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In that same year, he was named a Peer of France a position similar to that of a member of the House of Lords in Britain. Victor Hugo: A Biography. In addition to providing a reasonable standard of living for his employees, he builds schools and hospitals with his own money and distributes a large share of his wealth to the poor. Javert commits suicide because this realization disaffirms everything in his life that he believed in. The story of Javert provides a lesson about the limitations of the laws of men. It was also viewed as a celebration of revolution against tyranny. Society is thus culpable for dehumanizing the poor and for the crimes committed by the dregs of society.

He operates on his own innate sense of morality—it is not provided by Christianity. The sores of the human race, those great sores which cover the globe, do not halt at the red or blue lines traced upon the map.

Grantaire was a man who took good care not to believe in anything.

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When he tries to escape mistreatment and the brutal prison conditions his sentence is extended, so he ends up serving 19 years for one small infraction of the law. Hugo focuses on three areas that particularly need reform: education, criminal justice, and the treatment of women.

Unless you just took a course on French history, you might not remember that marked the end of the First French Empire. Martone, Eric. His new life includes honesty, love of neighbor, love of enemy, and love of God.

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Faced with economic hardship, food shortages, and the indifference of the upper classes, the impoverished underclass harbored deep anger towards the aristocracy. There is no other property, literary or otherwise, that inspires such devotion and emotion in me. Napoleon III, originally elected as President of the Second Republic in , took power as a monarchical ruler in and declared himself Emperor in Hugo displays the importance of the Catholic Church to French society during this period by emphasizing the importance of Bishop Myriel to his community and by staging numerous scenes in convents and other religious houses. Like Rousseau and Turgot, Hugo subscribes to the idea of the natural goodness of man. Grantaire admired, loved, and venerated Enjolras. The 42 richest billionaires own as much wealth as the 3. He adopts a new life, identity, and mentality. With the growing popularity of the socialist movement among workers and intellectuals, social unrest exploded into to the Third Revolution of which forced Louise-Phillippe to ab- dicate the throne. Hugo contends that the requisite love of humanity can only come from faith in the divine.

Of course, our hero, Valjean, is caught between these two worldviews. The government troops eventually suppress the rebellion in May by shooting down about 20, people in one week, ten times as many as were guillotined in Paris during the month Terror of 80 years before; and the Third Republic comes into being—which chugs creakily along until Hitler invades France in Edward W.

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He adopts a new life, identity, and mentality. A new republic is proclaimed. Victor Hugo himself won a seat in the Constituent Assembly. Like Pascal, Hugo urges his readers to bet in favor of the existence of God and perhaps even in the possibility of an afterlife for the soul. He does not just contemplate the divine. With singing. When he tries to escape mistreatment and the brutal prison conditions his sentence is extended, so he ends up serving 19 years for one small infraction of the law. Social prob- lems go beyond frontiers. He conveys much of his message through the character of Fantine, a symbol for the many good but impoverished women driven to despair and death by a cruel society. There are in Paris. Susanne Alleyn , January 7, Valjean, who has lost his parents at a young age, is a young farm laborer who struggles to provide for his widowed sister and her seven children. It's exhausting in its sincerity. Why does it matter that he died? Hugo, of course, was writing his historical novel for a French audience in the s, who knew their recent history and who would have recognized nearly everything and everyone he mentioned.
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Les Misérables: not as revolutionary as it seems