Literary Analysis On Don Quixote

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Briano 1
Julian Briano
English 101
29 September 2017
Don Quixote: SIFTT Literary Analysis Don Quixote is a Chivalry-based book written and published by Spanish Author, Miguel Cervantes. The book was introduced in two parts that were published in 1605 and 1615. Miguel Cervantes was born in 1547 into a poor family and joined the army at 21. He fought until 15785 where he was captured and sold to Moors where he was imprisoned. He attempted escape multiple times until his eventual ransom and return to Spain. Don Quixote stars the ever so eloquent Don Quixote de la Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza. This illustrious duo sets out on a journey to find adventure and reap its possible glories. Don Quixote himself searches to commit chivalrous
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In multiple examples, inns are extremely prevalent throughout the book and are shown as rest stops. These inns also show the divide between the civilized world that would be running while Don Quixote goes off on crazy adventures. These inns were usually also the spark for a multitude of the pair’s adventures. These inns were obvious sources of both info and resourceful people.these inns would play huge parts such as when it was the meeting place of the two couples that would later bring these valiant heroes to the infamous Duke and Duchess. These inns recur mainly throughout the first part of the book from chapters 2 to 40 while also recurring throughout the rest of the book (14-17,320-326). In Don Quixote we also see the recurring symbols of material items such as Don Quixote’s helmet, money and food. The helmet signifies a tunnel vision for Quixote while validating some of his knighthood. The value of money almost clearly reflects the character that carries such as Don Quixote who has so much that he has so much time. This development leads to his becoming a knight-errant while the lack of money leads to Sancho’s squirehood to a madman. Food is also used to signify the difference between classes or people individually. Sancho is a great lover of food while Don Quixote barely eats at all unless served with an expectation of…show more content…
Certain excerpts of the book such as “the good gentleman was so far gone in his fantasy that neither the touch, the smell, nor anything else about the good damsel -which would have made anyone but a mule driver vomit - disillusioned him in the slightest.”(89) shows the power of Don Quixote's madness in a different way as to prove his chivalry through his conviction. We see a multitude of examples of imagery and these examples lead an extremely thrilling tale that lets imagination take hold. Don Quixote’s horse is a perfect example due to the fact that its gangly features and its constant presence allows for certain quotes, specifically Rocinante, “whose bones stuck out like the corners of a Spanish Real”. These descriptions of characters, both main and side allow for this colorful world that illustrates the troubles, successes and adventures of Don
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