She was a woman who worked in Jean Valjean's factory after his
escape. The discovery of her secret illegitimate child causes her to be dismissed
from her job at the factory. Unable to find other work, she sells herself as a
prostitute to try and make money to keep her daughter Cosette alive. When she
revolts against a crude customer, Javert steps in. Luckily Valjean is able to stop
his cruel punishment. However, it is too late for Fantine. She suffers from
consumption and is hospitalized only to die. On her deathbed, she gives her child to
But the tigers come at night with their voices soft as
thunder, as they tear your hope apart and the turn your dream to shame.
Don't they know they're making love to one already
Monsieur, don't mock me now, I pray. It's bad enough I've
lost my pride.
Come to me, and rest against my shoulder. How fast the
minutes fly away and every minute colder.
Come with me, where chains will never bind you. All your
grief at last, at last behind you.
- Gunilla Backman