Looks are perceiving; this inn seems like a regular business. However, a look inside proves other wise...
"Cosette was musing sadly; for, though she was only eight years old, she had already suffered so much that she mused with the mournful air of an old woman" (Hugo, 149)
"Mademoiselle Dog-without-a-name..." (Hugo, 150)
Cosette, a young girl whose mother left in the care of the Thenardiers, was tormented by Mme. Thenardier, Eponine, and Azelma. She was treated as a lave often forced into doing chores and assisting the family.
"From time to time she looked at the goodman. She felt somewhat as if she were near god" (Hugo, 178)
After Valjean's arrival, Cosette was given what she needed which was love and freedom to act her age. Valjean was Cosette's "fairy god mother" by giving her a chance to live a happy life without misery
Valjean had removed all the misery in her life and is slowly replacing it with happiness and joy, just like the godmother does to cinderella when she makes her a gown to go to the ball.
" She now felt sensations utterly unknown to here before-- a sensation of budding and of growth" (Hugo, 184)
After some time, it is evident that Valjean can also be demonstrated to be her "prince charming", in the sense that he cherishes her and treats her like his very own daughter, with love and care.
"She called him 'father' and knew him by no other name" (Hugo, 186)
The representation of Jean Valjean as the savior of Cosette, make him capable of portraying the prince charming and godmother role of Cinderella as he makes Cosette's life happier and more livid with purpose.
"When their two souls saw each other, they recognized that they were mutually needed, and they closely embraced" (Hugo, 184)