silverwhistle wrote:Has anyone compiled a casualty list for Les Misérables? Victor does seem to go in for high death tolls, especially of characters readers love.
The Bishop—Dies of Natural Causes
Jean Valjean—Dies of Natural Causes/Grief/Broken Heart
Fantine—Dies of unnamed disease
Favorite-Fate Not Mentioned
Tholomyes—Becomes successful lawyer. Lives.
Mme. Thenardier—Dies in prison
Éponine—Dies on barricades
Azelma-Goes to America. Lives.
M. Thenardier—Goes to America. Lives
Fauchelevent—Dies of Natural Causes.
Javert- Death by suicide.
Gavroche—Dies on Barricades.
M. Gillenormad—Lives, but probably doesn’t have too long.
Georges Pontmercy—Dies of some disease.
M. Mabeauf—Dies on barricades.
Lesgle—dies on Barricades
Courfeyrac—Dies on barricades
Enjolras—Shot by national guard
Combeferre—Dies on barricades
Jehan Prouvaire—Shot by firing squad.
Joly—Dies on Barricades
Bahorel—First to die on barricades.
Feuilly—Dies on barricades
Grantaire—Shot by national guard.
Clasquesous—Shot by Enjolras.
Older Thenardier Boy—Lives
Younger Thenardier Boy—Lives
Did I leave any major or minor characters out? So, the body count is…20 dead by the end of the book. And I’m not counting people who show up just to drop dead, like Mere Innocent. Out of the major characters, only M. Thenardier, Azelma, Cosette, Marius and Gillenormand live.
Rivers belong where they can ramble...