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The Death of a Hero

The Death of a Hero

http://www.online-literature.com/cervantes/don_quixote/1 Don Quixote dedicated himself to chivalry, and he embarked on many adventures that he suffered consequences for. Don Quixote, to me, died as a hero. Although I don’t think Don Quixote should have ended like this, I understand that it was the best decision. http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/terry-gilliam-back-with-don-quixote-1201791 Miguel De Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote was about a crazy man […]

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 […]

A Bitter End

A Bitter End

In all honesty, I enjoyed being able to go on a journey with Don Quixote throughout this semester. I enjoyed critically analyze Miguel de Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote. Throughout the novel, I admired Don Quixote’s steadfast focus on the goal of achieving knight-errantry and his pursuit of a life of adventure and service. Towards the […]

Don Quixote’s Legacy as a Heroi...

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” -Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote http://www.playbill.com/article/man-of-la-manchas-impossible-dreamer-richard-kiley-dead-at-76-com-80457 Having […]

The Story of Don Quixote

The Story of Don Quixote

How will I remember the story of Don Quixote? I will remember it as one of the strangest, but good stories I have read and learned about. Before I joined this FSEM, I was very skeptical what I could learn about the very old story of Don Quixote. I will say that it did prove […]

Benjamin’s blog post 11: An end...

Benjamin’s blog post 11: An end to a really long book

This semester, the first of (hopefully) eight supplied me new incite on a book that is older than the country which I was born and many say is the first modern novel. I did not know what to expect of this course but it has set a high bar for teaching and learning.  Looking at […]

Don Quixote is Tired

Don Quixote is Tired

The end is here! After finishing the novel, I looked back to find that there were many reflections that could be made from Don Quixote. He was an old man with a huge dream to begin with. I believe that the whole novel led up to Don Quixote growing tired and ultimately passing away. Nearing […]

Of Bodily Autonomy/Integrity and Good...

Of Bodily Autonomy/Integrity and Goodbyes

Controversial topics, even those that resonate contemporaneously, are not hard to find in the novel Don Quixote. However, I have found what could be the greatest scene depicting Cervantes’s views on bodily autonomy within the novel in these last set of chapters. This pulls at some very recent discussions on bodily autonomy that I’ve read lately, a […]

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 […]