"Don Quixote" Book Review by CalDR

"Don Quixote"
A review of the novel "Don Quixote" by Cervantes and a discussion of whether Don Quixote was a schizophrenic.
# 29256 | 1,928 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 28, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Spanish)

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This paper examines "Don Quixote" by Cervantes, a novel that delves deeply into the themes of mental illness and the expectations of society. It discusses how the protagonist's delusional life as Don Quixote is fueled by Spanish society's expectations that a man should be chivalrous, brave and macho and how it is these expectations of society that lead Alonso Quixano to embark on a life as the great, noble adventurer Don Quixote. It analyzes whether this flight into a delusional life and Quixote's myriad of delusional adventures clearly resembles the actions of schizophrenic and considers whether Don Quixote was simply an eccentric and unusual man, rather than mentally ill with schizophrenia.

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