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Disney Discussion #3

Postby 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

Postby Ellie Warhol » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:58 pm

Given Frollo’s condescending attitude, I find it hard to believe that he really cares for Quasimodo. I would argue that his double nature is really just Frollo’s true nature and a superficial exterior where he is trying to fool Quasimodo into believing that he cares about his well being. This is exemplified at the beginning of the scene when he reminds Quasimodo that the gargoyles are made of stone and again later in the scene when Quasimodo makes the mistake of saying “festival”. In both of these instances Frollo briefly drops this façade that he has created for Quasimodo, showing his true personality.

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Re: Disney Discussion #3

Postby Gail Allen » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:52 am

Frollo does not care one bit for Quasimodo. He is only raising him because he fears for his soul if he doesn't. And if you remember the song in the opening scenes where Frollo sings "Even this foul creature may yet prove one day to be of use to me"
He is interested in Quasimodo only as a means to an end; his own soul not being damned, and potentially using Quasimodo at some point. He wants to use him as a pawn and so he manipulates Quasimodo to think that he is in fact his protector and wants what's best for him.
In reality Frollo only wants what's best for Frollo and when he teaches Quasimodo, he is simultaneously doing his very best to remind him how terrible he is; he's putting him down and bullying him, and making Quasimodo believe that that is what a loving parental figure should do. It's despicable.
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