The Thénardiers really only serve as comic relief in the stage production.

It is not until you read the novel that you 











Because we all know that when the educated young man from a wealthy family follows a teenage girl home until her father feels the need to move and later sneaks into her garden at night, it’s cute. But when an underprivileged, uneducated young woman from an impoverished and abusive family follows a twenty-something man around the streets of Paris, it’s creepy.


if only?? notre dame was real?????

"The passions are perfectly unknown to her; she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood. … Jane Austen was a complete and most sensible lady, but a very incomplete and rather insensible (not senseless) woman.  If this is heresy, I cannot help it.” [April 12, 1850]

Charlotte Brontë is not impressed that people are using Jane Eyre as a defense of fanfiction (don’t you have to be a fan of something to write fanfiction in the first place?)




Victor Hugo | 26 February 1802 - 22 May 1885

In proportion as I advance in life, I grow more simple, and I become more and more patriotic for humanity.


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Yes, I am fully aware that the post quoted here [x] refers to the Disney film, not the original novel, but even so, I feel the need to point something out: in the original, all three men were problematic for Esmeralda. However, she did not fall in love with Phoebus because he saw her as herself. He certainly did not see her as “Esmeralda”; he saw her as a beautiful but inferior girl whom he could use and throw away—and he did throw her away in a pretty terrible fashion. He lusted after her as much as anyone else did, was just as prejudiced, and he was more or less directly responsible for her death. While the fact that Disney chose to make him the noble love interest is not surprising, it’s frustrating nevertheless.

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