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I have accidentally stumbled upon a book with some early drafts of Hugo’s works, and the OFPD scene was there. Roughly translated:
On the first floor they’re about to shoot Enjolras. Grantaire wakes up and says: I am with him. Shoot me.
Enjolras grasps [?] his hand.
'Thank you,' says Gr.
And hold on, just imagine this: Grantaire stands in front of the guns and says “I am with him. Shoot me.” He doesn’t announce his support for the cause, only his allegiance to Enjolras. And it seems that he doesn’t even want to die with him, because he doesn’t feel like he’s worth it. He rather hopes he can die instead of him, or at least before him. As if he was saying “If you want to shoot him, you’ll have to shoot me first.”
Grantaire doesn’t say anything to Enjolras, so he’s probably looking at the soldiers the whole time. And here we have Enjolras, who sees Grantaire, whom he used to scorn so often, consciously choosing to die for him. And acting as if he thought Enjolras would let him be executed right there in front of him. So he has to do something to let him know that he doesn’t really think Grantaire is good for nothing, that he accepts him, that he’s grateful. So he grasps his hand. And Grantaire, surprised, finally looks him in the eyes, and understands everything. And he says: “Thank you.”
OH MY GOD
*cries forever and ever*
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Enjolras sits next to Grantaire and gets all grumpy because he wants to hold his hand, but Grantaire is drawing and he can’t just make him stop to please himself
so he’s sitting there all pouty and huffy and Grantaire just changes hands and starts to draw with his other hand and takes Enjolras’ with the other and mutters, “I’m ambidextrous, idiot.”
so long as there shall exist a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, complicates a destiny that is divine with human fatality; so long as the three problems of the age—the degradation of man by poverty, the ruin of women by starvation, and the dwarfing of childhood by night—are not solved; so long as social asphyxia shall be possible; so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this cannot be useless.
—preface to les misérables, by victor hugo