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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 her neck—and she lives in Paris with the family of gypsies who raised her.

Esmeralda is a very beautiful young lady who attracts the attention of men wherever she goes—most notably the Monseigneur of Notre Dame, Claude Frollo, who's developed an obsession with her. Indeed, so obsessed is Frollo with Esmeralda that he orders his...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on October 4, 2019