Don Quixote on Happiness Analytical Essay by Nicky

An analysis of the pertinent life lessons in Miguel Cervantes' "Don Quixote".
# 150801 | 1,156 words | 0 sources | 2012 | US
Published on Apr 23, 2012 in Literature (Spanish)

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The paper explains Don Quixote's perspective on beauty and nobility and demonstrates how at virtually every turn in the text, it is juxtaposed with the more pessimistic and base perspectives of the everyday citizens with whom Don Quixote is surrounded. The paper discusses how Don Quixote shows us the power of imagination and the willingness to remake the world in the ways we would like it to be.

From the Paper:

"There are a number of stories that have stood the test of time, being adapted and repeated through the ages and remaining relevant and enjoyable to listeners and readers. Many of these stories have their roots in mythology and ancient religions, such as the fairy tales told to children in almost every human culture known to exist. Another obvious example of an enduring story--or collection of stories--is the Bible, which has persisted to be meaningful to people over the nearly two millennia of its existence (in one form or another). These stories have a notable effect on the way that stories are told and interpreted, and often form a fundamental background for more contemporary endeavors and cultural attitudes. This is certainly true of the Bible, which is in many ways the bedrock of Western literature and attitudes, whether or not one adheres to the specific beliefs that are contained within its pages (and regardless of how one interprets/determines what these beliefs even are). There are other examples that are perhaps less well-known and less influential, but that still retain a high degree of relevance in the public consciousness."

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