The name Quasimodo has a deeper resonance; it sets up a touchstone for judging the actions of all of Hugo’s characters, especially Quasimodo and Frollo.
Frollo chose the name because he found the child on Quasimodo Sunday, the Sunday after Easter. The introit (processional chant) appointed for that Sunday begins with the words "Quasi modo." The Introit is taken from I Peter 2:2: Quasi modo geniti infantes rationale sine dolo lac concupiscite ut in eo crescatis in salutem. "As newborn infants, desire the rational, guileless milk [of... Read more→
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After Clopin finds gringoire, he makes him try to rob a mannequin with bells all over it. Gringoire does not succeed and Clopin says he can either die or be married. Why Clopin would say that i have no idea. Why does Clopin make Gringoire do these things?
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