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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Don Quixote is a character who has read so many books on chivalry until he imagines that he is indeed a knight-errant. He is determined to solve problems in the world, but he often makes things...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2011, 1:25 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Sancho Panza is an interesting and complex character whose attitude towards Don Quixote shifts and changes as this episodic novel progresses. A rustic peasant, Sancho at first considers Don...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2019, 1:53 pm (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Don Quixote's self-invention as a knight triggers a series of idealistic episodes that constitute the bulk of Miguel de Cervantes's novel. One episode where Quixote shows his idealism is in...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2019, 12:09 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

I think that much of this is going to be dependent on what constitutes a "hero." In my mind, part of this definition has to be based on embracing a vision of what should be as opposed to what is....

Latest answer posted December 11, 2011, 7:18 pm (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Don Quixote is both courageous and foolish. One of the main points that Miguel de Cervantes is making is that a person must take risks in order to live their authentic life and to help other...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2019, 2:41 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

He is mad. While it isn't always easy to classify a character in this way, he is clearly delusional. The book puts this in terms of the humors, which were the basis of the current understanding of...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2016, 3:45 pm (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

The Knight of Mirrors is revealed to be Sansón Carrasco—an educated and slightly arrogant man who likes to mock others. He dresses up as various knights (The Knight of Mirrors, The Knight of the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2019, 11:18 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Directly after being made a knight by the innkeeper, Don Quixote sets out and encounters his first adventure. A young lad is crying out. He has been tied to a tree and a farmer is beating him. "I...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2011, 8:58 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

In Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote, first published in the early 17th century, we follow the story of a man named Alonso Quixano (the narrator does not actually know the correct spelling of this...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2018, 4:09 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Don Quixote might have been considered delusional, but he also was willing to try to do the impossible and did not care what others thought. Those are admirable traits. There have been many...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2011, 2:10 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

One of the fundamental differences between Quixote and any king lies in the fact that Quixote never had to be in the position of political leadership. Quixote was able to remain as an outsider,...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2011, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Although Sancho Panza becomes a steadfast companion, he is initially hesitant to accompany Don Quixote on his adventures. Prior to asking Sancho to become his squire, Don Quixote had already...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019, 10:58 pm (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

In Cervantes's famous story, Catholicism threatens to thwart Don Quixote's ambitions by valuing religious devotion and study over chivalric romance. Don Quixote is an ambitious man indeed, for he...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2021, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Alonso Quixano—or Don Quixote, as he'll become—is a very well-read, intelligent man. He isn't by any means an acquisitive man, but he does have some possessions all the same. And his most prized...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2018, 9:27 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote include elements of narrative modernity, such as the author’s use of parody, flawed character traits, and humor and irony to bring attention to many of the...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021, 11:36 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

The view of Quixote as insane is something that many literary critics do accept. You will probably find an equal number who will disagree with it and view Quixote's actions in the light of a...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2014, 1:36 am (UTC)

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Sancho Panza is a perfect example of the “picaresque” character in literature, harkening all the way back to Greek and Roman comedy, through Moliere, up to the “sidekick” tradition of movie...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2013, 12:04 am (UTC)

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