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    carry home with him as many of them as he could” (Cervantes 2363). Quixote believes in his fantasy world that he is bound by the obligation of knighthood to help those in need and defend the honor of women. In reality, his physical condition and mental ability prevent him from doing what he thinks he must accomplish. Many people Quixote met were unaware of his mental problem upon the first contact. After realizing his mental problem, some people joined his fantasies to help him and others as well as to create gain for themselves. However, other people refused to play along which caused harm to Quixote and other participants. “May such books as those be consigned to Satan and Barabbas, for they have sent to perdition the finest mind in all La Mancha” (Cervantes 2382). Early in his adventures, he offers a peasant, Sancho, a substantial reward if he will accompany him as his squire on his future adventures. Sancho agrees to become Quixote’s squire in order to help and protect him as well as enjoying the promised reward and the excitement of an adventurous life. A prime example in Quixote’s fantasy is his encounter with the giants. “Fortune is guiding our affairs better than we could have ever wished; for you see there before you, friend Sancho Panza, some thirty or more lawless giants with whom I mean to do battle” (Cervantes 2385). It appears that Don Quixote’s mind fluctuates between fantasy and reality. His adventures seem to come to a conclusion with his realization that…

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    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is the author of Don Quijote de la Mancha, and one of the greatest prose writers of all time. He is one of the most famous figures in the Spanish literature. As a poet and novelist, don Quijote had remarkable accomplishments including the creation of Don Quijote de la Mancha. Cervantes was born in the university town of Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547, and lived during el Siglo de Oro. His life was full of hardships and adventures. While his father searched for…

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    individual's conquest of finding contentment in a life filled with pain and sorrow. Individuals who choose to embrace reality rather than seeing it with alterations may not feel internally victorious and satisfied by their life. In the play, “Man of La Mancha”, by by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, and Mitch Leigh, the story of Don Quixote a man who used a mental disability towards his own moral edification displayed the impact of truth in his life. Truth and his personal ideals played a vital role…

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    Don Quixote Chivalry

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    Miguel de Cervantes’ universally known work, Don Quixote of the Mancha, uses zany characters and outrageous adventures to comment on the old art of chivalry and its absence from contemporary society. The protagonist of the tale, Don Quixote, and his squire, Sancho Panza, venture 17th century Spain following the codes of chivalry, as any Knight-errant should. Chivalry values loyalty, self-control, perseverance, generosity, respect, and honor. Though he cherishes chivalry, Don Quixote, ironically…

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    Man of La Mancha and Don Quixote The film Man of La Mancha is a movie that is based on both Don Quixote and its canonical collection, making it a more loosely canon piece within the canon. The film, which was released in 1972, is originally based off the 1964 musical of the same name. The musical itself is also based upon a 1959 teleplay, making the movie actually a canon piece based on a canon piece based on another canon piece based upon the original material. If that isn’t crazy, I don’t know…

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    The character of Don Quixote de la Mancha can be explained as one delusional chivalrous knighthood He travel’s the Spain countryside with his trustee steed, Rocinante. He would have described himself as a knight errant on a journey to confirm his existents as one of the last noble men pursuing his dream of knighthood. He fights for his heart, the hand of his fair maiden Dulcinea. He was a studied man constantly reading books allowing them to take him to a time where chivalry ruled. He focused on…

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    People wander through life today and often miss the wonder of all that surrounds them. The modern world of science and technology reduces the focus to pushing buttons and entering data into searches that produce easy answers generated from a short search; gone is the wandering that leads to discovery. The possibilities of becoming are lost in the safety of clear conformity. The majority do not dare to wander because of lost time, reputation or certainty. Most are far too worried about appearing…

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    the sirens to be unconscious. And for the siren queen, a diamond encrusted silver sword must be used to slay her for she is immortal. Markeus nods his head, gathers the elements given to him and is off to his journey. When Markeus reaches the rocky coasts of Athens, he spots the guardian siren named Mayia. Markeus quickly pulls out the shell from his satchel and throws it towards the siren. The shell then exposes an enchanted powder, that puts Mayia in a deep sleep. The waves crashed on top of…

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    I could hear the water in the lake behind moving ever so slowly, but just enough for me to know that I wanted to stay forever. I felt like I was rich and had the biggest and most beautiful house on the entire planet. I remember dancing around with Hippo in the living room singing, “I am rich, la la la! I am rich la la la!” After I stopped dancing and singing, I then thought to myself “ This is paradise.” As I placed my placed my hand on the little statue next to me, I could feel my heart start…

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    Landing on the hard consonants and using them at the beginning of the word to propel the pitch forward worked perfectly. However, where there were any uncertain parts, prime example being the "Fa la la" section of “Fire”, our intonation, as well as all the other technical aspects declined rapidly in quality. As far as rhythmic accuracy goes, “Fire” may have lacked that quite a bit in the “Fa la la” section of the song, as well as small hiccups in some of the alleluia phrases of the Latin piece…

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