Disney-Heavy The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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I had the privilege to sit down at Tuacahn, to view the production of Disney-heavy The Hunchback of Notre Dame. First, I would like to say that I loved the Disney version, and could remember it from my childhood from the amazing music (especially the opening chanting, and Hells Fire). Though that is where the confusion begins, by altering between the happy medium of Disney and the elements of the Victor Hugo original.
One of the elements that I thought was interesting was they portrayed Frollo as not being the villain at first. Frollo raised Quasimodo from his birth, and did it reluctantly as a promise to his brother. Frollo and his brother were very close, until one young gypsy woman came along and the brother left, and dyeing from a disease …show more content…

However, this could not entirely be the case, according to Aristotle. Good tragedies are crammed with irony, the only irony that I was able to see was that both Frollo and his brother fall in “love” with a gypsy woman. Yet the one element that I could agree was the use of pity and fear. The audience feels pity for Quasimodo, since is almost child-like in his behavior, and yet he treated harshly for his monstrous appearance. Still towards the end, as Frollo is trying to justify his actions and saying that he and Quasimodo will “be free from the witch” and Esmeralda dies, Quasimodo, in anger, pushes him off a balcony from the cathedral where Frollo falls to his death. The way he was presented of him falling to his death was comical. Frollo had suspended wires and was very, very slowly screaming and falling. Thought the tragic element was which did not give off the “horror/shock” element they were going for I believe. And that he is upset not only because Esmeralda is dead, but also because he killed Frollo by throwing him off the cathedral. And Quasimodo and Esmeralda bodies were discovered, showing that the hunchback died holding the gypsy corpse. But that is about it, I could argue that it is more of a Gothic, than a tragedy. From the art coming to life (though you could question wither or not it was all in Quasimodo’s mind), the

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