The antagonist of Victor
"Les Miserables". He is an obsessive, merciless police inspector who doggedly chases
's protagonist for many years. Javert committs suicide by throwing himself into a river when he cannot
reconcile his strict belief
in the law with his new found sense of mercy.
As a noun, Javert refers
to a person of similar characteristics: ruthless, obsessive, perfectionist. It may also refer to a television trope (or cliche), describing a character that fills a similar role of the actual
Javert from Hugo's novel
Javert may also be used
as a verb, referring to the act of relentlessly chasing
someone or something.
"I won't stop. Do you understand? I won't let you go." - Inspector Javert