Presentation on theme: "At the end of the Day character : Poor people of France At the end of the day you're another day older And that's all you can say for the life of the poor."— Presentation transcript:
At the end of the Day character : Poor people of France At the end of the day you're another day older And that's all you can say for the life of the poor It's a struggle, it's a war And there's nothing that anyone's giving One more day standing about, what is it for? One day less to be living. At the end of the day you're another day colder And the shirt on your back doesn't keep out the chill And the righteous hurry past They don't hear the little ones crying And the plague is coming on fast, ready to kill One day nearer to dying! At the end of the day there's another day dawning And the sun in the morning is waiting to rise Like the waves crash on the sand Like a storm that'll break any second There's a hunger in the land There's a reckoning still to be reckoned and There's gonna be hell to pay At the end of the day! (Lyrics from www.elyrics.net)
I dreamed a dream character: fantine A working-class girl who leaves her hometown to seek her fortune in Paris, Fantines innocent affair with a dapper student leaves her pregnant and abandoned. Although she is frail, she makes a Herculean effort to feed herself and her daughter, Cosette. Even as she descends into prostitution, she never stops caring for Cosette who is being boarded by the Thénardiers. Fantine represents the destruction that nineteenth-century French society cruelly wreaks on the less fortunate.
I had a dream my life would be So much different from this hell I'm living So different now from what it seemed Now life has killed the dream I dreamed. www.elyrics.net I dreamed a dream LYRICS There was a time when men were kind When their voices were soft And their words inviting There was a time when love was blind And the world was a song And the song was exciting There was a time, then it all went wrong… I dreamed a dream in times gone by When hope was high and life worth living I dreamed that love would never die I dreamed that God would be forgiving Then I was young and unafraid And dreams were made and used and wasted There was no ransom to be paid No song unsung, no wine untasted He slept a summer by my side He filled my days with endless wonder He took my childhood in his stride But he was gone when autumn came And still I dream he'll come to me That we'll live the years together But there are dreams that cannot be And there are storms we cannot weather
Master of the House characters : ThÉnardiers Master of the house, keeper of the zoo Ready to relieve 'em of a sou (French currency) or two. Watering the wine, making up the weight Pickin' up their knick-knacks when they can't see straight Everybody loves a landlord Everybody's bosom friend I do whatever pleases Jesus! Won't I bleed 'em in the end! Charge 'em for the lice, extra for the mice Two percent for looking in the mirror twice Here a little slice, there a little cut Three percent for sleeping with the window shut When it comes to fixing prices There are a lot of tricks I knows How it all increases, all them bits and pieces Jesus! It's amazing how it grows! (Lyrics from www.elyrics.net) Monsieur and Madame Thénardier run an inn and were boarding Cossette (Fantines daughter). They made a big profit margin by cheating their guests.
On My Own characters : Eponine The daughter of Monsieur and Madame Thénardier, Eponine grew up with Cosette. As young children, Eponine lived in comfort while Cosette was treated as a servant. Now years later, Cosette lives a pampered life supplied by her adoptive father Jean Val Jean. Both girls fall in love with young student and revolutionary Marius. In this song, Eponine realizes that Marius loves Cosette and Eponines love for him is unrequited. Eponine Cosette & Marius
On My Own Lyrics On my own pretending he's beside me All alone, I walk with him till morning Without him, I feel his arms around me And when I lose my way I close my eyes And he has found me In the rain the pavement shines like silver All the lights are misty in the river In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight And all I see is him and me forever and forever I love him, but when the night is over He is gone, the river's just a river Without him, the world around me changes The trees are bare and everywhere The streets are full of strangers I love him, but every day I'm learning All my life, I've only been pretending Without me, his world will go on turning A world that's full of happiness That I have never known I love him I love him I love him But only on my own (Lyrics from www.elyrics.net)
Other important characters Jean Valjean & Bishop Myriel Jean Valjean was sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving nephew. After twenty years of hard labor he is released but as an ex- convict, he finds it difficult to find work. In a moment of desperation, he steals silver from the home of Bishop Myriel. As he is caught and brought to the home to face the charges, the Bishop shows him mercy by claiming that the silver was a gift to Jean Valjean and proceeds to give him the last of the silver, a valuable pair of candlesticks. In a private conversation, the Bishop now urges Valjean to use this opportunity to become an honest man. Valjean must then violate his parole in order to change his name and start life anew. In his new role as the major and owner of a prosperous factory of a small town, he saves Fantine and as she is dying, promises to find her daughter Cosette and care for her. Colm Wilkinson was the original Jean Valjean in the stage production of Les Misérables. In the recently released movie version, he plays the role of Bishop Myriel.
Other important characters Inspector Javert Inspector Javert is a police inspector who strictly believes in law and order and will stop at nothing to enforce Frances harsh penal codes. Javert is incapable of compassion or pity, and performs his work with such passion that he takes on a nearly animal quality when he is on the chase. He nurses an especially strong desire to recapture Valjean, whose escapes and prosperity he sees as an affront to justice. Ultimately, Javert is unable to say with certainty that Valjean deserves to be punished. This ambiguity undermines the system of belief on which Javert bases his life and forces him to choose between hypocrisy and honor. This rift eventually causes him to end his life.