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I love when Victor hugo describes the character of Enjolras and likens him to many characters , here are some of them :

[ “There was an insurgent whom I heard called Apollo.” ]

Vol.V – Book.I – Ch.XXIII

[ “He was angelically handsome. He was a savage Antinous.” ]

Vol.III – Book.IV – Ch.I

[ “Enjolras, pale, with bare neck and dishevelled hair, and his woman’s face, had about him at that moment something of the antique Themis.” ]

Vol.IV – Book.XII – Ch.VIII

[ “The bare throat of Evadne would have moved him no more than it would have moved Aristogeiton; he, like Harmodius, thought flowers good for nothing except to conceal the sword.” ]

Vol.III – Book.IV – Ch.I

[ “In the Con- vention, he would have been Saint-Just.” ]

Vol.III – Book.IV – Ch.I

[ “He had but one passion— the right; but one thought—to overthrow the obstacle. On Mount Aventine, he would have been Gracchus.” ]

Vol.III – Book.IV – Ch.I

[ “Enjolras, as the reader knows, had something of the Spartan and of the Puritan in his composition. He would have perished at Thermopylae with Leonidas, and burned at Drogheda with Cromwell.” ]

Vol.IV – Book.XII – Ch.III