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* NoHelpIsComing: 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.


* HeroicBastard: Both Fantine and Cosette.

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* HeroicBastard: Both Cosette, who is born to Fantine and Cosette.Félix Tholomyès, her lover. She's also one of the most heroic characters to be found in the novel.

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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: 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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* EmbarassingLastName: 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 [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast those names, especially in combination forbiddingly suggesting]] that they were [[AmoralAttorney amoral attorneys]], and because it suggests [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fox_and_the_Crow_(Aesop) the fable of the Fox and the Crow]], whose verse telling by Creator/JeanDeLaFontaine 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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* PrecisionFStrike: 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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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: On the subject of "Dungeons", as opposed to "chambers of punishment":
--> In former times, those severe places where the discipline of the prison delivers the convict into his own hands, were composed of four stone walls, a stone ceiling, a flagged pavement, a camp bed, a grated window, and a door lined with iron, and were called ''dungeons''; but the dungeon was judged to be too terrible; nowadays they are composed of an iron door, a grated window, a camp bed, a flagged pavement, four stone walls, and a stone ceiling, and are called ''chambers of punishment''. A little light penetrates towards midday. The inconvenient point about these chambers which, as the reader sees, [[LemonyNarrator are not dungeons]], is that they allow the persons who should be at work to think.


''Les Misérables'' (1862) is a sprawling epic by Creator/VictorHugo, the seeds of which can be found in some of his earlier, shorter works, such as his novel(la) ''[[Literature/TheLastDayOfACondemnedMan 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 was made into a very well-known [[Theatre/LesMiserables musical play]] that has run for nearly thirty years.

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''Les Misérables'' (1862) is a sprawling epic by Creator/VictorHugo, the seeds of which can be found in some of his earlier, shorter works, such as his novel(la) ''[[Literature/TheLastDayOfACondemnedMan 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 [[Theatre/LesMiserables musical play]] that has run for nearly thirty years.


--> 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 **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 **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 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.


* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone who knows about France's history will know that [[spoiler:the June Revolution will not succeed, since Louis is overthrown in 1848]].

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* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone who knows about France's history will know that [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The June Revolution will not can't succeed, since Louis is gets overthrown in 1848]].18 years after the novel ends]].


* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone who knows about France's history will know that [[spoiler:the June Revolution will not succeed, since Louis is overthrown in 1848]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Javert has a small mental meltdown after Madeleine tells him to let Fantine go, because from his law obsessed perspective, it's simply not done, and when it is, resorts to just staring blankly into space for a few minutes. It's largely played for laughs, but it shows just ''how'' dependant his state of mind is on his worldview being intact, and [[spoiler: which is demonstrated once more when he commits suicide when his worldview is completely debunked by Jean Valjean saving his life.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Javert has a small mental meltdown after Madeleine tells him to let Fantine go, because from his law obsessed perspective, it's simply not done, and when it is, resorts to just staring blankly into space for a few minutes. It's largely played for laughs, but it shows just ''how'' dependant his state of mind is on his worldview being intact, and [[spoiler: which is demonstrated once more when he commits suicide when his worldview is completely debunked by Jean Valjean saving his life.]]


* Foreshadowing: Javert has a small mental meltdown after Madeleine tells him to let Fantine go, because from his law obsessed perspective, it's simply not done, and when it is, resorts to just staring blankly into space for a few minutes. It's largely played for laughs, but it shows just ''how'' dependant his state of mind is on his worldview being intact, and [[spoiler: which is demonstrated once more when he commits suicide when his worldview is completely debunked by Jean Valjean saving his life.]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: Javert has a small mental meltdown after Madeleine tells him to let Fantine go, because from his law obsessed perspective, it's simply not done, and when it is, resorts to just staring blankly into space for a few minutes. It's largely played for laughs, but it shows just ''how'' dependant his state of mind is on his worldview being intact, and [[spoiler: which is demonstrated once more when he commits suicide when his worldview is completely debunked by Jean Valjean saving his life.]]

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* Foreshadowing: Javert has a small mental meltdown after Madeleine tells him to let Fantine go, because from his law obsessed perspective, it's simply not done, and when it is, resorts to just staring blankly into space for a few minutes. It's largely played for laughs, but it shows just ''how'' dependant his state of mind is on his worldview being intact, and [[spoiler: which is demonstrated once more when he commits suicide when his worldview is completely debunked by Jean Valjean saving his life.]]

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* GardenOfLove: 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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