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Don Quixote research paper

  1. 1. (Writers Surname) (Assignment Topic) (Date) A well, renowned classic novel which introduced us to modern literature is none other than "Don Quixote". The story basically revolves around a Spanish gentleman named “Don Quixote” which lives a life according to his own rules and regulations, guarded by his delusional fantasies and never ending adventures. But the writer shows us that the life of the character “Don” is miserable surrounded by triumph. This is one of the most famous books of all time that introduced fiction to the literature world. The books has been through different editing processes so the fresh edition is the best (Zimic, Canavaggio and de Cervantes 456). Miguel de Cervantes is a heroic Spanish writer born in 1547 near the city of Madrid, Spain. He started reading and writing at a very small age .His early carrier was in ARMY. He got inducted in year 1570. He wrote great poetry for the wife of KING Philip 2 named “Elizabeth of Valois”. Though he was badly injured in Battle of Lepanto. Where he was taken as war soldier by the TURKS. He was kept five years in prison later he was ransomed. Though he used his mind and tried to flee from the hands of the OTTOMAN empire but was not that much fortunate enough to succeed. He had two wounds on chest but he still served the Spanish Army During his days as a soldier as well as in captivity he was used to write poetry; a very affectionate one .After few years he achieved the success in literature. He died in 1616 which was a great loss to his fans as well as literacy world (Zimic, Canavaggio and de Cervantes 456).
  2. 2. (Writers Surname) The character of the story is a middle-aged gentleman just like the author of the book. The author basically depicts his life through “Don Quixote”. Like the author the character is very much fascinated by the ideas that he grasped from the books he was used to reading in his life from an early age. He actually wants to give power to his words and for that, he used a sword so that he can help the needy and suffering one and destroy the oppressors. He had to face many hardships during his life. He set his journey to an adventure with a business partner named “Sancho Penza” but with a promise that he will in return make “Sachs” a wealthy governor. Just like real life of “Miguel de Cervantes” his factious character is the great lover of glory, pride and adventure (Zimic, Canavaggio and de Cervantes 456). 
 He is a well-wisher and generous gentleman he provided all the necessities need at that time to peasants like food, money, shelter, comfort and respect to the worker ladies for supporting “Del Taboos” which he thinks can be the princess (Parr 183). 
 On the second adventurous trip, instead of being a lifesaving hero he became a “Mobster”. There was a rebel inside him just like his author though depicting his author views, practices and ideas. He was doing all this only to the harsh citizens who were trying their best to
  3. 3. (Writers Surname) dismantle him and take away his authority as a knighthood. According to the “The top 100 books of all time”. The Guardian (Manchester)". 11 April 2001. Retrieved. 1 May 2010. "Don Quixote gets authors' votes". CNN News. 11 May 2003. Retrieved 3 September 2007. Don Quixote ceases to look after a small boy and gave his responsibility to a cruel a harsh farmer just on the basis that he gave him words that he will look after the kid and will not harm him. At that time friendship and loyalty was considered everything is Spain and following this trend “Sancho” looked after “Don” in very possible way. “Don” even stole a barber’s basin on a superstitions myth, even he believed on the healing powers of the balsam of firebrats (Parr 184). The tale also told us about few new characters that the author meets in his real life .Quixote even attended the funeral ceremony of a student of his who dies because of suicide .The reason behind his act is his love for a disdainful lady. He was good at heart and a great admirer of love and peace with can be witnessed by his act of reuniting two separated couples having misunderstanding and differences between them. In those era of Spain writers and poets were very kind hearted which can be estimated by his act of making a slave free. Don has been reading books since his early age and believed in all fantasies related to life according to the books. Sancho tried his level best to remove all the fantasies from Don Mind. The first part of the novel ends at the scenario that Don's friends that included the priest and the barber believed that he is under some kind of attachment and tries their best to make him aware of the
  4. 4. (Writers Surname) realities (Parr 1). 
 The second part starts with a scenario that next part of Don Quixote was published in too small and predefined parts. The life of Don was getting affected by the real and fake versions of the story.Don and Sancho set out on a journey. Sancho lies to his master that his love Dulcinea has transformed into a peasant girl by some evil wizard and enchanter. As Don was madly in love with her, Sancho thought that it might be the ultimate goal of Don Life to restore the girl back into her initial form (Gillespie, Krauss and de Cervantes 365). 
 On their journey, they met a duke and a duchess who already knew his love and affection for Dulcinea. Like an ancient man, he was helpless to restore his love, therefore, he sought help from duke and duchess who in return played a trick on a person who was under great hardships and difficulties. What they did was they dressed one of their slaves like Merlin who told Don that the only way possible to bring the future princess back to her original state is that Don whips himself 3300 on his naked backside. Under the supervision of Duke and Duchess, the master and his servant set their journey on a wooden horse hoping that they would easily kill and harm the princess and her lover an turned her female servants into male servants (Gillespie, Krauss and de Cervantes 365).
