The Characters Of Jean Valjean In Victor Hugo's Les Miserables

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In Victor Hugo’s book, Les Miserables is in the 1830s about how people are intertwined with each other without even knowing it. Jean Valjean is the protagonist who defied his turbulences, while Javert, the antagonist, tried to catch him. Jean Valjean is a man who was in the galleys for nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s children. He was sentenced for five years, but tried to escape multiple times, got caught, and was sentenced to more years. He changed after a bishop shows him to be an honest man and to give his soul to God. Jean Valjean was transformed into an honest man through being humble, keeping his promise to Fantine of saving Cosette, and telling the truth about being the convict, Jean Valjean.
Jean Valjean found Cosette important because he escaped the galleys after he was caught again while being mayor. Cosette also showed him a second white vision in his life the vision was love. Jean Valjean valued “the inseparable” because it was a reminder about Cosettes’ childhood and innocence. When
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He was driven by hunger to only be imprisoned for nineteen years. He suffered to only help his sister stated by “He had been sent nineteen years before for trying to steal a loaf of bread to feed his sister and her starving children.” (vii). After being in the galleys, he lost connection with his sister. Jean Valjean showed justice to a man that’s been in trial for being Jean Valjean. Jean Valjean said “To remain in paradise and there become a demon! To reenter into hell and there become an angel!” (76). Jean Valjean’s conflict was about telling the truth and to be imprisoned or to stay quiet, stay mayor, and to break his promise to the bishop of being an honest man. He decided to tell the truth, went to the trail, he admitted being Jean Valjean, told his address, and left. Jean Valjean shows the justice and injustice in society and how cruel poverty can
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