Hunchback Of Tre Dame Analysis

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One genre has a captivating appeal to its audience, especially the youth and critics that read it. It keeps its audience thrilled, ready to turn the next page. This genre is definitely a classic, and these books wouldn’t be around if it hadn’t pleased many people. However, some classics can satisfy their audiences better than others. The Hunchback of Notre - Dame appeals to the youth of its generation and the critics of the next generation more than A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The enforcement of justice, imagination of supernatural powers, and connection to the book’s setting all appeal to the youth of all generations. The youth has always been taught by their parents or teachers that justice is essential and important. The …show more content…
The theme of a book is an important piece of information to a critic because it teaches a moral to the audience. In The Hunchback of Notre - Dame, appearance plays a big role in the book as it is the theme. This theme goes hand in hand with the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The thing is, mostly everyone judged Quasimodo by his appearance. People assumed that he was “bad because he was wild” and “wild because he was ugly.” (Page 149) The thing that people didn’t know was that Quasimodo had a good heart. In fact, Quasimodo saved Esmeralda when she was getting publicly abused. Esmeralda was thankful for Quasimodo but was still “horror-stricken” (Page 342) when she saw him. This theme would make the audience think twice before they judge someone from just their appearance. However, in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, appearance is not a major issue in the book. Appearance doesn’t play a big role, as most of the characters that the protagonist encounters outside of the castle gates are poor. Mark Twain beautifully describes this scene by writing that the streets were “mere crooked alleys” and on streets, were “troops of dogs and nude children.” (Page 11) The protagonist also travels inside the palace gates. In contrast to the scene outside the palace gates, the protagonist encounters a “great paved court, with towers and turrets...” (Page 12) However, there are no morals that have to be learned behind these descriptions. One important theme that Mark Twain wanted his readers to focus on was slavery. Mark Twain writes that, in those times, “A master might kill his slave for nothing...” (Page 144) This description makes the readers feel thankful that they live in a world with minimal slavery. Most people are grateful that they aren’t killed just because of our skin color. Critics are also pleased with an addition of a plot twist in a book as

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