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Quixote

  1. 1. “Monsignor Quixote”Title: Author: Graham Greene By: Patricia Fdez Zamanillo Level: 1st Avanced Year: 2012/13
  2. 2. MAIN CHARACTERS:Father Quixote: the protagonist of the novel. He is the bishop of Motopo. He’spro Franco and a catholic.Sancho: ex Mayor of El Toboso. His real name is Enrique Zancas. He’s acommunist and an atheist.Teresa: Father Quixote’s housekeeper.Rocinante: old red Seat 600.Father Gonzalez: a bishop from VallalolidFather Herrera: a bishop and Quixote’s old friend.Father Caussade and Father Heribert Jone: importants bishops.Señor Diego: an atheist Mexican wine seller.
  3. 3. ABOUT FATHER QUIXOTEHe thinks that he is a descendent of Don Quixote, the character createdby Cervantes.Although he was afraid of bishops one day he became a Monsignorthanks to the help of a bishop. Afther that, he set out on a journey withthe new ex Mayor of his village.While they are on the road, they discuss politics and religion, their ideasare opposed.
  4. 4. PLOTThe novel has two parts: The first part is when suddenly he became a Monsignor, which made him wishto travel with his old car around Spain, like Quijote had done.With Sancho as a navigator, an unknown destination and their politics andreligious topics they are afraid of the Basques and the corrupt police, eventhough the civil war had finished and Franco was dead.The second part starts when their journey finishes, it happens suddenly, due towrong decisions they tske associated with the law. However they set out on anew journey together, in a different direction, to avoid being chased.In both parts, they remember the past as Don Quijote and Sancho had done.
  5. 5. PERSONAL OPINIONWhen I borrowed this book from the EOI’s library I thought I would findan English version of our well-known novel “El Quijote de la Mancha”,however it is not so obvious and that’s why I liked it. At first it wasdifficult for me to read and to understand fluently (until the fourthchapter).It was a pleasure to read it because I imagined myself travelling withthem and giving my opinion about the topics they were discussing.What I don’t like is that the action was set about thirty years ago, so thevocabulary wasn’t very common.256 pages look too much, however it didn’t take an eternity to finish it. Irecommend it to people who like stories with varied topics.The end is chilling, as the direction that the characters take during thenovel.
  6. 6. PERSONAL OPINIONWhen I borrowed this book from the EOI’s library I thought I would findan English version of our well-known novel “El Quijote de la Mancha”,however it is not so obvious and that’s why I liked it. At first it wasdifficult for me to read and to understand fluently (until the fourthchapter).It was a pleasure to read it because I imagined myself travelling withthem and giving my opinion about the topics they were discussing.What I don’t like is that the action was set about thirty years ago, so thevocabulary wasn’t very common.256 pages look too much, however it didn’t take an eternity to finish it. Irecommend it to people who like stories with varied topics.The end is chilling, as the direction that the characters take during thenovel.

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