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Shvoong Home>Books>Romance>Talent Quixote of the Stain Review

Talent Quixote of the Stain

Book Review   by:NurianBatista     Original Author: Miguel of Cervantes
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  Nobleman Alonso Quijano, involved by the reading of the cavalry books, it dives in the madness of their thoughts and raisin to confuse the fiction with reality. Believing in their dreams, the nobleman is entitled Dom Quixote of the Stain and to his horse of Rocinante, and the a farmer of Dulcinéia of Toboso, wrapped up with armor and old weapons, it leaves in search of adventures.  In the first trip, I confused a tavern with castle, and the owner of the lodge with you of the castle, he asks that it consecrates it horseman, this noticing the madness, he advises to arrange money and squire. After one night in that D.Quixote out object of laughters, it is helped by the owner of the inn and two prostitutes, taken by two noble ladies. After two awkward adventures: he doesn't leave that a boy is punished, but, when standing back the boy it is beaten; it demands to the merchants that recognize the beauty of Dulcinéia, and in answer it is dropped of the horse and beaten. Recognized by a fellow citizen, it is taken until her residence. The family and the friends, attributing the madness of D. Quixote to the cavalry books, they burn most of the books. But, D. Quixote leaves for the second time, now accompanied by the farmer Sancho Pança, that accepts to be his squire in exchange for the government of an island.  The horseman and the squire, mounted in a donkey, inciam a series of long adventures. Among them: D. Quixote's fight against windmills, taken by enormous giants. Another adventure, the fight against two monjes, taken by thieves that rapitaram a princess.  Welcomed by shepherds, while Sancho compensates the long fast, D. Quixote makes speeches about the age of gold. The shepherds, for her time narrate, it ventures of the youth Crisóstomo, he commits suicide for a love no corresponded. The pivot of the suicide, beautiful Marcela, avoided of the fault alleging that the love is an action of free choice reverse. Rocinante confirms the irresistible force of the sexual instinct, pursuing some mares, provoking the anger in the farmers that mistreat D. Quixote and Sancho.  Arriving at a second inn, taken again by castles. D. Quixote disturbs the youth's love Maritornes with a coachman, creating an enormous confusion. To the they leave without paying the bill, Sancho is been hit is mistreated.  Restarted the trip, D. Quixote commits a series of isunderstandings: it confuses a herd of sheep with an enemy army; a funeral with a wounded horseman's kidnapping; a barber basin with the helmet of Mambrino; it frees a group of convicts to the galleys, affirming that only to God it belongs the right of to judge and to punish, demanding that they went Toboso even to honor á Dulcinéia, he is mistreated.  Sancho, with fear of the police, advises D. Quixote to hide in the Brunet mountain. There he knows the youth Cardênio, mad for the conceited betrayal of Lucinda. D. Quxote, "Horseman of the Sad Illustration" is entitled, following example of Cardêncio is in the Brunet mountain to do penitence. He orders Sancho that light a letter Dulcinéia explaining her isolation.  In the way back, Sancho finds the vicar and the barber that are D. Quixote's search. Together space to the Brunet mountain, where they find beautiful Dorotéia, that is in search of the lover Fernando. She agrees in presenting to D. Quixote as the princess Micomicona, expels of his kingdom. The stratagem has result, and D. Quixote decides to serve the princess and it begins the way back. Near to the lodge, all of the histories resume their threads: Anselmo finds Camila; Cardênio, Lucinda; and Fernando, Dorotéia. The barber and the vicar bring D. Quixote to the home.  On Monday it leaves of the romance, it begins D. Quixote's third exit. Accompanied by Sancho, D. Quixote is going Toboso even to give to God Dulcinéia. But, Sancho had lost the letter and it introduces the first farmer, an ugly girl like Dulcinéia. Shocked with the reality, D. Quixote attributes the transformation to the magic arts.  On the way to Zaragoza, our hero struggles against the bachelor Sansão Carrasco, disguised of "Horseman of the Mirrors", I had gone to his encounter to drive it his house. They follow other episodes of courage of D. Quixote in facing a tame lion and of the kidnapping of beautiful Quitéria for the lover Basílio. After, the cave of Montesino, he and his squire are guests of a true castle. The duke, the duchess and the personnel have fun with D. Quixote's madness and his companion's stupidity, they play even with the election of Sancho to governor of the island of Barataria.  Retaking the road of the adventures, D. Quixote and Sancho is arrested by Roque Guinatt's group, an outlaw, this treats the two with kindness and he advises them to have their friends' protection in Barcelona. Where they are again teasing object. He arrives, again, Sansão Carrasco, now disguised of "Horseman of the White Moon" defeats our hero, and it orders it to return to her house. Due to the hard reality of the daily life, he gets sick and he dies.

Published: May 15, 2008   
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