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Portret brzydala – bohater groteskowy Victora Hugo

Ewa M. Wierzbowska

The ugly man's portrait - Victor Hugo's grotesque character

Quasimodo, a grotesque character, plays a significant role in the construction of a grotesque vision of the world. This is a creature, typical of grotesque ancient frescos, a contamination of human, animal and plant body. The ugly man portrayal is for Hugo a chance to broaden the grotesque perspective. He is an instument to discover the world's grotesque.