WhoIam wrote:Mine says in the first chapter of "To Entrust is Sometimes to Abandon" that "ten months had slipped by since 'the good joke,'" and that Cosette was almost three. So you figure Cosette was around two ten months earlier. Based on that, Cosette would have had to be born in something like 1815.
MmeBahorel wrote:I'm going to guess that Cosette was born in June 1815 because Napoleon and also that Tholomyès and Fantine met in April 1814 again because Napoleon. In which case, it isn't an actual continuity issue. (the actual continuity issues include Fantine being attacked for having no hair over a year after she sold it like hair never grows back at all, Fantine signed a letter to Thenardier a month after she died, and Marius and Cosette either get married on Mardi Gras or on the date Hugo cites, which are not the same day.)
3. I think these relationships can happen today. Fantine seemed to be the only one in the group who truly cared about her lover, while her friends just found it fun. However, I also wondered if Fantine was the only one who went home and cried. After all, if she could pretend to laugh about it until she got home, why couldn't the others?
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