The-Modern-Archivist-Tips-on-Documenting-Your-Kid's-Life-MainPhotoThe messages of Les Misérables live on. Two hundred years later, poor people are still the target of abuse and manipulation, parents sacrifice themselves every day for their children, and people who have been forgiven and given a second chance change for the better. Classic works like Hugo’s are known as masterpieces for a reason—they help us learn about human nature, examine our own existences, and be more aware of others’ suffering to do our part to create a better, more compassionate world.