The Sad Theme of the Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Is always a happy ending? The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a book by Victor Hugo written in 1831. Victor Hugo was born in Besancon, France on February 26, 1802. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a French Romantic/Gothic genre book. Hunchback of Notre Dame involves around Quasimodo a hunchback. The Hunchback of Notre Dame has many different themes. I believe one of the biggest theme is you shouldn't judge based on appearances. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a very sad book, but with it being sad there are many great themes such as judgment, and topics like characters, setting, and plot. Judgment based on appearance is a big theme in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Quasimodo is very kind hearted, but others otherwise because his appearance. Quasimodo is described by having “a huge head, bristling with red hair; between his shoulders an enormous hump, a counterpart perceptible in front; a system of the thighs and legs so strangely astray that they could touch each other only at the knees, and, viewed from the front, resembled the crescents of two scythes joined by the handles; large feet, monstrous hands” (33). Because of his appearance people treat him like a monster a terrible, ugly human being, But this isn't true at all Quasimodo is shown to have a sweet personality. Then we have Claude Frollo the antagonist. Claude is a priest, so you’d think he's a good person, but you are very wrong. Claude is the reason Quasimodo commits violent acts as Quasimodo does what his father

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