In many ways, I can relate to Rocinante. Well past my prime when it comes to swimming, a little awkward, and most definitely feeling out of my depth when it comes to surviving in college (though I’m getting there), Rocinante and I have quite a few similarities.
- Don Quixote as a Preacher? — “‘Your grace might be,’ said Sancho, ‘a better preacher than a knight-errant.'” (Chapter 18) This quote, said by Sancho Panza, can bring up several different ideas to the mind. With don Quixote more devoted to religion than to the books of chivalry, he most likely would be a different kind of character, right? In my [...]
- The Priest — I choose the Priest from Don Quixote. While reading about him, it says, he dislikes fictional books because he believes they negatively impact society. In modern times there is several “distractions” that impact society. We are easily influenced and usually like following certain people (celebrities, etc.) this term is called the “Herd Mentality.” The Priest [...]
- Chapters 1-8 reflection — Based on the chapters I read so far, it showed me how Don Quixote was not afraid to be whatever he put his mind to. He did not care about what others thought of him, he was focused on finding his right identity. Quixote was confident in any of his identities that he found in [...]
- Michael Grady Blog Post 1 — Grady’s Stance on the Immaturity of Don Quixote Don Quixote attempts to create a new identity are laughable and some points but are also dangerous and affect other people around him in a negative way. He has been reading his chivalry novels too much and is now trying to emulate [...]
- Quixote’s Call to Adventure — While reading Don Quixote, I often think back to a memory of when I was a little boy and saw a butterfly struggling to get out of his cocoon. I was about to help when my parents stopped me and told me that I was going to hurt the butterfly because he needed to struggle [...]