The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a tragic love story set in 1482 Paris. Quasimodo, the bell ringer of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, falls in love with La Esmeralda, a pretty gypsy girl. Bbut the latter is in love with Captain Phoebus de Chateaupers.

                Unknown to them, Claude Frollo, the cathedral’s archdeacon, is also in love with La Esmeralda. He vows to make her his no matter what. One night, he follows Phoebus to his tryst with La Esmeralda and in a fit of jealousy stabs Phoebus repeatedly. He escapes and La Esmeralda, who is found by the authorities at the scene of the crime, is captured and after being tried, is sentenced to hang in the Place de Greve. But Quasimodo saves her by swinging down by the bell rope of Notre Dame and carries her off to the cathedral under the law of sanctuary.

                Later, Claude Frollo betrays La Esmeralda by handing her to the authorities and even watches while she is being hanged. In anger and despair, Quasimodo pushes the archdeacon from the heights of the Notre Dame to his death.

                Years later, when people exhume the skeletons of La Esmeralda, they find another skeleton belonging to a man, tightly embracing her. The skeleton is horribly disfigured.

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