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What Les Miserables Reveals about Modern Women
What Les Miserables Reveals about Modern Women

What Les Miserables Reveals about Modern Women


Jan 9 2013
The plight that befalls Fantine still affects millions of women today.

Anne Hathaway remarked upon the same: "I came to the realization that I had been thinking about Fantine as someone who lived in the past, but she doesn't. She's living in New York City right now." Now we see that Fantine's action was sexual slavery, not prostitution. She was fortunate that Valjean stepped in to care for Cosette as she was dying, but he was no Christ figure. He could not save Fantine from the past that haunted her, could not bring her back from the dead. He was a man changed by grace who saw a woman in need of what he had once received. In her face, he saw himself and he saw God.

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