Don Quixote's A Subtle Discourse On Arms And Letters

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Anachronistic knight errant, Don Quixote, in his persuasive discourse, “A Subtle Discourse on Arms and Letters”, compares and contrast on the professions of Arms and Letters. Quixote’s purpose is to persuade the idea that, the profession of Arms is superior to Letters. He adopts a dramatic tone in order to vividly describe what is going on to his audience. Quixote begins his speech by differentiating between the physical and mental strength of the two professions. He appeals to the logical side of the audience by asking questions. He addresses how Arms use their mind and body to “overcome difficulties and ward of the dangers which threaten (200), that both professions use mind but “consider which of the two minds is exerted most, the scholar’s
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