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Naton YeValMr PicklesEngJanuary 14 1997Les MiserablesNaton NeValMr PicklesEnglish January 14 1997Les Miserables Set in 19th century France Victor Hugos 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 loyal Throughout this novel Jean Valjean proves to himself and to his town that he is trustworthy Jean Valjean promises a mother Fatine on her deathbed that he will bring her daughter back and fulfills his promiseOn the evening of the same day that Jean Valjean had rescued Cossete from the clutches of the Thenardiers 95 The child is Cossete she was given away to the Thenadiers a family that deceives Fantine and uses her daughter for labor and money Later in the novel Jean Valjean meets a family in poverty by the name of the Jondrettes He promises them that he will give them money for the payment of there house He brings them money and because of him they have the fortunate opportunity to stay under a roof YeVal 2In another incident Jean Valjean receives a exclusive letter from Marius a young man that is in love with Cossete The letter is addressed to Cossete and even though Jean Valjean regrets the possibility of Cossete leaving him he turns the letter over to her Jan Valjean proves that he does not have a mind of a criminal and could be trustworthyJean Valjean shows that he does not care about himself and that he has only a dedication on helping others When Jean Valjean first enters the city of M sur M he goes to drastic measures by pulling two children from a burning house Throughout the story Jean Valjean risks being identified by the officials and death by taking
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