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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. […]

Stefan Wolfe Leadership In Don Quixote                In Don Quixote, Sancho has been given a special title as governor of his own city. Sancho does a great job, given that he has been Quixote’s half-witted sidekick is previous adventures. I believe the main reason Sancho has been doing such a good job is because he […]

Why don Quixote

Why don Quixote

Just when I thought don Quixote was getting a sense of reality, he challenges the lions to fight to look tough.  When don Quixote asked about the lions the man in charge of the lions said, “So large’ replied the man who sat at the door of the cart, ‘that the larger, or as large, […]

Don Quixote’s New Heroic Qualit...

Don Quixote’s New Heroic Qualities

Stefan Wolfe Don Quixote And New Heroic Qualities                In part 2 of Don Quixote, we discussed the Quixote is experiencing a different persona almost, and instead of foolish qualities, he now possesses more heroic qualities. In the first part, Quixote would make up excuses such as “he was enchanted” or something along those lines. […]