The twenty-third part of this unit is a continuation of Les Misérables. Use the following information for classroom instruction.
Use the text Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. The edition that can be found here will work best. However, if students are unable to purchase this version, any other edition will do as well as the free electronic versions: a downloadable copy and an online copy. Note that the pages numbers used throughout this unit will reflect the recommended edition; however, the lessons will be set up so that other editions can be used.
Instruct students to read Book Six of Marius, “Conjunction of Two States” on pages 603-618 of Les Misérables. Students should take notes on the reading.
Go over the slideshow (included in this article with more elaborate points) as an analysis of Les Misérables. It is titled “Les Misérables – Part Twenty-Three.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Summary)
- Slide 3 (Summary Continued)
- Slide 4 (Summary Continued)
- Slide 5 (Summary Continued)
- Slide 6 (Summary Continued)
- Slide 7 (Summary Continued)
Additionally, have students answer the following questions:
- Who are the “two stars”? What does the “two stars” mean?
- Are Marius and Cosette naïve? Are they also innocent? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.