A Motivator’s Act of Persuasion on Dynamic Characters in Les Miserables Novel’s Victor Hugo

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Helmita Helmita
Mutiara Medina


The problem in this analysis is the motivator character from the story that he can change a lot of people around him. This motivator has brought the most of characters in the novel to become the better person. Not only have the people who love and respect him, but he also changed the people that hate him through his act of persuasion. In this study, the researcher applies the psychological analysis and genetic structuralism, it has a role to explain literary work as structure base on the elements that formed them, which are society and social life.

The motivator has changed his character because the kindness of Bishop Myriel, Fantine has changed her character because the evil of Thénardier couples. Meanwhile, the other three characters, Javert, Cosette, and Marius, all of them have changed because the actions of Motivator through the act of persuasion. There are a lot of way to persuade others, and Motivators’ act of persuasion proves to be successful on this novel.


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Helmita, H., & Medina, M. (2021). A Motivator’s Act of Persuasion on Dynamic Characters in Les Miserables Novel’s Victor Hugo. Jurnal Ilmiah Langue and Parole, 4(2), 57–66. https://doi.org/10.36057/jilp.v4i2.483
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Helmita Helmita, Universitas Ekasakti

English Literature Study Program, Faculty of Literature


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