Author Archive: Skarlet

Come and Join Me!

Two friends once lived, side by side, in a dark, scary, hopeless, and painful place. This place sustained physical life, but you could also expect degradation, abuse, and abject misery on an ongoing basis. Stephen, one of the two, wandered around and saw a lovelier place – he looked through the bars of the fence …

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Les Mis – Act I

Les Miserables Translation: The Miserables Translation: All Humans Born into this Sin-drenched World The first time I watched Les Miserables, I was confused by the lack of a “main character.” That is, at first Jean Valjean seemed to be the primary focus, but then it switched to the Revolutionaries and the main couple (Marius and …

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Les Mis – Acts II and III

Characters Introduced: The Sinner – Fantine – She is the female version of the main character – her and Jean Valjean are two sides of the same person. Valjean represents action and providing, and his fall was when he went outside of God’s will (stealing) to provide. Fantine represents trust and enjoyment, and her fall …

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Les Mis – Act IV

Act IV – Rescuing the Future / Redemption from the House of Sin Cosette is Fantine reborn. She is the “new creation,” and Fantine’s spirit and dream lives on in Cosette. This part of story opens with Cosette singing about her dream, the Castle in the Clouds, which then is interrupted.   Why is her …

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Les Miserables Character Guide

This post is not a direct continuation of my blog series on the plotline of Les Miserables. Rather, it’s just a picture that introduces the characters, in the context of the full plotline: CLICK HERE to continue to Act ?? – Stars

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Les Mis – Act ??

The song “stars” is Javert’s main number. It is placed at the beginning of the story, in the play. But in the movie, it is sung right after Valjean rescues Cosette. So, I’ll put it here after Act IV for now. Who Is Javert? At the very start of the story we learn that he …

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Les Mis – Act V

Characters Introduced: Gavroche/Enjolras – Revolutionaries – Energetic young men who see oppression and do not stand idly by: they try to protect the future by violent opposition, and seek to avenge the past through bloodshed. The brainchild of Valjean’s sin (vengeance). Marius – The love of Cosette’s Life – A handsome young man who takes …

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Les Mis – Act VI

Act VI – Death of the Flesh through Internal Consistency The nice thing about Gavroach/Enjolras is that they are internally consistent. Enjolra berates Marcus for getting distracted by love, when war is clearly the one and only solution to the problems of France. From the revolutionaries point of view, graceless law (the current gov system …

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Les Mis – Act VII [Finale]

  Act VII – Paradise Referring back to the character guide, we see that all of the characters with black have died off except for ValJean.  Of the three main female characters, both Fantine and Eponine have rested in peace, and Cosette remains.  Of the three main male characters, only the revolutionary has died – …

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The Lord of the Sabbath (The REST of Your Life, Part 2)

Jesus once explained, “the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” What does this tells us about Jesus, and what does it refer back to in the Old Testament? To me, I see that it connects with so much, it’s hard to know where to begin. I guess I’ll start with just discussing the …

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