Enjolvert wrote:Basically, are there any lyrics in the show which at first may either seem out of place or just your average line, but then when thinking about it you think it starts to suggest or mean a lot more?
Take the often slated line "He's like the son I might have known" one. People don't like it because they think it's Valjean saying he wishes this boy was his son when he doesn't know him and sort of hated him in the book. On the other hand, I think that as long as Marius gives a strong delivery in DWM for his Cosette part, it's more Valjean realising that this boy is a good person and that if he ever was to have a son, then someone with the heart of Marius would be ideal, then showing that Valjean can accept him for Cosette.
So, any you think have a deeper meaning then?
Aurelia Combeferre wrote:That's also what I thought. From that song, she takes on a desperate air in her acting, it's as if she knows (during One Day More) that she's really going around the bend, doing the impossible for Marius----and is probably going to die for it.
I'm not sure if this is a deeper meaning exactly, but I love the bit in 'In My Life' when Cosette sings 'there are times when I catch in the silence the sigh of a faraway song' because I think it's as if Fantine is singing to her from somewhere!
x J x
In the garden, near the railing on the street, there was a stone bench, screened from the eyes of the curious by a plantation of yoke-elms, but which could, in case of necessity, be reached by an arm from the outside, past the trees and the gate.
One evening during that same month of April, Jean Valjean had gone out; Cosette had seated herself on this bench after sundown. The breeze was blowing briskly in the trees, Cosette was meditating; an objectless sadness was taking possession of her little by little, that invincible sadness evoked by the evening, and which arises, perhaps, who knows, from the mystery of the tomb which is ajar at that hour.
Perhaps Fantine was within that shadow.
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