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Victor Hugo

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the-hunchback-of-notre-dame-victor-hugo_UPDATESet in medieval Paris, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Shunned for his appearance, Quasimodo becomes devoted to a dancer named Esmeralda who takes pity on him. He must risk his life to save her, though both ultimately meet a tragic fate.Don't Let LooksDeceive YouMAIN CHARACTERSQuasimodoHalf-blind bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral;in love with EsmeraldaEsmeraldaBeautiful, kind dancer; compassionate toward QuasimodoPierre GringoireStruggling poet; in love with EsmeraldaPhoebus de ChâteaupersCaptain of the King's Archers; in love with EsmeraldaFleur-de-Lys de GondelaurierWealthy socialite;engaged to PhoebusJehan FrolloClaude Frollo's spoiled younger brotherClaude FrolloArchdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral; in love with EsmeraldaThemesAppearancesMany of the characters in the book are judged falsely based on their appearances.Love & LustLove and lust drive some characters to desperate actions.Fate vs. Free WillThe characters' fates are intertwined, but tragedy seems to stem from free will.Esmeralda's Baby ShoesEmbody the hope that Esmeralda and her mother will be reunitedNotre Dame CathedralSymbolizes the centrality of change and the passageof timeSymbolsThe Hunchback of Notre Dameby the NumbersMonths it took Hugo to write the book4Pages Hugo wrote each morning20Year construction began on the Notre Dame Cathedral1163Year Disney released an animated film based on the novel1996Jehan Frollo, Book 1, Chapter 5one-eyed man is much more incomplete than a blind man, for he knows what it is that's lacking.A French poet, novelist, and playwright during the Romantic era, Hugo is perhaps best known for his novel Les Misérables. Hugo's work touches on many of the French political and social issues and upheavals of his time, brought to life in the story of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.VICTOR HUGO1802–85AuthorSources: Encyclopaedia Britannica,, University of HoustonCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Victor Hugo1831FrenchNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageTragedyThe Hunchback ofNotre Dame

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