Fantine's only will to live is keeping Cosette alive. She is a young grisette in Paris who becomes pregnant by a rich student. After Valjean reveals his true identity at Champmathieu 's trial, he goes back to see Fantine at the hospital. Javert , the town's police inspector, immediately arrests her while Bamatabois sneaks away. In the stage musical of the same name , Fantine is one of the central characters. While the other three girls take it in good humor and laugh it off, Fantine later feels heartbroken. She also rarely goes out, fearing the disgrace she would face from the townspeople.