Twice. Now I buy protection. From Who? Nobility. The guardians of the old and holy...
[while watching the whipping of Quasimodo, Clopin tells Gringoire that he too has been whipped]
Twice. Now I buy protection.
The guardians of the old and holy tradition.
The very same. They buy it from the king, and sell it to those beneath them. It's quite alright. You see, after the war - and don't forget it lasted a hundred years - thousands of us went from door to door asking for honest work, and we were whipped for begging. The ruling class didn't say, Work or starve; they said, Starve, for you shall not work.
And I starved.
Thousands did, until I organised the beggars guild.
Of which I am beggar number 7419.
You needn't be ashamed. True we're not great thieves like nobles. Our robberies are petty compared to the wholesale plunder of the nation.
I wonder if the moral difference isn't in our favour
Right. Some day you and I will write a book on the truth of beggary.
Clip duration: 55 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 00h 47m 15s
Uploaded: 27 November, 2022
Genres: drama, romance, horror
Summary: Paris, France, 1482. Frollo, Chief Justice of benevolent King Louis XI, gets infatuated by the beauty of Esmeralda, a young Romani girl. The hunchback Quasimodo, Frollo's protege and bell-ringer of Notre Dame, lives in peace among the bells in the heights of the immense cathedral until he is involved by the twisted magistrate in his malicious plans to free himself from Esmeralda's alleged spell, which he believes to be the devil's work.