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Final Project: Don Quixote on Faceboo...

Final Project: Don Quixote on Facebook

For our Final Presentation of Don Quixote, we analyzed Don Quixote’s and Sancho’s conversations during important scenes in the book. Our goal is to highlight the growth of both characters in a unique way. We are using Facebook posts to highlight these conversations. Our group decided this was a smart idea since the book of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don Quixote’s Legacy as a Heroi...

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” -Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote http://www.playbill.com/article/man-of-la-manchas-impossible-dreamer-richard-kiley-dead-at-76-com-80457 Having […]

Benjamin’s blog post 11: An end...

Benjamin’s blog post 11: An end to a really long book

This semester, the first of (hopefully) eight supplied me new incite on a book that is older than the country which I was born and many say is the first modern novel. I did not know what to expect of this course but it has set a high bar for teaching and learning.  Looking at […]

Don Quixote is Tired

Don Quixote is Tired

The end is here! After finishing the novel, I looked back to find that there were many reflections that could be made from Don Quixote. He was an old man with a huge dream to begin with. I believe that the whole novel led up to Don Quixote growing tired and ultimately passing away. Nearing […]

Of Bodily Autonomy/Integrity and Good...

Of Bodily Autonomy/Integrity and Goodbyes

Controversial topics, even those that resonate contemporaneously, are not hard to find in the novel Don Quixote. However, I have found what could be the greatest scene depicting Cervantes’s views on bodily autonomy within the novel in these last set of chapters. This pulls at some very recent discussions on bodily autonomy that I’ve read lately, a […]

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 […]