History Heartwarming / TheHunchbackOfNotreDame

2nd Dec '17 8:53:09 AM rufusluciusivan
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* During the climax, the crowd of Parisian citizens proves that EveryoneHasStandards when they pick the side of Esmerelda, an outcast among their society, against Frollo, the established power, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight just because it's the right thing to do]]. Even before Phoebus rallies them, it's pretty clear that Paris is on the verge of revolting against Frollo and the guards are forced to contain people trying to stop Esmeralda's execution.
2nd Nov '17 4:43:09 AM Ingonyama
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** To make it even better, there's some foreshadowing related to this scene. There's a scene in the movie earlier where Quasidmodo is talking to his gargoyle friends, angrily asking "What am I supposed to do? Go out there, save the girl from the jaws of death and have the town praise me like I'm some sort of hero?!" Everything said in that sentence comes true in the final act of the movie.

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** To make it even better, there's some foreshadowing related to this scene. There's a scene in the movie earlier where Quasidmodo is talking to his gargoyle friends, angrily asking "What am I supposed to do? Go out there, save rescue the girl from the jaws of death and have the whole town praise me will cheer like I'm some sort kind of hero?!" Everything said in that sentence comes true in the final act of the movie.
16th Oct '17 10:58:17 AM CJCroen1393
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* On that note, the first interaction between Frollo and adult Quasimodo has a small bit of this, at least. Instead of being a disturbing portrayal of emotional abuse, Frollo is shown to speak rather patiently and calmly toward Quasi and seems to genuinely desire being a good father figure to him. Instead of reciting a hilariously dark alphabet for him, Frollo tells him Bible stories which Quasi is very evidently enthusiastic about. And instead of Quasi just letting it slip that he wants to go to the Festival and Frollo angrily chewing him out for so much as suggesting it, Quasi is trustful enough to simply suggest that he go with Frollo and "protect him" (because, quote, he's "strong") just as Saint Aphrodisius protected Mary and Joseph (referencing the story they had previously been talking about). Frollo, predictably, shuts him down, though, telling him that he doesn't think he's ready--which kind of ends up cutting the heartwarming part short as it's implied that he's using this as an excuse to continue hiding Quasimodo from the world.
7th Sep '17 10:38:35 PM PrincessGwen
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* Right after Frollo's fall into the flames and chaos, it seems that Quasimodo will follow the same fate when Esmeralda looses her grip on him, but luckily Phoebus grabs him in time and saves him. How does Quasi thank him? With a smile, and then a hug. Cue Phoebus patting Quasi's back, and smiling as well.

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* Right after Frollo's fall into the flames and chaos, it seems that Quasimodo will follow the same fate when Esmeralda looses loses her grip on him, but luckily Phoebus grabs him in time and saves him. How does Quasi thank him? With a smile, and then a hug. Cue Phoebus patting Quasi's back, and smiling as well.



* [[KnightInShiningArmor Phoebus's]] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction.]] Esmerelda has earned some coin through her dancing, but some thuggish guards think she is a thief. Phoebus knows she's innocent (after all, he paid for her dance). After she escapes and runs, Phoebus blocks their way with his horse so she can escape. When he notices Esmerelda dropped some of her earnings in her flight, he picks them up and gives them to a beggar woman (who happens to be Esmerelda in disguise).

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* [[KnightInShiningArmor Phoebus's]] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction.]] Esmerelda Esmeralda has earned some coin through her dancing, but some thuggish guards think she is a thief. Phoebus knows she's innocent (after all, he paid for her dance). After she escapes and runs, Phoebus blocks their way with his horse so she can escape. When he notices Esmerelda Esmeralda dropped some of her earnings in her flight, he picks them up and gives them to a beggar woman (who happens to be Esmerelda in disguise).
4th Sep '17 7:38:15 PM CJCroen1393
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* In this version of "Bells of Notre Dame", we see the relationship between Claude Frollo (much closer to the TragicVillain he was in the book) and his brother Jehan, and near the beginning it's actually really sweet. In at least one production, they even share a hug which leads to the both hilarious and adorable image of Jehan hoisting his older brother into the air. Too bad it goes sour very quickly...
19th Aug '17 12:31:34 AM Wheatenlyric950
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5th Jul '17 12:39:18 PM creader
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!!The Disney sequel:
* For all of its flaws the sequel does have its own genuinely heartwarming moments, like Quasimodo's relationship with Zephyr and Madellaine admitting her love for him.
** Bonus points for the MeaningfulEcho Madellaine uses to convince Quasimodo that she's on his side and wants to help: "There's more to me...", a phrase that's as true about him as it is about her.
12th Mar '17 5:26:37 PM Ingonyama
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** So while some people complain that Quasi DidNotGetTheGirl, in a way, with her devotion to her friend placing his life above her own, which come on if that isn't done out of a form love then what is, he [[FridgeLogic kind of did]] except in a way it's even better, Quasi got a life-long friend in the end.

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** So while some people complain that Quasi DidNotGetTheGirl, in a way, with her devotion to her friend placing his life above her own, which come on if that isn't done out of a form of love then what is, he [[FridgeLogic kind of did]] except in a way it's even better, Quasi got a life-long friend in the end.
12th Mar '17 5:24:42 PM Ingonyama
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** Plus add in this little fact as well: After rewatching it, the little girl? She was at the beginning of the movie! She knows about Quasimodo's mother's death from Frollo and is likely seeing him for the first time, afraid of them from the Feast of Fools incident. So she was the one who helped Quasimodo get over his fear and show him that they're not so bad. Even adding that she and Clopin watch him go off together, with him playing around with one of the hand puppets from the beginning of hte film rom when he told Quasimodo's story.

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** Plus add in this little fact as well: After rewatching it, the little girl? She was at the beginning of the movie! She knows about Quasimodo's mother's death from Frollo and is likely seeing him for the first time, afraid of them from the Feast of Fools incident. So she was the one who helped Quasimodo get over his fear and show him that they're not so bad. Even adding that she and Clopin watch him go off together, with him playing around with one of the hand puppets from the beginning of hte the film rom from when he told Quasimodo's story.
25th Jan '17 12:07:14 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* The finale "Olim" reprise is sung by a solo chorus soprano, explicitly referred to as Florika (aka Quasimodo's mother). The implication being that even a so-called "heathen" can make it into heaven through HeroicSacrifice and the power of love. TakeThat Frollo!
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