Les Miserables Question?!?
Why does the police officer want Cosette?
- Weasel McWeaselLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Because he knows Cosette, will lead him straight to Jean Valjean . In many versions of the movie.....he flat out tells Javert, that he needs to go take care of the child first.........and offers to surrender, AFTER he rescues her............but Javert REFUSES, and that is unacceptable to Valjean, since he gave his word, to the dying Fantine. So he tussles with Javert , and escapes yet again, to go rescue the child , and then disappears with her.
So Javert now KNOWS, he's traveling with a little girl-
- LísaLv 75 years ago
I'm pretty sure if he had captured her, Jean would have surrendered to Javert.