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I just realized
In the scene where Javert is looking over the dead bodies of the students, when he comes across Gavroche, the bars of “Bring Him Home” start playing, specifically the scene that goes “He’s like the son I might have known…”
AND THAT’S TOO DEPRESSING OKAY
Ok so after nearly 2 month i’m going to see les mis!!!!yeahhh
I can’t contain the joy
Gonna cry myself out u.u
He has villainous teeth, because he is badly fed and his stomach suffers, and handsome eyes because he has wit. If Jehovah himself were present, he would go hopping up the steps of paradise on one foot.
He is strong on boxing. All beliefs are possible to him. He plays in the gutter, and straightens himself up with a revolt; his effrontery persists even in the presence of grape-shot; he was a scapegrace, he is a hero; like the little Theban, he shakes the skin from the lion; Barra the drummer-boy was a gamin of Paris; he shouts: “Forward!” as the horse of Scripture says “Vah!” and in a moment he has passed from the small brat to the giant.
This child of the puddle is also the child of the ideal. Measure that spread of wings which reaches from Moliere to Barra.
To sum up the whole, and in one word, the gamin is a being who amuses himself, because he is unhappy."
Les Misérables, Victor Hugo. 1862.
Sound familiar, anyone?
I imagine this passage, and the chapter it comes from, would be the direct ancestor of Gavroche’s “little people” song, though he doesn’t get to sing it in its entirety in any stage or screen production I’ve seen, as there’s never a moment when it fits the narrative flow. But most particularly, this chorus:
A worm can roll a stone,
A bee can sting a bear.
A fly can fly around Versailles
‘Cos flies don’t care!
A sparrow in a hut
Can make a happy home
A flea can bite the bottom of the Pope in Rome!