Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables book cover
Start Your Free Trial

Explain why Jean Valjean considers the two candlesticks in "in gold, in diamonds" when they are really made of silver

Expert Answers info

Mike Rosenbaum eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2005

write1,774 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Business

Gold and diamonds are more valuable materials - the most valuable, as a matter of fact. For Valjean, the candlesticks are symbolic of two things. First, the freedom from parole and persecution that was bought by the Bishop's generous...

(The entire section contains 126 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial