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The End Of Quixote As We Know It

The End Of Quixote As We Know It

DQ’s Death These last few chapters marked the end of the book Don Quixote. It ended quite unexpectedly with Don Quixote dying after getting sick. The ending of the book to me was honestly a big disappointment. I really enjoyed the book itself, but it just seemed like the ending was very anticlimactic. I always pictured Don […]

RIP DQ

This is it. The end is here. After his many adventures of fighting windmills and legions of sheep, his heroic journey through innumerable encounters with ‘wizards’ and others wishing to enchant him, his travels are over. He made many friends and enemies along his path, but of them all, we shall remember his faithful associate […]

Sancho’s development

Sancho’s development

In the last part of Don Quixote, Cervantes demonstrates Sancho’s leadership. The Duke and Duchess give Sancho a isle to run as governor, all as elaborate prank. They put Sancho to the test by having Sancho deal with problems in the city. Sancho’s perspective is key in this part of the book, and in life. […]

Repeating Volume One

Repeating Volume One

Chapters 17-25 of Don Quixote seem to be Cervantes running out of ideas because he is too focused on proving that his novel is the real one, therefore, there are recurring themes that were presented in the first volume including arms vs. letters, love, and theater. Arms vs. Letters In volume one of the novel […]

The Infamous Quixote

In chapters 17-25 there is a strong association with theatre and love. Quixote has always been a huge advocator for love, but it really shows throughout these chapters. We get a chance to see Quixote’s insanity questioned once again as well as the prank war between Sancho and Quixote continue. New Characters We are introduced […]

La Mancha Adventures Continued

La Mancha Adventures Continued

In this most recent reading the advantageous duo of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza continue to never fail to amaze us. They start out by getting themselves in some trouble once again. One instance of this is when Quixote mistakes a cloud of dust for a battle going on. He stormed into the “battle” and […]