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General Discussion / Re: the window
« on: May 20, 2011, 02:34:28 pm »
I think that the reason there weren't any stars is because it has something to do with his religion. His god could be angry and to show that he doesn't put out the beautiful stars for him to see them . It would make Jean ValJean feel like he was in the darkness for his wrong and that he should confess to his wrong doing .
I think that he would have nothing to look forward to

General Discussion / Re: the candle
« on: May 20, 2011, 02:30:02 pm »
I think that the reason he blew the candle out is every time he looked at the flame it reminded him of the bishop& how he was suppose to change his ways . He felt guilty for not saying anything about the truth, that he was Jean ValJean. It went against his religion for not being honest to the guard and not coming out and telling the truth .
i think he did it to hide

General Discussion / Re: the candle
« on: May 20, 2011, 02:27:57 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

General Discussion / Re: the window
« on: May 20, 2011, 02:26:32 pm »
I think that the author pointed that out for one reason, if Valjean keeps his mouth shut and lets the other guy take the blame, he will go to hell and have nothing to look forward to. Not even the stars in the sky.

General Discussion / Re: the candle
« on: May 20, 2011, 02:23:43 pm »
I think he blew out the candle so that he could try to hind in the dark form all of his pain. He probably thought that if he was in the dark he could dream that all this didnt happen and return to normal life. :)

General Discussion / Re: Decisions, decision
« on: May 19, 2011, 02:30:08 pm »
This is my argument on whether I think Jean Valjean will decide to do the right thing and go back to prison, or if he let an innocent man go to prison for his mistakes . I think that he will go back to prison and let the innocent man go. I think this because it says in the passage, “What He Wanted to Keep outside Had Come In, What He Wanted to Blind Was Looking Right at Him, His Conscience. His Conscience or God.” If his conscience is looking at him in the eyes, then it must be telling him the right thing to do is the right way to go. He started asking himself many questions in the passage, here are some examples of them, “Where am I?  Am I dreaming?  What have I heard?  Is it really true that I saw this Javert, and he talked to me this way?  Who can this Champ Mathieu be?  So he looks like me, does he?  When I think that yesterday I was so calm, and so far from suspecting anything!  What was I doing yesterday at this time?  What does this incident mean?  What can I do? This was his torment.  His brain had lost the power to retain its ideas.” His conscience was taking over his mind with what to do, so he would more than likely panic like he has in some other parts in the story. An example of him panicking from the passage is this, “He felt clouds of thunder and lightning gathering above his head.  Even while listening to Javert, his first thought was to go, to run, to give himself up, to drag this Champ Mathieu out of prison, and go back in his place.” He will be panicked into doing the right thing because that’s what his conscience will tell him to do. Then after that he will listen to his conscience instead of ignoring the only option he has.
Dude why would he go back to jail after working for 19 years? Would u want do go to jail again?

General Discussion / Re: Decisions, decision
« on: May 19, 2011, 02:20:46 pm »
I think that Jean Valjean, or M. Madeline, will not turn himself in to Javert. I think this because he worked 19 years in the chain gang and went through all that suffering. I wouldn’t want to go back to jail ether. I think this will happen also because he said when Jean Valjean would suddenly emerge from the night and stand before him, the good and worthy citizen M. Madeleine would come forth more honored, more peaceful, and more respected than ever. This shows that when he was a criminal, people didn’t respect him. However, when he’s M. Madeline, people honor and respect him for the awesome person that he’s become.  He also said he is satisfied, he will leave me in peace,  he caught his Jean Valjean! This means that he thinks that Javert will finally leave him alone and he will not have to worry anymore. He knows that some other guy is going to jail for him so he wont have to take the pain and stress of jail again. Thats why I think that Valjean will not turn himself in.                  

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