The revolutionaries and the army prepare for the next assault.Jean Valjean arrives at the barricade to find Marius,conflicted over his feelings about the man who promises to takeCosette from him. Valjean's heroic efforts to keep the soldiersback are applauded by his new comrades. The battle at thebarricade reaches a tragic and bloody end. Valjean escapesthrough the sewers with the badly wounded Marius over hisshoulder. Javert does not give up the hunt. Valjean's selflessactions shatter Javert's world view, sending him into apersonal turmoil from which he never recovers. Believing he isdoing the best for his adoptive daughter, Jean Valjean makes aheartbreaking decision, but underestimates the depth of thelove of those closest to him.