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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 in bringing Don Quixote health and true happiness. * In this play Don Quixote used his own concept of perfection in a manner that displays the ways embracing and accepting idealistic values can prevent one from being in-content and depressed with life.* If there is nothing to cherish in life, there is nothing to achieve, if this is the case ultimately there is nothing to live for. Disregarding the validity of the motive itself, finding ideals and giving truth a role in one’s life can and does bring purpose into one’s life. Man Of…

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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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    Don Quixote Chivalry

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    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 a titled nobleman, is…

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    His adventures seem to come to a conclusion with his realization that his fantasies have not been productive. “Don’t die, your Grace, but take my advice and go on living for many years to come; for the greatest madness that a man can be guilty of in this life is to die without good reason, without anyone’s killing him, slain only by the hands of melancholy” (Cervantes 2486). As he progresses through his adventures, he encounters more trouble and less success. In my opinion, Quixote is forced to…

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    When Gornemant gives him further instruction on being a knight, he advises Perceval: “Whoever talks too much is sure to say something offensive” (Troyes 1461). As a young learner wanting to become a knight, he misses the heart underneath the armor; his desire to be obedient and conform causes him to give a greater offense by not asking the Fisher King about the holy relics that pass before him. Perceval is still a be-er at this point and is yet to move into a person who is a becomer. These…

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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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    famous for one of the greatest novel of the Spanish golden age Don Quixote de la Mancha. Many cultural advances in the society of Spain had taken place such as paintings, music, Architecture, and literature. Even though Spain was at a peak in its cultural age there were still many create social issues at the time. There was a very strong line of nobility woven into the fabric of society. This created a caste system; many people aspired to be more then what they could achieve in life but could…

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    Alonso Quixano is a haggard man who devotes his time to reading about chivalry. The more he reads the more he aspires to become a knight. Soon, he drives his senses out with the reading and soon believes himself to be a knight. He names himself Don Quixote de La Mancha, refurbishes some old armor, and picks up a lance and a sword. He names his barn horse Rocinante and swears his services to Dulcinea del Toboso, a farm girl who Don Quixote adores. He asks a neighboring peasant Sancho Panza to…

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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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    For the majority of people around the world, our imagination is something we use as a tool to escape daily life. A way to rejuvenate our souls, a quick passage to a world away from any problems we may have, yet most importantly it is a way to remind us that what is real, is in fact real. In Miguel de Cervantes’ novel ‘El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha’, the main protagonist Don Quijote has trouble separating what is real to what is only in his imagination. Throughout the novel, Don…

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