I’m just trying to see if there’s a hunchback up in that belltower.

In S1E2, Rory and Lorelai are sitting in their car staring, awestruck, at Chilton Academy. Lorelai tilts her head to one side, and Rory asks, “What are you looking at?” Lorelai responds, “I’m just trying to see if there’s a hunchback up in that belltower.”

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is a classic Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, with a famous Disney animated film adaptation. The story centers around Quasimodo, a hunchback bellringer who spends most of his life confined to a cathedral belltower.

Architecture is a major focus of the novel, especially Gothic architecture and its importance to society. The gargoyles seen at Chilton are certainly a Gothic feature.

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