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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. […]

Whose really the crazy one

Whose really the crazy one

While reading the authors dedication and the prologue, I began to wonder if maybe Cervantes is a little crazy himself.  Talking about the author who wrote the second part of Cervantes book without his knowledge, Cervantes says, “he made a tube of reed sharp at one end, and catching a dog in the street, or […]

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 […]

Hero or Fool? The Million Dollar Ques...

Hero or Fool? The Million Dollar Question

The million dollar question right now is whether or not our main character Don Quixote is a hero or a fool. People have their different views on this and it seems pretty rare to find two people with the exact same view. What do I think? I believe that Don Quixote is a hero trapped […]

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, […]