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Jean Valjean was an alluring hero of Les Miserables for many reasonsone of which was his drastic conversion from a miserable criminal into a heroicpeaceful man Jean Valjean seems like a three dimensional character at firstBut deep inside his emotions he shows a defined viewpoint on life making him aflat character One of the most compassionate things he did was guardingCossette and treating her as if she were his own daughter He is the maincharacter therefore there would essentially be no plot without him His severaljourneys span across a length of twenty years He is an extremely strong manSometimes his strength was a burden put upon him His charisma and superhumanqualities make his character a figment of romanticism Valjean was born a decent human being Unfortunately he was born intopoverty which forced him to steal in order to survive After getting caughtstealing a loaf of bread he was imprisoned A few years later he is caughtafter escaping he is then sent to the galleys for 19 years He later escapesfrom there to goto a town where he was not wanted Still a criminal he stealssome silverware from a kind priest who gave him shelter When caught the policeask the priest if Jean stole the silverware To everyones surprise the priestsaid it was a gift this started his conversion toward a good life After this hetried to live a peaceful life He started a new factory in a new town employingseveral Then a man in a city nearby was arrested under the name Jean ValjeanJean was faced with a tough choice Rather than letting the other man take thewrap for him he chose to admit his identity to save the innocent man Later herescued Cossette from her harsh life with the Thenardiers He acted as herfather while she grew up Throughout these years Jean was faced with obstaclesthat made him choose between right and wrong He always chose the right pathFrom this Jean
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