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PLOT The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a tragic romance about a young deformed man named Quasimodo and his troubles with love and his master The story starts in 1482 in Paris The Festival of Fools is taking place and Quasi is crowned the Pope of Fools for being so ugly When Claude Frollo Quasimodos master sees him at the procession he immediately tells Quasi to go back with him A man named Gringoire sees Esmeralda a beautiful gypsy performing he instantly falls in love with her He decides to follow her and then he sees her being attacked by Frollo and Quasimodo He tries to help but Quasi knocks him out as Frollo escapes Quasi is captured by the police who are led Phoebus and is sentenced to two hours of torture Esmeralda falls in love with Phoebus and this makes Frollo extremely jealous He follows them one night and stabs Phoebus then escapes The police arrest Esmeralda for the murder of the police captain even though he is not actually dead She is sentenced to death Quasi saves her by taking her to the Cathedral and claiming sanctuary Frollo comes up with a plan to take Esmeralda and succeeds Esmeralda is hanged and when Quasi finds out he kills Frollo and disappears Two years later when a gravedigger comes across Esmeraldas remains he finds a skeleton of a hunchback wrapped around her CHARACTER ANALYSIS Claude Frollo is a static character He is a priest at Notre Dame and is known as the Archdeacon Claude Frollo He is the antagonist of the story although he is not the stereotypical bad guy He doesnt spend all his life hating everyone rather he shows love and compassion for both his brother and Quasimodo He teaches them both to read and write but with Quasimodo being deaf it is very difficult to teach him anything Frollos brother Jehan is a terrible student and is a
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