Don Quixote And Sancho Panza Essay

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When Cervantes was creating the story of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza I wonder if he himself had a Sancho Panza in his life to which these historic characters were based off of. Although Don Quixote might seem to be just a book written about a “knight errant and his squire” going on ridiculous adventures that ultimately end with them being beaten up it happens to be so much more than that. Cervantes has done a great job at providing his readers with themes that are relevant to the time period he is writing in and also provides ample example of character development throughout the novel. One of the characters that the readers are able to see develop over time would be Sancho Panza. While serving as Don Quixote’s squire Sancho has developed in not only his speech and feelings, but also his outlook on society. These changes in Sancho’s character can not only be significant to the self-development of Sancho Panza, but also relates to the Humanistic approach in the text.
In part one of Don Quixote, Sancho Panza seemed to be nothing but a “dull peasant“ looking to be governor over an island Don Quixote had promised him once their adventures were completed ; however, throughout the text we see Sancho grow as a character who isn’t as concerned with the material things. Even the translator for the second half of the text, specifically in chapter five, describes his idea that the chapter was “apocryphal, because Sancho Panza speaks here in a way that is quite different from what…

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