Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Impact of Victor Hugo

"A Great Artist is a Great Man in a Great Child." Victor Hugo.

The left is Victor Hugo. To the right is a drawing from one of his most famous plays of all time, Les Miserable.

Many people know of the stories Victor Hugo created. People have read and witnessed first hand the power his imagine brought to theater and writing. Infact, Victor is known as the most important French Romantic writer of his time. Durring the most influencial turning points in history, Hugo lead an extrodanary life. The peoms and novels changed people's lifes and still do today. Victor really was blessed with the gift of words. His words contained power, emotion, and spirituality. His most popular books were created into musicals and were put on the stage. One of witch was titled the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

In 1831 Hugo wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The lovely story is a tale about a beautiful Gypsy girl, Esmerelda, and the akward and deformed bell ringer, Quasimodo. This powerful and charming story captured the hearts of millions and gave Victor Hugo major success.

Victor Hugo left France for about 19 years. Durring this period of time he would create his most promising work, Les Miserable. This book based on the characters of Jean Valjean and Javert. The story shows how life and characters can change in an instant. The book was turned into a musical in 1980 and made into film several other ocassions.

Victor is a mark on history. His words changed the late eighteenth century. The success he brought through his writings still remain the most inspiring today.

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