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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Les Misérables (1862) is a sprawling epic by Victor Hugo, the seeds of which can be found in some of his earlier, shorter works, such as his novel(la) Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné, which also treats upon the subject of the penal system in France and includes a character that resembles what could later be called an AU-style Valjean. It has been adapted to the small and big screen numerous times, and was made into a very well-known musical play that has run for nearly thirty years.As usual for one of Hugo's sprawling epics, it consists of the interweaving stories of many different characters, but the story that holds it all together opens with a recently paroled man named Jean Valjean arriving on foot in Digne, France, come from the shore-prison at Toulon where he's spent the past nineteen years. He was a desperately poor peasant from Brie who constantly worked — constantly, no matter how hard the labor or menial the task — to support his sister and her seven children. One especially bad winter, as the eighteenth century was drawing to a close, when he was 26, Valjean could not find work and, in an act of real need as much for his family as himself, he broke into a bakery and stole a loaf of bread.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })For that, he was condemned to five years hard labor in a brutal, dehumanizing penal system that was par for the course at the time. Before his imprisonment, he was kind, of an even personality, and, in his own words, dull like a block of wood. Nineteen years in the galleys — nineteen instead of five, for all of his escape attempts — changed him completely, making him bitter, harsh, and incapable of relating to other human beings as friendly agents. The system at the time made it virtually impossible to be re-integrated into society; the only real way out was death, and the provisions of the law facilitated that: on one's third offense, the death penalty was automatically imposed. However, it was impossible for convicts to make an honest living, because no one would give them work. It was a dreadful double bind. This is the situation Valjean finds himself in when he is finally released. He is set on the fastlane to being sent back again when a meeting with an unconditionally kind man, who happens to be a bishop, changes him forever, for a second time, just as profoundly as his experiences in the bagne changed him.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })And that's just the beginning.He breaks his parole and commits a minor theft out of habit, beginning the book-long chase with Inspector Javert as the pursuer. Over the course of the book, with the inspector always right behind him, Valjean becomes mayor of a small seaside town due to the penchant for altruism he developed after his redemption; makes a fortune from his own ingenuity and innovation; does many philanthropic works, among them caring for a dying woman, one of his factory workers, and promising her to ensure the well-being of her daughter Cosette; reveals his identity in court to prevent the wrongful incarceration of another man who was mistaken for him; is captured and sent to the galleys, but escapes to keep his promise; adopts the waifish Cosette, and moves from town to town with his final stop as Paris, where he puts forth every effort he can to make sure that Cosette has the happiness he could not and, one might argue, achieves a transcendental niceness that might save everyone he meets, including this annoying lad who seems to be developing an interest in Cosette (and who has his own history).But that niceness may be put to a different test entirely, because by 1832, as Cosette comes of age, a great many other people in France have had just about enough of the very same system that so traumatized Valjean all those years ago, and the crusade of change may be about to sweep over all our dramatis personae...For the adaptations, see Les Misérables.
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Secret Identity
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Secret Identity: Valjean uses at least three false names through the course of the book, plus at least one more the reader doesn't know.
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Retired Badass
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Retired Badass: Georges Pontmercy, father of Marius. The novel goes into detail, describing his unbelievable badassery while serving in the French army. When the restoration kicked in, he retired good and proper.
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A Taste of the Lash
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A Taste of the Lash: More a taste of the stick, but when Valjean thinks or talks about prison, stick blows will come up sooner or later as inevitable as the tides.
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Creator Cameo
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Creator Cameo: Hugo asserts that when the 1832 riots broke out, the hail of bullets made a young man, a "dreamer, the author of this book", seek shelter in a doorway.
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Crucified Hero Shot: The death of Enjolras.
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Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Thénardiers. The giant Mme Thénardier behaves like a dog to M Thénardier; they idolise their daughters, mistreat their foster child, abandon their oldest son in the streets, and give away their two younger sons for money to a woman who has lost hers.
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Relatively Flimsy Excuse: Valjean and Fauchelevent.
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Tempting Fate
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Tempting Fate: Hugo cites a memorandum from the police prefect of Paris in the summer of 1817, assuring the king (Louis XVIII) that the people of Paris are lazy and content, and will surely never try another revolution...
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Ripped from the Headlines: Quite a few real life criminals get mentioned. Two articles are even reproduced – unfortunately, those two are entirely fictional.
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Unreliable Narrator: From time to time, the narrator will claim to not know some little detail or another. Not that it ever matters.
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Title Drop: In Volume III, Book VIII, Chapter V.
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Dressing as the Enemy
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Dressing as the Enemy: Javert disguises himself as an insurgent and lies low in order to spy. Valjean wears a French National Guard uniform so he can cross the barricade.
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Incurable Cough of Death: Fantine develops a "dry cough". The disease is never named. Arguably a case of Victorian Novel Disease, except that it doesn't make her more beautiful.
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Daddy's Girl
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Daddy's Girl: Cosette to Valjean. As long as he allows her to.
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The Cynic
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The Cynic: Grantaire.
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The Dandy
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The Dandy: Montparnasse. Felix Tholomyès. Courfeyrac and Bahorel. Theodule wears a corset, which was at the height of fashion for dandies at this period.
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Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: Inspector Javert starts out as a regular lawman, but is gradually shown to suffer from Black and White Insanity. In the end, he's quite sympathetic as he struggles with his worldview.
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Villain Ball
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Villain Ball: An entire chapter is dedicated to describing how Javert holding it allowed Valjean and Cosette to escape his clutches.
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Primal Fear: Little Cosette is afraid of the dark forest.
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The Tooth Hurts: Fantine — whose smile and hair are described as her two great beauties — sells first her hair to a wigmaker, and then her teeth to a denture-maker. And there is no suggestion that the removal of her teeth was performed with any anesthetic.
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Crapsack World: The title does roughly translate to "The Miserable Ones." It's a world where good and decent people go through hell, the people responsible get off scot-free, and La Résistance is slaughtered almost to a man without having accomplished anything.
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Chekhov's Gun: Éponine's note "The cops are here." She originally wrote it in front of Marius to show him her literacy. He would later use the note to save Valjean's life. Valjean's National Guard uniform he later uses to sneak into the barricade. A literal example with the two pistols Javert gives Marius.
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Cardboard Prison: Escapes from Toulon prison were frequent, although successful escapes (with the escapee actually leaving the city) were not. Valjean attempts four times and is successful the fifth.
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Barefoot Poverty: Little Cosette's bare feet are specifically mentioned many times in the descriptions of her time with the Thénardiers. Several illustrations, including the most famous one centering on Cosette (see above), depict poor children wearing no shoes.
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Hidden Supplies
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Hidden Supplies: When the Thénardiers and their gang take him hostage and attempt to blackmail him, Valjean attempts to escape by sawing through his bonds with a tool — a watch spring, hidden inside a coin — which Hugo informs us is an item invented by convicts. This means that Valjean has had this tool on him all day, every day, for God knows how long — just in case he were ever arrested. This also makes him Properly Paranoid.
