Enjolras is the charismatic leader of the Friends of the ABC in the Victor Hugo book and musical adaptation of Les Misérables. Victor-Marie Hugo ( ( February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885) was a French Poet, Playwright, Novelist Les Misérables (pronounced /le miːzeʁabl(ə translated variously from French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched
Enjolras is the leader of the Friends of the ABC, a group of students dedicated to making political changes in France. Enjolras devoutly believes in democratic freedom, which leads him into an argument with the Bonapartist Marius Pontmercy. In French political history Bonapartism has two meanings In a strict sense this term refers to people who Novel Marius and his Father We first meet Marius in book three of Les Misérables where he lives with his rich grandfather Monsieur Gillenormand It should be noted that Enjolras is a firm believer in democracy and equality to the point that he declares 'Patria' or 'fatherland' as his mistress. This makes him the opposite of the character Grantaire who is cynical and believes in nothing. Despite the differences in their characters, Grantaire looks up to Enjolras and often refers to him as a Greek god.
During the funeral of General Lamarque, a popular defender of the people, the monarchy dispatches troops to keep the peace. Jean Maximilien Lamarque (1770–1832 was a French commander during the Napoleonic Wars who later became a member of French Parliament. As shots are fired, Enjolras and the rest of the Friends of the ABC spring up and build a barricade outside of a wine shop in the rue Mondetour. They build the barricade out of common items, arm themselves and prepare for the coming fight. Gavroche points out that Javert, posing as a revolutionary, is actually a spy for the army. Gavroche is also a French beer produced by Brasserie de Saint-Sylvestre. Javert is a Fictional character from the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. The men take Javert prisoner. After a drunken revolutionary shoots an innocent, Enjolras promptly executes him.
The students mourn the death of Mabeuf and plan what to do with Javert. They decide to keep him as a hostage. Enjolras sends five men away from the barricade, realizing that those at the barricade will die. Valjean arrives at the barricade. Jean Valjean is the chief protagonist of Victor Hugo 's 1862 novel Les Misérables, or The Miserable Ones in English translation Enjolras orders Javert's execution; Valjean leads Javert away, and sets him free instead.
As the army presses onwards, Enjolras retreats into the wine shop. Grantaire, awakening from his drunken stupor, comes downstairs, asking to be shot with Enjolras. The soldiers execute both of them.
Enjolras’ role in the musical is relatively unchanged. Les Misérables ( in French, le mize'ʁaːbl colloquially known as Les Mis or Les Miz, is a musical composed In the musical, Enjolras remains the leader of the Friends of the ABC and the revolutionary students. After news of General Lamarque's death, he rouses the revolutionaries and declares that now is the time to strike. The students build a barricade in the street. During the first attack, Enjolras is nearly killed by a sniper who is in turn killed by Valjean, saving Enjolras' life. To thank Valjean, Enjolras allows him to the privilege of executing the police spy, Inspector Javert, but Valjean lets the inspector go free, as in the novel. In the end, Enjolras is not executed by soldiers, but is shot at the barricade while waving a red flag as his symbol of revolution. This actually happened to Monsieur Mabeuf in the book, but this was changed to make the barricade plot easier to follow.
It should be noted that at no point in the libretto of the play is Enjolras' name mentioned. On the Complete Symphonic Recording, however, it is shouted at the beginning of the song "Red and Black. "