Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of hunchback of notre dame and what it means. This is the gruesome original ending of the hunchback of notre dame. The hunchback of notredame, victor hugo book summary. The famous book by victor hugo is more relevant than ever when it comes to the recent events at the cathedral. Hugo reports that phoebus also came to a tragic end. I grew up watching disney, but quite frankly, it has this annoying knack of messing up the literary classics. The hunchback of notre dame by victor hugo, paperback. The hunchback of notre dame book 11 chapters 1 4 summary. The hunchback of notredame is the bestselling book in. The untold ending of the hunchback of notre dame my name is esmerelda, and most likely you have heard the story of the hunchback of notre dame, and how quasimodo saved phoebus and me from the evil clutches of frollo.
I believe one of the biggest theme is you shouldnt judge based on appearances. The hunchback of notredame begins at the palace of justice and ends at the gallows at montfaucon. A dark, sultry side makes quasimodos story only quasiappropriate for youngsters. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. This extraordinary historical novel, set in medieval paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of notredame, is the haunting drama of quasimodo, the hunchback. But the end of the book actually goes beyond appearances. It is claimed that hugo wrote the book as a statement to preserve the notre dame cathedral and not to modernize it. Summary read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis. Like many of disneys muchloved fairytales, the novel behind the hunchback of notre dame had a gruesome original ending. The scenes at the battle at notre dame were especially stunning. When i read the book hunchback of notre dame by victor hugo, i sort of expected to read something somewhat similar to the disney movie. The worlds bestloved childrens stories set in large.
Sparknotes is here for you weve got everything you need to ace or teach. The hunchback of notre dame is a very sad book, but with it being sad there are many great themes such. Chapter summary for victor hugos the hunchback of notre dame, book 11 chapters 1 4 summary. If youre reading the hunchback of notredame the hunchback for the first time, im telling you, never prejudge a book especially by its animated film version. The title refers to the notre dame cathedral in paris, around which the story is centered. A few years ago, while visiting or, rather, rummaging about notre dame, the author of this book found, in an obscure nook of one of the towers, the following word, engraved by hand upon the wall. For many, the character of quasimodo is the eerie, scratchy figure from blackandwhite horror movies. For 300 pages, the hunchback of notredame was scribed like a meandering storyline over a checkerboard, each square representing a chapter of the book. The sad theme of the hunchback of notre dame 806 words. You may recall how phoebus and i gave our thanks to quasimodo who risked his. Hugo married his childhood friend ade foucher in 1822, and the two had five children together, four of whom lived past infancy.
In the disney movie, quasimodo sings but of course he does. The hunchback of notre dame pianovocalguitar artist songbook by stephen schwartz and alan menken jul 1, 1996. A few years ago, while visiting or, rather, rummaging about notredame, the author of this book found, in an obscure. While watching her hang, quasimodo pushes frollo off the tower to his untimely end. Hunchback is an arcade game developed by century electronics in 1983. A summary of book 4 in victor hugos hunchback of notre dame. The hunchback of notre dame ii is a 2002 american romantic musical comedydrama film and is one of many straighttovideo sequels made by disney.
Download the hunchback of notre dame victor hugo pdf. The novel follows a hunchback named quasimodo who is. The hunchback of notredame is a novel by victor hugo published in 1831. Book first, chapter 1 the novel begins in paris during the festival of fools. Set in paris during the 15th century, the novel centers on quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of notre dame cathedral, and his unrequited love. The player controls quasimodo from the victor hugo novel the hunchback of notre dame. These greek capitals, black with age, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with i. Disney took the characters and like tarzan i did an analysis in another article over tarzan and made an almost completely different story with it. The period of 182343 was the most prolific of hugos career with the publishing of one of his most wellknown novels the hunchback of notre dame and over a dozen other novels and books of poetry.
The few squares scribed directly by the line told fleeting, but essential parts of the story about quasimodo, esmeralda, and frollo. Victor hugos the hunchback of notre dame has been adapted as stage plays, operas, ballets, musicals, radio plays, television specials and miniseries, animated cartooons and comic books. It reminds us almost two centuries later that the has already been saved and rebuilt before. The hunchback of notre dame is a terrible movie, heres why this is the literal only disney movie that includes a character with a disability, and in my humble opinion, they did a. Last but not least, the hunchback of notredame is a tragedy.
