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¡bienvenidos a Barcelona!

¡bienvenidos a Barcelona!

Based on our topic of humor in Don Quixote, I decided to read chapters 60-63 in volume II of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. In chapter 60, Don Quixote and Sancho arrive at Barcelona. One of the funniest moments throughout the chapter was when a boy puts burrs on the tails of Rocinante and … Continue reading ¡bienvenidos a Barcelona!

Don Quixote’s Defeat

Don Quixote’s Defeat

In the extra episode, Don Quixote defeated by the White Knight (Sanson Carrasco) Vol II 64-66, We see Don Quixote challenged by another knight strictly on the beauty of Dulcinea. A man called the white knight, who is actually Sanson Carrasco, says that if Don Quixote doesn’t admit that the lady of the white knight is … Continue reading Don Quixote’s Defeat

Romantic Love as a Literary Tool

Romantic Love as a Literary Tool

The additional episode I looked at was the pastoral episode about Marcela. In part one, chapters 11-13 Cervantes tells the story of Grisostomo and Marcela. These chapters also comments on the importance of the presence of love, as demonstrated through a song, and also looks at the fatal truth of unrequited love. Along with these … Continue reading Romantic Love as a Literary Tool

Ricote’s Tale – The Repitition of His...

Ricote’s Tale – The Repitition of History

For my extra section, I chose to read Ricote’s tale. To summarize, in this chapter Sancho Panza is heading back to the Duke’s palace to resign from his governorship. On the way there, he runs into a group of travelers, one of which he recognizes as Ricote, an old neighbor and Morisco. Ricote then tells … Continue reading Ricote’s Tale – The Repitition of History

The Blanketing

The Blanketing

The chapter that I chose for this week’s blog post is the the one concerning the blanketing of Sancho Panza, Rocinante acting up, and Maritormes trying to seduce Don…

Islamophobia and fear of the unknown

Islamophobia and fear of the unknown

For this blog post I chose to read chapters 54 and 55 of Volume II. These two chapters had to do with a Moor named Ricote who was driven from Spain during the time of the Spanish Inquisition when anyone who did not have “pure” Spanish and Christian ancestry was immediately distrusted and driven from […]

Slapstick Isn’t Just For “The Three S...

Slapstick Isn’t Just For “The Three Stooges”

For this particular blog post, I chose Volume one, Chapters 15-17, of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel , Don Quixote, to write about. In these chapters, Don Quixote and Sancho stir up all kinds of trouble. As you may be aware, “The Three Stooges” is an old television series that made lots of people laugh. Oddly … Continue reading Slapstick Isn’t Just For “The Three Stooges”

Shakespeare and Cervantes

Shakespeare and Cervantes

As I was reading the chapters about Dorothea, I was struck by many similarities between these chapters and the play “As You Like It” by Shakespeare. Dorothea and Cardenio: flee to the wilderness similar to Rosalind and Orlando. Don Quixote-Orlando: Don Quixote writes verses on the trees for Dulcinea, Orlando writes poems to Rosalind and hangs them … Continue reading Shakespeare and Cervantes

The mistake at the Inn

The mistake at the Inn

The extra chapter that I decided to read was Vol I: 15-17. In these chapters Rocinante wonders off into a herd of mares and tries to mate with them. The herd was owned by a group of Yanguesans. They did not like what was happening so they beat Rocinante. Don Quixote and Sancho find out […]

Group Project Pitch

Group Project Pitch

My vision for the group project includes a slideshow of the most important parts of the novel from the movie. I want the viewers to be able to have an overview of the novel to make sure they truly understand what it entailed. The parts of the movie that I deem as the most important include: … Continue reading Group Project Pitch