Thursday, January 17, 2013

Les Mis

"Castle On A Cloud"
There is a lady all in white,
Holds me and sings a lullaby,
She's nice to see and she's soft to touch,
She says "Cosette, I love you very much."
I know a place where no one's lost,
I know a place where no one cries,
Crying at all is not allowed,
Not in my castle on a cloud. 

Cosette (Isabelle Allen) sings this song and the emotion is impeccable. In the song, she describes where she wants to be and one line is "crying at all is not allowed", which is kind of ironic because Cosette lives a tragic life. I mean, how can she not cry with the position she's placed in? This song shows all kind of emotion for the audience and Cosette; the audience may feel epathy and pity for Cosette, and she's dreaming of this lavish lifestyle where she's actually loved. 

When Isabelle Allen sings this, she paints a picture and tells a painful story. The line "Cosette, I love you very much", is heartbreaking the way she whispers it as if it'll never happen to her. "Castle On A Cloud" is relevant to Les Miserables because it not only can relate to Cosette's life, but her mother, Fantine's as well. 

"I love you..Come here."
Fantine lived a dreadful and melancholy life, struggling to give everything, or so she thought, to Cosette.This song really stood out to me in Les Miserables because this young girl, Cosette, is living one of the worst lives imagined for just a child.  Fantine obviously can't provide for her, so she's just stuck with this rotten couple, the Thernardiers. In this song, she describes her happy place, which has happiness, laughter, and no crying at all. 

After singing this song, Madame Thernardier sends her out to the woods, where she meets Valjean who swoops her up and doesn't let her look back to her awful life. When Valjean takes Cosette and begins singing "Suddenly" in the car, Cosette is sleeping on his lap. It reminds me of how she said in the song she was dreaming of a place where someone loves her.

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