Few novels have influenced the social and emotional outcomes as did the famous novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables. Indeed, the latter, however, pacing carefully and moult convolutions life of one man, Jean Valjean, has a flowering aspects, fully human and areas characterized by something register the occult aspects of world of mystery. It is to these aspects that we will try to hold on to in this brief analysis. But before you start it must be stressed a key point: the subordination of the field of the social realm of belief. In fact, the office is largely influenced and even founded by Believing broad field and in which you can store religions and superstitions. And who better than Monseigneur Myriel is this strange sphere even this territory almost unattainable what the religious? We will try, through our analysis, to understand the religious figure in Les Miserables. To do this, we will try to accurately capture the essence of the character of Bishop Myriel and find the nature of belief advocated in this novel.
First, we must emphasize that the nineteenth century was a wealth of political experience to the century France as well as many European powers. However, the emergence of these political experience has almost always meant the defeat and sidelining of religion. Thus, in order to fill this gap, this ontological gap, it took somehow injected into the company something of the order of religious, something within a global community ethic like at any point, or nearly necessary, the requirements of the religion. In other words, the disappearance of Truth creates the appearance of a legal, more or less valid in the long term, but often accepted by common sense. It can be said that Bishop Myriel clearly embodies the moral, the discovery of a god to the main protagonist. It is true that Bishop Myriel brand, we can not contradict, a new stage, a profound change, a sort of metamorphosis itself to Jean Valjean but leads point to complete happiness, full realization, death looming down the road, a physical death without a real affirmation of the world live in the world of Existed. But do not we abluons in a stream too Platonic and rather try to observe the concrete steps of the life of the main character, before, during and after his meeting with Monsignor Myriel. If we look a little closer, we can see that the life of Jean Valjean before meeting with this priest, was a life under the sign of the fault, at least in the legal sense, to the extent that the Act prohibits a strictly theft, regardless of its nature and scope. In addition, he met one night of hunger, a cold night, with Monseigneur Myriel, already marked by the appearance of not without pathos heterodox spots. Indeed, it is in the nature of the right to enjoy a well when it is in need man. It would be unfair to say that accepting meals Monseigneur Myriel, Jean Valjean which thank god he does not believe and which he does not believe either in the future. Instead, he will adore a determined human and therefore included in the final goodness.
[Terry: I don’t care if this IS a joke. It would be better than 90% of what’s on.]
If you’re at all familiar with the Les Misérables fandom, you’ll know that there are a lot of modern-day AU fanfics. Like a lot. People love writing Victor Hugo‘s unjustly persecuted criminal, law-obsessed detective, and merry band of revolutionaries (mostly the revolutionaries) into a current setting where everyone has cell phones and laptops and they don’t all die.
And now a modern-day version of Les Misérables is happening. As a TV show. On Fox. By Veronica Mars showrunner Rob Thomas. The synopsis sounds kind of ridiculous, but I don’t know if I mean that in a good way or a bad way. An modern-day Les Misérables TV show. My brain doesn’t know what it’s doing.
…the contemporary take on Les Misérables is a primetime soap about a brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who fights to evade the consequences of his own unjust conviction many years before. He must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocent people, and manage his tumultuous family and romantic life — all while staying one step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who refuses to let the ghosts of the past die.
His “his tumultuous family and romantic life”? Is Jean Valjean going to get some? This actually does sound like a meh lawyer show. But on the other hand, though I’ve never seen Veronica Mars, I’ve heard from multiple people that it’s a wonderful revisionist-y take on the crime genre, so that gives me some faith.
You know what would give me more faith?
Les Amis as college students.
I mean, there’s really no other sane option. Right, Rob? There isn’t.
- TV: Newswire: Fox dreams a dream that Les Misérables is a TV show about lawyers (avclub.com)
- Veronica Mars Creator Planning Les Miserables Series (contactmusic.com)
- The ‘Les Miserables’ TV series is fanfic brought to life (dailydot.com)
27 Friday, September 2013
- Les Misérables and the Death Grip of Works-Based Worldviews (str.typepad.com)
- Review of Les Miserable! (queenslogic.com)
- ‘Les Miserables’ @ Cohoes Music Hall (timesunion.com)
- In the Sewer with Jean Valjean (debbie740.wordpress.com)
- The Creator of Veronica Mars Is Doing a Modern-Day Les Misérables TV Show For Fox (themarysue.com)