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Great Escape: When Thénardier and his gang escape from La Force prison, it fills many parts of that trope. Apart from maybe the fact that it's far from being central to the plot.
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Turn the Other Cheek
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Not in This for Your Revolution
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Not in This for Your Revolution: Marius and Mabeuf just want to commit suicide by barricade. Valjean is just there to save his daughter's lover. Grantaire just hangs out with the students because they're his friends and he loves Enjolras.
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Dirty Old Man: Marius' grandfather, Monsieur Gillenormand, was a rake in his youth many decades ago, and still maintains an interest in skirt-chasing. He's no longer an active rake, due to lack of finances, not (supposedly) because of lack of physical capability.
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Holding Hands: How Enjolras and Grantaire die.
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Spiritual Successor: What Les Misérables is to Claude Gueux and The Last Day of a Condemned Man. Only much longer.
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Disappeared Dad: Fantine's boyfriend Félix Tholomyès abandoned her when her daughter Cosette was two years old. Cosette doesn't remember him, and for most of the book, she thinks that Jean Valjean is her father.
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Parental Abandonment: Several: Valjean loses his parents "at a very young age" and is brought up by his sister. In a way, Valjean's nieces and nephews: Their father is dead and their uncle in prison. Javert's father is a galley-slave and he apparently severed ties with his mother very early. Fantine's parents are entirely unknown. Fantine gets dumped by her lover with a two-year-old child and has to abandon Cosette a year later. Gavroche is the unloved oldest son of the Thénardiers, who lives in the streets The Thénardiers sell their two youngest sons to Manon, after Manon's own children (whom she claims were fathered by Gillenormand, who pays her for their keep) die from illness. After the death of Marius' mother, his father gets forced to abandon Marius to his grandfather. Marius thinks his father has abandoned him and learns the truth only aged 17.
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Beauty = Goodness: Cosette is unambiguously beautiful to complement her genuinely kind and caring personality. Enjolras is described as having an "angelic beauty" that reflects his love for France and his genuine desire for social change. In contrast, the Thénardiers are unattractive besides being cowardly, abusive, selfish con people. Subverted with Eponine. She's described to be homely, and although she's not as kind and caring as Cosette is or as passionate as Enjolras, she's not a conniving, manipulative Jerkass like her parents either.
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Despite being only eleven or twelve years old, Gavroche eventually steals a gun and joins the revolutionaries at the barricade. When the gun he stole doesn't work, he badgers Enjolras for a new one. Somewhat lampshaded when Enjolras replies that the guns are for men first.
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Was It Really Worth It?: The narrator dismisses the battle of Waterloo as a waste of life and all it did was turn the place into a tourist trap.
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She Is All Grown Up: Marius noticing that the girl he's regularly encountered in the park for years, but in whom he has taken no interest, has suddenly developed a mysterious new nubile charm.
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Must Make Amends
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Must Make Amends: Valjean's new purpose in life.
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The Bad Guy Wins: In a sense—the only character who has everything he wants by the end of the story is Thenardier.
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Shipped in Shackles: Convicts were transported to the prison Toulon (among others) chained by the neck in groups of twenty-odd people. This scene is described twice in the book; once when Valjean goes through the process of getting his iron collar riveted and again years later, when he and Cosette see the passing chain gang.
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Hero with Bad Publicity: Valjean and Fantine's relationship gets twisted by the media after his identity is revealed.
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Sword Cane
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Sword Cane: Courfeyrac has one.
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Kick the Dog
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Kick the Dog: The Thénardiers do this in just about every scene they're in. Javert also gets a moment when he inadvertently frightens Fantine to death by telling her the mayor is a convict. You'd better believe Valjean wasn't happy about that.
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La Résistance
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La Résistance: Les Amis de l'ABC.
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Traumatic Haircut
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Traumatic Haircut: Fantine gets one to pay for her daughter. Additionally, this happens by default to galley slaves, one of the many facts that Valjean uses to try to convince the foppish thug Montparnasse to pursue an honest life.
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The Last of These Is Not Like the Others
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The Second-To-Last Of These Is Not Like The Others: The name of the five parts of the book is "Fantine", "Cosette", "Marius", "The Idyll in the Rue Plumet and the Epic of the Rue Saint-Denis", and "Jean Valjean".
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Forgotten Trope
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Forgotten Trope: The penal system in 19th-century France; the Bourbon Restoration.
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The Hero Dies
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The Hero Dies: The novel ends with Jean Valjean's death and a description of his grave.
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Face Death with Dignity
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Face Death with Dignity: Javert when expecting to be executed by the students. Enjolras and Grantaire facing down the National Guard.
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Kill 'Em All
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Kill 'Em All: The amount of characters killed or who die during the novel's duration is astounding. Much like some of Hugo's previous work, you can count the number of major characters who actually survive the novel's events (these being Marius, Cosette, Marius' grandfather M. Gillenormand (although he is elderly and probably passed away soon after the events of the novel anyway), Thenardier and his one remaining daughter Azelma) on one hand.
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Spell My Name with a Blank
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Spell My Name with a Blank: Minor characters only, such as the revolutionary G and the Countess R. Three city names, too, namely D—— (Digne), B—— (Brignolles), and M-sur-M (Montreuil-sur-Mer).
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You Shall Not Pass
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You Shall Not Pass!: Éponine towards the Patron-Mignette when they try to rob Jean Valjean's house.
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Foregone Conclusion
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Foregone Conclusion: The June Revolution can't succeed, since Louis gets overthrown 18 years after the novel ends.
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The Fighting Narcissist
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The Fighting Narcissist: Montparnasse, who became a vicious street crook for the sake of staying fashionable and prides himself on his beauty even as he murders and steals his way through life.
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Description Porn
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Description Porn: Hugo loves this, to the point of Purple Prose.
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Sherlock Scan
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Sherlock Scan: Javert does one on the mayor that leads him to suspect his identity. His immense strength, skill as a marksman, and having a bad leg (from being on the chain gang) arouse his suspicion, as does the fact that he made inquiries at Faverolles, where Javert knows Valjean's family lived.
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Wide-Eyed Idealist
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Wide-Eyed Idealist: Marius, but most of the Amis fit this a bit. Justified by the fact that most of them had already gone through all this before two years earlier, and come out triumphant. They have no reason to think they'll fail and/or die this time.
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WronglyAccused
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Wrongly Accused: Champmathieu when mistaken for Valjean. Later Valjean when the prosecutor manages to convince the jury that Valjean was part of a gang of highway robbers.
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Deus ex Machina
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Deus ex Machina: Ironically provided by Thénardier, although he does so unwittingly and for purely greedy reasons. Near the end of the novel, he reveals to Marius that Jean Valjean is innocent of the more serious crimes he was suspected of. He also brings proof that Valjean was the mysterious man who risked his life to save Marius. All this just in time for Cosette to see her adoptive father one last time before his death.
