Posts Tagged “Self-Reference”
At a cliffhanger in Valjean's story, Victor Hugo pauses to spend 45 pages describing the Battle of Waterloo and what makes it the hinge of the 19th century.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Revolting Development
The day of the barricade arrives, and the revolt is much bigger than the show makes it look. Gavroche is having a blast running around singing and pranking.
- 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.
- Return to Waterloo
Waterloo draws you in immediately with the perspective of a visit to the battlefield, before it breaks down into a long string of opinions.