The Importance Of Voice In Les Miserables
Her character fit very well into the show. She looked miserable, and the show is literally called, “The Miserables.”
One theme that really stuck out to me in Les Miserables was the theme of self-sacrifice. Another was love and compassion. I think that to really love a person, you must be willing to have some sort of self-sacrifice. It could vary of different levels of sacrifice, probably not cutting all of your hair off to save your child, but other more modern ways of self sacrifice. One quote in the very last song of the show, (Epilogue) right before the people come down singing “do you hear the people sing” from the isles, the leads sing a beautiful line together that says, “To love another person is to see the face of God.” To love someone means to care, to have compassion, to sacrifice. They all work together. And, in Les Mis Victor Hugo I think shows this perfectly, and when put into music the message carries a different meaning. That meaning is that you can love another person no matter how much you hate them. Jean Valjean let Javer go, and Javer let Jon Valjean go. The two characters hated each other. But, the message of love. Hope, compassion, and self sacrifice first come into play when Jean Valjean goes to steal a loaf of bread.