He died because the barricade boys had needed a new amunition, and Gavroche, as a volounteer, has gone to get it. Soldiers have saw him and then shot him.
Those soldiers were heartless to kill a child! Did anyone catch how they smiled at each other right before killing him?
Yes, that's cruel. Generally I don't like Gavroche very much, but that was just... terrible.
I cried when Eponine and Gaveoche died because how sad it was they are still young but die 😭😭😭😪😪😪
I felt that in the book, Gavroche was just at odd places at odd times. I did like the fact that when Gavroche met Jean Valjean, Valjean was concern for him to be out at night. But Valjean was concern for both the letter and Gavroche being out of harms way. But his death seemed un-important in the book than in the 2012 (film). I really felt that Courfeyrac didn't know in the book that Gavroche had died. But in the movie, he was crying and highly upset by the troops for killing him.
@Lavementos I'm not trying to offend you, but I don't think they smiled because they were planning on killing. I think the smile was because there previous shot hadn't killed them. If I am correct, at the time, they didn't have rifiling in the guns. This would mean that shots were unpredictable. No matter how good your aim you still didn't have any idea where your bullet would end. In addition, they seemed rather sorry after they killed him. For these reasons I think the smile had more to do with the thinking of "Hey look this kid will be scarried and won't continue to help the enemy and we didn't have to spill his blood." But that's just my thought.
Lovemwntos was making more of a point. The two soldiers who were trying to kill Gavroche were smiling about it.
Regarding gun precision, I agree that guns back then weren't accurate at all. However, in the book, Valjean and Enjolras did land some very accurate shots. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ And Gavrouche's disturbing lack of fear would have meant that he would have gotten himself killed sooner or later. In the books there was actually a thick smoke between the barricades and the soldiers that concealed Gavrouche. He made the mistake of venturing out of the smoke and not returning back to cover when the soldiers fired at him. Sure the soldiers were cruel, but Gavrouche would have died eventually anyway. His personality would get himself killed sooner or later.
What do you think?