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Don Quijote, el héroe de nuestro pensamiento
Don Quixote, a Hero of Thought

Author(s): Alina Prelipcean
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Keywords: Don Quixote; comic doubt; insanity; chivalry novels; delusion;

Summary/Abstract: This paper is meant to underline Cervantes’s gleeful view of existence, explicitly condemning or underlying the deviations of a century of spiritual cruelties, debunking the foolish mediaeval literary tradition. Making use of a character referred to as “crazy”, one of parody and derision, Cervantes managed to pass down a masterpiece of literature that showed to be not simply comic or tragic, or historical, but a bit of everything at the same time, transmitting an amalgam of emotions and pathos.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 125-129
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Spanish