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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 […]

Overlooking the Obvious

Overlooking the Obvious

There have been instances, rather many and varied, where don Quixote should have, in my own opinion, been able to pick up that what’s happening around him is a ruse. A farce set up by the duke and duchess to have their fun. One such occasion being when don Quixote drew a parallel between Clavileno […]

Don Quixote Has Not Changed

Don Quixote Has Not Changed

Since the beginning of the novel, it has been obvious to the reader that Don Quixote is crazy. From the previous reading we had to do, I thought he was changing and starting to grow out of his delusional tendencies but from the last reading, I realized that he was back to his old self […]

Don Quixote The Loser

Don Quixote The Loser

As I began to think about all I have read about don Quixote I begin to stop and realize more and more, that he is a loser. Every day he goes out on his so called great journeys just to get embarrassed time after time, his partner Sancho is supposed to be his most worthy […]

The Inn and the Dream

The Inn and the Dream

Sharing the same death day is not the only thing Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare have in common. Though Cervantes and Shakespeare may or may not have crossed paths or chatted about their passion for written expression (which is unlikely since the two spoke different languages), both demonstrated a penchant for writing using comedy […]

Cervantes + Bots = Don Quixote?

Cervantes + Bots = Don Quixote?

This week in class we went over twitter bots. They are AI that can create sentences from whatever is imputed into their system. These bots put their own “spin” to the readings imputed, creating a new story with similar parts. They are essentially their own unique author. And this goes along with in class, us […]

Pointless Loyalty

Pointless Loyalty

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O133631/don-quixote-and-dorothea-oil-painting-leslie-charles-robert/ Loyalty is a big theme throughout Don Quixote. Sancho is loyal to Don Quixote, Don Quixote is loyal to Dulcinea, and Dorothea is loyal to Ferdinand. All of these examples of loyalty, though, have some kind of lie or deception buried in them. Sancho Panza started his journey off with Don Quixote because of […]