Fantine Essay

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Fantine Fantine is the first part in the novel Les Miserables and it is the part that gets you acquainted with all or most of the characters in the book. The first part of the book explains to the reader that Jean Valjean is an escaped convict who is just trying to get his life back together but the people wont let him because of the aforementioned fact. The only person who let him into his home what the Bishop of Digne. In this part of the book the Bishop shows his hospitality to Jean by allowing him in his house to dine and sleep for the evening and with all this hospitality Jean still betrays him and steals the Bishops silver from the cabinet. Upon getting caught the next day the Bishop shows even more kindness by saying that Jean did not steal the silver but that he gave it to Jean. After this Jean started walking and ended up in the town of Montreuil-sur-mer. Fantine is another character that is introduced in this Part. Fantine is a single mother who has one daughter named Cosette. Fantine asks another family, the Thenardieners, to take care of Cosette for her and offers money in exchange. The family accepts the offer but treats poor Cosette like a slave in their home and shows her no love.Fantine then continues her journey and ends up in the town of Monreuil-sur-mer. She is working at a factory own and run by Monsieur Madeleine, who coincidentally is Jean Valjean.She becomes Jean's...

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