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Are people forgetting the classics?

Summary: 11% think Yoda was the 'Hunchback of Notre-Dame'

Image Credit: Twitter By Anupa Kurian-Murshed, Readers Editor We asked our followers on a Twitter poll, on what was the name of the 'Hunchback of Notre-Dame' in Victor Hugo's classic novel of the same name? It is good to know that most people seem to know the answer. Published in 1831, the story is based in Paris during the reign of Louis XI (1461-1483), centered around the Notre Dame Cathedral, with Esmeralda and Quasimodo as the protagonists. Disney released a movie based on the book in 1996. Hugo is considered one of the greatest French Romantic writers and known for his plays, novels and poetry, including the well-known Les Miserables. Coming back to the poll, there seems to be an interesting minority of readers. Tyrion Lannister, from George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire', finds himself as the hunchback. The same goes for the Jedi master, Yoda. Does this mean that popular cinematic figures might eventually erase the memory of old classic heroes? Share your views at readers@gulfnews.com. Staff Report

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Feb 8, 2016
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