Posts Tagged “Fauchelevent”
- Righteousness vs “Righteousness”
Continuing my re-read of the book: Javert makes his entrance as one of M. Madeleine's few detractors, and the system chews up Fantine and spits her out.
- 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.
- 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?
- A Few Thoughts on the Mysterious Monsieur Madeleine
The crack shot who never kills a small bird (like a lark). No reason to fear new Inspector Javert - at first. And he surprises everyone.
- No Such Thing as Coincidence
Les Misérables is full of coincidences, some extremely far-fetched. But Victor Hugo treats them as divine design.