My fav. Disney movie, musical and book, great question! ;D
Well, i love the original book version, it´s dark tone and themes are so fascinating <3
Disney´s version had to take a “lighter road” of course. I understand why they changed the things they did. Having Frollo in a powerful position, Phoebleehh as a “good guy”, a mature Esmeralda, the changes Quasimodo got..
And of course the change of the story overall! The reason many people don´t like HoND ( in MY opinion!) is that Quasi doesn´t get the girl in the end, that the “ugly guy” does not end up with the heroine..
Guys, you are not watching Beauty and the Beast, that was the theme of THAT movie - Looking beyond the surface, seeing the great guy underneath it..
HoND is about (social) acceptance, finding your own potential, standing up for what is right, believing in yourself ….
That´s why i think it´s a great movie with a great story. It was never about Quasimodo and Esmeralda to fall in love, it´s the story of a young man, who struggles with his lifesituation, who is supressed, who doesn´t really believe in his own strenghts and how he breaks out of all these things.
It´s about finding who you truly are, and how can a story about that be bad? :)
Hmm… it´s kind of hard to tell from your little icon alone..
But i would say a bit Jane P. and maybe Elinor? Certainly Elinor! :)