Everyone of us is here because we like Les Mis and that is obvious, but... how much
it changed our lives? In wich ways?
It can be the musical, the film, and the most obvious, the book itself; or the three of them. We all know when we love one of them we end up loving every kind of Les Misérables because it's never enough
So, I'll start... it actually changed my life, and not in a teenage sense; it made me an adult person, a cultured person. I watched the Tom Hooper's movie by a casualty. I didn't even feel much like going to watch it, but... thanks god I did!
I came out shocked from the movie. Of course I watched it again and decided I had to read the book immediately (I didn't even know about the book before that...
). And here comes the point when my life was changed- when I read the book I started to see things differently. My political view, my knowledge about the world, all became more questionable than ever. I always has question everything, but not from that point of view, not really
After finishing Les Misérables I started reading political and thought books (and in this you Abaisse forum did much), starting with the Manifesto, then the Social Contract, after that Maquiavelo, and now with Montesquieu. And I remember a teacher saying about all this "how much can make a movie", and that made me happy (want to be a filmmaker). So actually Les Mis helped me to be more sure about my future desired carreer; made me a better person (maybe, that's what I think); and has made a complete change on me, wanting to read Illustration books, wanting to actually listen to the geniuses of the past before taking an strong position in the present. Also, I went to some sort of stuff that made me unhappy, and still a little, and Les Mis helped me through that. And still helping, actually.
I guess I could be more clear about the change when the change was over, but I think it is not yet, or at least it is so recent, so I can only add that I feel different. I remember how I thought before this March, and it seems like long time ago and that now many doors are opened that weren't before. It's like more difficult but better, you know?
And I'm glad I can comment stuff about Les Mis in here because people I know haven't read Les Mis, so it could be a little frustating not being able to talk about Les Mis and Hugo. So thanks to you too (: And here I learnt a lot about how to discuss properly... and english, by the way
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