"Cosette is lame. She barely had any problems and then she gets married and lives happily ever after. She’s the worst character in the entire story."
LET ME TELL YOU A THING, says Sassy Enjolras.
If you think Cosette had an easy life, remember:
She was a child slave for several years
Her only hope was clinging to the hope of seeing her mother again
OH WAIT HER MOM DIED AND SHE NEVER SAW HER AGAIN
She never knew her dad (he was an asshat, but still…)
She was raised in a convent around nuns like 4 times her age
She had no friends in all of her childhood. Not cause she’s awkward or anything, but because the only two girls she knew hated her guts, and then she was whisked around in secret.
The only person in the world she knows she can trust still harbors a secret that the acknowledges he will never reveal to her.
She lives several years in an apartment not talking to anyone, only being able to go out at night.
She finally meets someone she can relate to and her father’s all like “WELP I GUESS WE’D BETTER MOVE ACROSS THE SEA BECAUSE OF THIS SECRET I AM KEEPING FROM YOU”
OH YEAH SHE WAS A SLAVE DON’T FORGET THAT
Don’t even try to tell me that Cosette wasn’t as miserable as the rest.
And she told herself that an intervention of the angels, a celestial chance, had given him back to her.
Ramin at stage door 4/16/14
"Marius and Cosette were in the dark in regard to each other. They did not speak, they did not bow, they were not acquainted; they saw each other; and, like the stars in the sky separated by millions of leagues, they lived by gazing upon each other.”
i just lost my shit
Got myself an americano before work. When they asked my name, I told them it was Valjean, this is what they put on my cup
this made my day
It’s a story of those who always loved you
Your mother gave her life for you
Then gave you to my keeping
"To [Cosette] I bequeathe the two candlesticks which are on the mantel. They are silver; but to me they are gold, they are diamond; they change the candles which are put into them, into consecrated tapers."
–Jean Valjean, Les Misérables