Les Miserables Altered Book
Illustration Friday- Worn
This week's topic for Illustration Friday is "Worn". I felt like it tied in to the latest page added to my Les Miserables altered book. The page represents Fantine after she has fallen into prostitution. These women are worn, used, abused and lost.
Fantine was turned out of the factory. Without a job, she was unable to support her young daughter. The innkeepers who are keeping her child have made Fantine believe that if she does not send more money that her daughter will die. Fantine sells her hair, her teeth and eventually herself in order to save her child. I chose the lines from the song "Lovely Ladies" that I think are some of the saddest lines in the whole musical...
"Come on Captain, you can wear your shoes. Don't it make a change to have a girl who can't refuse. Easy money lying on a bed. Just as well they never see the hate that's in your head. Don't they know they're making love to one already dead?"