I see what you mean about casual misogyny of the period. The story of quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of notre dame cathedral and his devotion to the beautiful gypsy dancer esmeralda. The hunchback of notre dame study guide contains a biography of victor hugo, literature essays, a complete etext, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Chapter summary for victor hugos the hunchback of notre dame, book 3 chapters 1 2 summary. This is the gruesome original ending of the hunchback of. Book eleventh, chapter 3 the hunchback of notre dame. This one in particular is a 2002 sequel to their 1996 animated film, the hunchback of notre dame, loosely based on victor hugos novel. Perfect prep for hunchback of notre dame quizzes and tests you might have in school. Much too grim and sexually preoccupied for small children, the hunchback of notre dame has intentionally tested the boundaries of traditional disney fare with its adaptation of victor hugos gothic novel. It follows the story of a kind but lonely bell ringer, quasimodo. Disneys hunchback of notre dame may have a happy ending, but theres a.
The hunchback of notre dame has many different themes. It was close to the book mostly until the ending, but that was so brilliant i almost wished hugo would have done it. Frollos inability to elude his sexual desires and lust for esmeralda caused him to be controlled by. Hugos grand medieval melodrama tells the story of the beautiful esmeralda, a gypsy girl loved by three men. In this book, frollo betrays esmerelda by handing her into the. The hunchback of notredame is a french gothic novel by victor hugo, published in 1831. Hunchback of notre dame is a novel by victor hugo that was first published in 1831. This extraordinary historical novel, set in medieval. In the 1996 film, quasimodo rescues esmeralda from being burned at the. In the summer of 1830, gosselin demanded that hugo complete the book by february 1831. The novel has been described as a key text in french literature and has been adapted for film over a dozen times, as well as numerous television and stage adaptations, such as a 1923 silent film with lon chaney, a 1939 sound film with charles laughton.
How the hunchback of notre dame book and movie differ. The hunchback of notredame by victor hugo goodreads. The hunchback of notre dame was a story that i thought would be a little bit adolescent and childish because they made a disney movie out of it. We also get two trial scenes, a scene of the pillory, a scene of the gallows, a scene of torture, and a few scenes of prisonsincluding a horrific closedup boxthrown in for good measure. When the demented archdeacon frollo sets out to abduct esmeralda, he uses quasimodo to do the evil deed on his behalf. The hunchback of notre dame is a terrible movie, heres why. The hunchback of notre dame notre dame cathedral paris. Our lady of paris is a french gothic novel by victor hugo, published in 1831. This epic novel helped spark a preservationist movement that led to the cathedral being restored to its full glory. For others, he is the comical character used to advertise telephones in the 1980s its esmeralda. The hunchback of notre dame book 3 chapters 1 2 summary. When it came out in 1831 and was a major literary success, the hunchback of notre dame the news. Victor hugos the hunchback of notre dame was written in 1831, at a time when the notre dame cathedral in paris was falling into disrepair. Hunchback of notre dame publicity photo from the 1923 movie, by wallace worsley, via wikimedia commons.
A short summary of victor hugos hunchback of notre dame. Ive reached the part of dramatic irony where esmeralda believes phoebes still loved her and is staying at the notre dame and its getting really good. The hunchback of notredame victor hugo 1001 books to. He craves social interaction and expresses a keen desire to make friends. The easiest way to recognize this is by counting the number of corpses you have by the last page. The tale of quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of notre dame cathedral, and his struggles to save the beautiful gypsy dancer esmeralda from being unjustly executed.
Thanks to current events, victor hugos 188yearold book the hunchback of notre dame has ascended the bestseller list in france. The hunchback of notre dame book the seattle public. If your read the story, you realize that disney obviously made the movie have more of a happy ending, because a sad ending is not characteristic of a childs film. Find a summary of this and each chapter of the hunchback of notre dame. The hunchback of notre dame summary, characters, book. The cardinals appearance signals the end of gringoires play and the crowd turns its attention upcoming election of the pope of fools. The hunchback of notre dame, historical novel by victor hugo, originally.1218 697 893 1442 1146 683 993 12 611 1228 827 814 181 1208 1241 437 832 967 458 708 90 142 99 1059 589 1069 898 964 480 1471 41 751 601 882 1299 656 1457 1277 691 943 231 711 734