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    A single quiet splash heard by no one signaled the end of Javert, a man of the law in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables. He chases after Jean Valjean for years without rest or relenting, simply because Valjean broke parole. Given an opportunity to capture him, Javert would show no hesitation or mercy to the man who stole a loaf of bread. His resolve in this goal is shattered when Valjean, given the chance to the man pursuing him, instead saves Javert’s life. The conflicting examples of a galley

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    University of Hong Kong SS3417 Applied Sociological Theory Movie Report: Les Misérables Which classical sociological theory on social stratification and social mobility are applicable to today’s Hong Kong or other cities/countries? Critically explain your view with examples. Student Name: Kendrick John Joseph Student Number: 55188310 Lecturer: Tsang Eileen Date of Submission: 1st of November 2017 Movie Report: Les Misérables The field of social stratification has long been one of the founding sociological

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    of his peers in terms of social knowledge. Candide was written one hundred years before Les Miserables and Madame Bovary but still manages to be more tolerant and optimistic than the two of them combined. The prevalence of rape culture and victim blaming is felt very heavily in modern day, but especially in the time of all three authors. However it is felt most strongly in the ignorant moments of Les Miserables and Madame Bovary. Both novels show a complete lack of education on the topic that cannot

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    Les Miserables Courage

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    Courage represents the ability to do something which frightens one. Courage has many forms. All types of courage come down to one thing, sacrifice. In the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, there are many examples of the different types of courage. The characters show strength in the face of pain and grief. In their world where prison time kills, the poor people are giving up hope on their lives, and a revolution is beginning to occur. The hope for a better world takes an open mind and the strength

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    In the book, Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, Cosette is a girl who relies on Jean Valjean for everything. She is very dependent and would not know how to survive without him. On the other hand, Eponine is very independent. She is high spirited which has allowed her to escape the wrath of her parents. Eponine is a better companion for Marius than Cosette because of her resilient nature and sacrificial tendencies. Even though Eponine has had a rough childhood and is living in poverty, she has

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    In Les Miserables, the belief of one individual inspires a collective whole, giving rise to societal revolution. The slow motion high angle shot of Enjolras being shot by French soldiers metaphorically symbolises the death of the resistance. This shows the audience

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    people; and when they let the past have its distinctiveness before remaking it to resemble the present.” (p. 476) This essay will connect these concepts to Ridley Scott’s: Gladiator, Daniel Vigne’s: The Return of Martin Guerre, and Bille August’s: Les Miserables. One important theme in Gladiator that comes across in the film is a religious devotion to family, best shown when Maximus prays over the tiny wooden figurines that represent his wife and son. He continues to pray over them even after his

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    it is unbelievably inevitable. The thing is, failure is the only way to learn and return stronger. Particularly, the importance of redemption is illustrated in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage and also in the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. According to Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of redeeming is “serving to offset or compensate for a defect.” Many may claim that someone would never need to “compensate” if they did not have a defect in the first place.

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    Pizarra, Junel A. MET-2102 LES MISERABLES A.INTRODUCTION The convict Jean Valjean is released from a French prison after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread and for subsequent attempts to escape from prison. When Valjean arrives at the town of Digne, no one is willing to give him shelter because he is an ex-convict. Desperate, Valjean knocks on the door of M. Myriel, the kindly bishop of Digne. Myriel treats Valjean with kindness, and Valjean repays the bishop by stealing his silverware

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    worthy. The end goal of redemption is worthiness, is what they are trying to acclaim. It appears as the main theme in literature, film, and other art forms including Tom Brady’s 5th super bowl ring, which was a road of redemption. In the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, the main character Jean Valjean imprisoned for years after trying to steal food for his ill sister. He says, “[His knees suddenly bent under him, as if an invisible power suddenly overwhelmed him with the weight of his bad conscience;

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    Les Miserables: Morality and the Human Experience Les Miserables by Victor Hugo focuses on the interactions between people and society, as well as how the actions of a few can affect the whole. Jean Valjean, Javert, and Thenardier were catalysts for this novel, each in their own ways. By studying how their Hedonistic, Utilitarian, and Kant’s Categorical viewpoints evolved throughout the story, one can better understand the message that Hugo is conveying to the reader: that although love can completely

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    showing of “Les Miserables”) A. Introduction – The movie production of musicals often have numerous opportunities to go wrong and risk losing the emotional a stage performance bring. Les miserables is not the one of those movie. Stage musical are more than just a showcase of talented singers/actors. A musical is an intense emotional journey that is strengthened by the addition of music. A character only sings when the emotions become too intense for words to explain. This is the center of les miserables

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    Discipleship is characterized by how well we succeed in following God. During the course of the movie Les Miserables, the main character, Jean Val Jean, develops the qualities of being a faithful disciple. The four main criteria of being an excellent disciple are that a disciple must put personal desires aside, accept suffering, serve others, and love others, even those who are our enemies. At first, Jean Val Jean was lacking in compassion for others and faith for God, and was even imprisoned for

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    The story of Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” can be a great example. What we should consider above all when we deal with a law-breaker is the environment in which the offender is situated. Jean Valjean, who stole bread because of starvation, can be sentenced less when extenuation is considered

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    Theme Of Les Miserables

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    The theme of the importance of others is evident throughout the film, play and book, Les Miserables by Tom Hooper which is set during the French revolution in the late 1700s. This timeless theme shines through each of the many characters who go through change and character development through the influence of others. For instance, Valjean was able to escape his lifestyle of deceit and poverty directly through the bishop who led him towards the path of light and hope through trust and respect. In

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    Change is becoming different in one or many areas of life, but what brings about this change? In the movie Les Miserables, written by Victor Hugo, and produced by Columbia Pictures in 1998, we see two men that are battling with each other due to mistakes made by Jean Valjean. Initially Valjean is no more than a convict because of his mindset and actions, but after being given back to God by the bishop, and receiving a second chance, he finds that he is capable of becoming a better man, but he must

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    Family Relationships in “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro and “Responsibility” by Russell Smith Families both modern and past share the commonality of complex and complicated relationships between their members. These relationships may be founded on love and support while others may have disappointment and a lack of understanding. While there exist some differences in the parent-child dynamic in “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro and Russell Smith’s “Responsibilities”, they are similar in the child’s

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    To what extent does Lenny represent the failures of the American dream in Of Mice and Men? Introduction: In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the American dream, the hope and desire for a better life, is a central theme, in Steinbeck’s words the novel is a “… study of the dreams and pleasures of everyone in the world.” Throughout history the notion of the American dream has presented an ethos- that any hard working person can achieve success, both financially and in the fulfillment of their

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    a) Poverty The movie was taken in one of the state in India, which is Mumbai. Basically, in this movie Mumbai have been demonstrated as one of the worst poverty city in the India. The three main character which also known as three Muskeeter, Two brothers, Jamal and Salim by a neighborhood girl named Latika. Three of them were raised in slums of Mumbai. Where in one scene you can see the children play cricket on airport runways, rummage through garbage heap. They witness their mother and other Moslem

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    Jean Valjean goes through a lot in this movie. In the beginning, Jean is released on parole after serving a sentence for stealing bread and for trying to escape prison. He travels everywhere to find a job and a home, but he is unable to find anything for himself. Finally, the bishop offers Jean a bed and some food, so Jean spends the night there. He repays the bishop by deciding to steal all his silverware and escape. In the morning, officers found Valjean with the stolen silverware and brought him

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