3.1 Paris étudié dans son atome 26/1/2011-7/2/2011

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Re: 3.1 Paris étudié dans son atome 26/1/2011-7/2/2011

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:13 pm

November 8, 2013

The Future Latent In the People

http://www.online-literature.com/victor_hugo/les_miserables/158/

The gamin as part of transformation
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:13 pm

November 9, 2013

Little Gavroche

http://www.online-literature.com/victor_hugo/les_miserables/159/

A child raised in the cold, but with a warm heart.
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Re: 3.1 Paris étudié dans son atome 26/1/2011-7/2/2011

Postby Gervais » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:55 pm

Ach, sorry to leave this, Aurelia. :(

Something I had forgotten about Gavroche until reading this again here:
a little boy eleven or twelve years of age, who would have realized with tolerable accuracy that ideal of the gamin sketched out above, if, with the laugh of his age on his lips, he had not had a heart absolutely sombre and empty.

So, yeah, a carefree little kid he may be, but care free. Kind of desensitized, actually, is how I'm interpreting that. Which, actually, might be kind of good for his situation, but is still sad.
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:11 pm

I now do wonder where Hugo romanticized Gavroche's plight a little too much, but yes, your interpretation of 'care free' works too!
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