An Analysis of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra -'Don Quixote' Analytical Essay by sonicblur

An Analysis of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra -'Don Quixote'
This paper examines the relationship between the knight and his squire in the famous 'Don Quixote'.
# 5433 | 1,280 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | CA
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Spanish)


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This paper analyzes the main themes anad relationships between the characters of Don Quixote. It mainly examines the relationship between the knight and his squire. The characters balance each other within their relationship. While Don Quixote wishes to sally forth for glory, Sancho Panza looks forward to the wealth they will acquire. When the knight is brave, the squire is cowardly. It concludes that the differences in their educations (due mainly to class) also seperate them, and create a balance in their relationship.

From the Paper:

"Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away" (Byron 93). In typical burlesque manner, Cervantes creates the relationship between Don Quixote and his squire, Sancho, by treating the lofty formal relationships of chivalric romances in a low style (Frye 84). As opposed to creating an Arthurian knight and squire with the official association they shared, Cervantes writes their relationship as a friendship, with each character's strengths complimenting the others weaknesses. The differences between the characters are exemplified in their motives for sallying forth, their presentation as a hero and a coward, and the variation in their educations. When one character is found to be lacking in a particular trait, the other compliments him by having an abundance of asset in that same area."

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