Eponine from Les Miserables

To me, Eponine is a good female role model. A young girl who fell in love with a man who does not love her back. However, she dedicates her life to protecting him. I never looked at Eponine as a good role model until I saw the 2012 version of Les Miserables. In the film there is a scene showing her getting into a mans attire to go out and fight in a battle at the barricade. Although, Eponine did this for love she willingly went into battle. She was a girl who was fighting in a army full of men. Remember back during the French Revolution a woman being a soldier was something that was unthinkable to many. Eponine has certain attributes that makes her a wonderful female role model because she was willing to learn certain things in order to make sure they were protected. I don’t intend on writing more on Eponine as I do not want to spoil what happens to her in the end.