Character Essays: Inspector Javert
When I first listened to the music of Les Miserables, Inspector Javert was the first character to catch my attention. How could he not be? He was complex, interesting, had an excellent song, and as I'm a bit of a strait-laced type myself, I found myself rather identifying with the good Inspector. Then I saw it live and found myself loving him even more. Oh, don't get me wrong, I like Jean Valjean and the students all right too, and I even rather like Cosette, Eponine and Fantine, who don't appear to have any fans, apart from the screaming twelve-year-olds who think Marius should have gone for Eponine and write long, extremely OOC fanfiction in order to justify this, pairing up Eponine (or rather, themselves possessing the mind and body of Eponine) with Marius, and running rough-shod over Cosette's characterisation along the way. I just liked Javert better.
Then I read the book. In between falling even harder in love with Valjean, Grantaire and Courfeyrac, and beginning to find P