After her lover left her with a child, it was obvious Fantine did her best to make amends. She cared for and loved her daughter, and did what she thought was best for Cosette. She lived a pure life again, signifying she had turned from her old ways, much like Valjean. In fact, you can see the redemption aspect in both their lives. Valjean and Fantine turned from their old sinful ways, and, with God's help, began anew, showing that it is possible to change.
But, we say, Fantine never had the chance to live the new life she had begun. Tragedy struck, from which she was never able to recover. "It's not fair!" we shout.
At the end of the film, there is a moving, poignant scene where all those who had died gathered at the barricade (the gate between death and life) and sang a rousing and inspiring song.
We forget this important fact: when life is this world is over, life on the other side has only begun.
So, when we complain about the Hilters of the world, and feel compassion for the downtrodden, we must remember that death is not the end. We have only two choices when we die: Heaven or Hell. For more info on how to make that choice, click here.
We don't need to worry about the injustice in the world. God will make it right on the other side. We need not fear, or take revenge, or weep. We take comfort from this verse:
Genesis 18:25b:"Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"