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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 […]

Is Don Quixote Fact or Fiction?

Is Don Quixote Fact or Fiction?

At the end of the first part of the story we see Don Quixote going home as a failure, but he is regrouping himself for his next adventure, which Cervantes promises will happen. We see Sancho still hoping for Don Quixote’s promise of governorship to come true. The last few chapters of the first part […]

Men as Delusional as Don Quixote

Men as Delusional as Don Quixote

https://memegenerator.net/instance/30252220/political-big-bird-todays-word-of-the-day-is-delusional Men in Don Quixote are entitled and just as insane as Don Quixote. Not every man we’ve met throughout the first part – some are good guys like Cardenio. Most of the love stories in the novel, though, have to do with both delusional men and women. We have for example, Don Quixote, Ferdinand, and Chrysostom. […]

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 […]

Duality

Duality

Can heroes be foolish? Can fools be heroic? Throughout the story, Don Quixote has made foolish decisions that have led to many ridiculous predicaments and bodily harm. He is completely dedicated to the ideals of chivalry as he fulfills quests as a self-proclaimed knight-errant. Some, like Sancho, view him as heroic, a dreamer who is […]

Blog Post 5: The Don’s struggl...

Blog Post 5:  The Don’s struggle

Don Quijote allows his mind to be corrupted with hoaxes. From managing to create a new ideological life, involving chivalry and knight-errantry, he forms a habit in gaining ill-advised truth while lacking clarity of reality. As long as the priests, barber and Dorotea’s word are accurately aligned with his subjective reality, he would not deny […]

Sancho Panza’s Selfless Protect...

Unlike other characters throughout the novel, Sancho Panza seems to genuinely care for and respect don Quixote as a person rather than simply dismissing or mocking him because of his delusional behavior. Sancho consistently tries his best to protect don Quixote from humiliation and violence without expecting anything in return. Other characters, however, such as […]