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A Bitter End

A Bitter End

In all honesty, I enjoyed being able to go on a journey with Don Quixote throughout this semester. I enjoyed critically analyze Miguel de Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote. Throughout the novel, I admired Don Quixote’s steadfast focus on the goal of achieving knight-errantry and his pursuit of a life of adventure and service. Towards the […]

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Don Quixote’s Soft Side and Sancho’s Ref

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 […]

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New King of the Jungle?

New King of the Jungle?

Don Quixote faces many challenges throughout his adventures, which often result in humiliation coupled with a physical and mental anguish for the knight-errant. In chapter seventeen, Don Quixote challenges the king of the jungle. He survives the would-be confrontation unscathed. Is this a true victory for the hero, or did the king of the jungle […]

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Duality

Duality

Can heroes be foolish? Can fools be heroic? Throughout the story, Don Quixote has made foolish decisions that have led to many ridiculous predicaments and bodily harm. He is completely dedicated to the ideals of chivalry as he fulfills quests as a self-proclaimed knight-errant. Some, like Sancho, view him as heroic, a dreamer who is […]

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The Inn and the Dream

The Inn and the Dream

Sharing the same death day is not the only thing Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare have in common. Though Cervantes and Shakespeare may or may not have crossed paths or chatted about their passion for written expression (which is unlikely since the two spoke different languages), both demonstrated a penchant for writing using comedy […]

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The Link between Narrative and Games

The Link between Narrative and Games

There are similarities and differences between narratives, but it is there likenesses that provide  a combination for gaming entertainment. Narratives and games are not mutually exclusive. They can work together to provide entertainment for players. “ As Janet Murray suggests in Hamlet on the Holodeck, such similarities would indicate that there is a promising future […]

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