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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

Why

As I read these chapters the same thing kept popping into my head, and that is why?  Why did Cervantes choose to have all the characters do the random and crazy stuff they did?  Why did don Quixote do this, why did Sancho do that? Why did this or that happen?  So many questions through […]

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, […]

done Quixote

done Quixote

This week, we read don Quixote Vol.2 Chapters 17-25. In these chapters we see a few themes and situations that have been present in the first volume. One of the main events that happen during the chapters is the “death” of Basilio at the wedding of Camacho and Quitera. “He seized his staff, which was […]