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dkaser:
Post your argument as to what you think Valjean will choose to do.  Will he decide to turn himself in or will he choose to keep his mouth shut and let the other man go to prison?  Be sure to back up your argument with logic, quotes from the reading, and line reference numbers. 

nazierv:
Well I think that Jean valjean or M. Madeleine is going to let Champmathieu go to prison and go on with his good old life by  the way he was speaking in the end of this section of the reading” What am I afraid of?  Why am I pondering these things?  Now I’m safe.  It’s all over” line 146 and 147.you can clearly see that he has no concern for Champmathieus well being, as jean valjean or M.Madeleine  what ever u want to call him said line 135 and 136 ” At this very moment, he had a substitute, that a man named Champmathieu had that bad luck”.

trevonteh4:
I think that Jean ValJean should not turn himself in because if he did, he would have to go back to prison or even worse the electric chair!
Javert already caught his “Jean ValJean”, cause as it said in paragraph 147, line 153, and “He caught his Jean ValJean!” But the ValJean he caught was a man named Champmathieu. So ValJean or Monsieur Madeleine was safe and it was smart for him to stay quiet.

williamw37:

--- Quote from: dkaser on May 19, 2011, 02:07:29 pm ---Post your argument as to what you think Valjean will choose to do.  Will he decide to turn himself in or will he choose to keep his mouth shut and let the other man go to prison?  Be sure to back up your argument with logic, quotes from the reading, and line reference numbers.

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I think that M. Madeleine will let the Champmathieu go to jail for him. I think this because in line one hundred twenty nine he says “all I have to do is leave things alone.” This leads more towards my point. During the reading it talks about how he would like this to be behind him. Form line one hundred forty six through one hundred fifty two it states and I quote “now I am safe I have no reason to be afraid it’s all over.”
   From line one hundred thirty four through one hundred forty six I quote “at this very moment I have a substitute, that a man named Champmathieu has some bad luck.” In line thirty seven I quote “sacrificing the first virtue for the security of his name.”  For these reasons I believe the M. Madeleine will let Champmathieu go to jail.

andred5:
What I think he would do is say that he is not Jean Val Jean and let the other man have his punishment but if he don’t he`ll just say that he is Jean Val Jean and do the right thing .If he says that he is not Jean Val Jean then he`ll think to say “At this very moment, he had a substitute, that a man named Champmathieu had that back luck.” But if he says that if he is Jean Val Jean then he`ll think to say “This was his torment.”
If I was him I would do both I would say that I am Jean Val Jean and I’ll say that I’m not Jean Val Jean and that I would and wouldn’t have to go to jail. I would say that I’m not Jean Val Jean and just act like nothing happened and that I’m free. But if I say that I am Jean Val Jean then I’ll have him take me to jail for my punishment / death.

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