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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Moral Lesson

One of the lessons to learn from reading the novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo is that of not judging by appearances. Quasimodo has been abandoned by his mother just because he has...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2010 9:53 pm UTC

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What is the significance of the structure of the Notre Dame Cathedral in the setting of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback...

The Hunchback of Notre Dame was written by the French author Victor Hugo. It was first published in 1831. The novel is set in the late 15th century in Paris, and it is an example of romantic...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2020 11:55 am UTC

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What is the theme of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame?   This answer should be only one theme and be no more than 500 words

The theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo, is difficult to narrow down to a single one, as there are many that intertwine throughout the narrative. Perhaps the greatest consistent...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2018 11:17 pm UTC

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What are Quasimodo's characteristics?

Quasimodo personifies the concept that you shouldn't judge a person by their outward appearance. Quasimondo is described as so ugly that people call him a "creation of the devil." He has a hunched...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019 8:44 pm UTC

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What are the most important symbols in The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

The spider and the fly Frollo sees serve as philosophical symbols of fate and nature. Frollo feels that he is both spider and fly in his relationship with Esmeralda, and she is the same with him....

Latest answer posted April 21, 2019 4:19 pm UTC

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What is the significance of the structure of the Notre Dame cathedral in the setting of the story The Hunchback of...

The Notre Dame Cathedral is the central symbol of Victor Hugo's novel. More than a house of worship or a grand building, it is an expression of the medieval culture of the characters and a symbol...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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How do you think history, culture, environment, and other factors influence the author to express the major themes of...

The writing of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame was greatly inspired by the titular cathedral itself. By the nineteenth century, the Notre Dame cathedral had fallen into a state of...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019 9:38 pm UTC

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Why does Claude Frollo kill Captain Phoebus?

In Victor Hugo's famous novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Claude Frollo is the corrupt archdeacon of the titular Notre Dame Cathedral. Captain Phoebus de Châteaupers is the Captain of the King's...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2018 4:31 am UTC

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Who is Esmeralda?

Esmeralda is one of the main characters in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a young adult around the age of sixteen. Her real name is Agnès—Esmeralda refers to the paste emerald that she wears around...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2019 9:26 am UTC

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Why does Quasimodo not answer Esmerelda's question in The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

In book 8, chapter 6, of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Gypsy girl, Esmeralda, is saved from hanging by Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. In book 9,...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2019 3:41 pm UTC

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What does the following statement tell about the mindset of the people who gathered to witness Esmeralda's trial?...

For one thing, by stating "this animal is definitely in the league with devils," the people who gather to see Esmeralda's trial are proving to be wholly superstitious. Recalling a witch-hunt...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2018 7:32 pm UTC

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Using what you know about the culture during the Middle Ages, describe its similarities to the plot of this book....

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802–22 May 1885) was a French Romantic writer who was initially a Roman Catholic but gradually became strongly anti-clerical and advocated Republicanism rather than...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 10:45 pm UTC

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Why was Gringoire bitter?

Gringoire is bitter because the world has yet to recognize his talents as a playwright, but there's a good reason for that: he doesn't actually have any. Gringoire is the only person in the world...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2019 9:02 am UTC

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Who is the character that is torn between his/her duty and what he/she feels he/she should do?

Claude Frollo, Archdeacon of Paris, is definitely a character in the story who's torn by conflicting impulses. It is he who discovers the abandoned baby Quasimodo and raises him as his own son. One...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2018 11:01 am UTC

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