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Les Misérables

Victor Hugo

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1. On the barricade, why does Eponine throw herself in front of the soldier’s rifle?

2. Who is not a blood member of the Thénardier family?

3. Why does Myriel let Valjean spend the night in his house?

4. Which of the following solves Montreuil-sur-mer’s economic problems?

5. Why does Thénardier save Georges Pontmercy’s life?

6. Who is Cosette’s biological father?

7. Why does Fauchelevent let Valjean and Cosette stay in the convent?

8. What does Javert do near the end of the novel?

9. Where does Marius first see Cosette?

10. How does Valjean escape from the Orion?

11. Why was Valjean originally arrested?

12. Why does Fantine lose her factory job?

13. Why do the Thénardiers throw Gavroche out of their house?

14. How do Valjean and Marius escape from the barricade?

15. Who is the leader of the Friends of the ABC?

16. When are Marius and Gillenormand finally reconciled?

17. Why does Marius feel indebted to Thénardier?

18. Why does Gillenormand refuse to let Marius see his father?

19. Which of the following qualities does not describe the Thénardiers?

20. Why does Eponine give Cosette’s address to Marius?

21. Which of the following does not contribute to Valjean’s decision to go to England?

22. When Enjolras orders Javert’s execution, what does Valjean do?

23. Where does Marius’s father die?

24. When Javert tries to arrest Madeleine, what does Fantine do?

25. Which character does Hugo depict as an almost saintly figure?

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gavroche

by kiiiiid, January 30, 2013

and gavroche dies and the rest of france build a barricade and end the french revolution

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Les Miserables Analysis

by Adi31415, March 28, 2013

Les Miserables is based around the turning point in French history, and it explores the nature of this change in terms of society, and uses this as a basis for explaining the revolution. It explains how the ‘miserables’, or ‘victims’, damned into a life of thievery and being the scum of the Earth aren’t inherently bad. The society which has not given them a chance forces them to be bad, or do bad things. Instead of understanding their inner goodness and their plight to change their ways, or giving them some kindness or hope, they a... Read more

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Correction to Note 1 in Study Section

by IleneRM, October 24, 2013

It says: "Fantine falls in love with Tholomyès, a debonair upper-class student who obeys upper-class social customs and leaves Fantine even though she is pregnant with his child." This is wrong. Fantine was not pregnant. Ten months after the affair ended, Cosette was almost 3 years old; therefore she was already born when he left Fantine.

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