Thoughts and commentary on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece.
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Get to Know Your ABCsIn the novel, the rebellious students are all individuals, not just Enjolras, Marius, Grantaire and the backup singers seen in the musical.
(From) Drinking to RevolutionGrantaire holds court in a tavern, the barricade goes up, Javert is discovered, and Marius has a very different experience getting into the combat zone.
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.
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.