Several film adaptations have been made of Les Miserables. Allow students to watch excerpts of one of these adaptations in class and discuss the similarities and differences from the novel.
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
Allow students to read the opera adaptation of Les Miserables and complete a 1-2 page paper discussing the similarities and differences in the two works. What subplots are omitted in the opera adaptation? Why?
Draw A Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the narrator’s description to some extent. What kind of attire do the characters...
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