Hmm, I remember I once posted that I want to talk about some of the characters in the musical of Les Miserables.. Today I would just like to share about the character Inspector Javert.

I believe in the beginning everyone would have just think that he is some meddlesome police officer and is a villain in the show… However, only later in the musical would we understand more about this character.

1, Javert is actually a Christian, just like many of us

2. He was born in gutters, son of a gallery slave and fortune teller

3. He is obsessed about justice. Which he thinks is the way of the Lord

4. He doesn’t think that it is possible for any man to change from his way.

However, as he gets on with life, he was chasing after a Valjean, someone who had broken his parole. When he first saw Valjean, he doesn’t believe that Valjean did his crime because of his sister child was dying. When Valjean had broken his parole, and repented from his sins, Javert spent most of his life going after Valjean.

He tried to capture Valjean many times

1. After Fantine’s death

2. When he was leading a squad of police officer to catch street gangs

Later on, when there was a group of revolutionary students building the barricade, Javert infiltrated the place hoping to do justice, as he felt these students are committing treason. This is when he was identified and captured. Valjean helped the revolutionaries in the first attack on the barricade.

This is then the leader of the revolutionaries gave Javert to him. Javert thought that Valjean wanted to kill him. But Valjean, let him go, which shocks him a lot. That leaves him to wonder, whether his view that the justice is still valid. Whether it is possible that someone can repent and turn back from his own ways. Finally, he felt that he is at the lost, then he finally gave up his life and committed suicide.

Sometimes there are Christians who always concentrated a lot on God’s justice. They tend to be judge mental to the people around us. They would always think that every one is sinful by nature, and only they themselves can be fit to be called God’s children.

But then Javerts story tells us how such views can be dangerous.

Meanwhile, lets enjoy the song, “Stars” which was sang by Javert. This tells us how Javert views his life.

Title: Stars

There, out in the darkness

A fugitive running

Fallen from God

Fallen from grace

God be my witness

I never shall yield

Till we come face to face

Till we come face to face

He knows his way in the dark

Mine is the way of the Lord

And those who follow the path of the righteous

Shall have their reward

And if they fall

As Lucifer fell

The flame

The sword!

Stars

In your multitudes

Scarce to be counted

Filling the darkness

With order and light

You are the sentinels

Silent and sure

Keeping watch in the night

Keeping watch in the night

You know your place in the sky

You hold your course and your aim

And each in your season

Returns and returns

And is always the same

And if you fall as Lucifer fell

You fall in flame!

And so it has been and so it is written

On the doorway to paradise

That those who falter and those who fall

Must pay the price!

Lord let me find him

That I may see him

Safe behind bars

I will never rest

Till then

This I swear

This I swear by the stars!

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