How Love is Expressed in the Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Throughout the novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, many forms of love appear. There is true love that comes from the heart and is pure and on the other hand there is a lustful love which is not love at. Another love that is shown throughout the book, is love obsession, where one falls in love with someone and puts them before everything. In the Hunchback one can observe these loves and how they compare to one another as well as which one is best and why. In the end we will be able to see that even though there are many forms of love, many of them do not come from the right place and have the right intentions. As a result one will suffer from expressing the wrong types of love. The first love is a lustful love. This is where one is more…show more content…
This is wrong because as a result the people could grow to hate each other. They would be unhappy and could ruin each other’s chance to love someone. Phoebus is one of the characters that goes through this. He has to marry a woman he does not love when he is not ready to love for the sake of his family. Throughout the book, one can see that he is trying to enjoy his life as a single man by getting involved with Esmeralda which leads to more trouble. In the end, he and his fiancé get married and his marriage begins at the ending of a sad, depressing story suggesting that is marriage will be that way as well. Finally, there is true love which is the best love. True love is not only a feeling, but an action that can be expressed in many ways. For example, In the Holy Bible it tells us that Jesus Christ loved us so much that he gave his life for us. Furthermore, in the Bible there is a description of love “[Love] suffereth long, and is kind; [Love] envieth not; [Love] vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. [Love] never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease;

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