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Don Quixote’s Legacy as a Heroic Dreamer

“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 […]

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 Goodbye...

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 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 […]

The Underestimation of Leadership

The Underestimation of Leadership

Leadership means the ability to influence others to achieve a goal. In the recent readings for Don Quixote, it has really highlighted Sancho as a good leader. Cervantes is clearly continuing to show that social classes are ridiculous. A peasant named Sancho is governing very fairly and wise. I did not except Sancho to be […]