An overview of the character fantine in the novel les miserables by victor hugo

He finds fulfillment in loving his adopted daughter and helping people who are in difficult situations, even when it means risking his own life and welfare.


She was beautiful in the two ways—style and rhythm. Grantaire is often drunk and is unconscious for the majority of the June Rebellion.

An overview of the character fantine in the novel les miserables by victor hugo

In the countryside, he takes a silver coin from a little boy named Petit Gervais. As she lies dying on his knees, she confesses that she was the one who told him to go to the barricade, hoping they would die together. In December , he witnessed an altercation between an old woman scavenging through rubbish and a street urchin who might have been Gavroche. Even as she descends into prostitution, she never stops caring for Cosette. Walking down the street, he sees a man named Fauchelevent pinned under the wheels of a cart. Gillenormand's daughter from another marriage , was Marius' mother. However, when the two are alone, Valjean chooses to free Javert instead and fires his gun to fake the execution. After selling his last book, he joins the students in the insurrection.

When he stoops down to pick up a powder keg, a soldier comes up to shoot Marius. After disguising herself as a boy, she manipulates Marius into going to the barricades, hoping that she and Marius will die there together. Valjean comes to find out the reasons Fantine became a prostitute and why she attacked Bamatabois.

Valjean gets him a position as gardener at a Paris convent, where Fauchelevent later provides sanctuary for Valjean and Cosette and allows Valjean to pose as his brother.

Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner.

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Gillenormand, a monarchist. Feuilly — An orphaned fan maker who taught himself to read and write. When Gavroche goes outside the barricade to collect more ammunition from the dead National Guardsmen, he is shot by the troops. Javert impatiently yells at Fantine to be silent, and additionally, tells her Valjean's true identity.

During an argument with an abusive customer, Javert, now a police inspector, arrests Fantine, but Valjean intercedes and takes her to a hospital where she is diagnosed with a terminal case of tuberclosis. However, Javert discovers Valjean's lodgings there a few months later. Humiliated and confused, Valjean leaves town furtively, as if he were still on the run.

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