Les Miserables: Jean Valjean
Jean Valjean was an alluring hero of Les Miserables for many reasons,
one of which was his drastic conversion from a miserable criminal into a heroic,
peaceful man. Jean Valjean seems like a three dimensional character at first.
But deep inside his emotions he shows a defined viewpoint on life making him a
flat character. One of the most compassionate things he did was guarding
Cossette and treating her as if
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wrong, black and white,
which made him two dimensional.
His life was lead one way, his personality proved to respond one way,
and his relevance to the story was set out in one way. This way was the way that
things were done justly in his mind. His relevence to the entire structure of
the story set aside from being the main character was crucial. He was portrayed
as both the hero and the miserable.