I honestly wish your life was better and that you had a better family life. Following their parents' example, Éponine and Azelma are unkind to Cosette and treat her like a servant. I cannot believe you hardly had any good things happen in your life. Éponine is not caught, as she had slipped away from her post for a tryst with Montparnasse, a member of Patron-Minette. Patron-Minette - Actually four people, Patron-Minette is a Parisian crime ring so close-knit that its four members—Montparnasse, Babet, Claquesous, and Gueulemer—are described as four heads of the same violent beast. At the exit, he is confronted by Javert, who had pursued Thénardier there and was watching the exit in hopes of catching him.
She's also got some backbone. Éponine leaves, but not before picking up a piece of hardened bread from Marius' bureau and biting into it. In the novel, she and Marius are already at the barricades, and she blocks a soldier's shot meant for Marius. I do agree that it doesn't seem strong that she would choose to 'kill' her loved one since he didn't want to be with her. As the crime unfolds, Marius attempts to stop Thénardier by tossing the note Éponine wrote earlier through a crack in the wall. He finds fulfillment in loving his adopted daughter and helping people who are in difficult situations, even when it means risking his own life and welfare. It shows love in several forms, which is why it is fitting Les Mis is home to this youthful love triangle.
Pontmercy is severely wounded at the Battle of Waterloo, and mistakenly believing that Thénardier has saved his life, he asks that Marius honor this debt. I also have to disagree with you on the part that 'she's supposed to represent redemption in her dying speech , but she's far too dark and destructive'. After both boy's first day of school goes horribly wrong, a chance encounter between the two and a small student activist group might just help them get through the school year. Cosette quickly writes to tell Marius and pays Éponine, whom she mistakes for a workman, to deliver the letter to Marius. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg. Gavroche Thénardier Gender Male Born 1820 Died June 6, 1832 novel Cause of Death Shot at the barricade novel Eye Color Brown Hair Color Cocoa brown Family father mother older sister older sister younger brothers, novel Voice Actor Gavroche Thénardier born 1820 is the only son of the Thénardier family. She is later caught and joins Azelma in prison.
I like each of them for different reasons. That's certainly not the mark of a strong independent woman that people on this thread seem to think she is. He then allows Valjean to visit her each evening, but makes those visits increasingly difficult until Valjean stops coming. Éponine and Azelma participate in the crime by keeping watch outside for the police. Dear Cosette, Marius, and Eponine, You three are part of one of my favorite sub-plots in Les Mis. She tries to have a conversation with him, but he is unresponsive.
I just want to know what you think? Eponine scares me a little. In most productions of this adaptation, she is made to have a more romanticized, sympathetic, likeable and relatable presentation of her character and she is not as manipulative. Although Fantine dies before seeing her daughter, Valjean becomes determined to look after the young girl. When her father threatens her, she shows her bravery: What do I care if my body's picked up in the street tomorrow morning, beaten to death by my own father — or found in a year's time in the ditches round Saint-Cloud or the Île des Cygnes, along with the garbage and the dead dogs? She fights for what she wants. Pitying her, Marius gives her five francs, and she thanks him in a chain of.
Éponine leaves the apartment and she and Azelma are sent outside the building to watch for the police. I also found that Eponine was far stronger physically and psychologically. Coincidentally, and unbeknown to Éponine, they turn out to be Valjean and Cosette. Determined that no one else will have Marius, she decides to accompany Courfeyrac to the barricades. She also tells him the bullet has pierced through her hand and went out through her back.
I know your life started out well with you appearing to be loved by her parents. They live in utter squalor. Marius makes Éponine swear not to tell her father the address, and calls her by her name. I think just about everyone likes Eponine better. Hugo depicts Éponine again in 1832. I think from a modern perspective that Eponine is the better character. Marius writes a farewell letter to Cosette, which is delivered to Valjean by.
Sometimes I add in movie reviews, book reviews, and about my life in general. Tripe and sausage and the tipple to wash it down for two whole blooming days. Marius soon meets Cosette in the gardens of the house and the two profess their love to each other. She then goes to the Rue Plumet, expecting Marius to visit Cosette at his usual time. The next day, Valjean takes Cosette away from the Thénardiers in Fantine's place, and while walking away from the Inn, the duo run into Gavroche and Chou Chou. He was madly in love with Adele his wife and thought her so very beautiful.
Valjean leaves the inn and returns with an expensive new doll which he offers to Cosette. There's definitely a culture gap with how we feel about Cosette character as written now as apposed to 1865, she's not the heroine of modern times, but I think that Marius made the right choice. Not that I don't like Eponine as a character I do. They're foils; they're supposed to be compared, that's the point of a foil! On a side note, I don't really think that the in-laws should matter in loving someone. In the novel, Mabeuf was the first to die and is mourned, and only Marius is with Éponine during and after her own death.