1. Choose at least three of the following characters and explain how each functions as a personification of the corresponding principle: Fanine: Victim Valjean: Redemption Javert: Law Thenardier: Evil Marius: Idealism 2. What does Victor Hugo convey about the NATURE of different kinds of love? (By nature, it would help to think in terms of selflessness and sacrifice.) Consider parental love: think of Fantine, Jean Valjean, Marius’ father and grandfather, and the Thenardiers. Consider romantic love: think of Marius, Cosette, and Eponine. What kind of love does the Bishop, and over time, Valjean demonstrate? DESCRIBE AND CONTRAST THE NATURES OF EACH OF THESE 3 TYPES OF LOVE. 3. Trace how Valjean continually struggles to carry out the Bishop’s mission for him throughout the novel: particularly focus on those incidents when Valjean encounters difficulties but manages to overcome them and grow the most.