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Jean Valjean's Redemtion in Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Date Submitted: 08/21/2001 01:04:31
Category: / Literature / European Literature
Length: 2 pages (615 words)
Les Miserables                                                                        Les Miserables         Set in 19th century France, Victor Hugo's historical novel, Les Miserables, portrays the protagonist, Jean Valjean, in his struggle with his past. Even in the face of societal condemnation, he sacrifices himself repeatedly for his loved ones as well for his moral and political convictions. Throughout the novel, Jean must redeem his character proving his ability to be trustworthy, selfless, and loyal.         Throughout this novel, Jean Valjean proves to himself and …
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…loyal and not a criminal, with no morals.         Throughout the novel, Jean must redeem his character proving his ability to be trustworthy, selfless, and loyal. . Within the story, Jean Valjean shows that the thoughts of the people and the government are against him, but during the story he proves them wrong. Jan Valjean shows that 19 years in prison, and that he can still be a good human being with characteristics of trustworthiness, selflessness, and loyalty.
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