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 been born in an ugly twisted body - but that says nothing about his heart or his soul. In many ways he is like the character of the Beast in the fairytale Beauty and the Beast. Conversely, just because a character appears in priestly garb, whether in reality or in disguise, does not mean to say that they have a priestly or naturally good nature. They may be a wolf in sheep's clothing or a devil in disguise, capable of the worst sorts of atrocities. We should weigh people up very carefully, by their words, deeds and attitudes towards others.