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Remebering Several Quixotes

Remebering Several Quixotes

How will I remember Don Quixote from this semester? For me, as time progressed throughout the course, I had a constantly changing opinion of Don Quixote and who he was. Sometimes he came across as a total crazy person to me. Other times I felt that he was someone I should feel pity for, as […]

The Panzas

The Panzas

https://www.todocoleccion.net/coleccionismo/don-quijote-mancha-acetato-original-coloreado-sancho-teresa-panza-rucio-cuervo~x827459 Sancho has always been such a lovable character. I have always thought of him as a gullible, fat, little kid throughout this novel because Sancho has always seemed so innocent. Sancho has proven to be a loyal squire to Don Quixote. After all the time Sancho spent with Don Quixote, Sancho definitely learned to […]

Sancho FanPost

Sancho FanPost

Oxford dictionary defines leadership as, “The action of leading a group of people or an organization.” The key word that stands out to me in this definition is ACTION. Leaders are distinguished by the actions that they perform throughout their stay in power. Whatever those actions may be, negative or positive, they are what will […]

Of Cross-Dressing, Gender, and Patria...

Of Cross-Dressing, Gender, and Patriarchy

A semi-common motif within the novel Don Quixote is cross-dressing. It is, to my observation, not because the woman (most usually) identifies as a man or any number of non-binary genders, but because of the social constraints placed on women during the 17th century. Gender is a social construct, an ever evolving assumption that the differences […]

Benjamin Blog post 10: Sancho’s...

Benjamin Blog post 10: Sancho’s rejection to imagination

Don Quixote, the book, and the character himself have the main theme of imagination. Everything around, inside, outside, beside and blindside has been in the eyes of the man who interprets what he sees as what he imagines it to be. First volume Sancho has the opposite spectrum of imagination. Sancho looks at something and […]

Post 10: The infinity of Trickery

Post 10: The infinity of Trickery

Enough is enough. The foul trickery that fulfills one’s pleasure has been too long of a stretch conducted by both the Duke and Duchess. Their games of humiliation and annoyance have been a habit that brought in others, Altisidora in particular, to participate in the schemes of the royalty. ‘ As he passed through an adjoining […]

Sancho Panza as a Leader, Not a Sidek...

Despite his undeniable and innate ability to lead, Sancho is constantly underestimated and belittled by others throughout the novel. During Sancho’s governorship, people assume his effectiveness in the position is a fluke and is due to the position itself, not to Sancho’s own qualities. Cervantes says, “All those who knew Sancho Panza marveled when they […]

Too Far is Not Good

Too Far is Not Good

In recent the recent chapters of the readings, we have seen many tricks played upon the knight and his squire by the duke and duchess. While these tricks were meant to be funny, I didn’t find them to be so. As mentioned in class, the duke and duchess had gone too far in their tricks […]

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 […]