Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables"
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This paper examines the novel "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo and applies the book towards the events of the time. It evaluates how it reflects a great deal upon the teachings of many philosophers at the time by incorporating ideas from the Enlightenment. It discusses its portrayal of the social injustices and warped customs at the time of the French Revolution and shows how symbolism plays a crucial role in summarizing the basic events that took place during this time. It looks how accurately the book remains with actual history while at the same time carrying on a very complicated plot.
From the Paper:"The focal point of the entire story is a character by the name of Jean Val jean. The book starts out with Jean Val jean being imprisoned for nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread. During his imprisonment he is harden through much both physical and mental abuse. Upon his release he is taken in by the kind hearted Bishop Myriel who makes Valjean promise to become an honest man once again. During the following years Valjean changes his name to Madeleine and devises a manufacturing process, which brings his town, Montreuil-sur-mer, much profit and eventually makes him mayor."
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