"Her head struck the head of the bed and fell forward on her breast, the mouth gaping, the eyes open and glazed. She was dead" (Hugo 133)
Mother! Father! I miss you!
"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)
Clean this mess now you animal!
"She bought a knit skirt and sent it to the Thenardiers. This skirt made the Thenardiers furious...They gave the skirt to Eponine. The poor lark still shivered" (Hugo 63)
This isn't fair
Yes! We will look so pretty!
Look we got more clothes!
Cinderella lost her mother at a young age and her father abandoned her. This is similar to Cosette as her mother passes away when she is young and her father abandoned her
"Christmas in the year 1823 was particularly brilliant...Cosette was at her usual place...she was knitting woolen stockings for the little Thenardiers" (Hugo 149)
I'm so tired. I never get a break
Cinderella lives with the evil step sisters and stepmother. They treat her like a housemaid and barely care for her. This is similar to Cosette as the Thenardiers use her as a maid for the inn and do not care for her
"She saw the man approach her with that doll as she would have seen the sun approach; she heard those astounding words; "this is for you" (Hugo 170)
This is for you
Cinderella gets her valuables taken away from the evil stepsisters. Cosette suffers the same as the stepsisters keep the items Fantine sends her
"She thought she saw paradise. There were other dolls behind the large one that appeared to her to be fairies and genii" (Hugo 152)
Say hello Catharine
Cosette and Cinderella both work for long and tiring hours. They rarely get breaks from their labor or rewarded
Both girls have a hero who saves them from their suffering. The fairy godmother saves Cinderella and Jean Valjean saves Cosette
Cosette and Cinderella are both shown to have vivid imagination. They keep themselves entertained as they work with their imagination