Heroic Justice for Quasimodo Through Re-creation Examining Disney’s Denial of Romance and the Hero’s Journey

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Talia Steinmetz


Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hero’s Journey, ableism


By analyzing disability stereotypes and story structure, this paper critiques how Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame denies Quasimodo romantic opportunity because he does not fit the heteronormative abled model of a Hero. Based on these intersectional issues, this paper ends with an alternative script to give Quasimodo heroic justice.

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