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Law And Grace In Best Picture Nominee "Les Miserables"

grich903 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 9:59 AM
I think there is some confusion about the meanings on some words. When Valjean left prison on perroll, he has angry at the world. He had rejected God. He was rejected by the 'law-abiding' citizens around him. javeat was from the prison, and had embraced the law of man as his standard, forgetting the higher law of God, but had them confused. In living life without the concept of Repentence and Forgiveness, the law that Javert loved was useless. When Valjean met the bishop, he was the man of the prison, but when he left the bishop the 2nd time, he was a man under conviction for his sins, who repented and became a 'new man' (Book of Romans). Javert was still a man of the 'law', and as such, had not experienced true repentence/forgiveness

I take my political debates into the movie theatre with me. Suspend disbelief? That I can do. Suspend political/cultural/religious debate? Never. It’s probably a good idea to let go once in a while, but just because that’s a good idea doesn’t mean it’s easy to do.

So, here is what I read on National Review Online before going in to see Les Miserables, and what was in my mind the whole time:

“All decent people have a measure of sympathy for those who, driven by desperation, come...