History Fridge / TheHunchbackOfNotreDame

1st Jan '18 3:54:58 PM Tightwire
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** What's also shown in this is that Quasimodo is strong enough to shake the entire cathederal, making the bells ring.



** The book itself described Quasimodo as being incredibly strong from ringing the bells for years.



* Frollo saw nothing wrong with drowning a baby, but he also didn't stop to think that a dead thing in the well would ''poison'' anyone who drank from it. If the Archdeacon hadn't caught him, not only would he have killed an infant, he probably would have killed half the people that drank from the well -- which would have been a lot of people going into the cathedral, seeing as the two are next to each other. Not only is Frollo a douche, he's an idiot.
** He was probably just going to hold Quasimodo under the water until he drowned and then bury him behind the church or something. Okay, that really isn't any better.
** This is long before germ theory or any real idea of how disease and sickness spread. Bad odors, sin, or witchcraft were more likely to be thought of as the culprit than anything else. Frollo likely would have said that it was because of the Roma and/or that everyone that sickened deserved it because they were sinful.
** ^^Right. At the time, no one considered germs or corpses the source of sickness, they associated illness with miasmas (or bad smells) or witchcraft. If everyone suddenly got sick, Frollo absolutely could have blame dit on the Roma-germ theory wasn't popularized by John Snow (not the GoT character, the epidemiologist) for centuries in New York.
1st Jan '18 3:42:40 PM Tightwire
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* [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Quasimodo's mother didn't just try to save him]]- she ''[[MamaBear did]]''. Think about it- why was the Archdeacon there so fast and so conveniently in the middle of the night? Simple. [[{{Tearjerker}} Because he was woken up by Quasi's mother pounding on the door outside, begging for sanctuary.]]

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* [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Quasimodo's mother didn't just try to save him]]- she ''[[MamaBear did]]''. Think about it- why was the Archdeacon there so fast and so conveniently in the middle of the night? Simple. [[{{Tearjerker}} Because he was woken up by Quasi's mother pounding on the door outside, begging for sanctuary.]]]] He just didn't have time to get to the door.
23rd Dec '17 9:08:12 AM H8FearADRLuv
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* ''Assuming'' the gargoyles are figments of Quasimodo's imagination, Laverne may be LeaningOnTheFourthWall by pointing out that if 20 years of talking with Victor and Hugo hasn't made him sick by now nothing will. Anyone else in Quasimodo's position would've lost their sanity between the isolation, and Frollo's condescension and strict rules. But as Laverne points out, he's still a pretty sound mind despite his loneliness.
9th Dec '17 8:59:05 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* Adhering to the movie's moral about looking beneath the surface, Quasimodo and Phoebus' rocky friendship does bring it home. Instead of treating Quasimodo with pity just because he looks pitiful, he and Phoebus have a VitriolicBestBuds dynamic going on, as though they were equals. That's because they ''are'' equals, despite their different appearances.
9th Dec '17 2:45:32 PM LB7979
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* The climax takes on a Fridge-[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] when you realize [[spoiler: it mirrors the prologue. In the beginning, Frollo tried to drown baby Quasimodo and justified "This is an ''unholy demon''." In the climax, he also declares Esmeralda an "unholy demon".]]

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* The climax takes on a gets Fridge-[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] when you realize [[spoiler: it mirrors the prologue. In the beginning, Frollo tried tries to drown baby Quasimodo and justified justifies this by saying "This is an ''unholy demon''." In the climax, he also declares Esmeralda an "unholy demon".]]
9th Dec '17 2:38:58 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* The climax takes on a Fridge-[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] when you realize [[spoiler: it mirrors the prologue. In the beginning, Frollo tried to drown baby Quasimodo and justified "This is an ''unholy demon''." In the climax, he also declares Esmeralda an "unholy demon".]]
** What truly seals it is [[spoiler: how Quasimodo is unknowingly following in his late mother's footsteps. She took her baby to Notre Dame and called "Sanctuary" on ''both'' their behalf. And here? Quasimodo takes Esmeralda up Notre Dame and (in [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] fashion) claims "Sanctuary" on her behalf.]]
9th Dec '17 1:34:40 AM Twoeyesshort
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** An alternative explanation is that, if you're totally innocent, you've never once run afoul of the law... which in turn, means you've never run afoul of Frollo, presumably because you either work with him or ran the hell away when he came through. In either case, the "innocent" described would be no friend of the Gypsies.
6th Dec '17 5:46:13 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* It's DramaticIrony when Esmeralda reads Quasimodo's palms, and then he 'reads' her palms as well. Because he himself is (unknowingly at the time) the son of a gypsy. So technically, he really is reading her palms.
* Why is it in [[spoiler: The Court of Miracles]], you can be hanged for being 'found totally innocent'? Because it's meant to be a [[TakeThat mockery]] of the HolierThanThou mindset Frollo has (and/or probably instills in his soldiers).
5th Dec '17 10:00:30 PM loracarol
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** Not nessicarily true. People seem to know about the Bell Ringer, so perhaps the other people of the Church visit him in secret? Say to supply him with supplies for his arts and crafts for example. It's not outside the realm of possiblity that the Archdeacon tried his best to make Quasimodo at home in the Church.

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** Not nessicarily necessarily true. People seem to know about the Bell Ringer, so perhaps the other people of the Church visit him in secret? Say to supply him with supplies for his arts and crafts for example. It's not outside the realm of possiblity that the Archdeacon tried his best to make Quasimodo at home in the Church.
27th Nov '17 9:00:33 PM Twoeyesshort
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*** Also, bear in mind how that scene is framed. Clopin has them in the nooses for a good thirty seconds, which is fortunately long enough for Esmerelda to get wind of the attempted hanging. If Clopin was any less the showman he was, and decided not to [[IShallTauntYou play around with Phoebus and Quasi]] for as long as he had, they'd likely both have had broken necks by the time Esmerelda got there.
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