Don Quixote: The Story Of The Stone

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Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary work. In Latin American culture Society is structured in a strata-rank system, with only certain expectations for those with a higher level on the social latter. Failure to meet such expectations brings shame, as does associating with one who does not “behave his status”. They do not like bringing shame to their families. The story is from an Early Modern Western perspective. The Story of the Stone (or Dream of the Red Chamber), is a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin. It tells of an amazing garden, of a young man’s choice between two beautiful women, of his journey toward enlightenment, and of the moral and financial decline of a powerful family. Chinese culture is one of the world 's oldest cultures, tracing back to thousands of years ago. Cervantes, the author of the Don Quixote, is trying to portray the…show more content…
They hold the past and past events in high regard. You can see how the author of this story first talks about the old version of the poor old man. In the Story of the Stone, it was a in greater debate whether the history of the stone held any meaning in the present. However, the Buddhist priest and Taoist recognized the history of the stone and felt the stone should be honored. Others, however, felt that the history of the stone had no merit in the present due to how much had changed since the stone’s time. The characters in the book thought Quixote was foolish in his beliefs and they burned the books he held dear. In the Story of the Stone, however, the stone was still treated with respect even though they didn’t believe its history held true in the present. This shows us that the Eastern Asians still respected their past and where they came from. However, the Europeans do not respect their past, only their
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