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Week 2

I somehow managed to read through all of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. To say the least, it's not the story with the happy ending that Disney gave us when we were younger. Then again, they never once said that their version was based entirely upon Victor Hugo's tale of...

I somehow managed to read through all of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. To say the least, it's not the story with the happy ending that Disney gave us when we were younger.   Then again, they never once said that their version was based entirely upon Victor Hugo's tale of rebellion, love and woe.  A happy ending is really nonexistent as bad thing after bad thing happens, not just to Quasimodo but also to the gypsy Esmeralda that he loves so much.  Claude Frollo's obsession with Esmeralda leads to a very large mess (that we can all relate back to the Disney movie and the fires at Notre Dame).  To say the least (without giving too much away), it's definitely a tale of abandonment.  Friendships fall apart, lovers fall apart while the Notre Dame cathedral looms in the distance, watching all, almost a metaphor for an all-seeing deity if one wished  to see it like that.

Well, next week's going to be interesting!  Right now it's time to pack for the five-day trip to Paris!