A List Of Unique Research Paper Topics About Les Miserables

So, you’ve studied Les Miserables and now you need to write a research paper on it, right? Well, if that’s not right, at the very least you should now buy a DVD of the stage show before you begin to even contemplate the subject to choose! Seriously, the more you study Les Miserables, the better position you will be in to pick an area to write about.

You should pick something that you are passionate about. What themes or characters did you resonate with? The more interest and feeling you have for your subject, the more this will be automatically expressed in your writing, which will engage your reader more.

I’m sure there has been much written about Les Miserables over time, so the more you can see what other questions and discussions have been had previously, the more you will be able to use it as a basis for your own research. Not only that, but you can also avoid those specific issues and create a unique title- the more original your work, the better. Having said that, you still need to make sure you can provide plenty of references to back up and debate the points you want to raise.

So, I’m afraid it’s no good just taking one of these ideas as your subject, but hopefully this list can inspire you to come up with your own distinctive essay!

Les Miserables:

  • The urban architecture of Paris described in Hugo’s prose.
  • Examining the nature of law and grace.
  • The historicity of France covered in the novel.
  • Morality and antimonarchism.
  • Justice and religion.
  • Romantic and familial love.
  • Moralistic philosophy contained in the text.
  • Adapting the story as a musical.
  • The problems of translating the novel into other languages.
  • Why is it seen as one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, if not all time?
  • The negative critical reaction had at the time of its publication.
  • The struggles and problems of Valjean’s attempt at redemption.
  • Examining the structure of one of the longest books ever written.
  • Creating an audio adaptation- the problems Orson Welles faced.
  • Adapting the work for cinema: three examples.

If you are still struggling to know which subject to select- and with such a mammoth work as this, that’s understandable- then why not ask your teacher for some help? It can be really beneficial to simply talk things through with someone. Discuss with your tutor what areas you are thinking of looking at, and what problems you may endure, and I’m sure they will be able to point you in the right direction.