Les Mis has been on my mind lately and not just because my son is playing Marius in the South Bend Civic Theatre production. (shameless promotion)
I have noticed that some people love Les Mis! I am one of them. I think it elevates virtue, promotes justice and Christian charity. It inspires one to strive for good. And I love the music.
Others, I have noticed, hate Les Mis. They think it's depressing and sad. Some people have very strong negative feelings about it saying things like "I REALLY don't like that show."
Why is there this extreme difference of opinion about the same show?
Some, but not all, of the people who dislike it are people who are not in the church or have very little faith. Is that it? Is it a lack of faith and hope that causes people to not see what others see in the story?
Or perhaps the dislikers are extremely compassionate and empathetic people and the suffering is too much for them?
I just find the differences in opinion very curious. Still thinking about it.