'Don Quijote de la Mancha' Book Review by Writing Specialists

'Don Quijote de la Mancha'
A review of 'Don Quijote de la Mancha' by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
# 92073 | 1,783 words | 0 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2007 in Literature (Spanish) , Literature (General)

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This paper reviews the life of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born 1547 in Alcala de Henares, Spain and how he used his experiences to write the book 'Don Quijote de la Mancha'. According to the paper, while the old fashioned ideals of chivalry, romance and aristocratic justice were steadily becoming hackneyed in burgeoning renaissance Spain, Cervantes took out his pen and wrote the relished story of 'Don Quixotes', the vivacious man from La Mancha whose imagination was as wild as the embraced socio-cultural history of the nation.

From the Paper:

"This lackluster punctuation of daily duty was of no surprise to Cervantes, whose own personal histories were none too different. After the publication of his first literary work, "Serenisima Reina En Quien Se Halla," dedicated to the birth of Phillip II's second daughter, Cervantes spent his young years under the tutelage of Diego de Urbina aboard the royal Marquesa. In 1571, Cervantes was ill with malaria when his ship was attacked, and imbued with the same raptured infatuation for antiquarian ideals of nobility, he stood valiantly strong with his shipmates. "Cervantes is stricken with malaria but, in spite of high fevers, fights heroically from the bow of the ship, in the 'greatest moment that past centuries have seen and which those to come have no hope of seeing." At the battle of Lepanto, the event was less colorful; he was an injured, low-ranking shipman with little hope for career advancement and the ideals of a hero less applicable in the reality of a fighter struggling for one side in a bloody role for national cultural definition."

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