Marianne wrote:You don't have to read Grantaire as being in love with Enjolras if you don't want to, it's a valid interpretation either way--but no, actively denying that Grantaire's ~feelings about Enjolras could be anything but platonic is not "a point most of us will agree on."
Aurelia Combeferre wrote:I agree with the second part of the theory (Enjolras is not madly in love with Grantaire).
As for the Grantaire as idolizing Enjolras....yes that is true. But it's idolization taken to an extreme that borders on obsession and self-abasement.
Marianne wrote: the personal qualities that make Enjolras capable of being a Revolutionary Ideal, those fascinate Grantaire, because they're exactly the qualities he lacks. (This cuts both ways. Grantaire, to whom affection and loyalty come naturally, has the heart that Enjolras lacks when we're first introduced to them. But Grantaire's good qualities tend to get short shrift, because part of Enjolras' problem at the outset is that he doesn't value love/devotion/interpersonal bonds at all; he hasn't made room for them in his orderly, absolute ideas.)
Acaila wrote: (not that I really interpret him as lacking heart as much as a lot of fandom seem to, but still, I like the idea)
CeridwenLynne wrote:My opinion on the E/R relationship:
Enjolras does not love Grantaire at all. In the Brick he can barely tolerate him and in the musical/ movie he's no closer to him than he is to any of the other Amis.
Grantaire greatly admires and idolizes Enjolras but is not romantically in love wirh him. He loves him like a brother.
I realize that we are all going to have different opinions here and I respect that.
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