Like so many, many other Gringoires, the 1997 version of The Hunchback falls into the romantic guy category. However, unlike other Gringoires he doesnâ€™t do anything, heâ€™s kind ofÂ just there to be Esmeraldaâ€™s love interest.
Other Gringoires try and help save Esmeralda by means of the written word or a speech. In this version Quasimodo does the leg work and Gringoire just helps out in passing out Quasimodoâ€™s pamphlet, leading the riot and getting the noose of Esmeraldaâ€™s neck.
One could argue that Gringoire doesnâ€™t do that much in the book but he does have a personality here is doesnâ€™t really.
I think he is sincere in his affections for Esmeralda but this Gringoire isnâ€™t really allowed to do much except be nice and Â follow Quasimodoâ€™s plan.
Next time – Clopin