Shakespeare was and is, the face of classic literature. Quite possibly the most revered artist of his time and still one held in incredibly high esteem, his work influences the written arts throughout Europe and North America. Both he and Miguel de Cervantes are regarded as virtuosos in their art, both leaving lasting effects and […]
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Author: Julian Bonilla-Vazquez
I caught it while snacking, cookie in one hand and book in the other. In the fifteenth chapter of the book, don Quixote -after being beaten by Glacian muleteers- says that knight shouldn’t raise his sword against those who haven’t been knighted. Let that sink in for a second. “But I’m to blame for everything […]
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJw5aC_KfWAhWpq1QKHdxuBTgQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fmirrick%2Flouis-royo-art%2F&psig=AFQjCNETrs1-bECb-7BIMDqzJlCOqnqSrQ&ust=1505591544424173 Throughout the pages of Don Quixote, I’ve come across various interactions between the don and women. The fine line between chivalry and misogyny truly starts with his abject failure to gather Aldonza Lorenzo’s consent to do violence in her name. Not only does don Quixote commit villainous acts in her name, he also […]
In many ways, I can relate to Rocinante. Well past my prime when it comes to swimming, a little awkward, and most definitely feeling out of my depth when it comes to surviving in college (though I’m getting there), Rocinante and I have quite a few similarities.
One might consider changing your identity to be normal. After all, we aren’t who we were when we were kids, not the same as freshman year of high school, and even just a little bit different than who we were yesterday. As I’ve learned recently in my Anthropology class, change is the only constant. Everything, […]