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Don Quixote and Sancho’s incomp...

Don Quixote and Sancho’s incompetence

Throughout the last chapters we had to read and even before that, I noticed how incompetent Don Quixote and Sancho really were. There are almost two many instances to mention that provide great examples of this and support my claim. Even though Don Quixote and Sancho were not the smartest to begin with, the introduction […]

The Duke and the Duchess’s Tric...

The Duke and the Duchess’s Trickery

Throughout the readings for this week, one of the main topics raised in class was the fact that the Duke and the Duchess kept tricking and making fun of Don Quixote and Sancho. There were many instantness in the readings where Don Quixote and Sancho would be left in an unfortuanate circumstance while the Duke […]

Is Don Quixote Part A Mean Man

Is Don Quixote Part A Mean Man

As I have continued to read part two of Don Quixote de La Mancha, I have begun to see some new character traits in Don Quixote that I am not so sure I like at all. Yes, we all know that his character is somewhat crazy, but does that atone for his sometimes quite horrible […]

A New Man

A New Man

http://www.digitalistmag.com/future-of-work/2016/07/27/5-levels-of-social-media-recruitment-maturity-0434448 Throughout the first part of the novel, I really wanted Don Quixote to grow up and act like an adult. He was always putting himself in dangerous situations and getting hurt, but maybe if he won his battles more often than he had lost them I wouldn’t have wished that. Don Quixote, in part […]

New King of the Jungle?

New King of the Jungle?

Don Quixote faces many challenges throughout his adventures, which often result in humiliation coupled with a physical and mental anguish for the knight-errant. In chapter seventeen, Don Quixote challenges the king of the jungle. He survives the would-be confrontation unscathed. Is this a true victory for the hero, or did the king of the jungle […]

Discordant Wisdom

Discordant Wisdom

A subject that I think we’ve yet to discuss in class is don Quixote’s wisdom. Despite his many, many rash actions, don Quixote is actually a man of great wisdom. It struck me particularly true (and personally) when reading about Camacho’s wedding. He advises Basilio on leading his life with Quiteria in such a way as […]

Cervantes’ Criticism of Lions a...

Through Don Quixote’s encounter with the lions in Chapter seventeen, Cervantes implicitly makes a political statement about Spanish nobility. Although discreet, Cervantes suggests that there exist several parallels between Spanish nobility, specifically the king, and the lions which don Quixote interacts with in this scene.   From the outset, the lions are described as being […]

A King’s Lion

A King’s Lion

A lion is they symbol for a king and for power. The lion is known as the king of the jungle. And don Quixote decided to fight this king. Don Quixote made the man who was transporting the lion let them go so that he could fight them. When the lion was freed, the lion […]