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    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…

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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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    The change in the relationship between the two, and the journey of Panza from simple sidekick to equal, partner, and friend is one in the same. Panza begins the tale as a greedy, opportunistic laborer who follows Don Quixote in hopes of wealth and power; much like other characters in the novel. Throughout the adventures Sancho chooses when to get swept up in Quixote’s madness and when to rise above it, even manipulating Quixote’s fantastical imagination for his own benefit. As the novels comes…

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    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…

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    Don Quixote Foil

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    place. While displaying his knight errantry and having others recognize Lady Dulcinea's beauty, Quixote "conquers, defeats, and brings peace" to the land. Since there has to be other characters than Quixote, one to mention is Sancho Panza. Sancho is Quixote's "faithful squire",as he calls him, he travels alongside Quixote and supports him on this journey because of the promise of an island from Quixote. Although Sancho may not seem very important in the story, he is actually more important than…

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    the first things that comes to mind when we think of early Europe. Nonetheless, our knight errant Don Quixote exists in the wrong time, and if Sancho Panza wasn’t his squire and loyal companion he would be a two dimensional character in a one dimensional world; Sancho Panza’s duality of character allows for Quixote to gain depth, and take form as the insanely chivalrous character he is. It’s safe to assume that if it wasn’t for the multi-faceted Sancho Panza, we would have a much shorter…

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    Africa and becomes the new girl at a stereotypical American high school. After initially befriending a studious, down-to-earth group of school kids, she attempts to join the Plastics as a ploy to become popular. She falls for their mystique, is unexpectedly welcomed into their group and ultimately becomes one of them. Not only does she lose her true and honorable friends but unfortunately is morphed into someone fake and offensive, unquestionably a Plastic. This literary technique actually…

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    The fantasy world that Don Quixote rearranged his life around stemmed from the stories he read in his abundant collection of novels about chivalry and knight-errantry. Cervantes informs us that Don Quixote is the way he is because he spent so much of his time reading these novels that he neglected all other aspects of life. His mind was bombarded with chivalric stories to the point that they were basically the only thoughts he had left up there. Although all of this reading plagued Don Quixote’s…

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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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    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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