Getting SchooledEach of the students represents a part of revolution: Enjolras is purpose, Combeferre wisdom, Jean Prouvere the artist, etc. And there's a lot of humor and wordplay in their introduction.
DominoesHugo explains the political background leading up to 1832, because it *was* a historical novel already. Grantaire misses the point of all the dominoes, though.
Commandeering the TavernGrantaire is drunk and angry, Joly has a cold, and the students casually take over the tavern over the objections of the owner and staff.