Disney Discussion #3

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Disney Discussion #3

Post by Prof. Gustavo Flores » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:08 am

Remember that this option is worth 10 POINTS!

Watch the video from the website and answer the following:

Analyze Frollo’s character and answer the following:

What do you think of Frollo’s “double nature”? In a way, he seems to care about Quasimodo: he has lunch with him and tries to protect him from out there. But his actions also reveal something else, something that is not right. Why is that? Or do you think that his care for Quasimodo is just fake?

There is no right or wrong answer, just please explain your reasoning and thoughts. At least 100 words for full marks. Please post your answer in the correct thread in our Class Forum.
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Re: Disney Discussion #3

Post by Jenna Hathaway » Sat May 05, 2018 9:45 am

I haven’t watched this movie in a long time, so I can’t analyze based on Frollo’s behavior in the entire movie. But based on the lesson and what I can see on that clip, he doesn’t actually love Quasimodo in the way a father should. Maybe it was just guilt that drove him to raise Quasimodo as his own child, and guilt doesn’t equal love. He’s pretty much doing it for himself, not for Quasimodo or his mother. It’s to assuage his guilty conscience. As such, while he may care for Quasimodo’s basic needs like food and shelter and clothing (though the latter two seem to be lacking anyway), he only does what’s convenient, and that’s keeping him in the tower instead of letting him roam around like a normal person possibly because he’s afraid Quasimodo will bring shame to him if people saw him.
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