The Couple full of Hope and Light

Major and Minor Spoilers:

Marius and Cosette are two young characters in Les Mis. Just like Fiyero and Elphaba, they are part of a love triangle. But the triangle stays the way it is, which would be during the entire show, Eponine would have unrequited love the entire time and than Marius and Cosette would be a couple the entire time. So Les Mis’ love triangle is straight-forward because it keeps the set up.


Marius and Cosette help bring hope to the story. Les Mis after all is quite a tragic musical. Cosette represents hope and light to the story and that is one of the biggest reasons why she had to fall in love with Marius in the first place. Marius and Cosette wouldn’t have become a couple if it wasn’t for Eponine looking for Cosette. Eponine risks her life several times to make sure those two stay together. Marius and Cosette deserve to stay together. Another reason why I love those two together has to do with the switch that happened between Eponine and Cosette. As children, Eponine was spoiled and seemed to be loved and Cosette was treated like a servant and unloved, but when they get older, the situations are the opposite.

Of the characters who not die, Marius and Cosette are my favorite characters. I love Cosette due to the light and hope she brings to the tale. I love Marius because of how awkward he can be, the level of compassion and bravery he can show, and how nice and sweet he is. These two are just perfect for one another. Many people have said that Marius should have been with Eponine, but I disagree on that fact. The love triangle is so fascinating and it works so well because it perfectly blends together light and hope with heartbreak and pain. In addition, when it comes to love triangles, understanding why you love the couple, you sometimes need to bring up the unrequited love situation.


Author: mphtheatregirl

I am a strong spiritual person who is a big fan of musicals. This blog mainly is about musicals. Every so often I talk about spirituality. Sometimes I add in movie reviews, book reviews, and about my life in general. I hope you find my blog inspiring.

6 thoughts on “The Couple full of Hope and Light”

  1. I love Marius and Cosette! They’re both so sweet and they clearly love each other. I think that it’s also interesting that while they both suffer a lot in their own ways, a lot of people are upset that they live and “get everything they want” when they have both had their fair share of suffering. I 100% agree with what you said about them bringing hope into the story–they definitely do!


    1. They really work together as a couple. My most latest Marius and Cosette, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler, work really well together and are so sweet as a couple. Marius and Cosette have lost everything at the end, but at least they have each other. They do bring hope to the story and as time goes by, I am learning to love them more and more.


      1. Marius and Cosette definitely do add the hope that you need in the story. Without them, the story would be too sad and I don’t think that I would like Les Miz as a whole as much as I do.


      2. Hope is one of the biggest themes. Marius had to survive the rebellion in order to keep hope alive in the story. Because of Cosette’s love for Marius, Marius ended up surviving the rebellion. Les Mis is not too depressing due to leaving the theatre being filled with hope.


      3. I agree. One of the biggest takeaways from the musical is definitely hope and I think that’s why it’s been so highly successful!


      4. I wish more people could love Marius and Cosette. These two don’t deserve the hate that they get. They may live, but look: Cosette had a horrible childhood and lost her father at the end and Marius loses everyone he cares about during the revolution so they do have their tragedies. So it is nice that they still have each other or else they would be so alone and lost at the end.


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