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a true revelation

“There is always a rainbow after the rain.” This phrase came to mind when I saw the movie. It is towards repentance, selfless love, forgiveness, compassion and amnesty. Les Miserables for me was an excellent musical performance in the world. Last week, I had the opportunity to see Les Miserables 2012 and I enjoyed it. Starring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russel Crowe as Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Isabelle Allen as Little Cosette, Amanda Seyfried as Adult Cosette, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Samantha Barks as Eponine, and Daniel Huttlestone as Gavroche. However, the film caught my attention because of the actors and actresses who played their roles effectively.

At first, Jean Valjean (24601) was released from 19 years in prison by Inspector Javert. Once released, he pieced together his identity from stolen silver as a mayor and factory owner. With that act, Javert will find him to take him back to jail. I admired him more when he showed love to Fantine by taking care of her until her death and then adopting Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. He showed her love for her and treated Cosette as her own daughter, that he would go to any lengths to protect her from her.

We are introduced to Fantine, who is burdened with an illegitimate child. She soon found out about it from her co-workers, causing her to lose her job. Fantine turned to prostitution for the sake of her daughter Cosette. Nowadays, I know that prostitution is very common among us. There are vulnerable and destitute people all over the world like Fantine. And I believed that by helping them not only from the government but from all of us, we can make a difference.

Another character that catches my attention is Cosette. She plays an attractive role in the movie. Like her mother, she too suffered. But in Cosette’s case, she is in the hands of her mother’s family to whom she entrusts herself. At her young age, she was mistreated and abused by them. She was annoyed that Fantine trusted her beloved Cosette to care for her for these cruel people, but she was relieved when she was adopted by Jean Valjean, who took on the responsibility of being a father and mother to her.

I felt great admiration for the next character, Gavroche. Emblem to youth, showing that he can make a difference. At his young age, showing courage and great self-confidence, he joined the revolutionaries at the barricade. There, without fear, he revealed that Javert is actually a spy. Then there was an exchange of fire with the soldiers. Gavroche heard Enjolras say that they are short of dry ammunition. He is very determined that he can help. He walks a path on the barricade to get dry ammunition from dead soldiers. While he was collecting cartridges and singing, the soldiers shot him. This brave Gavroche makes me realize that you can do something, we can make a difference despite our age. I salute you for that!

On the other hand, Inspector Javert completes the quintessence of the story. He was very determined to send Jean Valjean back to jail. He spent almost his life just to find it. Javert was so obsessed. Well, maybe he did it because he met Jean Valjean. But on the other hand, he failed. 24601, Jean Valjean, whom he hated so much, did not dare to shoot him, but instead showed forgiveness. Javert finally realized his selfish actions and committed suicide.

In the end, Jean Valjean went to the convent, away from Cosette. But before he left, he revealed his past to Marius and did not dare to tell Cosette and instead told her that he was only going to travel. But once Marius learned that Jean Valjean was the man who saved him in the revolution, the couple went to the convent to comfort him on his deathbed.

I definitely love the movie because I’m a music-loving person. There the songs were largely delivered by the artists. These songs are some of the best theatrical pieces I’ve ever heard. This story exposes things in the world such as unfair judgments, discrimination, and injustice. Les Miserables is a form of film that enlightened our minds to see what is going on around us and what we can do about it. Love conquers all; they will even sacrifice their lives for their loved ones and others. As long as our domain is love, there is peace. No matter what happens, the goodness is still there. Even bad people can become better people. Whatever the struggles, however big your problem is, just always remember that God is in control. Overall the movie was great! Now, who among the characters was considered as yourself?

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