The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor HugoThis extraordinary historical novel, set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by the specter of his own damnation. Shaped by a profound sense of tragic irony, it is a work that gives full play to Victor Hugos brilliant historical imagination and his remarkable powers of description.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is set in Paris during the 15th century. The story centres on Quasimodo , the deformed bell ringer of Notre-Dame Cathedral , and his unrequited love for the beautiful dancer La Esmeralda. Her biological mother is a former prostitute once known as Paquette la Chantefleurie but now known as Sister Gudule; her paternity is unknown. Esmeralda has no knowledge of her kidnapping: she lives and travels with the Roma as if she is one of them. Quasimodo first meets Esmeralda at the Feast of Fools , an annual festival parodying ecclesiastical ritual and cardinal elections. Esmeralda takes pity on him and offers him a drink of water.
Frederic Shoberl 's English translation was published as The Hunchback of Notre Dame which became the generally used title in English , which refers to Quasimodo , Notre Dame's bellringer. Victor Hugo began writing Notre-Dame de Paris in , largely to make his contemporaries more aware of the value of the Gothic architecture, which was neglected and often destroyed to be replaced by new buildings or defaced by replacement of parts of buildings in a newer style. For instance, the medieval stained glass panels of Notre-Dame de Paris had been replaced by white glass to let more light into the church.
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Sign in. A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer., It belongs to the era known as Disney Renaissance.
He is hoisted on a throne and paraded around Paris by the jeering mob. Pierre Gringoire, a struggling poet and philosopher, tries unsuccessfully to get the crowd to watch his play instead of the parade. Archdeacon Claude Frollo appears and stops the parade and orders Quasimodo back to Notre Dame with him. Looking for something to eat, Gringoire admires the graceful beauty of La Esmerelda, a gypsy street dancer, and decides to follow her home. After rounding a corner, she is suddenly attacked by Quasimodo and Frollo.
The 34th Disney animated feature film and the seventh animated film produced and released during the period known as the Disney Renaissance , the film is based on the novel of the same name written by Victor Hugo. The plot centers on Quasimodo , the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame , and his struggle to gain acceptance into society. The film is considered to be one of Disney's darkest animated films as its narrative explores such mature themes as infanticide , lust , damnation , genocide , and sin , despite the changes made from the original source material in order to ensure a G rating received by the MPAA. The musical score was written by Alan Menken , with songs written by Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz , who had previously collaborated on Pocahontas , released the year before. In Paris , Clopin , a Romani puppeteer, narrates the origin of the titular hunchback.