My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
Just when you thought you were rid of these characters, they would come back into the picture. They were two sides of a bad penny. Two extremes.
Javert upholds the law to the extreme. . . the letter of the Law.
The Thenardiers are a law unto themselves . . . Lawless.
Javert turns up at Monsieur Mayor's factory, where he discovers who Valjean truly is. Later, at the docks, he's encountered on his beat, faithfully doing his duty in attempting to "book" Fantine. Thankfully, Valjean intervenes. Javert shows up at poor Fantine's deathbed, and duels with Valjean. Years later, he's found policing the Paris streets, is revealed as a spy the Barricade, and finally, follows Valjean into the sewers.
I was impressed with how Jean Valjean responded to these villains. He didn't fight back. He continued to do what he knew God wanted him to do...help others.