The latest episode of the Reading Companion podcast covers the amazing scene where Eponine single-handedly stares down 6 hardened criminals and wins.

As always, their analysis turns up some really interesting connections with other parts of the book - like the fact that Eponine channels both Javert and Thenardier, the two main antagonists, but uses their traits to act heroically.

readlesmis.libsyn.com/ep40-iv8

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