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Victor Hugo

Research Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des sièclesstand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables...

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Les Miserables

LES MISERABLES --Victor Hugo, published 1862 --the Miserable, the wretched, the miserable ones, the poor ones, the victims -- French Revolution About: Novels follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict JEAN VALJEAN and his experience of redemption. Hugo explains the work’s overarching structure: * A progress from evil to good * From justice to injustice * From falsehood to truth * From night to day * From corruption to life from...

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Claude Gueux Analysis

Victor Hugo's preface concludes the last of the Last Day of a Condemned in 1832. When he discovers in the Court Gazette of 19 March 1832, the trial transcript of a certain Claude Gueux sentenced to death for murder, he discovers an echo of his plea against the death penalty and decides to write a novel. He then transcribes the life of Claude Gueux upon entering the prison until his execution through the grounds of his crime and trial. The book is a long reflection of Victor Hugo on the roles and...

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Who To Blame In Victor Hugo's Les Miserables

Who to blame? Fantine is like a little girl who is buying a car, where the car company charges high interest, and she ends up paying an enormous sum. In Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables, both society and Fantine are to blame for her decline, though society is much more at at fault than she. Firstly, Fantine is partially to blame since she is inexperienced and naive. Likewise, society is at fault because the population dehumanizes people living in poverty. Moreover, society is responsible because...

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Les Miserables

without a doubt that there are many reoccurring themes of biographical outlines for characters. Along with that, there is the aspect of forgiveness, courage, and sacrifice. These are only a few of the main themes Hugo wanted to build up in Les Miserables. Uses theme of forgiveness"¦"¦"¦. Victor Hugo's target was to write a historical novel. This is expressed through the way the novel is affected by the French Revolution. Forgiveness, a repetitive theme in many novels took place in the beginning of Les...

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Victor Hugo – Les Misérables BACKGROUND : Victor Marie Hugo was the son of a general in Napoléon’s army, and much of his childhood was therefore spent amid the backdrop of Napoléon’s campaigns in Spain and in Italy. The first three years of his life were spent in Elba, where he learnt to speak the Italian dialect spoken in the island in addition to his mother tongue. Victor got a little education in a small school. At the age of eleven, Hugo returned to live with his mother...

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Jean Valjean and The Bishop

Thematic Analysis In Victor Hugo’s emotional excerpt, “Jean Valjean and the Bishop” from Les Miserables, he demonstrates the important effect that love and compassion can have on even the most hardened people. Set in nineteenth century France, the story is given a grim industrial tone that helps support the theme. Through the use of symbolism, strong character traits and well placed situational irony at the end of the story Hugo conveys the universal truth about life that love and compassion...

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Social Injustice in Les Miserables

Social injustice is not a new concern by any means. Victor Hugo’s 19th century novel, Les Miserables, addresses social injustice caused by both society and the legal system. This novel tells the story of a man condemned due to attempting to steal a loaf of bread for his starving family. The story follows this man as he recreates his new life, for his old was brutally taken away from him by an unscrupulous nation. Through this tragic journey, Hugo goes into details about the obscene monstrosities of...

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Les Miserables

The novel Les Misérables was written in 1862 by Victor Hugo. Behind the plot of Les Misérables lie inklings about the meaning of life and about human nature. Components of Romanticism and Realism are used by Hugo in order to successfully project his feelings about the plight of mankind. Various components of Romanticism and Realism can be found in Les Misérables, especially in the characters of Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert. Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual movement in the history...

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1770(-1840): Neo-Classicism  1770(-1850): William Wordsworth (writer) was born.  1770: Industrial Revolution had an influence on the Romantic period.  1785: Grim Brothers.  1789: French Revolution.  1800 Start of Romanticism  1802(-1885): Victor Hugo (writer) was born.  1802(-1870): Alexandre Duman, sr. (writer) was born.  1803: Romanticism welcomes Christianity.  1813: The Waltz accepted introducing a new era socializing and new music.  1813: Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice...

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