First post outside of the Introduction Forum, and I am not sure if I am even in the right section, and I don't know if this is worthy of any discussion but I am going to throw it out there because my friend and I had this discussion today.
See, after registering for this forum a couple of days ago I guess I went to sleep with Les Mis on my mind and I had a dream about Enjolras...instead of Valjean meeting Fantine it was Enjolras. I know in reality they were around at different times and this meeting could never be, nor could Enjolras ever know about her...but in my dream he did meet her and was faced with the decision to basically drop his life to go and find and care for Cosette or...not.
I did not get a chance to dream the answer due to a stupid alarm clock. I told my friend and she immediately jumped in with , "Well of course he would have! He would have promised to take of Cosette because he is honourable. He would have then dedicated his life to her with the same passion he devotes to all of his ideals."
I thought her thought was interesting, because my immediate thought was the opposite...that he would not put much value in the individual problems of a woman and her child...would want instead to use them as motivation perhaps in trying to change the world, but would not actually entangle himself with them.
I don't know. I just thought it was interesting.
What do you think he would have done?