Main characters from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame


In the novel, Quasimodo is an abandoned child is adopted by Claude Frollo. Being so much deformed he has a hunchback, a giant wart, and protrusion originating from his chest. While he is also deaf he has a pure heart which is linked to the cathedral. His adoration for Notre Dame Bells and the beautiful sound of the ringing is a sign of his own communication. This is why the whole of Paris enjoy his singing while at the same time detesting him because he is ugly. His names mean a half made. There is something about him that’s so appealing to people. The defining feature about him is his own ugliness. He has a face that even his mother cannot love.


Being the lost daughter of Sister Gudulu Esmeralda is a beautiful street dancer. Together with her goat Djali she amuses everyone whom she meets with her major tricks and stunning looks. She has an amulet and trinkets tied around her neck to assist her look for parents. As a character in the novel, she has one of the most interesting names. She does not even know the origin of her name. She is yet to find out why she was named like that as a child. She believes that her name came from an amulet. Although she has a passionate soul, she is misled by her love for Phoebus. Later on, she is sentenced for what she did not commit, rescued and then led back to her death by the priest.

Claude Frollo

As a priest in the novel, Сlaude is an antagonist. However, he is not a bad character who is bent on causing suffering, but rather very

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