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In this novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame 1831 Victor Hugo talks about the life of his characters in the city of Paris This story takes place in the late-fourteenth century With inequality all around it was hard for a person to gain respect without good looks or social status In this paper I will mainly discuss the story of Quasimodoe Esmeralda and their struggle in this story Quasimodoes mother was a gypsy She could not take care of him any longer so she left him in front of a church Gypsies were not liked at this time but the church was highly respected Being it that Quasimodos mom had left him on front steps of the church the king could do almost nothing Quasimodoe could not leave the church due to the fact that he was deformed and ugly Quasimodo grew very lonely and bored up in that bell tower all by him self He was looking down one day and set eyes upon a young woman named Esmerelda On the day of fools Quasimodo saw this young lady and decided to go down and take a closer look at this woman It was a holiday feast of fools when he decided to go down When the people saw him they were horrified He got whipped and lectured by his master Well to make a long story short Esmerelda ends up dyeing and Quaismodo runs away and is never seen or heard of again They state that in the end they find two skeletons lying in each others arms One the body of a lady Esmerelda and the other the body of a man who was deformed Quaismodo It also states that the woman was hung but the man died because he had come there by himself and died there There are many examples of Historical Significance in this book One of which is the power of the church The church mostly controlled
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