Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

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What does Victor Hugo accomplish by comparing Thenardier to a beast in "Les Miserables"?

What does Victor Hugo accomplish by comparing Thenardier to a beast in "Les Miserables"?

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In this novel, Hugo honors the humanity in man.  His hero is a man who has lied and stolen, but who is heroic for his devotion to helping others and for his faith.  Other characters, who are immorally suspect, are redeemed for their...

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