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No one can stop Quixote

No one can stop Quixote

At the end of part one, Don Quixote is tricked into coming home. Now that he’s back home, Don Quixote rests in his bed for a while and talks with the curate and the barber. Everyone thinks they got him and hes there for good this time, but whenever they bring the topic around to […]

Man in the Mirror-Suit

Man in the Mirror-Suit

Don Quixote 2: Electric Sancholoo This reading starts off with the author, Cervantes, ranting about how there is a false Don Quixote novel out there and instead of calling him out and saying profanities about him, he says profanities about the fake author.”You would have me call him an ass, an idiot, or a boor, […]

The New Quixote?

The New Quixote?

Volume 2 begins with a whole new atmosphere about it.  After Cervantes discovers that a fake Volume 2 has been released, he changes things.  He uses the preface to discredit this hack of an author. After he finished with this, Cervantes picks up where he lefts off with Quixote at home, only it isn’t the […]

Don Quixote 2.0

Don Quixote 2.0

Not as crazy as before In the first couple chapters of volume 2, i can already see that Don quixote has undergone some changes to his character. Before, in the previous volume, Sancho Panza would have never been able to talk Don Quixote out of doing crazy things. However now Sancho can actually talk to […]

In Which David Bowie’s 1971 Hit...

In Which David Bowie’s 1971 Hit “Changes” Begins to Play,

The second potion of Don Quixote straddles the line between fantasy and reality, as well as good versus evil, as we delve further into the whimsically multi-faceted nature of many characters. The prologue by Cervantes himself represents a personality crisis of sorts, in which Cervantes does not hesitate to dismiss the sneaky author of the […]

Whose really the crazy one

Whose really the crazy one

While reading the authors dedication and the prologue, I began to wonder if maybe Cervantes is a little crazy himself.  Talking about the author who wrote the second part of Cervantes book without his knowledge, Cervantes says, “he made a tube of reed sharp at one end, and catching a dog in the street, or […]

Imposter!

Imposter!

Part 2 Cervantes begins Part 2 10 years into the future. Over the course of the 10 years, someone made a counterfeit Part 2. Cervantes made sure to mock this counterfeit and bring the glory back to his own writings. I think he handled it very well because back then there were no copyright laws […]

The False Quixote

Up until no the main discussion of Don Quixote has been expanding and sharing of ideas around the world. In the second volume we start to see the down side of “sharing of ideas” through a heated Cervantes. As discussed in the prologue and intro, somebody who wasn’t Cervantes published a second volume of Don […]