Reflection on les miserables 1508 words | 7 pages reflection on les miserables les misérables, which means “the miserables ones” in english, is a musical portrayal of the french revolution the musical is an epic tale and portrayal of the spirit of the very poor, people who have suffered throughout their lives. Introduction les miserables is a french novel by victor hugo in the english world, les miserables can be translated from the french as the miserables , the wretched, the miserable ones, the poor ones, the wretched poor, or the victims.
Bbc adapts victor hugo's les miserables for tv drama paris (afp) - he is worshipped as a saint in thousands of vietnamese temples and held up as a prophet of european unity and a human rights hero for his campaigning against the death penalty. Ultimately, hugo's view of human nature is a contemporary one hugo suggests that the change and ability to transform oneself can be a source of great power within the human being. Eugene debs, who was given the middle name victor in honor of hugo, read les misérables over and over throughout his life, both in french and english the brutality of poverty—the theme of hugo’s.
Les miserables, a captivating novel by victor hugo, tells the story of multiple people's journey to overcome society's judgment of them hugo uses les miserables to convey the message that people are capable of change hugo develops his theme through the characters eponine, jean valjean and javert. Les miserables is the great epic masterpiece of the mid-nineteenth century begun in 1845, the year louis philippe conferred a peerage and a lifetime seat in the senate upon victor hugo, it was completed when the author was living in exile in the channel islands. Victor hugo's portrayal of human nature in les miserables pages 1 words 810 view full essay more essays like this: les miserables, victor hugo, portrayal of human nature not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university les miserables, victor hugo, portrayal of human nature not sure what i'd do without.
Eugene debs, who was given the middle name victor in honor of hugo, read les misérables over and over throughout his life, both in french and english the brutality of poverty—the theme of hugo’s masterpiece—was something he never forgot. Les mis rables is at once a tense thriller that contains one of the most compelling chase scenes in all literature, an epic portrayal of the nineteenth-century french citizenry, and a vital dramahighly particularized and poetic in its rendition but universal in its implicationsof the redemption of one human being. If one were to ask what the basis of human nature and civilization encompasses, i would tell them to read victor hugo’s epic novel, les miserables (1862) set in various locations in france, spanning from 1815 to 1832, the novel follows the main protagonist, jean valjean. Personal change figures prominently in the first few chapters of les misérables, as hugo uses myriel and valjean to demonstrate that change is a vital part of human nature on the one hand, hugo uses myriel to show the positive effects of change myriel leaves for italy as a spoiled aristocrat but.
The enduring relevance of victor hugo by megan behrent issue #89: features share “today is sunday and i’ve been reading hugo’s account of waterloo in ‘les miserables’ and preparing my mind for something of the same sort at the heart of his battle with javert is a debate about the criminalization of the poor and human. Les miserables by victor hugo 807 words | 3 pages in his novel, les miserables, victor hugo identifies the principle social evils of french society through the actions and qualities of his characters. A description of the expectations of man in the iliad hugo hugo had mellowed in victor hugo be made wicked by man can a soul a description of crip knowledge and codes be a biography and critique of the german writer herman hesse so completely 2-3-2013 the strange power of les mis of les victor hugos portrayal of human nature in les miserables miserables victor hugos portrayal of human. Uva professor provides insight into victor hugo's views on things that matter november 13, 2009 hugo does have an optimistic view of the human capacity for progress, and i wanted more people to know what he thought and be able to enjoy his work, barnett said explaining his viewpoint to his critics in the preface to his 1856 les.
Ultimately, hugo's view of human nature is a contemporary one hugo suggests that the change and ability to transform oneself can be a source of great power within the human being it is this malleability that represents how the human being's nature can ultimately be see as one directed towards good and socially redemptive elements. Analysis: books one–two personal change figures prominently in the first few chapters of les misérables, as hugo uses myriel and valjean to demonstrate that change is a vital part of human nature on the one hand, hugo uses myriel to show the positive effects of change.
Five social problems that can be found in victor hugo’s les miserables are: 1) the government implements unfair and unjust punishment punishment for example, jean valjean was imprisoned for 19 years for merely stealing a loaf of bread to feed his eight starving nieces and nephews. The huge success of les miserables as a didactic work on behalf of the poor and oppressed is due to his poetic and myth-enlarged view of human nature--v s pritchett product description it has been said that victor hugo has a street named after him in virtually every town in france.