OK, what "insight" into the 1789 French Revolution did you get from Les Mis, being that the revolutionary setting is the June Rebellion?
The setting spans 17 years from 1815-1832 and the poverty, anti-monarchy, rebellion and and plight of the lower classes are very much in tune with the French Revolutionary period. The reason why the French Revolution really doesn't compare with our own in part is because the periods that followed were more of the same with just different bastards playing essentially the same role. If you were amongst the underprivileged in France in 1815, you were really no different than you were in 1789 or 1832.... Which was the "insight" to use your word.
And anyway I was being facetious in my OP and my real point as I also stated, was the premise of this thread is incorrect.
This post was edited on 12/28 at 5:09 pm