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Ungrateful Bastard
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Ungrateful Bastard: When Thenardier falls into poverty, Valjean pays them a visit and promises them regular financial support. Thenardier repays him by luring him into a trap, threatening to torture him, and trying to have Cosette kidnapped in order to extort a huge sum of money from Valjean at once. And there's no guarantee he wouldn't have killed Cosette the moment he got the money.
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Bittersweet Ending
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Bittersweet Ending: Almost every character dies, but Cosette and Marius live Happily Ever After and Valjean's death comes peacefully, with Cosette by his side. The June Rebellion failed, but the revolutionaries didn't die in vain: Louis Philippe was overthrown in 1848, Napoleon III in 1870, and the French Third Republic was established that same year. In other words, the world they died for did come true eventually. Additionally, the only character who gets an unambiguously happy ending is Thenardier, the villain.
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Returning the Handkerchief
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Returning the Handkerchief: Or at least, so Marius thinks.
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Hidden in Plain Sight
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Les Amis de l'ABC allegedly named themselves that way because they're a society for furthering literacy among the poorer classes; it's a mere coincidence, of course, that in French "l'ABC" sounds exactly like "l'abaissé", "the oppressed". No revolutionary inclinations whatsoever.
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Long Hair Is Feminine
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Long Hair Is Feminine: When Fantine sells hers, she hides her shorn head under a cap so she still looks pretty.
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Overprotective Dad
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Overprotective Dad: Valjean to Cosette.
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InterClassRomance
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Interclass Romance: Played with. Cosette becomes a well to do commoner while Marius is a poor boy with the title of Baron.
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Important Haircut
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Important Haircut: The first thing, in the book, that Fantine sells for Cosette's sake.
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Would Hurt a Child
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Would Hurt a Child: Rare female example, as M Thénardier's cruelty towards Cosette is more along the lines of making her walk barefoot in winter. Only Madame Thénardier (regularly) kicks and beats Cosette. Just before Valjean takes her, however, she announces she's going to kick Cosette out the next day, which Thénardier is perfectly fine with, despite the fact that she would likely die if they did this.
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Big Fancy House
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Big Fancy House: M. Myriel receives a palace to live in when he became the Bishop of Digne. He has it turned into a hospital.
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Happily Adopted
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Happily Adopted: Cosette.
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Scenery Porn
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Scenery Porn: Another one of Hugo's favourite tropes.
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Had to Come to Prison to Be a Crook
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Had to Come to Prison to Be a Crook: Jean Valjean. He's just a really poor guy who steals bread to survive and ends up serving nineteen years in prison. When he came there, he's afraid and crying, when he leaves, he's hardened and considered dangerous. And the narrator agrees! He does undergo a heel face turn later, though.
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Author Tract
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Author Tract: This is Victor Hugo, who probably never wrote a single book which doesn't fit this. All Hugo's opinions on social justice, the French justice system, death penalty, politics, and many more are found in Les Misérables.
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Working on the Chain Gang
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Working on the Chain Gang: Valjean and Chenildieu "become friends" for several years while on a chain gang.
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Kid-Appeal Character
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Kid-Appeal Character: Gavroche, you little Ankle-Biter.
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Locked into Strangeness
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Locked into Strangeness: Valjean's hair turns completely white the night after he makes the difficult decision to turn himself in so that Champmathieu doesn't get sent to the galleys in his place; it stays white for the rest of the book.
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Delusions of Eloquence
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Delusions of Eloquence: Thénardier is a frequent example of this, speaking and writing in a flowery manner that gives him the air of a philosopher/intellectual, but his writing is filled with misspellings, and Hugo comments to the effect that his obsession with Big Words shows a stupid person's understanding of what a smart person sounds like. Thénardier also frequently defends arguments by fraudulent citations of famous people, but has no actual knowledge of those authorities, except that they are famous (e.g. he will cite to the novels of someone who only wrote poetry). His wife also demonstrates this through the odd names she gave to her daughters, taken from romantic novels and popular history. This choice is very similar to the idea underlying a Ghetto Name. Count *** cites a number of philosophers while clearly not understanding what they were talking about.
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Drowning My Sorrows
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Drowning My Sorrows: Grantaire, often.
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Narrator
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Narrator: Switches forth between speaking of himself in first person singular, third person singular (then usually calling himself "the author") and first person plural and does not stop at telling stories that happened to himself.
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Not What It Looks Like
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Not What It Looks Like: Happens to Marius twice, firstly when his visits to his father's grave are mistaken for illicit rendezvous with "some petticoat". The second time he is following Thenardier in order to find out more about the planned Gorbeau robbery when he is seen by some of his friends, who assume he is stalking a girl.
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Flashback
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Flashback: Mostly from Valjean's POV.
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The Eeyore
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The Eeyore: Grantaire.
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Doorstopper
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Doorstopper: Up to 1900 pages in small type, and is nicknamed the Brick.
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What Are You in For?
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What Are You in For?: Averted; the bishop makes a point of not asking Valjean for any kinds of details.
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It's All My Fault
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It's All My Fault: Valjean has a tendency to accept blame even when his involvement was minor at best. Goes hand in hand with his refusal to defend himself at his trial or in front of Marius.
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Doorstop Baby
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Doorstop Baby: Fantine.
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I Want My Beloved to Be Happy
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I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Valjean, although he didn't think that maybe his daughter might be happier with him around. Éponine helps Marius to find Cosette, despite the fact that she's also in love with him. She doesn't manage to keep it up, though, and slides into If I Can't Have You... later.
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Marius' political Heel–Face Turn when getting closer to his father is based on Hugo.
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Eccentric Mentor: Bishop Myriel.
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You Always Hear the Bullet: When Prouvaire is taken hostage by the National Guard, he is shot before the rebels can arrange a hostage exchange. Everyone hears the guns, despite it sounding like a "volley of gunfire," which is strange considering they are in the middle of a combat zone.
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Pretty Boy
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Pretty Boy: Enjolras. It is stated that he has girlish, pretty features. Also, Montparnasse.
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But for Me, It Was Tuesday
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But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Inverted. Valjean realizes Javert is suspicious of him, but doesn't seem to realize why until the cart rescue, when Javert reveals that he worked at the prison in Toulon. To Valjean, Javert didn't stand out much during his prison time- he was just one of many guards at the prison over the years. Javert, on the other hand, remembers Valjean very well for his immense strength and repeated escape attempts.
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Last-Minute Reprieve: We don't know if it was last minute, but Valjean gets a royal pardon before his death sentence can be executed. Since he did not appeal, only a few days would have passed between his trial and the execution date, giving the King not much time to pardon him.
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If I Can't Have You...
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Éponine helps Marius to find Cosette, despite the fact that she's also in love with him. She doesn't manage to keep it up, though, and slides into If I Can't Have You... later.
