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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Teaching Unit
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- Who are the main characters of the novel and what are their relationships to each other?
- Why are Quasimodo and La Esmeralda perfect complements to each other?
- Discuss Hugo’s use of detail in the description of the architecture of Notre-Dame and the city of Paris. Why is this important?
- Hugo explored the theme that appearances can be deceiving. What are some examples of this from the novel?
- Hugo also explores the theme of fate and how it affects people’s lives. What are some examples of this from the novel?
- Why is Quasimodo considered the protagonist of the plot? Explain his antagonists and the outcome of his story.
- Give examples that foreshadow the tragic conclusion of the novel.
- Discuss symbolism and Hugo’s use of symbols in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
- Discuss Quasimodo’s relationship to the bells. What causes his relationship with his beloved bells to change?
- Discuss the mood of the novel and give specific examples of how Hugo achieves that mood.
- Give examples of why The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a Romantic novel.
- Discuss the role of the spectator and the spectacle in the novel and give examples.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.