Whether or not you agree with a kid participating in a Revolution, you've got to agree that this little guy had "pluck". I wish more of our young men had the courage to stand up for what they believe! He reminds me of one of the Bible's heroes, King David, who led the children of Israel to victory in many battles. He was also a musician, and wrote many songs. Here is one:
Psalm 56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
Although the Revolutionists did not gain the victory as they faced impossible odds, you must admit they were courageous...especially Gavroche!
There's one scene that touches me, but also leaves me with questions. The skirmish is over, all the lads have died in battle, and their bodies laid out on the floor of the café where they had, the day before, toasted to their friendship. A sad scene. But here comes Javert, surveying the bodies. When he comes to Gavroche, the Inspector does something surprisingly out of character. Javert removes a medal from his uniform, and pins it on the little guy's chest. So, my two questions are these: Why did Javert do this, and, what is the significance of the medal?
The more I ponder my own questions, the more I think it has to do with Gavroshe's undercover work. The lad has "street smarts" and connections. So he discovers that Javert is not who he says he is. He reveals to all that Javert is not an ally, but a spy...a traitor!