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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 […]

Well its the End

Well its the End

So now its that time when we finally say goodbye to a good ole pal Don Quixote. Its sad to see him leave especially since he died, but i think that Cervantes made the right decision in killing Don Quixote.It made sure that no one could make fun of his lovable protagonist . Ive learned […]

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 […]

Read Him and Weep (With Laughter)

Read Him and Weep (With Laughter)

This week, we were tasked with reading chapters twenty six through thirty five. In these chapters, the duke and duchess invite don Quixote and Sancho Panza to their place and do a variety of pranks, from convincing Quixote that “thy squire, Sancho, shall, On his own sturdy buttocks bared to heaven, Three thousand and three […]

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 […]