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Abridged for Children
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Abridged for Children: Les Misérables is called (affectionately?) by its readers "the Brick", resulting in multiple attempts to shorten it—however, this is not an easy text to abridge. Cut versions always leave the revolution subplot in the dust. Fantine's story is castrated, and all character development not centered on Valjean and Javert is pretty much obliterated. Hugo's tableau of France invariably turns into a good and evil story (Valjean and Javert) with a romance subplot (Marius and Cosette) thrown in.
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Ironic Nickname: Fantine names her baby Euphrasie in a moment of romantic inspiration, but soon calls her "Cosette" all the time (which means "Pampered" or "Indulged"). Then she leaves her child with the Thénardiers, who verbally and physically abuse the child, starve her, and force her to work for her keep — all the while still calling her "Cosette," little Indulged.
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Direct Line to the Author
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Direct Line to the Author: Hugo frequently refers to the characters as real people and also the research which he did in assembling their stories. Some of the characters also know of Hugo: at one point, M. Gillenormand even criticizes Hernani, a play written by him.
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The Reveal
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The Reveal: M. Madeleine revealing himself as Jean Valjean in the middle of a trial. However, subverted in the reader's case. Madeleine is introduced to the reader as a completely separate character to Valjean, though it is completely obvious that they are one and the same. It looks like Hugo is setting the whole thing up for a big reveal, but after a while he simply remarks that the reader will have guessed by now that they are the same person. The Anticlimax happens again when Thénardier, having fallen in to ruin, is scamming money off some people he heard were generous. He comes across Valjean again, and soon after the meeting reveals this. A passing line is made about a hundred pages later about how the reader probably guessed this before him.
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Meaningful Name
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Meaningful Name: Fantine from "enfantine", childish. Derived from the Latin "enfans", 'one who cannot yet speak'. Éponine's (derived from the Greek "épos", 'word') and Euphrasie's ("beautiful way of speaking", Latin) names are also related to the concept of voice, and many critics consider this a mark of Hugo's feminists (for his time) views. Valjean is an abbreviation of "Voilà Jean" (Here's Jean). It doesn't help that it's the single most common French first name. Marius after Victor Hugo's own middle name, Marie. Bishop Charles-François Bienvenu Myriel becomes known only as Monseigneur Bienvenu (Bienvenu means welcome). Montparnasse is named after the quarter of Paris he operates in. Euphrasie (Joy), known as Cosette (probably as a diminutive of "chose", thing, or from the word "cosset"- to cherish and indulge). Valjean's alias of M Madeleine, chosen after Mary of Magdala (Marie-Madeleine in French), the repentant sinner. Cosette names the doll Valjean gives her "Catherine". Catherine was among the first names of Hugo's eldest daughter – nicknamed "Doll" by the family. Éponine is the French version of Epponina, the name of the wife of the anti-Roman Gaulish resistor Julius Sabinus. The historical Epponina did everything she could for the man she loved, and while Éponine falters between selfishness and selflessness in her love for Marius, she ultimately takes a bullet for him and dies in his arms. It's also ironic, as it's a highly romantic and aristocratic name for a street waif. Enjolras can be read as "il enjôlera", meaning he is the one who "will seduce/coax" which makes sense since he's one of the leaders of the riot. Meanwhile, Grantaire's name could be interpreted as a pun on the name of the letter R (it's homophone to "grand r", 'capital r') or on the idiom "avoir grand air" ('to be distinguished, to be elegant'), as Hugo describes his as an ugly, cynical drunkard.
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The Fettered
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The Fettered: Jean Valjean, albeit more through an insistence on Good than Law. Javert, though with the much more standard insistence on Law.
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Driven to Suicide: Javert, because of the cognitive dissonance caused by having his life saved by Valjean.
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Punny Name
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Punny Name: Jean Valjean is supposed to be a contraction of "Voilà Jean" – "Here's Jean". Still better than one of the names Hugo considered earlier: "Jean Sou" (figuratively "Jean Penny"). Grantaire usually signs as "R" (a pun on the pronunciation of his surname, which sounds like "capital r" in French). There're also a few jokes with Bossuet's surname, which nobody knows whether it's spelled L'Aigle ("the eagle"), Lesgles or Legle. Les Amis de l'ABC allegedly named themselves that way because they're a society for furthering literacy among the poorer classes; it's a mere coincidence, of course, that in French "l'ABC" sounds exactly like "l'abaissé", "the oppressed". No revolutionary inclinations whatsoever.
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The Everyman
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The Everyman: Jean Valjean, who was a simple tree pruner before his imprisonment. His name means, literally, "John, here's John." (as "Voilà Jean" became "Valjean")
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Missed Him by That Much
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Missed Him by That Much: When Valjean and Cosette escape from Javert and his squad by climbing over the convent wall, the narration mentions that they hear them arriving just as they reach safety at the top of the wall. In the 2018 Masterpiece Mini Series, the camera angle shows Cosette being pulled to safety just as Javert and company come around the corner—if he'd looked up, he would have seen her.
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Turn in Your Badge
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Turn in Your Badge: Inverted when Javert attempts to present, of his own volition, his own resignation to Madeleine/Valjean as mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer for the egregious sin of suspecting him of being Jean Valjean; despite Javert's zealous plea for dismissal, Valjean persuades him that he may keep his post.
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Doomed Moral Victor: Les Amis.
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In-Series Nickname
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In-Series Nickname: "Jean-le-Cric" (Jean the Jack), Valjean's prison nickname. Similarly, the convict Chenildieu is nicknamed "Je-nie-Dieu" (I deny God). Charles-François Bienvenu Myriel comes to be known in Digne only as "Monseigneur Bienvenu" (meaning "Welcome"). Fantine is nicknamed "The Blonde" by Tholomyès. His friends' lovers all have nicknames as well: Favorite, Dahlia, and Zéphine.
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Awesomeness by Analysis
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Awesomeness by Analysis: Javert does this repeatedly. His initial suspicion of the mayor is based on a Sherlock Scan that ultimately proves right. When Valjean is recaptured, he's able to figure out that he was going after Cosette. Then he's able to deduce that Valjean may have faked his death, retrieved Cosette, and reestablished himself in Paris, all from a very limited amount of information.
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Because You Were Nice to Me
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Because You Were Nice to Me: The man trapped by the fallen cart, Fauchelevent, later saves Valjean (and Cosette) when he allows them into the convent, in repayment.
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Divided for Publication
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Divided for Publication: The French edition has frequently been published as two (or more) volumes; many translations follow suit.
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Morality Kitchen Sink
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Morality Kitchen Sink: Maybe slightly deficient towards the black side, as there is no real Always Chaotic Evil. Even the worst characters have some justification or at least believe to have done the right thing. But from there on, you've got every shade is represented.
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Prison Ship
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Prison Ship: Gets mentioned. Historically accurate, as old ships no longer fit for use were moored in the Toulon harbour as prison ships.
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Hooker with a Heart of Gold
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Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Played mostly straight with Fantine, who resorts to prostitution as her only available way to provide for herself and her daughter. Throughout, she still retains her love for Cosette, but her general attitude and comportment become a lot less outwardly sad and sweet than the trope usually entails.
