Thoughts and commentary on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece.
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Get to Know Your ABCs
In the novel, the rebellious students are all individuals, not just Enjolras, Marius, Grantaire and the backup singers seen in the musical.
(From) Drinking to Revolution
Grantaire holds court in a tavern, the barricade goes up, Javert is discovered, and Marius has a very different experience getting into the combat zone.
Barricades of Future Past (Plus Cannon Geekery)
After a look ahead to the 1848 barricades, Enjolras gives a speech, Valjean makes an entrance, and the students talk geek out over the army's new cannon.
Each 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.