The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Princess Esmeralda)
Short tale: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Princess Esmeralda)
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Inside the majestic tower of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, there lived a deformed being named Quasimodo. Despite his physical appearance, he was a noble and kind-hearted person who suffered from being imprisoned with the evil Frollo.
Frollo, who claimed to be Quasimodo’s owner and had imprisoned him since birth, told him that he was too ugly and deformed to be accepted by the rest of humanity.
Young Quasimodo longed to see the outside world and to have the opportunity to talk and explore with other people. But, despite his sadness and longing for freedom, Frollo kept him imprisoned inside the tower of Notre Dame.
One day, during the festival of the Jesters, Quasimodo seized the opportunity and escaped from the tower to see the outside world.
As he wandered every corner of the village and talked to various people, Quasimodo found the happiness of mingling among the people without being judged by his hump and physical deformity.
He soon met a young gypsy girl named Esmeralda, who was able to see beyond his physical appearance and recognize the purity of Quasimodo’s soul. Esmeralda and Quasimodo were attracted to each other not only because of their physical beauty but also because of the nobility of their hearts.
Suddenly, something unexpected happened. Phoebus, a friend of Esmeralda’s, joined the relationship and they struck up a wonderful friendship. The three friends began to live different stories and adventures together.
However, the cruel Frollo could not contain so much hatred and anger because Quasimodo enjoyed his freedom despite his deformed appearance.
This filled old Frollo with hatred and fury. For this reason, one fine day Frollo decided to kidnap Esmeralda and Phoebus.
Quasimodo was also locked up in another place to be separated forever from his friends.
Sadness took hold of Quasimodo, but the memories of those days with his friends and the treatment he had received from them, made Quasimodo gain strength and break the chains that bound him to that prison.
He then went to where his friends Esmeralda and Phoebus were imprisoned and freed them from the prison where the evil Frollo was holding them. Quasimodo’s courage and determination to rescue his friends made him a hero in the eyes of the whole town.
The whole town learned what Quasimodo had done, and thus, they began to perceive his soul and his inner purity, not only stopping at his physical appearance. Quasimodo became a hero, admired and respected by the whole village.
On the other hand, old Frollo was condemned by the whole town. When he was discovered, the whole town could see that Frollo’s appearance was much uglier than Quasimodo’s, for his heart was full of evil and hatred.
Quasimodo finally found the freedom he longed for and discovered that true beauty lies within people.
Esmeralda, Phoebus and Quasimodo became inseparable friends and lived happily ever after, traveling the world together and having unforgettable adventures.
Reflection on the story: The tale of Quasimodo and his quest for freedom and acceptance teaches us an important lesson about inner beauty and the true nature of people. Often, people are judged by their physical appearance and are not given the opportunity to demonstrate their true worth and nobility. In the case of Quasimodo, his ugliness and physical deformity made him an outcast, but his pure soul and bravery made him a true hero.
In addition, the story shows us how kindness and friendship can unite people beyond differences in appearance or social status. Quasimodo, Esmeralda and Phoebus become inseparable friends despite their differences, proving that true friendship has no limits.
Finally, the story also reminds us of the importance of being fair and condemning evil and cruelty. The villain Frollo, who imprisoned Quasimodo and kidnapped Esmeralda and Phoebus, was finally condemned for his actions and his inner ugliness was made evident to all.
Frequently asked questions about the story The Hunchback of Notre Dame
¿Who was the author of the original book The Hunchback of Notre Dame?
The author of the original book “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who was a French poet, novelist, playwright and political activist. He is one of the most important writers of 19th century French and European literature.
¿Why is Quasimodo imprisoned?
Quasimodo lived locked up in the tower of Notre Dame because the evil Frollo had imprisoned him from birth due to his deformed physical appearance.
¿How does Quasimodo manage to escape from the tower of Notre Dame?
Quasimodo takes advantage of the festival of the Jesters to escape from the tower and get to know the outside world.
¿What was the name of the young gypsy girl Quasimodo met?
The young gypsy girl was named Esmeralda.
¿Why does Frollo decide to kidnap Esmeralda and Phoebus?
Frollo kidnaps Esmeralda and Phoebus because of his hatred for Quasimodo and his envy of his friends’ happiness.
¿How does Quasimodo manage to free his friends from Frollo's prison?
Quasimodo breaks the chains that kept him imprisoned and then frees Esmeralda and Phoebus from their prison.
¿Why does Quasimodo become a hero?
Quasimodo becomes a hero because of his bravery and determination to rescue his friends.
¿How do the people react to Quasimodo's action?
The people admire and respect Quasimodo for his heroism and begin to perceive his soul and inner purity.
¿What happens to Frollo at the end of the story?
Frollo is condemned by the whole town after his evil and hatred is discovered.
¿What does the tale of Quasimodo teach?
The tale of Quasimodo teaches that true beauty lies within people and that one should not judge someone by their physical appearance.
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