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The plot in Les Miserables us about a man convicted of a petty crime and sent to jail Heended up in prison for 21 years yet after getting out became a very compassionate andgenerous man He was also an excellent father figure to a young girl Although he was avery good man he went through many trials and hardships At the beginning of Les Miserables Jean Valjean could not afford to support hissisters family so in his desperation he stole a loaf of bread For this small crime he wassent to prison for five years but because of attempted escapes he was forced to stay forWhen Jean Valjean was released from prison he stole from a young chimneysweep That second crime caused Valjean to be wanted by the law Yet somehowValjean managed to get a job in a factory of a small town While working there Valjeandevised a way to make the products better while at the same time making them for alotcheaper Valjean became very rich and was very generous with his money Valjeanbecame mayor and built schools gave money to the poor and helped nearly everyone inOne day Valjean visited the police office and met a poor woman named Fantinewho was falsely accused of a petty crime She was trying to work to support her child Valjean took Fantine under his wing and helped her But in the meantime Jean Valjeanturned himself in to the authorities to save a man who was accused of being JeanValjean and stealing from the chimney sweep Fantine dies before valjean was capturedand taken back to jail Not long after being sent to prison Valjean managed to escape Valjean then showed his character and compassion by going straight to Fantinesdaughter Cossette and taking her away from the terrible people that were keeping her Valjean and Cossette loved each other very much and had plenty of money fromValjeans fortune Javert the police chief still tried to find Valjean Valjean
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