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    Miguel de Cervantes Spanish author was 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 not. Slavery was another issues during this time period and much of the Spanish population was slaves. Through the arts Miguel de Cervantes uses his tale of Don Quixote de la Mancha to express to the people of…

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    From 2002 until 2007, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) produced a popular reality television show in which a team of surgeons, dentists, personal trainers, make-up artists, hair stylists, and fashion advisors worked to alter a person’s looks in an attempt to transform the person’s life and ultimately make his or her dreams come true. The show was called Extreme Makeover. Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote is the story of an extreme makeover gone wrong. Though Alonso Quixano tries to…

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    The second prolog of the novel begins by Miguel De Cervantes expressing his frustrations with the author who published a fake sequel to Don Quixote. This metafictional approach uses irony to address the plagiarism and blends the two worlds of reality and fiction. Cervantes claims he does not want to malign the dishonest author, Avellaneda. However, Cervantes goes on ranting about how this counterfeit author should ashamed of himself. As the paragraph progresses, there is a sense of growing…

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    Miguel De Cervantes and Christine de Pizan through their writings condemn the way writers and society viewed women, opposing such writing by pointing out that women possess attributes that stem further than their beauty or connection with men. If women are depicted one way in written text, those ideas will then transfer into society. Specifically, chivalric tales had this effect because at this point in time, the idea of chivalry was well respected and so were the tales that told of chivalric…

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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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    Morrison 1Kristen MorrisonDean FeldmanIntro to Humanities2 April 2016Miguel Cervantes’s Don QuixoteThe Spanish baroque period took place near the end of the sixteenth century. At thistime, the picaresque novel was being written by Miguel Cervantes. Picaresque meaning, aSpanish novel involving adventures of a rough and dishonest, but appealing hero. This novel,Don Quixote, may be referred as the very first great modern novel. However, according toHenry M. Sayre, in his book, Discovering the…

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    person’s stupidity and ignorance. During the Enlightenment era, a time of intellectual and cultural advancement, the use of satire enters into the writings of both Voltaire and Miguel de Cervantes. Although these stories were written in the distant past, the idea of satire can be applied to the modern-day film, Mean Girls. This comedy details the journey of a teenager entering a new school and the steps she takes to be accepted. Using trickery and scheming, she is then included in the…

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    In the story of Don Quixote the author Miguel de Cervantes portrays the type of person Don Q is. Don q is often seen as a bold, Courageous, impulsive character But The theme Cervantes is trying to show is that chivalry is starting to become irrelevant as the society progresses. Cervantes is showing that he does not agree with chivalry through the character of Don Quixote. One good reason is that chivalry does not define the type of person you are. My second reason is that Chivalry is…

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    case of the canon, but like any part of the canon, each new piece has elements that diverge from the original source material of the canon. As Cascardi describes it in the chapter “Don Quixote and the invention of the novel” from The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes: The translating and editing of the “original” text suggest the ways in which all the many discourses in this novel are not simply juxtaposed, but layered. They constantly shadow one another, and this…

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    Don Quixote Analysis

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    Was the intent of Don Quixote’s author, Miguel de Cervantes, to make fun of chivalry or use chivalry as one of many tools to explore man’s ability to recreate himself? Being that his actions were delusional and often seen by those around him as out of touch with reality, the author showed us that the main character in Don Quixote was completely enamored by all the books he read and wanted to recreate himself. The Age of Chivalry gave way to the Inquisition in Spain when this book was written.…

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