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|I know, right?? (more spoilers)
Written by Sarah Hannah
(12/30/2012 1:01 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Did you miss Gavroche's song?, penned by Adrian
And they also left out the entire second half of "Turning," when the women are cleaning up at the barricade after the fighting. They just did the solo lines and not the whole chorus of women singing "Nothing changes, nothing ever can..." I think the whole group of them singing together is more moving and poignant than the first part - all of the women left behind after the men have had their war.
Oh, and I can't believe I forgot to mention this, but what about Javert placing his medal on Gavroche's chest when all of the dead are lined up in the street?? I didn't like that addition at all. The whole point with Javert is that everything is completely black and white for him. It literally kills him for Valjean to show compassion and mercy, because in his mind, Valjean is a criminal and cannot possibly have any good in him. Valjean even tells him, "I'm a man, no worse than any man." Everyone has light as well as dark within himself. And Javert just can't deal with that, so the only escape is suicide. So for him to do that little gesture for Gavroche, a revolutionary (albeit a small one) who exposed him as a spy, that totally minimizes Javert's inner struggle and turmoil!! Gaaaah!!
Okay, rant over ;-)
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