Journey With the Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha and his fearless followers at University of Mary Washington

Don Quixote’s Soft Side and San...

Don Quixote’s Soft Side and Sancho’s Refusal

In chapters thirty-six through forty-five of volume two in Don Quixote, there have been a couple of scenes that have caught my attention. The first scene being Don Quixote giving actual sane and helpful advice to Sancho Panza. The second scene involved Sancho’s refusal to be labeled a Don by those he would govern. For […]

Lost in La Mancha: Unsuccessful Quij...

Lost in La Mancha:  Unsuccessful Quijotism

  Based on the documentary film that we witnessed, it gave plenty of insight of the amount of progress the aborted film was making. The temporary setup was a stellar idea of reinstating the classical Spanish literature but it did not result in a golden film.  The budget for film-making was extremely low, indicating that the […]

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 […]

A Modern Manifestation of Don Quixote

A Modern Manifestation of Don Quixote

In the documentary Lost in La Mancha, it becomes apparent that the director of the film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Terry Gilliam, is himself a modern reflection of the literary character don Quixote. According to his coworkers, Gilliam has a certain cinematic vision for the movie and continually attempts to achieve the impossible, drawing his […]

Benjamin’s blog post 9: Lost in...

Benjamin’s blog post 9: Lost in la Mancha

Sancho is seen as two different men in two different volumes in Don Quixote, however, Don Quixote also changes a lot in the two volumes. Volume one Don Quixote causes most of the problems while second volume Don Quixote receives them, and this understanding of the seemingly different men will help us learn more about […]

Sancho’s Wish Comes True

Sancho’s Wish Comes True

In the recent chapters of Don Quixote, Sancho has finally obtained the long sought after governorship. Don Quixote was not the one to give it to him, however. He was gifted it from the duke and duchess, who wanted to see what would happen. They figured it would be amusing to watch Sancho’s governorship go […]

Symbolism and Changing Characters

Symbolism and Changing Characters

I found this week very interesting in both character changes and symbolism. This blog post will attempt to explain the connection between Homer’s trojan horse in the Iliad and the horse that Don Quixote and Sancho Panza ‘ride on the their quest’, as well as examine the change in Don Quixote and Sancho’s characters’ development. […]

Overlooking the Obvious

Overlooking the Obvious

There have been instances, rather many and varied, where don Quixote should have, in my own opinion, been able to pick up that what’s happening around him is a ruse. A farce set up by the duke and duchess to have their fun. One such occasion being when don Quixote drew a parallel between Clavileno […]

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 […]