The novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a classic that has been adapted into multiple forms of media, including movies and musicals. Since its publication in 1831, the story of love and tragedy has captivated audiences everywhere. So what happens at the end?
The story reaches its conclusion when Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, saves Esmeralda from being sentenced to hang for witchcraft. In an act of self-sacrifice and heroism, Quasimodo throws himself in front of her so that she can escape. Unfortunately, his efforts are not enough as he is killed by an angry mob after she runs away.
Meanwhile, Esmeralda manages to get away safely but is eventually recaptured by Frollo (the archdeacon who was in love with her) and condemned to death for witchcraft once more. Before she can be executed, however, Quasimodo appears from beyond the grave to save her again and helps her escape while Frollo falls off a balcony during their struggle. In the end, Esmeralda manages to flee Paris with help from Phoebus (her true love) and live happily ever after—while Quasimodo’s remains are laid to rest in the cathedral where he spent his life serving as a bell ringer.