This week, we read more from don Quixote book two chapters thirty-six through fourty- five. This time, the readings focused on Sancho, as he starts fulfilling his dream of being a governor. He also participates in one of the duke and duchess’ pranks by being blindfolded and lead onto a wooden horse in order to “free” Dulcinea from her curse. In reality, the were just being rocked back and forth while people applied effects to look like they were really flying to outer space. This is when Sancho tells the duke and duchess that he saw goats flying with them in the heavens when he peaked from his blindfold.
This dream could be some development of Sancho’s character because he is usually the realistic foil to don Quixote’s ideological and imaginative personality. But, in that scene, it shows that Quixote has been rubbing off on Sancho and he becomes much more imaginative and willing to believe Quixote’s tales, like how Quixote has become much more mature and realistic in the second part, like paying the puppet master for ruining his show and offering Sancho money and wages for being his squire. They have also become closer friends and allies since coming into the company of the duke and duchess. They also reach a truce in this reading because Quixote says “Sancho, if you expect me to believe what happened to you in the heavens, I want you to believe what you saw in the Cave of Montesinos, and I say no more.” This quote shows that they have finally reached a truce and that they rely on each other to support the other person in what they say and believe in. I hope that don Quixote and Sancho’s friendship lasts until the end of the book because I love them.