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Kelley Owens ENG 2306 - Don Quixote Essay October 15, 2008 Idealism v. Reality The balance between idealism and reality is usually hard to locate. The attempt to reach a happy medium is portrayed in Miguel de Cervantes's novel, Don Quixote. Through the character of Don Quixote, Cervantes shows the difficulty that people encounter to balance their lives with a blend of rational and idealistic views. Cervantes creates this struggle through the issue of aliases. When Cervantes disregarded the name of the village and when Don Quixote intentionally gave bizarre names to things, the foolishness of taking extreme desires is shown. Cervantes follows with instances of steep unreasonableness and logical thinking. In associating being sane with dying, Cervantes appears to discard reasonable reflection as absurd. However, his depiction of Don Quixote's lunacy in his chivalric escapade furthermore shows a kind of uselessness. Cervantes divulges that it is ineffective to solely adopt only one method of
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course JOU 2376 taught by Professor Ferdon during the Spring '10 term at Baylor.

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