say goodbye to Cosette before being sent back to the galleys. Javert allows it, and when Valjean instinctively looks out the window, Javert is gone. We later find out that Valjean's sparing his life at the barricade had caused a moral paradox and that Javert had gone to throw himself into the Seine.