Les Miserables - Jan Valjean
I will introduce a man his name is Jan Valjean. His life looks like a roller coaster. He is kind and looks athletic, but he is a poor person. He lives in the village of Brie, he has a sister, and she has seven children. So, he must work for them and he wants to find work.
French people were not kind to poor people. Jan Valjean wanted a job, but people didn’t give him a job. He was very hungry and he went to a bakery, but he had no money. He stole bread and ran, but he was found by a cop. He went to prison for 19 years. After prison he walked the street. Bishop Digne invited him to his house and they ate dinner. He stole silver plates and ran, but Digne belived his true mind. He realized something and sold silver for poor people. He gave jobs to poor people and helped poor Cosetta and he became her father. My character’s life changed when he met Bishop Digne before he stole bread and silver, after he sold silver and helped many people. For example page 5 ‘I gave the silver to Monsieur Valjean’ and page 20 chapter 3 ‘is 1500 Francs. Now call the child. I’m taking her away.’
This book gave very good lessons. Before I thought Jan Valjean was a bad person because he stole bread and went to prison, but he didn’t want to do that. After reading more I thought he was a very good man and kind person because he stole silver, but he sold silver and helped many people. I thought this time was very dark and dangerous. Even though Jan Valjean was a very poor person, good thoughts gave a lot of things to him.