Posts Tagged “Gillenormand”
- Meeting Marius
Marius grows up in a staunch royalist household, but when he learns they've lied about his Bonapartist father, he starts questioning everything.
- Poor, Poor Marius
Marius fares much better in poverty than Fantine. One of his friends is completely absorbed by books. His grandfather is a classic grumpy old man.
- Over the Edge
Marius and Cosette's secret meetings start off well. They even escape an attempted robbery. But everything falls apart just as Paris begins to boil over.
- What a Wonderful Smell You’ve Discovered
The history of the Paris sewers...and then Jean Valjean's flight through those offal tunnels, escaping the battle zone.
- Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Javert 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?
- Revisiting the Movie Musical After Re-Reading the Novel
I liked the film of Les Misérables better on second viewing, and also was able to see just how much they brought in from the novel.
- Let’s introduce ALL of Marius’ grandfather’s friends (and then ignore them for the rest of the book)
Yes, Hugo describes M. Gillenormand's circle in as much detail as he describes the students in the ABC society. Sure, they influence Marius, but not for long.
- Two Old Men
M. Gillenormand and Pere Mabeuf are a study in contrasts. Both old, but one quiet, kind, and poor, and the other loud, cruel and rich. And sadly familiar to the modern reader.
- Two Old Men in Decline
Age and despair come to both Mabeuf and Gillenormand, but Mabeuf's slide into poverty is drastically different than Gillenormand's loneliness.