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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 […]

Social Classes

Social Classes

I’m going to be relating this once again to my anthropology class since our subjects seem to be relevant to one another in parts. In both classes we have touched upon the subject of classes, groupings of similar people in a social hierarchy. Classes are dictated by criteria, such as ‘occupation, education, and income.’ Sociology: Understanding and Changing […]

The Foolish Upperclass

The Foolish Upperclass

This week in class our FSEM created GIF’s to describe a characters point-of-view from the story. My GIF was of the Duke and Duchess, and their point of view of Don Quixote and Sancho. My blog post for this week is to discuss why Cervantes included these characters in the story. I believe the Duke […]

Same old Don Quixote

Same old Don Quixote

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/c/cervantes/c41d/p2chap57.htm Throughout this second part of the novel, Don Quixote seems like a new person. He speaks rationally and isn’t as problematic as he was in the first part of the novel. Even though he seems new, he’s the same, old, mad man he’s always been on the inside. Don Quixote is  hypocritical with his […]

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 […]

A New Meaning of Manipulation

A New Meaning of Manipulation

Don Quixote for a while has been the main prey of manipulation throughout the novel. This is due to the fact that Don Quixote is insane and he is most of the time unaware of his surroundings, and another reason is that he easily tricked. In other words, Don Quixote has a really bad consciousness […]

Did Sancho Catch the Madness?

Did Sancho Catch the Madness?

A question I have been asking myself while reading the chapters this week is, “If you are around a mad person for long enough, do you become mad?”. Throughout the novel I have noticed an increasing similarity between Don Quixote and Sancho. Sancho seems to be becoming more and more like the ‘mad’ Don Quixote, […]

Death is Near

Death is Near

In the recent chapters, Don Quixote has been getting into more and more dangerous situations. The most recent situation has been the enchanted boat. Don Quixote and Sancho almost drowned to death in this situation. I believe that this is symbolizing that Don Quixote may end up dying in the end. While they were on […]

Benjamin Blog Post 8: Sancho’s ...

Benjamin Blog Post 8: Sancho’s unwillingness to leave

This is a topic I’ve discussed a lot, especially in my last blog post, and it’s has to do with Don Quixote giving Sancho something he couldn’t by himself (and the fact that Sancho thinks he still going to get a govern ship to an island), but that’s just the positives. What about all the […]