I’m gonna need people to stop saying that Esmeralda chose Pheobus over Quasimodo because he was handsome.
The reason Esmeralda chose Pheobus over Quasimodo AND Frollo was subtle, but important:
Quasimodo put her up on a pedestal and thought she was perfect
Follow demonized her just as much as he wanted her and thought she was sinful.
Pheobus talked to her, empathized with her, and fostered an actual romantic relationship with her. He treated her like a beautiful but REAL woman.
Everybody remembers Hellfire, but I’m gonna need you guys to remember Heaven’s Light which was Quasimodo’s song about her sECONDS before. That was not an accident. BOTH idolization and demonization are BAD.
And while I’m at it, Belle does not have Stockholm’s Syndrome (though she’s probably a furry), and Ariel did trade her voice for a man but the moral is about how it’s NOT WORTH IT.