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Technical Pacifist
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Technical Pacifist: Valjean made a point of aiming for enemy soldiers' helmets. (Turning over an execution to this guy might not have been Enjolras's brightest idea.)
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Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Despite being only eleven or twelve years old, Gavroche eventually steals a gun and joins the revolutionaries at the barricade. When the gun he stole doesn't work, he badgers Enjolras for a new one. Somewhat lampshaded when Enjolras replies that the guns are for men first. Cosette as a child shows signs of this, thanks to living in constant fear because of how badly she's been abused. When she overhears Valjean telling Thénardier that Fantine has passed away, she picks up the little knife she uses as a doll and rocks it while singing "My mother is dead! My mother is dead!" She also mentions using her knife to cut the heads off of flies. The narration says that at age eight, an observer might think she's growing up to be "an idiot or a demon". Fortunately, Valjean's love and care for her helps her psychologically heal, and she matures into a happy, well-adjusted young woman.
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Passing the Torch: Several torches are passed, not all of them heroic. Cosette and Marius resolve to follow Valjean's lead, but on the other hand Azelma Thénardier takes over smoothly from her dead mother and Gavroche's younger brothers pick up where he left off.
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Heroic Bastard
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Heroic Bastard: Cosette, who is born to Fantine and Félix Tholomyès, her lover. She's also one of the most heroic characters to be found in the novel.
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Consummate Liar: Valjean manages to become the most respected person in a town and even that town's mayor under a false identity, which holds up for eight years. And then he lives with Cosette for nine years without her ever even suspecting something might be up.
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Distinction Without a Difference
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Distinction Without a Difference: On the subject of "Dungeons", as opposed to "chambers of punishment":
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Armor-Piercing Question
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Armor-Piercing Question: Javert's struggle with himself toward the end of the book: Valjean/Madeleine accepted his post as mayor because he was asked “Are you afraid of the good you might do?”.
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Dying Declaration of Love
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Dying Declaration of Love: Éponine to Marius.
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Boomerang Bigot: Javert, at least a little. His parents were crooks, and this is why he's so hard on criminals now (in fact, why he joined the police in the first place): he wants to prove that it's not In the Blood, as relentlessly as he can.
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Straw Nihilist
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Straw Nihilist: Count ***, a senator from Digne who spends nine hundred words explaining why God, morality, and so on are illusions.
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Defiled Forever
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Defiled Forever: Fantine, who never had any parents to guide her, or friends who cared enough about her to warn her, ended up abandoned by her very first love and left to take care of their child. When word breaks out, people treat her like a prostitute until finally that's the only job she can take to save her daughter's life. The novel is harshly critical of society's treatment of unmarried, non-virginal women (including prostitutes).
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Slave Galley
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The "bagne" in which Valjean was imprisoned has created a lot of problems in English translation/adaptation, as it literally means "galleys", giving the misleading impression that Valjean served in a Slave Galley during his imprisonment (the French name derives from the fact that the Bagne replaced the use of prisoners as galley slaves). To avoid the confusion, the 2013 translation by Christine Donougher uses the term "prison hulks" instead, which is also historically accurate, as prisoners continued to be "housed" in ships even after they were no longer used as rowers.
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Rouge Angles of Satin
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Rouge Angles of Satin: Thénardier writes with such creative spelling that it makes his letters recognisable.
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin: One of the meanings of the title is "The Miserable Ones". And boy, is that ever accurate.
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?: In the original edition, several towns were only identified by first letter (most prominently D and M-sur-M). Since it was rather clear what towns Hugo was talking about, modern editions don't hold with this nonsense.
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Stalker with a Crush: Éponine. Heavy focus on the word "stalker". Trying to kill him so that they can both die together is more creepy than romantic. Marius. The behaviour he exhibits was seen as very romantic at the time but he does stalk Cosette.
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Jaywalking Will Ruin Your Life: Perhaps the Trope Codifier, as Valjean's life of crime was set in stone from the moment he stole a loaf of bread.
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One Degree of Separation
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Faux Affably Evil: Thénardier tries this several times.
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Con Man: Thénardier starts out as this and just gets worse from there.
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Character Tics: Javert has a very strange laugh/smile, which contorts his face in a frighteningly feral way. Also, his penchant for snuff.
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Taking the Bullet: Éponine for Marius. A soldier makes it in the barricade and aims his musket at Marius, but Éponine steps between them and takes the fatal shot herself.
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Nightmare Dreams: Valjean has a particularly crazy one in the night before going to Arras.
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My God, What Have I Done?: Valjean after robbing Petit-Gervais, leading to his big Heel–Face Turn.
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Died in Your Arms Tonight: Éponine in Marius'.
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Karma Houdini: Thénardier is never made accountable for his various crimes (which include graverobbing, attempted murder, child abuse, kidnapping, torture, theft, and more child abuse) during the book, and in the epilogue, he takes the money Marius had given to him to travel to America and become a successful slave trader. Tholomyès, who abandons Fantine, becomes a successful lawyer. (Though he does get a come-uppance in a deleted scene to the original novel, where his wedding gets called off because a young Cosette (who just happens to be in the audience) calls out 'Papa!') It's suggested that he eventually matures into an honorable man, but that certainly doesn't save Fantine.
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Only Known by Their Nickname: Cosette. To the point where, when discussing her dowry right before her marriage, her future grandfather-in-law asks about her inheritance. (Paraphrased:) Two of Tholomyès' friends' mistresses, Favourite and Dahlia.
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The Unsmile: Javert has a very... strange smile
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Brawn Hilda: Madam Thénardier, to the point where she brags of her own strength - she is able to break a walnut with a punch.
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Coming-of-Age Story: Marius in part three.
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Author Filibuster: Almost half of the book is Hugo exposing directly his thoughts about the ills of society, history (mostly the first half of the 19th century), the struggle for democracy, and many other subjects. Sometimes, there are no mentions of the main characters of the novel for a hundred pages. It is fortunate for the reader that Victor Hugo's thoughts are extremely interesting, well-written, and ahead of their time. "The Intestine of the Leviathan" = "HEY KIDS, ISN'T THE SEWER SYSTEM OF PARIS INTERESTING?" To which the answer is, of course, "Yes. Yes it is." Even more obvious towards the end of the book, when he spends multiple chapters justifying the use of "argot" (i.e., popular or vulgar speech). Hugo's previous works had been criticized precisely for relying on this type of language, which was deemed too vulgar for "real" literature.
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Power of Trust
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Institutional Apparel
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Institutional Apparel: Red jackets and colour-coded caps get mentioned. History says it was yellow trousers, white shirt, red vest and jacket and a green cap for lifers or a red cap (like the Phrygian cap) for non-lifers.
