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Gender: Inclusive Fluidity v. Outdate...

Throughout the novel, the idea of gender fluidity, specifically cross-dressing, is juxtaposed constantly with don Quixote’s rigid and traditional standards towards women. This contrast serves to emphasize don Quixote’s outdated behaviors and hint at his misogynistic nature. In the novel, Cervantes attempts to blur the boundary between both genders with many instances of men and women […]

A Drama Unfolds

A Drama Unfolds

“The instant the storyteller mentioned don Fernando, Cardenio’s face changed color and he broke into a sweat with such agitation….But Cardenio only sweated and remained still, staring at the peasant girl, suspecting who she was.” (Chapter 28) In the recent chapters, a drama has been unfolding slowly. Cardenio found out about what really happened with […]

Don Quixote is Slowly Changing.

Don Quixote is Slowly Changing.

Don Quixote’s madness has begun to alienate him but towards the end of the reading he shows promise that he is still capable of telling a great story and being aware of his surroundings. To go back to how Don Quixote’s madness is alienating himself, I give the example of how instead of returning to […]

Benjamin Blog post 4: Is Don Quixote ...

Benjamin Blog post 4: Is Don Quixote hated?

Don Quixote is not liked much in his “community”. He has caused more trouble in three days than the rest did in their lives combined. His actions have also physically hurt him, Sancho, and his horse Rocinante. No one likes Don Quixote, but does any hate him? Before we look to see if any hates […]

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 […]