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Too Far is Not Good

Too Far is Not Good

In recent the recent chapters of the readings, we have seen many tricks played upon the knight and his squire by the duke and duchess. While these tricks were meant to be funny, I didn’t find them to be so. As mentioned in class, the duke and duchess had gone too far in their tricks […]

Why We Should Embrace Failure

Why We Should Embrace Failure

In class we watched the movie documentary Lost in la Mancha. The director of the movie gave his absolute all, but it seemed everything was against the making of the movie. This can be very similar to the story of Don Quixote. It seems everything is stacked against Quixote to become a knight and live […]

Don Quixote de la movie

Don Quixote de la movie

After watching the movie everything “Don Quixote” came to life. everything that could have gone wrong in making the movie went wrong. There was  a situation where it began to rain in the dessert and everything had to be cancelled. They also didn’t have enough money for what they had asked for. the amount of […]

Sancho got beat up again…

Sancho got beat up again…

In chapter 27 Sancho get beaten up again because, “one of the fellows next to him, thinking he was making fun of them, raised the staff he held in his hand and gave Sancho such a thwack that he couldn’t help but fall to the ground. ” (pg. 714) However Don Quixote was just, not […]

Don Quixote’s Soft Side and San...

Don Quixote’s Soft Side and Sancho’s Refusal

In chapters thirty-six through forty-five of volume two in Don Quixote, there have been a couple of scenes that have caught my attention. The first scene being Don Quixote giving actual sane and helpful advice to Sancho Panza. The second scene involved Sancho’s refusal to be labeled a Don by those he would govern. For […]

Lost in La Mancha: Unsuccessful Quij...

Lost in La Mancha:  Unsuccessful Quijotism

  Based on the documentary film that we witnessed, it gave plenty of insight of the amount of progress the aborted film was making. The temporary setup was a stellar idea of reinstating the classical Spanish literature but it did not result in a golden film.  The budget for film-making was extremely low, indicating that the […]

Don Quixote and Sancho’s incomp...

Don Quixote and Sancho’s incompetence

Throughout the last chapters we had to read and even before that, I noticed how incompetent Don Quixote and Sancho really were. There are almost two many instances to mention that provide great examples of this and support my claim. Even though Don Quixote and Sancho were not the smartest to begin with, the introduction […]

A Modern Manifestation of Don Quixote

A Modern Manifestation of Don Quixote

In the documentary Lost in La Mancha, it becomes apparent that the director of the film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Terry Gilliam, is himself a modern reflection of the literary character don Quixote. According to his coworkers, Gilliam has a certain cinematic vision for the movie and continually attempts to achieve the impossible, drawing his […]

Benjamin’s blog post 9: Lost in...

Benjamin’s blog post 9: Lost in la Mancha

Sancho is seen as two different men in two different volumes in Don Quixote, however, Don Quixote also changes a lot in the two volumes. Volume one Don Quixote causes most of the problems while second volume Don Quixote receives them, and this understanding of the seemingly different men will help us learn more about […]

Sancho’s Wish Comes True

Sancho’s Wish Comes True

In the recent chapters of Don Quixote, Sancho has finally obtained the long sought after governorship. Don Quixote was not the one to give it to him, however. He was gifted it from the duke and duchess, who wanted to see what would happen. They figured it would be amusing to watch Sancho’s governorship go […]