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Humorous Episodes in Don Quixote De L...

Humorous Episodes in Don Quixote De La Mancha

Humorous Episodes In Don Quixote De La Mancha

Remebering Several Quixotes

Remebering Several Quixotes

How will I remember Don Quixote from this semester? For me, as time progressed throughout the course, I had a constantly changing opinion of Don Quixote and who he was. Sometimes he came across as a total crazy person to me. Other times I felt that he was someone I should feel pity for, as […]

Sancho FanPost

Sancho FanPost

Oxford dictionary defines leadership as, “The action of leading a group of people or an organization.” The key word that stands out to me in this definition is ACTION. Leaders are distinguished by the actions that they perform throughout their stay in power. Whatever those actions may be, negative or positive, they are what will […]

Symbolism and Changing Characters

Symbolism and Changing Characters

I found this week very interesting in both character changes and symbolism. This blog post will attempt to explain the connection between Homer’s trojan horse in the Iliad and the horse that Don Quixote and Sancho Panza ‘ride on the their quest’, as well as examine the change in Don Quixote and Sancho’s characters’ development. […]

Did Sancho Catch the Madness?

Did Sancho Catch the Madness?

A question I have been asking myself while reading the chapters this week is, “If you are around a mad person for long enough, do you become mad?”. Throughout the novel I have noticed an increasing similarity between Don Quixote and Sancho. Sancho seems to be becoming more and more like the ‘mad’ Don Quixote, […]

Is Don Quixote Part A Mean Man

Is Don Quixote Part A Mean Man

As I have continued to read part two of Don Quixote de La Mancha, I have begun to see some new character traits in Don Quixote that I am not so sure I like at all. Yes, we all know that his character is somewhat crazy, but does that atone for his sometimes quite horrible […]

Cave of Montesino

Cave of Montesino

Cave of Montesino Hi there, Jen, Carrington, Kelvin, and Paige were in this group. We chose to use Tiki-Toki, a timeline software. The episode we were trying to depict with our tool is Don Quixote’s trip to the cave of Montesino .Since we were not able to download or embed the timeline without buying or […]

Cervantes and ‘Fixed Positions&...

Cervantes and ‘Fixed Positions’

One chapter in Don Quixote that has readily grabbed my attention is the very last one before the end of part one; chapter fifty- two. The scene where Sancho throws himself over Don Quixote’s limp after the former has just received a most severe beating. To me, this is the perfect stopping point before part […]