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Final Discussion of Don Quixote - major questions asked by the text – can you shape your own destiny? - p. 926, Quixote and Sancho come across two paintings in the inn (which Quixote now realizes is an inn), one of the abduction of Helen and the other of Dido and Aeneas – he imagines that their deeds will one day be painted, but hopefully by a better painter - bringing up those two particular stories lead to a discussion of fate – Quixote says that if he had been there, he could have saved them and this conjecturing implies that there is no fate, things could have played out in another way if the circumstances were different - Quixote changes his own fate when he decides not to go where the fake second part says he did, and instead heads to Barcelona - the characters in Don Quixote do not stand for something, as did the characters of a poem like The Aeneid – instead they were singular individuals - p. 45, there is a chapter break in the middle of a sentence – shows Cervantes poking fun at the acceptable form - in the end of the novel, the quotation from Cide would lead the reader to believe the story was just about knight errantry but Cervantes never says why he is writing it, so
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HUMA C1002 taught by Professor Irwin during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.

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