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Blog Post 9

Blog Post 9

In the novel Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes, Sancho seems to be the balance between sane and insane and often offers insight on the situations Don Quixote gets himself into. Sancho over time however becomes increasingly delirious and ends up becoming a wee bit crazy himself. Honestly, Don Quixote wouldn’t be half the novel […]

Was Sancho Panza a “True Friend”?

Was Sancho Panza a “True Friend”?

Sancho Panza, the trusted squire of the noble knight, don Quixote de La Mancha. “Trusted”? Am I sure I want to use the word “trusted”? Sure there were times when Sancho followed through and did what his master wanted, but not often enough to be given the honor of being described as “trusted”. There have […]

The Reality of Sancho

The Reality of Sancho

Sancho serves as Don Quixote’s support system in the novel, he is the person who, although he realizes the insanity of Quixote’s actions, still always stands up for him and protects him.  When no one else is there for him Sancho is.  Throughout the novel Sancho slowly accepts the lack of reality Quixote has, he […]

The Incredible Sancho Panza

The Incredible Sancho Panza

Everyone always talks about Don Quixote, the hero, but what about the sidekick? That’s exactly who I am going to talk about today. Sancho Panza is an important part of Don Quixote who is often overlooked. Most importantly he provides a view that always seems to be the opposite of Don Quixote’s. In the first […]

You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

Sancho Panza wears many hats in Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. He is loyal to a fault, greedy for prestige in the form of governorship, cowardly when faced with direct conflict, and innocently curious of others and life, in general. … Continue reading

The Two-Sided Coin of Friendship

The Two-Sided Coin of Friendship

Sidekicks are essential to the vitality of their partners. What would Batman be like, for example, without Robin by his side; Shaggy without Scooby?  It is simply impossible to imagine. Likewise, how would our beloved hidalgo have ever made it on his journeys without the  grounding nature of Sancho’s realism?  As a caring parent looking […]

Sancho de la Mancha

Sancho de la Mancha

Sancho is a very interesting character in Don Quixote. In my opinion he is a good grounder for our gentlemen knight. He kind of tempers Don Quixote’s sanity by trying to bring him back to reality especially when he is about to do something way out of the ordinary. However it works inversely as well. […]

On Reviewing Knights-Errant and Shena...

On Reviewing Knights-Errant and Shenanigans

At last, our critical review paper writing and presentations have come to a bittersweet ending. On the one hand, I found what the numerous critics in other people’s projects had to say quite interesting. Then again, its pretty nice to have another task entirely completed and checked off my list. However, I feel as though […]

Sancho: Caregiver, Conscience and The...

Sancho: Caregiver, Conscience and The Spectacles for Reality

Sancho: he is the one character I can kind of see being a semiprotagonist (that isn’t a word, but I’m hoping it’s understandable): he isn’t quite the main character in the story, but no matter what Don Quixote does, he is right behind him through thick and thin. His importance is to almost be his […]

Using Voyeur text analysis tool with ...

Using Voyeur text analysis tool with Feijoo

Today I played around with a tool in its beta stage–Voyeur, a tool for web-based text analysis (http://voyant-tools.org/). I copied the first part of Fray Benito Feijoo’s 1726 essay “Defensa de las mujeres” (published in his collection Teatro crítico universal). The tool … Continue reading