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Is Don Quixote Fact or Fiction?

Is Don Quixote Fact or Fiction?

At the end of the first part of the story we see Don Quixote going home as a failure, but he is regrouping himself for his next adventure, which Cervantes promises will happen. We see Sancho still hoping for Don Quixote’s promise of governorship to come true. The last few chapters of the first part […]

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza: a once ...

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza: a once dynamic duo

At the start of the story, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza had a great dynamic. Don Quixote’s craziness was perfectly evened out with Sancho Panza’s reason. But as you continue through the story you see the relationship between them start to implode. In chapter 10, Sancho has an idea to mass produce the balsam of […]

The Don Quixote Experience

The Don Quixote Experience

The Don Quixote experience is a combination of kindheartedness and crazy. Based on the things Don Quixote does, he can come off as a very kind person or as a weirdo dressed in armor. Don Quixote’s actions also have two different effects on the people around him. His actions can help people and make them […]

Monty Python and the quest of Don Qui...

Monty Python and the quest of Don Quixote

While reading the first eight chapters of Don Quixote in la Mancha I couldn’t help to compare Don Quixote’s identity transformation to “knighthood” to the knights of the round table in the comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail in that it is a comedic tale of idiotic knights who run around unwittingly leaving destruction in their wake. Don Quixote’s […]

I am Sancho Panza.

I am Sancho Panza.

My character from Don Quixote is Sancho Panza. I chose Sancho Panza because he brings comic relief to the story by being his usual unsophisticated self, but he also has a smart and witty side where he uses common sense to combat Don Quixote’s crazy personality. I can see myself in Sancho Panza because he’s […]