While I continue to watch the new Happily Ever After fireworks show on YouTube (as I anxiously await my next trip to Disney), my favorite scene continues to be the Hunchback of Notre Dame scene. More specifically, the song “Out There.”
This is a perfect example of an “I Want” song- a song where the main character of the movie expresses their heart’s desire. It’s their reason and motivation for pushing the story along. “Out There” is Quasimodo’s way of telling the audience how much he wants to leave his bell tower and be looked upon as a normal human being, even if just for a day. We can see, through song, that he has a sweet and kind nature underneath his “monstrous” exterior.