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williamw37

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Re: the candle
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2011, 02:31:10 pm »
In line 72 it says, "A momment later he blew out his candle.  It bothered him."  No one knew his real identity.  He was in his apartment, which wouldn't be strange to anyone out that late.  So why did he blow the candle out?  Give it some thought and develop some insight into what he was going through.


He blew out the candle so that to hope that his concious could not find him. at this point in the story he is thinking just let the other guy go to jail no problem but on the inside Jean is a better man than that. he does not want his concious to find him because he knows that if he thinks about it he will see that he should go to jail seeing how it is his rightfull place to go and not Champmathieus. it was javerts mistake thinking that Cghampmathieu was jean but jean is the one supposed to be in jail so he will have a guilty concious.

trevonteh4

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Re: the candle
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2011, 02:33:30 pm »
In line 72 it says, "A momment later he blew out his candle.  It bothered him."  No one knew his real identity.  He was in his apartment, which wouldn't be strange to anyone out that late.  So why did he blow the candle out?  Give it some thought and develop some insight into what he was going through.
i think he blew the candle out because the candle resembled his identity and when he blew it out that was him saying if i just keep quiet i wont go to jail.
Read my post and then u will understand ;D
i dont understand im stickikng with what i said 8)

sonnye4

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Re: the candle
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2011, 02:34:16 pm »
I think that the candle is like his soul and he blew it out like he blew off Javert by saying that hes not that person that your looking for... The candle is also mentioned for that maybe he needs to tell someone who he really is in life and that some one is coming to tell him something and that scared him because he thought it was Javert who was comeing.

christopherd61

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Re: the candle
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 02:37:21 pm »
because he made his decition to finally give upp and jst take responcibility for his own actions