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23rd Jul '16 10:56:33 PM AtarahDerek
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* Quasimodo passes out while hanging from Esmeralda's hand, in a universe where dangling by one's arms is apparently quite easy. So why didn't Quasi last as long as the standard Disney character in the same position? His kyphosis. The abnormal thoracic curve responsible for his hunch also reduces his chest cavity greatly (this is one of the primary health issues suffered by kyphosis patients). While Quasi does have a lot of strength and stamina after years of ringing the bells, he still cannot withstand as long periods suspended by his arms as other characters can, due to the fact that his smaller lungs cause him to asphyxiate faster.
19th Jun '16 11:06:14 PM TastyHorse
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* Where was the Archdeacon in all this? Frollo works in the Palace of Justice, a fair distance away from Notre Dame, but the archdeacon - if he is anything like many Catholic ministers - likely also lives in the cathedral. He at least works there on a regular basis, and had a great deal more opportunity to see Quasimodo than Frollo did. In twenty years he never once talked to Quasimodo? Did he never come up to the bell tower to see this condemned youth and comfort him? In doing so he would have seen what horrible psychological damage Frollo was inflicting, and taken steps to prevent it. Was the archdeacon the true villain?
11th Jun '16 6:10:08 PM hiti67
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**At the beginning he was just a Judge, twenty years later he is Minister of Justice. He got promoted by the King of France for doing such a stand-up-job of Romani Murder and now he is basically Dicator of Paris.
5th May '16 2:07:37 AM annieholmes
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* The musical makes the talking gargoyles much more obviously hallucinations/wish fulfillments by Quasimodo's damaged mind. The equivalent of Jason Alexander's Hugo in the film is the same, but the Victor gargoyle is made into more of a loving father figure, and the female of the trio is changed into a beautiful angel gargoyle named Loni, who seems to be [[OedipusComplex both his source of motherly affection and romantically approachable]]. This is weird enough, but then you get to the final scene, in which Quasimodo is hesitating throwing Frollo off of the cathedral. Frollo pleads "You don't want to do this!", and Charles leans into Quasimodo's ear and whispers, "Yes, you do."

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* The musical makes the talking gargoyles much more obviously hallucinations/wish fulfillments by Quasimodo's damaged mind. The equivalent of Jason Alexander's Hugo in the film is the same, but the Victor gargoyle is made into more of a loving father figure, and the female of the trio is changed into a beautiful angel gargoyle named Loni, who seems to be [[OedipusComplex both his source of motherly affection and romantically approachable]]. This is weird enough, but then you get to the final scene, in which Quasimodo is hesitating throwing Frollo off of the cathedral. Frollo pleads "You don't want to do this!", and Charles (in the German version. It's the ''entire choir'' in the US version.) leans into Quasimodo's ear and whispers, "Yes, you do."
11th Mar '16 7:06:56 PM Totin0sthepizzaB0y
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**Don't worry, he's fine. At the very end of the movie when Phoebus and Esmeralda emerge from the church, you can see him standing in the large crowd. He most likely retired or passed away peacefully (guy was at least in his late 70s during the film's events) between movies. I actually don't know if Archdeacons are allowed to retire, but he's definitely alive and well by the end.
10th Feb '16 2:39:06 PM GammaCavy
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*** Whoever says the performer is the original? He could be a son named after his father from the book.
2nd Feb '16 8:09:54 AM Tailikku
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** Likewise, the colors Clopin wears are standard Mardi Gras colors (purple and gold). In modern times, the Feast of Fools falls on the day before Mardi Gras, otherwise known as Shrove Monday. This also falls under HarsherInHindsight considering how the Feast of Fools in 2015 was also the Je suis Charlie massacre.

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** Likewise, the colors Clopin wears are standard Mardi Gras colors (purple and gold).gold, Quasi wears the third standard color, green). In modern times, the Feast of Fools falls on the day before Mardi Gras, otherwise known as Shrove Monday. This also falls under HarsherInHindsight considering how the Feast of Fools in 2015 was also the Je suis Charlie massacre.
2nd Feb '16 8:07:14 AM Tailikku
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* In medieval times, January 6th was the Feast of the Kings. It was customary to have gâteau des Rois and whoever had the king toy in their slice was crowned King. The Feast of Fools does it similarly, but only with the contestant with the ugliest face.
** Likewise, the colors Clopin wears are standard Mardi Gras colors (purple and gold). In modern times, the Feast of Fools falls on the day before Mardi Gras, otherwise known as Shrove Monday. This also falls under HarsherInHindsight considering how the Feast of Fools in 2015 was also the Je suis Charlie massacre.
31st Jan '16 10:24:00 PM CA86
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* 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.

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* ** 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.
31st Jan '16 10:23:24 PM CA86
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* 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.
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