Pranks On Pranks
In this reading the Duke and the duchess play a numerous amount of pranks on Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. These aren’t just any pranks. These pranks are extremely well thought out and have a lot of time and effort put into them. It almost seems like the Duke and the Duchess have way too much time on their hands. It seems like they could be doing other things to make better use of their time. It’s not like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are bothering anyone either. They’re just out on their own adventures and then the Duke and Duchess take advantage of their dullness and the fact that Quixote is out of touch with reality. Some of these pranks are actually harmful too which makes out the Duke and the Duchess to just be plain rude.
Our class actually got to watch one of the pranks that they pulled on Quixote and Sancho in class. In this particular prank, Sancho and Don Quixote got placed on a wooden horse blindfolded and then they got shaken around by the townspeople to make it seem like they were going on some extreme adventure. This prank was pretty harmless, but this is just one of many.
Quixote And Sancho
Sancho Panza and Don Quixote have had a pretty close relationship throughout the book so far. Although they are not drifting apart from each other, their relationship is changing. While their relationship used to be more of a student teacher relationship where Quixote was the teacher and Sancho was the student, these roles are slowly starting to change. Sancho starts taking on bigger and better roles than Don Quixote ever has and it seems like he is starting to become less and less of the student in this relationship. I am interested to see what happens with their relationship in the next chapters of this book. I am really hoping that they remain close companions to each other until the end.