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Monthly archives for November, 2016

Don Quixote as a Leader

In these chapters we finally get to see Sancho as a governor. Once again we see more tricks played on Sancho and Quixote. We also watched a movie about the lessons Don Quixote brought about leadership. Don Quixotes Lessons for Leadership Many may argue that Quixote was never a leader but only a mere fool. […]

Our Group Project!

Our Group Project!

Whether you love or loathe Don Quixote, it cannot be denied that the impact of Cervantes’ 400 year old work is grand and far reaching. Often thought of as one of the first modern novels, Don Quixote manages to remain fresh and relevant to modern readers, what with its comical vignettes and lovable (or at the very least laughable) […]

Spotlight on Sancho

Spotlight on Sancho

This week, we read more from don Quixote book two chapters thirty-six through fourty- five. This time, the readings focused on Sancho, as he starts fulfilling his dream of being a governor. He also participates in one of the duke and duchess’ pranks by being blindfolded and lead onto a wooden horse in order to […]

Don Quixote in Glass

Don Quixote in Glass

Our group this week finished our display in the Simpson library and it turned out a lot better than i thought it would. We chose to take the case with the most floor space and that allowed props and other taller materials unlike the other case that was hard to reach and basically only displayed […]

Sancho gets to Shine

Sancho gets to Shine

As the chapters’ progress so do the characterizations, the Duke and Duchess seem to become crueler with their jokes, don Quixote seems to be kinder, and Sancho ends up being a decent governor. The Duke and Duchess The plan that the Duke and Duchess create for don Quixote and Sancho to ride (“fly”) on a […]

Does DQ have a soft side?

Does DQ have a soft side?

For the first time in the book, we see don Quixote show genuine affection for Sancho when telling him he believes in him to govern the isle.  Don Quixote gives Sancho honest and helpful advice on living as a governor, with how to act proper and all.  In his lecture don Quixote says, “Eat not […]

One Big Joke

The duke and the duchess seem to have too much time for their own good. It seems as though all they do is play cruel jokes on Sancho and Quixote. Now these jokes aren’t quite like the ones Sancho and Quixote play on each other, but rather they are cruel and spiteful. I am left […]

Johnny Mnemonic

Johnny Mnemonic

Keanu Reeves In a CyberPunk Film What more must be said? As a first time viewer of the film, it was hard for me to believe that he shot this movie before he acted in any of the Matrix movies because there were such great similarities between the movies. Personally as a movie lover that […]

All about Sancho

In chapters 36- 45 we see a great change and development of Sancho. He is caught in the middle of wanting to be taken seriously or stay loyal to his companion, Don Quixote. Why not both? In these chapters Sancho is staring to succumb to the fantasy world that Don Quixote lives in. He realizes […]

Our Future? (extra credit)

Our Future? (extra credit)

Johnny Mnemonic is a movie made in 1995 that takes place in the year 2021. In the movie, neural implants exist that allow people to act as information couriers. This is a high risk job because if you store more information than your capacity, you suffer from seepage, which will kill you in less than […]