Back when I was a teenager, I had a huge acne problem! And I was overweight ( I still am though!) My teenage years went struggling with this appearance issue I had! I was living with a huge inferiority complex in my mind! I had the best of friends and family always supporting me, and yet I was tormented with my pimpled skin and my extra kilos!
So do I relate with Quasimodo here? No, not completely! The people of Paris reject the hunchback Quasimodo because of how he looks. The public makes fun of him! I was never made fun of, but just how Quasimodo seeked isolation inside Notre Dame, I went through a phase of reading, talking to myself and dancing out!
Hugo paints a portrait of medieval society as a place where external appearance is believed to reflect people’s inner personalities. Victor Hugo here argues, however, that appearances can be deceiving, and that judging people based on how they look can often cause people to be treated unfairly and even ostracized by society. This alienation from society often causes people to reject society because it has rejected them, and in turn to behave in malicious ways.
Just like Quasimodo, I compassionately took to my interests and hobbies! And by time I won over my complex by meeting new people in both real and fictional worlds, and taking over the stage with my dancing!
Today here I am still overweight with acne marks on my face, proudly reading and twirling around!