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Lost in Translation: Hugo makes use of untranslatable puns and argot/slang. An example of a pun is the name of a bagnard named Chenildieu, who's nicknamed je-nie-Dieu, "I deny God"; another is a character admiring the "glaces" (mirrors) in a restaurant, and another replying that she'd rather have "glacés" (ice cream) on her plate. The title is generally left in French, as it means "The Downtrodden", "Those Unfortunates", and "The Children", and there is no single English equivalent. The student revolutionary group, Les Amis de l'ABC, literally translates as "the friends of the ABC." However, ABC in French would be pronounced ah-beh-sey, sounding like abaissé — the French word for "abased," also translated as "wretched" or "oppressed." So the name of the group actually means Friends of the Oppressed, since they are all about helping the poor. The "bagne" in which Valjean was imprisoned has created a lot of problems in English translation/adaptation, as it literally means "galleys", giving the misleading impression that Valjean served in a Slave Galley during his imprisonment (the French name derives from the fact that the Bagne replaced the use of prisoners as galley slaves). To avoid the confusion, the 2013 translation by Christine Donougher uses the term "prison hulks" instead, which is also historically accurate, as prisoners continued to be "housed" in ships even after they were no longer used as rowers. The fact that Grantaire signs his paintings as "R" can be confusing for English readers, but in French the capital R is called "grand R", phonetically pronounced "Grahnd Air".
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Love Triangle
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Love Triangle: Marius, Cosette, Éponine.
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Color Motif
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Color Motif: The yellow convict's passport, Valjean's yellow shirt after his release, his yellow coat after his escape... Let's say, yellow is not a good colour to have around you. The color white is used multiple times to denote good or saintly behavior; most notably, Valjean's hair turns white after he saves Champmathieu at the price of his own comfort. Red is meaningful as both the colour of revolts and revolutions and the colour of prison uniforms. A man in uniform (Javert) is tailing another man (Thénardier) with (according to the narrator) the plan to put the latter also into a uniform. But with a different colour...
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Sadistic Choice
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Sadistic Choice: Marius has to choose whether to get Thénardier arrested (to save his love interest's father), even though it was his father's Last Request for Marius to repay Thénardier for saving his life. See Take a Third Option below.
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Knight Templar
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Knight Templar: Javert.
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Precision F-Strike
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Precision F-Strike: One that notoriously caused a stir in the Russian aristocracy at one point. Early on in the book, the Mot de Cambrionne is spoken, and when Anastasia circled it as one of the French words she didn't understand, embarrassment ensued between her father Czar Nicholas II and her French teacher.
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Accidental Hero
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Accidental Hero: Thénardier. First, when he accidentally saves Georges Pontmercy's life, and then again, in his attempt to blackmail Marius.
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Slasher Smile
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Slasher Smile: When Madam Thénardier tries to produce a friendly smile (towards Cosette), the author states she looks even scarier than usual.
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Blonde, Brunette, Redhead
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Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Contrary to the beliefs of many due to more recent portrayals of the characters in the musical post 2010 and the 2012 movie, Fantine has blonde hair, Cosette has brown, and Éponine's hair is described as auburn (or chestnut, depending on the translation).
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Evil Gloating
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Evil Gloating: Thénardier performs a near textbook example to Valjean when he has him captured in his room in Paris.
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Chaste Hero
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Chaste Hero: Valjean, who because of circumstances beyond his control, never had a love interest.
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Ill Girl
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Ill Girl: Fantine is reduced to a "ghost of herself," suffering from a never-exactly-named disease, and acts as a motivator for Valjean to go and retrieve her daughter — only fair, seeing as how his policies reduced her to her aforesaid state. In Valjean's defense, he didn't know about it.
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Affluent Ascetic
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Affluent Ascetic: Bishop Myriel's position comes with a large salary and a palatial official residence. He allows the local hospital to occupy the palace while he lives in a small adjoining building, and donates nearly all his salary to charity. The only touch of luxury he permits himself is his silverware, which he values for its sentimental associations more than its monetary value.
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Uptown Girl
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Uptown Girl: Played with. The Impoverished Patrician Marius falls for the well-off commoner Cosette.
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Irony
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Irony: Fantine is fired because she has an illegitimate child. She's then forced to turn to prostitution to make ends meet.
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Pride
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Pride: According to the narrator, Valjean is on the way of becoming a proud man before getting to spend four years in a convent. Not that the reader ever noticed anything different about Valjean's behaviour.
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Hope Spot
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Hope Spot: Fantine's health suddenly improves when she thinks Valjean has gone to get Cosette. Then Javert arrives to arrest him, and the ensuing argument reveals that Cosette is not there and that Valjean is a convict. The shock kills her.
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Yank the Dog's Chain: Fantine has finally been rescued from her misery and six months in jail by Madeleine, who promises to get her daughter. And then Thénardier refuses again and again to bring the child, and Javert arrests Madeleine right at her bedside, revealing that he's a wanted criminal. The shock kills her. Valjean believes himself safe in his new identity, only for Javert to make the whole thing crumble and put Valjean in front of the terrible choice of going back to prison or let an innocent go to prison in his place. Cosette and Marius have managed to get to Valjean when he's still alive – only for him to die ten minutes later.
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Felony Misdemeanor: 5 years for a loaf of bread, definitely not something the author agrees with. Inspector Javert seems to approve of these. He is perfectly willing to throw Fantine, a penniless prostitute who is on her knees begging for the life of her child, into jail for six months on account of assaulting a bourgeois who had deliberately provoked her, and who is unavailable to testify.
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Shout-Out: Hugo's mention of Claude Gueux and The Last Day of a Condemned Man is close to advertisement. A very early line mentions Mousqueton, Porthos' valet in The Three Musketeers.
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Rags to Riches
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Rags to Riches: Valjean as M Madeleine, Cosette when he adopts her. Throughout the novel, the economic position or evolution of a character marks him or her either as "one of the misérables" (not a good thing to be marked as, in this book) or as someone who could actually get a happy ending.
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Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: What Javert asks after being unmasked and captured by the students on the barricade. Answer: They don't want to waste ammunition... yet.
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Freudian Excuse: The reason for Javert's extremely harsh black and white world view and his complete inability to relate to other people. The trope is very interestingly used in Javert's situation, as he was born in prison the child of a prostitute and a thief, but completely rejects the idea that circumstances rather than evil nature can explain crime.
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Messianic Archetype
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Messianic Archetype: Jean Valjean. Enjolras, to a lesser extent. Bishop Myriel specifically endeavors to emulate Christ. He's admittedly as close as a human being could be to being perfect. The author seems to consider his political opinion (he's a royalist) his biggest flaw. Then Myriel meets with a former Revolutionary and even that changes.
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Dude Looks Like a Lady: Enjolras is often described as looking like a woman.
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Power Trio
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Power Trio: Enjolras, Combeferre, and Courfeyrac are seen as the three leaders as Les Amis de L'ABC with Enjolras as the chief, Combeferre as the guide, and Courfeyrac as the centre.
