Hugo Victor; Les Miserables - Surname 1 Name Course Instructor Date Analysis of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo In the novel Les Miserables by Victor

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Surname 1 Name Course Instructor Date Analysis of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo In the novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugos, the lives and interactions of different characters are followed especially the struggles of ex-convict Valjean together with his encounter of redemption ( Hugo, Victor, & Wraxall, 7) . Looking at the nature of grace and law, the book expounds on importance of love and compassion, politics, religion and faith, as well as social justice. Analyzing characterization; Valjean, Cosette, and THENARDIER assumes important roles within the work. The figures of speech employed are metaphors, symbolism, and smiles. To begin with themes, Hugo emphasizes the importance of love and compassion. He says love and compassion are the best things that anyone can give to someone else and that they should always be priorized in life (Jackson, 234). Hugo’s stress on love is portrayed in Valjean”s changes from a hate a hardcore criminal into a highly valued philanthropist. Val jean finds a new sense of happiness and wholeness in learning to love and help others even if it troubles him. His love for Cosette is what he focuses on in needy times. Hugo also uses Val jean and Fauchelevent to state that, even if it is hard to show affection, it is not always unappreciated chore. In his statement, Hugo points out that if you give love, you get love and if you give compassion you get compassion. For
Surname 2 instance, Valjean jumps from a gathering of onlookers to rescue Fauchelevent. Years later, Fauchelevent returns the kindness by offering Val jean asylum in the convent of Petit- Picpus. Hugo also portrays love and compassion as communicable that moves from person to person. Val jean rescues Cosette from the ruthlessness of Thenardiers because of the continuous acts of trust and affection shown to him by M. Myriel. Cosette reciprocates by marrying Marius and their love for each other aids them in forgiving Val jean for his immoral past. Another important theme is social justice that existed in the 19 th century. Hugo rebukes the ungodly status-based structure of the nineteenth century France, indicating that often, the societal makeup can change the decent harmless people into hate filled criminals and beggars. The three main areas that Hugo stresses on for change include: women treatment, education, and criminal justice (Grosman, 37). He portrays his message through Fantine, who represents women moved to misery and death by a heartless society. Fantine’s lover Tholomyes deserts her with an illegitimate child hence

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