Eponine Thenardier

Just a few questions to make you think about the life of Eponine Thenardier. What would some of the effects be if she hadn't gotten killed?

  1. What if Eponine and Cosette's characters had been swapped? If Valjean took Eponine instead of Cosette? Do you still think that Marius would be in love with Cosette if she was in Eponine's situation?

  2. Do you think it was anyone's fault that Eponine was shot? Consider the fact that Eponine was taking a letter from Cosette to Marius...

  3. What do you think of the brother/sister relationship between Gavroche and Eponine? Most people tend to overlook the fact that indeed, they were brother and sister. How do you think Gavroche felt when Eponine was shot?

  4. What do you think was the relationship between Marius and Eponine? Some people think they would be a better couple, but do you think there was some spark of magic between the two... and I don't mean just from Eponine's side.

  5. How do you think Marius' and Cosette's marriage would have been different - if at all - if Eponine was alive? How would the three characters feel?

  6. How do you think Eponine felt about her parents? Especially considering the fact that she ruined all of her father's plans outside the Rue Plumet.

  7. What do you think of the relationship - if any - between Eponine and Montparnasse?

  8. Compare your life to Eponine's. Consider a few things : love, family, hard decisions, and the feeling you get when you're so close to something... yet so far away.

  9. Do you think Eponine knew she would be killed when she brought the letter to Marius? If you answered yes, why do you think she did it anyway? If you answered no, do you think that she was almost happy dying in Marius' arms considering that she'd never be able to be with him again?

  10. Do you think Eponine ever achieved true happiness? Was she happy living the way she did? What could she have done to make her life better - if anything. Do you think any other people could help her to make her life better?

J'aimie Graham - 2000. Please, do not use any of these questions without consulting me first. These all came from MY brain, thankyouverymuch, and I'd be more than happy to allow you to use them. However, if you steal them from me without asking, or even without any sort of credit, Jai will be forced to kill you. Have a nice day.

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