Inspector Javert: The “Baddest” Villain?

Javert’s flaw in “Les Misérables”

“Javert’s the antagonist, but he really believes, from a moral perspective, that he’s doing the right thing. His job is to keep order. In his mind, he is doing something incredibly noble and heroic.”

— David Oyewolo who played the role of Javert in the BBC television series, Les Misérables.

Quoted by Bridget McManus, The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, June 13, 2020

“Few characters are scarier than the villain who thinks he is the hero. That is the case for Inspector Javert, the pitiless cop who vows not to rest until he sees our fugitive hero, Jean Valjean, safely behind bars. Is there no room for redemption in his book – even for himself? The Terminator in a frock coat, Javert makes this list through sheer tenacity.”

From “The six baddest Broadway villains”

in “What’s Onstage”
Zachary Stewart, New York, NY
16 September 2020

About Alfred J. Garrotto

Alfred J. Garrotto grew up in a theatrical family. He began working in films (crowd scenes) at the age of seven. As an adult, life detoured him into Catholic ministry. He is the author of 14 books, 8of which are novels.
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