So I watched the musical Les Miserables, a few months ago, and while I did love the movie overall, I noticed there were characters that I absolutely adored, and others I just hated, and some that were just meh.
Keep in mind I have not read the novel, so bear with me!
I honestly adored
her when she was a child, but I hated
adult her. She was super boring, a Mary Sue, annoying and an overall bad character! For one, her relationship with Marius annoys me and comes out of nowhere. Another thing I dislike about her is that she leaves the Thenaiders, but she just acts like it never happened. I'm sorry, but I just hate her so
Okay, I don't necessarily hate him, I do sympathize with him, losing all his friends, but I have issues with his character. Okay, so he wanted to be with Cosette, not Eponine. Okay, fine, I understand that, even if I preferred Eponine with him. My issue is, did he really have to try to make Eponine help get them together? I mean, he knew how her father would react, yet he still had her go. But also, I felt he was a little cold towards Jean Valjean when his secret was revealed. I don't know, maybe, I just don't understand his character.
Okay, I like him, but he affected me very little in the movie. He just wasn't that interesting and I didn't find him that memorable. I only remembered him because my friends kept talking about him. I don't, I see many people count bin as a main character, so I added him to this list...
5. Mr. and Mrs. Thenaider
I do find the song "Master of the House" very enjoyable, and their overall character is entertaining (mostly) however, that's where it ends on terms of liking these characters. It is shown at the beginning that they are really abusive towards Cosette, and very loving towards Eponine, but after she leaves it seems like they're abusive towards Eponine. They also lie to Fantine about needing money, saying Cosette is sick and they need money. I get that's apart of their character.
I find it a shame that we saw so very little of Fantine in the musical. She seems to be a kind woman, who cares very much about her daughter, even if she can't take care of her. She becomes a prostitude, just so she has enough money to pay for her daughter. Again, it is such a shame that we see so little of her.
3. Jean Valjean
I love seeing his character development and how he tries to get away from his life as a "slave to the law". He is kind to care for Cosette, even kind to save Marius just so Cosette will be happy. Like Fantine, Jean cares very much for Cosette and often puts her happiness before his own.
I know he's the villain and all, but he's just one of those villains you can't help but just love, even more than the protagonist. I mean, if you do think about it , it's really not his fault he wants to catch Jean Valjean. He's really just doing his job, even if he is a little too over obsessive with his job. He also kind of realized his mistake, even if he did kill himself afterwards.(Plus, who knew Russel Crow could sing???)
Last but not least...
I don't think this comes as a surprise, since I talked so fondly of her before. I really feel bad for this girl, she had to grow up with the Thenaiders, and she got friend zoned really badly. I really relate to her, as I am a hopeless romantic too and have obsessed over a guy who loved someone else. I also like how Marius loving Cosette never really caused Eponine to hate Cosette in anyway. In fact, she defended Cosette and Jean Valjean from her father.
Anyway thanks for reading and hoped you enjoyed!