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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. […]

Don Quixote: The Unknowing Jester

Don Quixote: The Unknowing Jester

As don Quixote is changing with the chapters the characters he interacts with seem to be changing as well.  While don Quixote changes for (what so far seems to be) the better, the people he comes across seem to have worse attitudes and personalities than those in the first part of the novel. Previously in […]

Same Characters, New Personalities

Once again, Quixote and Sancho face challenges in the world of the knight-errant. They get belittled by the Duke and Duchess without even knowing it. Quixote also gets absorbed in a puppet show and transforms the puppets into humans. It seems as though theatre is causing Quixote most of his problems lately. Theatre In the […]

Not Crazy just Misunderstood

Not Crazy just Misunderstood

Now that Volume one of Don Quixote is coming to an end that means Volume two is right  around the corner. Volume One gave us great incite to how Don Quixote carries himself, and surpirsingly enough after seeing Quixote as a crazy man, i am finally realizing that Quixote is just like me, someone who […]

The End of Volume One – Not the...

The End of Volume One – Not the End of the Adventure

The final portion of Volume One of Don Quixote further showcases the never-ending ego of our favorite knight-errant. As we delve deeper into the book, exploring more of the interconnected vignettes of Quixote’s adventures, we see variations on a theme in which a new character with a rather convoluted backstory and love life is introduced, […]