The square in front of it is now called Plaza Cervantes.
What was the question? If my friends at the coffee table had asked: But that was not the question.
I had time to think, and to think carefully. There is no one like Don Quixote to make me feel the connection between my reading self and my real life.
Who else loved books to the extent that he was willing to immerse himself completely in the illusion of his beloved fiction, against all reason? Who else struggled to survive and keep the spirit of beautiful ideas in the face of ugly, mean, bullying reality?
Why was there such awkwardness when I said I identified with Don Quixote? He makes a silly figure in the ordinary society where appearance and participation in shared activities are more important to social survival and reputation than reflective thinking and expression of individuality.
He is off the main track, and that is only acceptable to the world if you are a strong, fighting, violent hero, not if you are a harmless, yet ridiculous dreamer.
Just being different is the most dangerous, the most hated thing in the world. He had seen the raging madness of the world, and made a decision: Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: To me there is more heroism in seeing a perfect horse in the lame Rosinante, or a beautiful woman in the ugly, mean Dulcinea, than there could ever be in the strongest superhero riding the most powerful horse and gaining the love of the most stunning lady.
That is a no-brainer, while it requires deeper thinking skills to see the adventure and beauty in average, weak, ugly life. The sanity Don Quixote gains when he dictates his last testament is the capitulation of the tired, worn-out spirit.
He has already stopped living. Another of my favourite windmill-fighting characters, Jean Baroisforesaw the weakness of old age and wrote his testament to the world at the height of his intellectual power, thus haunting the bigot winners of his dying body afterwards with his words of idealistic power from the other side of the grave.
And for all those who smile at Don Quixote:Sep 01, · Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo (English: Don Quijote Rides Again) is a Spanish-Mexican comedy film directed by Roberto Gavaldón based on Miguel de Cervantes 's novel Don Quixote, starring Cantinflas as Sancho Panza, Fernando Fernán Gómez as Don Quixote, and María Fernanda D'Ocón as Dulcinea.
Cervantes’ Don Quixote: A Casebook Roberto González Echevarría, Editor OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Cervantes’ Don Quixote A C A S E B O O K CASEBOOKS IN CR IT IC I SM Recent.
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4), in which the poet’s life is shown as an attempt to turn words into deeds and at the same time as a series of misfortunes. The present article deals with a hitherto unexplored aspect of the reception of Miguel de Cervantes' novel Don Quixote in music: the presence of Dulcinea in jazz, in the past fifty years (–present).
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