Les Miserables Essay | Roles of Religion and Religious Characters in Les Miserables

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Roles of Religion and Religious Characters in Les Miserables

Summary: In Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, religion plays an enormous role in the lives of Jean Valjean, Marius Pontmercy, and Cosette, as those lives are forever changed due to religious buildings and people. Although he does not go into detail on the actual beliefs of religion, Hugo makes religion an underlying constant in the book; religion acts as a healer and mender of the problems faced by these three characters.
Throughout history, there have been numerous debates about the

presence of a Supreme Being or many supreme beings, for that matter. The debates have led to wars, unaccountable numbers of deaths, family disputes and the splitting of entire nations, but despite these conflicts, there are still millions of followers worldwide that are faithful to their religion. In Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, religion plays an enormous role in the lives of Jean Valjean, Marius Pontmercy, and Cosette. Though Hugo does not go into detail on the actual beliefs of religion, the characters mentioned are forever changed due to religious buildings and people. The author makes religion an underlying constant in the book. In times of desperate need, the characters have religion to drop back on and replenish themselves. Religion and spiritual relief comes in the form of bishops, nuns, convents, and other...

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