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Don Quixote’s Soft Side and San...

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 […]

A Modern Manifestation of Don Quixote

A Modern Manifestation of Don Quixote

In the documentary Lost in La Mancha, it becomes apparent that the director of the film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Terry Gilliam, is himself a modern reflection of the literary character don Quixote. According to his coworkers, Gilliam has a certain cinematic vision for the movie and continually attempts to achieve the impossible, drawing his […]

Benjamin’s blog post 9: Lost in...

Benjamin’s blog post 9: Lost in la Mancha

Sancho is seen as two different men in two different volumes in Don Quixote, however, Don Quixote also changes a lot in the two volumes. Volume one Don Quixote causes most of the problems while second volume Don Quixote receives them, and this understanding of the seemingly different men will help us learn more about […]

Sancho’s Wish Comes True

Sancho’s Wish Comes True

In the recent chapters of Don Quixote, Sancho has finally obtained the long sought after governorship. Don Quixote was not the one to give it to him, however. He was gifted it from the duke and duchess, who wanted to see what would happen. They figured it would be amusing to watch Sancho’s governorship go […]

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. […]

A New Meaning of Manipulation

A New Meaning of Manipulation

Don Quixote for a while has been the main prey of manipulation throughout the novel. This is due to the fact that Don Quixote is insane and he is most of the time unaware of his surroundings, and another reason is that he easily tricked. In other words, Don Quixote has a really bad consciousness […]

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, […]

Death is Near

Death is Near

In the recent chapters, Don Quixote has been getting into more and more dangerous situations. The most recent situation has been the enchanted boat. Don Quixote and Sancho almost drowned to death in this situation. I believe that this is symbolizing that Don Quixote may end up dying in the end. While they were on […]