Posts Tagged “Convent”
- Valjean sure knows how to pick a hiding place
Continuing my series on re-reading the novel. Valjean and Cosette arrive in Paris, but are soon driven out, pursued by Javert.
- Getting Un-Convent-ional
Hugo separates exposition & action, spending pages on character & setting before telling you what they did. Ex: The convent where Valjean & Cosette shelter.
- Buried Alive!
Valjean must leave the grounds without being seen. Fauchelevent must get an empty coffin out without suspicion. How can they possibly solve these problems?
Victor Hugo on social practices once commonplace, but now seen as harmful: Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.