 While don was staying with the duke, his slave Sancho becomes the governor of a fictitious isle. The duke and Duchess were clever and it is a clear exhibition of that reign .The duke and duchess plotted a trap for don and Sancho where Sancho was wounded by warriors hired by duke
  5. 5. (Writers Surname) for his entertainment. Just like a normal person Sancho chose freedom of speech and liberty of living over the post of a miserable and low life governor.
 In those early days maids were used to falling in life with their masters same happened with Don because a young made at the duke's palace fell in love with Don but just like the real men of sixteen century he remained steadfast to Dulcinea. This part of the novel tells us about the writer and his attentions that even after being loved by a beautiful girl he didn’t change his direction from his ex-lover. Don thought Dulcinea and her beauty is the end of the world. After being devastated by the treatment of time and people, Quixote sets on a journey .when he reached Barcelona one of his friends defeats him badly. He was again shocked to this (Gillespie, Krauss and de Cervantes 365).
 Cervantes is the author of this story and he claims that this is the part of history which he abstracted from some work of an author named Cide Hamete Benengeli.In the manuscript written by Cide, Sancho and Don were completely different characters with so much negativity attached to them (Gillespie, Krauss and de Cervantes 365). Cervantes tried his best to give respect to the two characters by his life experience and his illusions of arts. 
 The other half of the novel revolves around a character who loves to read books and his name is Shanzu Panza. He is a great admirer of art and has a collection of books which he is collecting since a very small age despite his pocket. He would love to work to get new editions and sequels but one day his neighbor burns all his books. This act of neighbor shows that back there people were not an admirer of art, literature and wisdom. Shanzu was born in La Mancha, Spain.
  6. 6. (Writers Surname) 
 One day he met a goatherd who tried to rescue a girl with Don. They both got beaten up because they invaded the territory of a local tribe. The name of the girl was Marcela. She was young and beautiful and was well aware of her beauty. So she had an attitude problem. The goatherd searched the forest with the help of don and at last, his health got detrimental and he died. During their quest to finding Marcela, they came across a Galician tribe horse. Don as well as Shanzu was greatly impressed by the beauty of the horse and tried to steal it but ended up getting beaten by the tribesmen. The throne of Spain became more powerful and strong during the seventh century. During the days of Don, the Spanish empire was getting stronger and influential in America. In those days Spain was expanding to Europe as well. The greatest enemy was France. King Philip 2 was the King of the great Empire. King Philip 2 was a great admirer of art and literature. This era was considered the golden age era for all the arts and artists living in Spain. After defeating the Ottoman Empire (Gillespie, Krauss and de Cervantes 365). , their art and culture was also adopted with some modifications. Turk Scholars and artists were given special importance and priority in Spain
  7. 7. (Writers Surname) Don was a Spanish factious character which is indeed the reflection of Cervantes a Spanish writer and an army leader of the seventeenth century. His life was not that much admirable instead he faced many hardships. He was first a navy sail and while fighting against the Turks he was taken into captivity by the ottoman soldiers. He spent five years in captivity and also wrote there while coming back to his country he became tax collector but due to allegations of fraud he was sent to jail. He also wrote there. Horse riding was of the things Don Quixote. He was even used to let his horse reins loose so that he can roam about and find some adventure for his master. He was used to riding while thinking about his darlings. He had a great sense of humor. He had reservation about his darling .People and his close friends were used to saying she ain’t good but he was not used to listening to people because he had strong faith in his love. One day he fell while riding a horse and he was in so much pain but he was contented but he was a hero in making. Just like the author the character is fond of singing songs and melodies. . He was a chill soul that even after getting hit by a tree .He kept on saying crazy stuff and people were laughing at his attitude. Don had a library of his own, his friends and family members always wanted to discard books written on fiction. One day they succeed in burning all the books written on fiction. While he was not feeling well his friends and neighbors would go to his library and take out fiction books and later burn them. Sancho who was the partner of Don was always used to brag about his era and the places that he will rule.
  8. 8. (Writers Surname) Work Cited Gillespie, Gerald, Werner Krauss, and Miguel de Cervantes. "Miguel De Cervantes: Leben Und Werk". Hispanic Review 36.4 (1968): 365. Web. Parr, James A. "Celebrating 400 Years Of "Don Quixote"". Hispania 88.1 (2005): 1. Web. Parr, James A. "Novelas Ejemplares By Miguel De Cervantes, And: The Complete Exemplary Novels By Miguel De Cervantes". Hispania 98.1 (2015): 183-184. Web. Zimic, Stanislav, Jean Canavaggio, and Miguel de Cervantes. "Miguel De Cervantes, Los Banos De Argel. Pedro De Urdemalas". Hispanic Review 63.3 (1995): 456. Web. Completed by: