YoungStudentMarius wrote:I thought about Theodule, Gervais, and then I kind of thought, "You're just so stupid and annoying and vain that it's almost funny! Which means I can't hate you."
between4walls wrote:I hate the Senator whom the Bishop meets, for being a straw-man atheist. That's just lazy writing on Hugo's part. He's my least favorite in terms of being the worst written.
macaron wrote:between4walls wrote:I hate the Senator whom the Bishop meets, for being a straw-man atheist. That's just lazy writing on Hugo's part. He's my least favorite in terms of being the worst written.
Yeah. At first when he showed up I was like, 'Hey, atheists represent!' And then it became more, 'Uh, not someone you want to be associated with.'
between4walls wrote:Two of the three main characters in Hugo's Ninety-Three are, if not outright atheists, at least highly skeptical about religion, and way better written than this. (They're both quite ethically dubious, but still awesome.) What's fun is one of them is extremely devout and intolerant of any challenge to the church, and we don't find out until nearly the end, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it that he's "a skeptic at heart." So that's the book for "atheists (or at least skeptics) represent!" (Okay, I just recommend Ninety-Three on the slightest pretext, because I love it.)
Well, there's G here, but then it's clarified that he's definitely not an atheist, so...
Well, there's that cut scene of him actually getting married, but even then you could speculate if there were any between Fantine and his wife. Unless it was his peers saying the equivalent of "Ha...oh, crap" that convinced him to actually get married to the next girl, which is sort of what you said, Aurelia.Aurelia Combeferre wrote:Point taken. Tholomyes' behavior was actually even condoned by some of his peers so there is no question that he would at least be inclined to similar behavior in the future.
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