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No Name Given
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No Name Given: Inspector Javert (fans like to joke about Javert's first name actually being "Inspector"), Fantine (rare case of first name only), both Thénardiers, all of the students except Je(h)an Prouvaire and Marius Pontmercy, and many more.
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Sour Supporter
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Sour Supporter: Grantaire.
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Kill Me Now, or Forever Stay Your Hand
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Kill Me Now, or Forever Stay Your Hand: Javert to Valjean. Javert does not take it well.
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Spoiled Brat
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Spoiled Brat: Éponine and Azelma as long as their parents can afford it.
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Anti-Villain
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Anti-Villain: Valjean is a Woobie Anti-Villain before his Heel–Face Turn. Javert is found on the overlap between a Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain and a Pragmatic Hero. He's frequently nasty but he desperately believes that utter inflexibility is the only way to maintain order.
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Good Shepherd
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Good Shepherd: Bishop Myriel.
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Rich Kid Turned Social Activist
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Rich Kid Turned Social Activist: Some of the members of Les Amis de l'ABC are privileged students who nonetheless empathize with Paris's poor and try to stage a rebellion in their name. Their leader, Enjolras, is specifically mentioned to be born to a wealthy family.
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Justified Criminal: When you've got the choice between stealing and starving, few people would hesitate.
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Loads and Loads of Characters
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Loads and Loads of Characters: At least 60 named characters alone.
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Hoist by His Own Petard
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Hoist by His Own Petard: Rather than arresting Valjean the moment he recognizes him, Javert decides to toy with him and let him think he's going to get away. It ends up giving him enough time to find a way to escape.
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Girls with Moustaches
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Girls with Moustaches: Mme Thénardier has one.
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I Have Many Names
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I Have Many Names: Jean Valjean. To take directly from Wikipedia's page, "Jean Valjean: a.k.a. Monsieur Madeleine, a.k.a. Ultime Fauchelevent, a.k.a. Monsieur Leblanc, a.k.a. Urbain Fabre, a.k.a. 24601, a.k.a. 9430."
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Longing Look
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Longing Look: Marius and Cosette exchange a few of these.
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No Help Is Coming: The student revolutionaries know they can't prevail by themselves, but are counting on their actions inspiring others to join the fight. As the siege on their barricade drags on, it becomes increasingly apparent that they're on their own. They refuse to surrender, and are eventually overwhelmed.
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Embarrassing Last Name: There's an amusing tangent discussing the origins of the name of the Gorbeau House, where Valjean and Cosette end up living, and how it related to a twofold example of this. It was originally the site of a law practice run by guys named Renard (Fox) and Corbeau (Crow), who were widely mocked for their last names due to the combination of those names, especially in combination forbiddingly suggesting that they were amoral attorneys, and because it suggests the fable of the Fox and the Crow, whose verse telling by Jean de La Fontaine is almost universally known in France. Eventually, the two petitioned the king for permission to change their names, and he agreed, decreeing new surnames for them. Corbeau was luckily renamed Gorbeau, but Renard was less luckily renamed Prenard ("taker"), a name suggesting someone greedy and/or a thief.
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Last Request: After Taking the Bullet for Marius, Éponine requests a kiss on the forehead from him after she dies. He grants her request.
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Appetite = Health
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Appetite = Health: When the gravely ill Fantine thinks she's about to be reunited with her daughter Cosette, her condition improves, and her feeling hungry is one of the signs of it. Unfortunately, she isn't reunited with Cosette, and succumbs to Death by Despair.
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Conveniently Cellmates: When Thénardier and the Patron-Minette gang get arrested, only Thénardier is put into a different cell from the others, who of course quickly devise a plan together and even manage to communicate the plan to Thénardier.
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Contrived Coincidence: Too many to count; a good one is the minor thread involving Marius' grandfather's illegitimate children. Or the fact that all important characters always happen to be in the same place at the same time.
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Chekhov's Gunman
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Chekhov's Gunman: Valjean himself, due to the different names he has throughout the novel. The Jondrettes are the Thénardiers. The "young (working) man" who wears a grey blouse and cotton-velvet pantaloons is Éponine dressed as a boy. Her true identity is revealed after her Taking the Bullet for Marius at the barricades.note Hugo does hint once that "he" sounded like Éponine, but doesn't confirm it yet. Early in the novel, Valjean rescues a man named Fauchelevent from under a cart. Much later, when Valjean and Cosette are avoiding Javert, Valjean would unexpectedly meet Fauchelevent once again at a convent. Fauchelevent, who is still grateful to Valjean for everything he had done for him, would return the favour and let Valjean and Cosette stay at the convent.
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Come to Gawk
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Come to Gawk: Gavroche seems to have a habit of watching public executions. The crowd in the scene where the convict chain passes. When Valjean is trying to decide whether to keep silent or denounce himself, he imagines life in prison. Since his past (being a town's mayor under a false identity for three years) makes for a good story, he dreads being pointed out to tourists (who were indeed frequent in the shore prison of Toulon).
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Corrupt Bureaucrat
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Corrupt Bureaucrat: When Valjean is recaptured and brought to trial, the prosecutor falsely states that he was part of a gang of robbers from the south. This is a factor in Valjean receiving a death sentence (which is commuted to life).
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From the Mouths of Babes
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From the Mouths of Babes: The 2018 miniseries presents another reason why Fantine should've realized leaving Cosette with the Thenardiers was a bad idea. In the third episode, Cosette calls a nosy neighbor a bitch, and it's strongly implied she picked the word up from Madame Thenardier.
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Criminal Doppelgänger
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Criminal Doppelgänger: Champmathieu gets arrested in Jean Valjean's place because he just happens to look exactly like him.
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Last-Name Basis
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Last-Name Basis: Justified as this is the 19th century. It gets jarring when all the students call Marius Pontmercy "Marius", but refer to any other of their group by last name only. The only member of Les Amis other than Marius to get a first name is Jean Prouvaire. And not only does he get a first name, but a nickname too- 'Jehan'. One Amis member goes by many names- Lesgle, Bossuet, Laigle, Legle, L'Aigle de Meaux- none are his first name.
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The Artful Dodger
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The Artful Dodger: Gavroche. Hugo even mentions that once kids like Gavroche grow up, the world beats them down, but he assures us that as long as he's young, Gavroche is thriving. Montparnasse was one of these until he grew up to be a stylish and ruthless teenage thug.
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Two Roads Before You
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Two Roads Before You: Any other person would have to choose between To Be Lawful or Good. Javert's Moral Dilemma is pretty different:
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The Fool
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The Fool: Fantine. At first.
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Silk Hiding Steel
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Silk Hiding Steel: Sister Simplice.
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Very Loosely Based on a True Story
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Very Loosely Based on a True Story: Several parts of the story are inspired by real life events Hugo witnessed, was a part of or was told about: A convict rescuing a sailor who had fallen off a yardarm. Hugo himself saved a prostitute from arrest for assault. Marius' political Heel–Face Turn when getting closer to his father is based on Hugo. So are parts of the love story between Cosette and Marius. The June revolts of 1832. Valjean's behaviour on the barricade is similar to that of Hugo on the barricades in 1851.
