From "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Analytical Essay by capital writers

From "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
This paper analyzes the passage in the book "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra where Sancho physically fights with Quixote to prevent Quixote from lashing him.
# 28446 | 1,545 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Spanish)

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This paper discusses a passage from ?Don Quixote? in which, whether it is was intentional or not, the theme of the common man asserting himself against capricious punishment and rule by the nobles is evident.The author believes that the entire set of adventures in this book is fueled by Quixote?s ability to believe fantasy and rationalizing his various courses of action. The paper points out that the passage uses metaphor?s to convey the class level relationships between the two characters.

From the Paper:

"Sancho's sharp metaphorical reply tells Quixote that Sancho does not think of him as his natural ruler. Because it was considered a crime against god to commit a violent act against your rulers (or so the commoners were led to believe) in those days Sancho is explaining to Quixote that he is not holding down his king but merely another man. Sancho is the everyman who is finally rising against the foolishness tyranny of his ruler by declaring himself of freewill. The up to now the somewhat loveable and gullible Sancho is threatening to kill Quixote, his master, if Quixote persists on trying to harm Sancho. Cervantes turns Sancho into a threatening, angry foe of Quixote for that moment, which is a jarring counterpoint from what the reader has thought of Sancho for most of the book."

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