Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Literature Analysis Les Misérables

  • The story revolves around ex-convict Jean Valjean and the struggles he faces throughout his life. The inciting incident is when Fantine dies and Jean Valjean goes to jail.
  • I think that the central message of the story is the fight for freedom.
  • The tone of the book is criticism towards society.


  1. Jean Valjean is an ex-convict and has different names that he goes by. Cosette is the daughter of Fantine and lived with the Thénardiers until Valjean saved her.
  2. The diction and syntax of Hugo is early English from the 1800s.
  3. Valjean is considered a round character because we follow his journey and are able to see his thoughts.
  4. When I read this book long ago, I felt like I was reading about the sad tales of people, than actually meeting them.

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