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Load-Bearing Hero
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Load-Bearing Hero: Valjean, both literally and figuratively.
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Kill Him Already!
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Kill Him Already!: Justified, because much as the rebels would like to kill Javert, they have a reason for holding him prisoner for an extended length of time: they are conserving their powder and bullets, and consider killing him any way other than shooting him to be reprehensible and beneath them.
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Determinator
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Determinator: Valjean definitely shows shades of this, especially in the sewer escape and the journey to Arras, even though he knows that it would be better for him if he just gave up.
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Prisons Are Gymnasiums
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Prisons Are Gymnasiums: In two meanings: Valjean learns how to climb walls in prison (it helps that he's already super-strong) and he also learns to read and write.
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Secretly Wealthy
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Secretly Wealthy: Valjean has about 600,000 francs hidden in a forest. You wouldn't be able to tell from his lifestyle; after all, they didn't nickname him "The beggar who gives alms" for nothing.
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Younger Than They Look
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Younger Than They Look: Played with with Éponine, who's still noticeably 16, but at the same time has rather badly aged skin already due to her life of deprivation and poverty. By her second appearance as a teen, however, she's much happier, and accordingly is described as looking considerably prettier. By the time Fantine dies at 25, she's frail and white-haired.
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You Are Number 6
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You Are Number 6: Although the book is not as crazy about this one as the musical, Valjean's two prison numbers even make it to chapter title, namely "Number 24601 becomes Number 9430." However, the only one ever to refer to Valjean by his prison number is the narrator. "Number 9430 Reappears, and Cosette Wins It In the Lottery"
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Dramatic Gun Cock
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Dramatic Gun Cock: Valjean cocks his gun unsubtly after he claims Javert as his to kill.
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Shrinking Violet
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Shrinking Violet: Marius. He's so shy that he can't muster up the courage to even speak to a pretty girl.
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Clingy Jealous Girl
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Clingy Jealous Girl: Éponine.
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Big Damn Heroes
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Big Damn Heroes: Javert of all people pulls one of these during his arrest of the Thénardiers.
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Jerkass
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Subverted with Eponine. She's described to be homely, and although she's not as kind and caring as Cosette is or as passionate as Enjolras, she's not a conniving, manipulative Jerkass like her parents either.
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Where to start, poor Jean Valjean.
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The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified
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The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified: The Friends of the ABC are portrayed as heroic defenders of the common man, right down to the token drunkard. To balance the scale, however, the sympathetic Bishop Myriel is described as a once-noble victim of the Revolution of 1789, and early in the book has a debate with a dying revolutionary regarding who deserves more pity, the poor, or the nobles who are murdered for a crime that is not their fault. While he wasn't blind to the crimes committed in its name, Hugo greatly admired the French Revolution. His last novel, 93, is focused on it.
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Disco Dan
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Disco Dan: Monsieur Gillenormand is close to 90, and was a young man during the end of the Ancient Regime, and hasn't changed his attitudes, dress, etc., even though the world has changed around him. The result is that without changing anything, he's gone from a well-dressed man of the Enlightenment to a ridiculously unfashionable reactionary.
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In Which a Trope Is Described
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In Which a Trope Is Described
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Naïve Newcomer
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Naïve Newcomer: Cosette after growing up in a convent.
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Self-Made Man
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Self-Made Man: Valjean as M Madeleine.
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Garden of Love
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Garden of Love: Marius first sees Cosette when she is walking with Valjean at the Luxembourg Garden, and instantly falls for her beauty. Later, the two secretly meet in the garden at her house on Rue Plumet, where they eventually profess their love for one another.
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One Steve Limit
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One Steve Limit: Averted. There are no less than six characters named Jean, or some variation thereof — four of them in the Valjean family, which consists of Jean and Jeanne Valjean, and their children, Jean and Jeanne Valjean.
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Decomposite Character
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Decomposite Character: Valjean and Javert had the same real life prototype: Eugène François Vidocq.
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Infallible Narrator
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Infallible Narrator: Most of the time. He has the ability to describe a character's mental state and thought process (usually Valjean's), even if the character himself/herself is not able to do that.
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Promotion to Parent
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Promotion to Parent: Valjean's older sister Jeanne raises him after their parents have died.
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Redemption Equals Death
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Redemption Equals Death: Javert.
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Last-Second Word Swap
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Last-Second Word Swap: Fauchelevent: "How in Chri—stmas are you going to get out of here?"
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Inspector Javert
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Inspector Javert: The character for whom the trope is named, of course.
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Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness
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Thénardier is a frequent example of this, speaking and writing in a flowery manner that gives him the air of a philosopher/intellectual, but his writing is filled with misspellings, and Hugo comments to the effect that his obsession with Big Words shows a stupid person's understanding of what a smart person sounds like. Thénardier also frequently defends arguments by fraudulent citations of famous people, but has no actual knowledge of those authorities, except that they are famous (e.g. he will cite to the novels of someone who only wrote poetry). His wife also demonstrates this through the odd names she gave to her daughters, taken from romantic novels and popular history. This choice is very similar to the idea underlying a Ghetto Name.
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Identical Stranger
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Identical Stranger: Champmathieu, who almost takes the rap for Valjean.
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Earn Your Happy Ending
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Earn Your Happy Ending: And how!
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Together in Death
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Together in Death: What Éponine hopes will happen to her and Marius. Sadly (for her), he survives. Averted with Grantaire and Enjolras. Though they die side by side holding hands, in death Enjolras dies standing up while Grantaire falls at his feet.
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Last Stand
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Last Stand
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Evil Cannot Comprehend Good
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Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Part of the reason why Javert is Driven to Suicide, although he's far more "rigid to a fault" than "evil".
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Faking the Dead
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Faking the Dead: Valjean escapes prison this way.
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Bodybag Trick
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Bodybag Trick: Valjean gets out of the convent in a coffin in which one of the nuns was supposed to be buried.
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Have a Gay Old Time
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Have a Gay Old Time: Valjean does not like being stuck under douches.
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Living Emotional Crutch: Cosette to Jean Valjean.
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The Lady's Favour
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The Lady's Favour: Played with; Marius finds a handkerchief after Jean Valjean and Cosette pass by and thinks Cosette dropped it for him to find, but actually it's Jean Valjean's handkerchief and he lost it entirely by accident.
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Badass Preacher
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Badass Preacher: Bishop Bienvenu Myriel. He dared to pass a mountain packed with robbers, and the robbers dared not assail him. And he went alone, to spare the life of the gendarmes. At the age of 70! Later on, he of course saves Valjean's soul, going up against his entire society and gets away with it - to the benefit of Jean Valjean, Cosette, Marius, and several others.
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Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Fantine, at first. Then she cuts nearly all of it off, and what's left turns gray.
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Shown Their Work: Oh, Hugo.
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