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The paper describes how the main character, Don Quixote, in Miguel de Cervantes' novel of the same name, is trying to live a dream he has of a so-called better time, when Spain was filled with lords, ladies and courtly manners. The paper discusses why this story has been called a farce, fantasy, parable and fable. The paper looks at the theme of class and worth and shows how the characters represent different aspects of Cervantes' thought and history.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Grossman, Edith, and Harold Bloom. Don Quixote. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. 2003.
- Ormsby, John. "Translator's Preface." Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Translated by John Ormsby. London. 1885. Page v.
- Phillips, Brian and Davidson, Sara. SparkNote on Don Quixote. 29 Sep. 2007 <http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/donquixote/canalysis.html>.
Cite this Book Review:
"Don Quixote" (2008, September 23) Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/don-quixote-108135/
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