Thoughts and commentary on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece.
Posts Tagged “Azelma”
Sunday in the Park with FantineWe meet Fantine when she's carefree and still with Cosette's father; the Thenardiers on a day when they look ALMOST respectable; the mysterious M.Madeleine.
Escape from MontfermeilIt takes 45 pages to get Cosette away from the Thenardiers. It's not complicated, just very, very detailed. Also: They're NOT comic relief, even remotely.
Ambush in the SlumsMarius meets his wretched neighbors, the Thenardiers, who try to extort money from Jean Valjean and Cosette. A tense standoff is interrupted by Javert.
Don’t Worry, Be HappyJavert is no longer a threat, Marius is alive and reconciled with his grandfather, and he and Cosette have a chance to be together. What could go wrong?
Wretched in Every Sense of the WordTheir parents may be terrible people, but Éponine and Azelma don’t deserve it. You can see why Gavroche left. He and the younger brothers are better off on the streets.