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Don Quixote – The Gamer

Don Quixote – The Gamer

What does it mean to play a game? For many, it is a small diversion from life, a fun activity to occupy one’s free time. For others, the ‘Real Gamers’, playing video games is more than just a hobby. It is a passion, a continuous infatuation. When players start games such as World of War […]

The Link between Narrative and Games

The Link between Narrative and Games

There are similarities and differences between narratives, but it is there likenesses that provide  a combination for gaming entertainment. Narratives and games are not mutually exclusive. They can work together to provide entertainment for players. “ As Janet Murray suggests in Hamlet on the Holodeck, such similarities would indicate that there is a promising future […]

Don Quixote Does Not Belong

Don Quixote Does Not Belong

As I finish the twenty-seventh chapter, I reminisce about the laughter I had while reading the novel. Don Quixote’s characteristics couldn’t be more different than what they should be as a chivalric knight. He has the brains of a child but the confidence of a successful king! The amount of times Don Quixote thinks he […]

How To Describe Quixote

How To Describe Quixote

How would you describe Don Quixote? does he live up to his inner dreams of being a brave knight that saves innocent lives day in and day out? or is Quixote a just a liability to himself and others all around him. This is a very broad argument but in my opinion, I believe based […]

Benjamin’s blog 3: Don Quixote:...

Benjamin’s blog 3: Don Quixote: hero, villain, both… neither?

As I said in my first blog (Benjamin’s blog 1) Don Quixote (The person) has some negative aspects. But I failed to realize that I was only taking into account the negative aspects. You can’y just ignore the good and only see the bad, but now we see the whole picture of Don Quixote and […]

Hypocrisy or Cowardice? Which Afflict...

Hypocrisy or Cowardice? Which Afflicts don Quixote?

I caught it while snacking, cookie in one hand and book in the other. In the fifteenth chapter of the book, don Quixote -after being beaten by Glacian muleteers- says that knight shouldn’t raise his sword against those who haven’t been knighted. Let that sink in for a second. “But I’m to blame for everything […]

Exploring the Temporal Layers of Lite...

Exploring the Temporal Layers of Literature

In his article “Games Telling Stories? A brief note on games and narratives,” Jesper Juul claims that “In the classical narratological framework, a narrative has two distinct kinds of time, the story time, denoting the time of the events told, in their chronological order, and the discourse time, denoting the time of the telling of events (in […]

How is Don Quixote the Hero and Bully...

How is Don Quixote the Hero and Bully?

Hero and bully are opposite words. A bully is someone evil who uses force to gain something. While a hero defends those who cannot defend themselves. It is very interesting reading about the character Don Quixote. In some situations he is extremely kind and helps characters, while other times be bullies innocent people. But nonetheless, […]