In order to make ends meet, he was forced to commit petty theft time and time again, until he was inevitably sent to prison. From his youth to his early adulthood, Mr.Valjean showed little in respect to empathy or adherence to laws; however, a chance encounter allowed him to change for the better. In a town called Digne, Valjean met a bishop by the name of Myreil, who allowed him to stay in his home for the night. In spite of his kindness, Valjean stole from him his silverware. When apprehended by police, and caught with the silverware, the Bishop testified upon his behalf.
Jean Valjean was imprisoned for 19 years, constantly belittled by those around him as well as those in positions of authority. It made him have a very Hedonistic mentality: he only cared about himself, because nobody else seemed to, “There is my passport, yellow as you see. That is enough to have me kicked out wherever I go,” (Hugo 14). With his yellow passport, which labeled him a felon, he traveled aimlessly to live the rest of his life. Fantine, however, was an orphan but eventually lived a good life.
In the drama "Les Miserables", the story of a man who has struggled to change is represented in a tragic tale, set in the early 1800s. The story represents life for people during the French Revolution, and provides an excellent telling of a ex-prisoner who goes through a life changing experience, and then goes on to truly make a difference. A man, called Jean Valjean, is wrongfully imprisoned for many, many years, and finally manages to gain his freedom. However, things in his life change immensely as he is shown mercy from a priest, and therefore, he is redeemed after realizing that he needs God in his life. The story includes many more aspects and trials, including a young mother who struggles to make ends meet for her young daughter
The boy is seen to be hanging around hotels and bakeries looking for tips from the tourists. The boy says “ I have to fight with dogs and cats in rubbish bins , for food and I also remember this bakery which was owned by an Indian who periodically threw a stale bread and we all ran for that one piece” . Then we seen the picture of a girl who left her school because his master has to do wicked things with him. Then she tells about the white who used to harass him thus a clear picture of Africans can be derived out of it. In the first movement we also see the faith of the people in Kimathi because he was hero , a legend for them they say “ he used to talk to God, he could easily change himself into a bird and move
1. Introduction What makes Miguel Piñero stand out from other authors is how he intertwined a colorful world of his with an artistic world. Even though he was a child of wealthy Puerto Rican immigrants who lived in the New York City, his father departure from the family left Piñero struggling for food which lead to petty crimes which caused him to end up in famous prison, called Sing Sing during the early seventies. Most unfortunate events can lead a true artist to create something exquisite and that was the case with Piñero’s troubled past. Short Eyes is the prison play that Piñero wrote during the playwriting workshop in the notorious prison.
Wiesel is the author of the memoir Night, which mainly focuses on how Hitler’s power and hatred towards Jews make Eliezer and his family’s life miserable. Eliezer is only a teenager when he and his family are forced to leave their home, and they’re sent to various concentration camps where Eliezer has to fight hunger, diseases, and has to take care of his father. Going through various camps has a negative impact on Eliezer 's life, therefore at the end of the book, Eliezer’s father begins to experience Eliezer’s abnormal behavior towards him. In this memoir, Eliezer, his family, and millions of other Jews experience different types of dehumanization in the concentration camps during the World War II. The Nazis dehumanize their victims physically, mentally, and emotionally in the concentration camps.
The Seventh Most Important Thing Diego Villada-Youel In The seventh most important thing by Shelley Pearsall, Arthur T.Owens throws a brick at a local man that collects rubbish. Arthur and his sister always call him junk man, although they would later find out that his name is actually James hampton. After getting out of juvie, arthur has a long nerve wracking time in court to decide his punishment for throwing a brick at junk man. Instead of being sentenced to more time in juvie, junk man offers an alternative, he is sentenced to one hundred twenty hours of community service… working for him. He would pay off those hours every Saturday.
A Tale of Two Times Charles Dickens’ writing of the Tale of Two Cities is a reflection of the torment of his own life. The writing of A Tale of Two Cities is historically accurate. Dickens writes about a lengthy time span leading up to the French Revolution. As you read the book you come to see Charles’ personal struggles having great impact in his writing. There are instances throughout the novel that are comparable to Charles’ own experiences, such as one of the characters was put in debtors’ prison just like Dickens’ own father.
He based his life on being the best and anyone below him would obey him, and if anyone acted up or disobeyed the rules then there would be severe punishment. If a man were to even be released from prison but was still known as a convict then he would chase after that person and make sure justice was upheld. Jean ValJean had stolen a loaf of bread and that was why he was imprisoned for nineteen years. Javert was obviously the person in charge over the prisoners at the prison, and that is where him and ValJean began their relationship that would last forever. Javert would always have the remembrance of ValJean in his mind and would do anything to bring him back into prison and take away all he had.
Jean Valjean was not the same man he was in prison shortly after he was released. We see a major conflict between Valjean and Javert, my opinion is because Javert still views him as a criminal instead of a changed man. This movie projects, how important Javert’s job is to him, he commits his whole life to the law and honesty; he never veers of the path of truth which will cause problems between the two characters. Jean Valjean had spent 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread and became a convict. He did not seem to value or appreciate life and the grace he was given when released from prison.