Unlike Esmeralda and Gringoire’s wedding, the nuptials of Phoebus and Fleur de Lys isn’t really presented in the book but mentioned as a bitter joke. At the end Hugo tells us of all the tragic endings the characters have even if they lived to the ending. For our old pal Gringoire he writes tragedies, clever. Phoebusâ€˜ tragic end is that he gets married.
Hugo mean that they marriage was the tragic occurrence for Phoebus, as Fleur de Lys more than likely put him on a tight leash, though maybe they just like that sort of thing, (wink.) So I guess that Fleur de Lys is the only character in Hunchback to get a happy ending, well her and maybe Djali.
Unlike Gringoire and Esmeralda humble quick wedding, you can bet that Fleur de Lys and Phoebusâ€˜ wedding would have been a lavish late medieval affair, with dancing and flowy gowns and those princess hennin cones for the ladies.
To date, this wedding is only in ONE Hunchback movie and it was so shoe-horned in that is inappropriate but I will get to that later.Follow thehunchblog
Marriage is thought to be the end of romance; everything becomes mundane and expected, which is why it is viewed as a tragic event. Plus, yeah I can see Fleur as a total nag!
That’s true but also Victor Hugo was down on marriage by 1830 which is a year before he wrote the book.
Oh, yeah, I forgot to comment about this post. I kind of like Fleur de Lys, I must say I relate to her, perhaps is the blonde hair and jealousy. No, serious, I am quite jealous of my Boyfriend, but what I like about Fleur is that she is kind of complex, she can be sweet, but she will do whatever it takes to get what she wants.
When I first read the book, oddly Fleur and Gringoire were my two favorite characters; Fleur just seemed like most “normal” girls and appeared smarter than Esmeralda.
May I suggest someone for Esmeralda Hypotetical Casting? Beren Saat. She is a turkish actress and pretty. Altough she has greenish eyes, she could make a pretty gypsy girl! She is just so beautiful. Beren Saat is very pretty. Or perhaps, if you wish someone more exotic looking you should go with Esha Gupta, she is one of the most beautiful woman I ever seem.
Thank you for the suggestions ^^. I will have to do a post of them sometime soon. They both look like good choices for Esmeralda.
Awn! Glad you liked them!