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do you hear the people sing?

les mis and junk
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Miranda Trent

on 27 March 2013

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Miranda Trent Do You Hear the People Sing? -Les Miserables is a world-famous Broadway musical inspired by the novel of the same title written by Victor Hugo (who looked a lot like Taylor Swift in his youth).

-The story follows a convict, Jean Valjean, who was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread and then got an additional fifteen years added after he tried to escape. (All this for a loaf of bread?)

-Later on in the story, with Valjean still on the run from Inspector Javert and now with a little girl in his care (Cosette), the two find themselves living in Paris while the city is on the brink of revolting against the government. Les Miserables -The Friends of the ABC is a group of college students who want to spark a revolution in Paris (Hugo was inspired by the Battle of Waterloo).They then get the idea to build a barricade out of furniture to essentially divide San Michelle from the rest of Paris.

Enjolras (On-jull-ross)- The leader of the pack. It was his idea to build the barricade because he felt the people of San Michelle were being wronged by the government and he wanted to fix it. (The revolution is all he really cares about for the duration of the story.)

Marius Pontmercy (Mary-us Pon-mare-see)- Son of Georges Pontmercy, a colonel in Napoleon's army. (He's also bff's with Enjy but they have a little disagreement when Marius meets Valjean's adopted daughter, Cosette, and falls in love with her and gets distracted from the revolution. But it's ok. They're still bros in the end and fight side by side.) He also wants to rectify the wrongs of the government

Combeferre (Com-beh-farre)- Another one Enjolras's closest friends and his second on command.

Feuilly (Fwee)- He's actually a workingman. He really likes Poland. The Barricade Boys! Coureyfrac (I have no idea how to pronounce this. I just call him Cow)- He introduces Marius to the other boys in the novel. (He's also a playa.) He's also considered the glue that holds the whole group together.

Joly (Jo-lee)- He's a medical student and a major hypochondriac. He's best friend's with Lesgles.

Grantaire (Gron-tee-ayr)- He's the polar opposite of Enjolras and only believes in him because of his (Enjolras's) sheer determination. He's drunk most of the time.

Jean Prouvaire (Pro-vare)- He's the youngest of the barricade boys and also a poetry student. He's an embodiment of the Romantic Era

Lesgles (Lay-glay)- Joly's best friend. He's very unlucky, but very happy. The Rest of the Barricade Boys! (aka A Bunch of Pretty French Boys Die: The Musical!) or The Friends of the ABC (I almost forgot there were so many of them.) Do You Hear the People Sing? The Song My Whole Project is About The July Monarchy The Rise of Louis Philippe d'Orleans Fifteen years pass peacefully for Valjean and Cosette. During that time, the French monarchy goes through three kings.

After the death of King Louis, Charles X takes over in his place. However, Charles X is in 1830 during the July Revolution, which is also referred to as the Second French Revolution.

After the reign of Charles X, Louis Philippe d'Orleans rises to power and his reign is called the July Monarchy. Jean Lamarque and His Impact on Les Miserables Jean Lamarque was an non-fictional politician who served as a general in Napoleon's army mentioned in Les Miserables. His liberal-minded views are shown as an inspiration to the Friends of the ABC. When Lamarque is dying of cholera, the people of France believe the government has poisoned the wells in an attempt to kill off popular political figures. When General Lamarque's death is announced, Enjolras uses this as the spark to officially spark their revolution. He and the others proceed to build a barricade in the streets of Paris. This is known as the June Rebellion. Do You Hear the People Sing (?) is the song that the boys sing to rally the people of Paris together to fight alongside them. In the 2012 film adaptation of the musical, it is sung while General Jean Lamarque's body is being driven through the streets of Paris before his funeral. Do you hear the people sing
Singing the song of angry men
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again

When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes

Will you join in our crusade
Who will be strong and stand with me
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free Do you hear the people sing
Singing the song of angry men
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again

When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes

Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France

Do you hear the people hear the people sing
Singing the song of angry men
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again

When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes
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