Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Punchbag of Notre Dame,d'apres Victor Hugo, Evolution of the Species,

drawing by margueritaAct ( in between)Apigollo I still love you,but

Daisy ..... yeah, I am lost in my dreams,darling.

I noticed the sushi you love so much was shared by some other whoever and who cares, I am wandering in the dark looking out the window, do not know for how long, a miracle must happen watching the moon and the stars,as Juliet without Romeo, Obama fumbling,but global warming,or better worming, Spitzer and his sucks,I mean socks,probably changed the color to nude....

do not forget,February 25th, my promised diamonds, castle, but

The fifth thing that Darwin noticed in the Galápagos is, to the casual visitor, by far the most striking. It’s the tameness of the animals. Darwin reported that he would often stride up to the giant tortoises and sit on their backs; after he administered “a few raps on the hinder part of their shells, they would rise up and walk away.” He picked up marine iguanas and tossed them into the ocean; he pulled the tail of a land iguana (“it was greatly astonished . . . and then stared me in the face, as much as to say, ‘What made you pull my tail?’”). And, of the birds, Darwin wrote, “All of them approached sufficiently near to be killed with a switch, and sometimes, as I myself tried, with a cap or hat.”

Note:a synopsis via wiki:

The story dates back to January 6, 1482, the day of the 'Festival of Fools' in Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, is introduced by his crowning as Pope of Fools.

Esmeralda, a beautiful Gypsy with a kind and generous heart, captures the hearts of many men but especially those of Quasimodo and his adopted father, Claude Frollo. Frollo is torn between his lust and the rules of the church. He orders Quasimodo to get her. Quasimodo is caught and whipped and ordered to be tied down in the heat. Esmeralda, seeing his thirst, offers him water. It saves her, for she captures the heart of the hunchback.

She is later accused of the attempted murder of Phoebus, who Frollo attempted to kill in jealousy, and is sentenced to death by hanging. Quasimodo saves her by bringing her to the cathedral under the law of sanctuary. Clopin rallies the Truands (criminals of Paris) to charge the cathedral and rescue Esmeralda. The king, seeing the chaos, vetoes the law of sanctuary and commands his troops to take Esmeralda out and kill her. When Quasimodo sees the Truands, he assumes they are there to hurt Esmeralda, so he drives them off. Frollo betrays Esmeralda by handing her to the troops and watches while she is hanged. Quasimodo pushes him from Notre-Dame to his death. Quasimodo then goes to Mount Faucon (a huge graveyard in Paris where all hanged bodies are thrown), lies next to her corpse and eventually dies of starvation. One year later, excavationists find the skeletons of Esmeralda with a broken neck and Quasimodo locked in an embrace.Victor-Marie Hugo (French pronunciation: [viktɔʁ maʁi yˈɡo]) (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist,essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (known in English also as The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

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