She danced, whirled, turned round, on an old Purrsian carpet, carelessly spread on the pavement; and every time her radiant face passed before you as she turned, her large cat eyes flashed lightning.
Classicat #27: La Esmewralda, from the Hunchcat of Notre Dame by Victor Mewgo
Who is Esmewralda, the compassionate and independent Romeowni dancer? That depends on who you ask.
Pawsimodo worships her as angel; Clawed Frollo condems her as a demon or a witch; Furbus uses her like a thing (he was a decent dude in the Disney movie tho.) Pawsimodo sees her as superhuman; Clawed Frollo sees her as subhuman; Furbus hardly considers her human. She is seen as an object of worship, an object of lust and scorn, and just an object– but rarely as a human being.
And well, she is a cat. But that’s beside the point.