The Transformation of Jean Valjean Exemplified in Les.
Jean Valjean. Imprisoned for stealing bread in order to feed his sister's children, Valjean is a good man turned bad by circumstances. When he meets a generous priest, he begins to turn his life around, becoming a successful businessman and later taking in the lost child Cosette.
The reader knows what a moral and righteous character Valjean is, but Javert does not have the same perspective; all he knows is that an ex-convict has gained a position of great social power in Montfermeil. Valjean is remarkable for his incredible strength and his high intelligence, two characteristics that would make a particularly dangerous criminal, if Valjean decided to pursue that life.
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.
This essay compares and contrasts the characters of Gatsby and Jean Valjean in the Les Miserable novels and films. Gatsby was a young man whose life got transformed from poverty to riches. He grew up under sheer impoverished circumstances as a young boy but became extremely wealthy. He should be about thirty years old and full of life. Raised from a struggling family, Gatsby desired riches and.
Jean Valjean vows to perpetrate his life to goodness and vindicates himself and turn outing that he has genuinely changed. In the beginning of the novel. Valjean emerges from prison as a hard-boiled felon who hates society; Myriel. nevertheless. forever alterations Valjean’s character. as Myriel compels him to go an baronial individual. which leads Valjean to back up a town in demand.
This character can be considered as Jean Valjeans’s psychopomp because through his persistent faith that Jean can be good, enables Valjean to try and change his ways for the better. However depending on the case they are faced with, all characters can act as references for psychologists in helping their patients deal with the issues in their lives. Psychologists dealing with young men can.
Who can be sure that Jean Valjean had not been on the verge of losing heart and giving up the struggle? In loving he recovered his strength. But the truth is that he was no less vulnerable than Cosette. He protected her and she sustained him. Thanks to him she could go forward into life, and thanks to her he could continue virtous. He was the child's support and she his mainstay. Sublime.