Éponine receives a marriage proposal from an aristocrat, but still only has room in her heart for Marius. She attempts to turn down the proposal, but her father Thénardier desperately tries to convince her. Éponine feels torn over whether to put her own feelings first, or her father's. Her heart gradually descends into darkness. "I would rather die..."
- Character in Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables", daughter of Monsieur and Madame Thénardier