In the booklet Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, it is straightforward for one to see the opposites shown in the personas. Some characters tend to be similar, while some are polar opposites. In the story, what happens to the people strongly affects their personality. This happens for the case of Eponine and Cosette. Eponine is the little princess of the Thenardiers. These are cruel, money obsessed, and are willing to do anything for an extra buck. Thenardier needs money from whoever they can by creating strategies. These schemes range between robbery to as large as murder. His better half, Mme. Thenardier is just as bad and can take pleasure in tormenting Cosette. Eponine assists with her parents' schemes to grab, but she redeems herself by keeping Marius' life. Cosette on the other hands doesn't turn out quite the same.