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22nd Mar '17 9:56:13 AM Darkknightskye
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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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* ** 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.
22nd Mar '17 9:55:51 AM Darkknightskye
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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.
1st Mar '17 5:32:18 PM PaulA
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** The fact that Grantaire signs his paintings as "R" can be confusing for English readers, but in French the capital is called "grand R", phonetically pronounced "Grahnd Air".

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** 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".
1st Mar '17 5:30:47 PM PaulA
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* IfICantHaveYou: Éponine to Marius. She gives him a false message that his friends are expecting him at the barricade. Distraught due to the belief that Cosette had left for England, he goes there. Éponine goes back there herself, hoping that they will both die there together.

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* IfICantHaveYou: Éponine to Marius. She When Marius thinks Cosette is gone forever and is emotionally vulnerable, Éponine gives him a false message that his friends are expecting him at the barricade. Distraught due to the belief that Cosette had left for England, he goes there. Éponine goes back there herself, hoping that they will both die there together. Although she does belatedly redeem herself somewhat by throwing herself in front of a gun aimed at him, and admitting her dishonesty, Hugo makes it clear that part of her act was just that she did want him to die, she just didn't want to ''see'' it so she chose to go first. And as she's dying in his arms she does say "We're all going to die, and I'm so happy".



** Éponine helps Marius to find Cosette, despite the fact that she's also in love with him.
*** But then when Marius thinks Cosette is gone forever and is emotionally vulnerable, Éponine anonymously informs him that his friends have joined the uprising knowing that he'll throw himself onto the barricades, and she goes along too because she would rather they die together than anybody else have him. Although she does belatedly redeem herself somewhat by throwing herself in front of a gun aimed at him, and admitting her dishonesty, Hugo makes it clear that part of her act was just that she did want him to die, she just didn't want to ''see'' it so she chose to go first. And as she's dying in his arms she does say "We're all going to die, and I'm so happy". See IfICantHaveYou above. The musical softened and simplified the character of Éponine considerably, and many fans have absolutely no idea of the moral complexity and culpability of the character as portrayed in the novel.

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** Éponine helps Marius to find Cosette, despite the fact that she's also in love with him.
*** But then when Marius thinks Cosette is gone forever and is emotionally vulnerable, Éponine anonymously informs him that his friends have joined the uprising knowing that he'll throw himself onto the barricades, and she goes along too because she would rather they die together than anybody else have
him. Although she does belatedly redeem herself somewhat by throwing herself in front of a gun aimed at him, She doesn't manage to keep it up, though, and admitting her dishonesty, Hugo makes it clear that part of her act was just that she did want him to die, she just didn't want to ''see'' it so she chose to go first. And as she's dying in his arms she does say "We're all going to die, and I'm so happy". See slides into IfICantHaveYou above. The musical softened and simplified the character of Éponine considerably, and many fans have absolutely no idea of the moral complexity and culpability of the character as portrayed in the novel.later.



*** The Swedish translation is ''Samhällets Olycksbarn'' that translates to roughly "The Society's unfortunate children"



** The fact that Grantaire signs his paintings as "R" can be confusing for English readers, but his name in French actually means "Capital R."
*** To clarify, in French the capital R is phonetically pronounced "Grahnd Air" Therefore, Grantair and the capital R sound almost exactly alike.

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** The fact that Grantaire signs his paintings as "R" can be confusing for English readers, but his name in French actually means "Capital R."
*** To clarify,
in French the capital R is called "grand R", phonetically pronounced "Grahnd Air" Therefore, Grantair and the capital R sound almost exactly alike.Air".
1st Mar '17 4:44:59 PM CockroachCharlie
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*** To clarify, in French the capital R is phonetically pronounced "Grahnd Air" Therefore, Grantair and the capital R sound almost exactly alike.
1st Mar '17 3:04:09 PM CockroachCharlie
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** Eponine to Marius to a lesser degree. A large part of her attraction to him is his big heart and his gift to her family.
5th Feb '17 9:14:28 PM SwampAdder
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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Cosette to Jean Valjean.
1st Feb '17 4:18:35 PM CockroachCharlie
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** Jean Valjean (who turns into a bookworm in later life).

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** Jean Valjean (who turns into a bookworm in later life).Valjean.
26th Jan '17 5:50:37 AM snichols1973
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10th Jan '17 5:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Cynic}}: Grantaire.

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* {{Cynic}}: TheCynic: Grantaire.
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