Don Quixote - Morgan Messenger November 16, 2007 ENGL 2220...

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Morgan Messenger November 16, 2007 ENGL 2220 Dr. Matthews Don Quixote: A Political Satire Miguel de Cervantes brings some important political issues to light in the story of Don Quixote. Through the life that Don Quixote leads, we see that living in the past, with old laws, beliefs, and mindsets, can truly drive a person to ignorance and utter insanity. Don Quixote’s home life displays that he is oblivious and living in the past. “A stew with more beef than mutton in it, chopped meat for his evening meal, scraps for a Saturday, lentils on Friday, and a young pigeon as a special delicacy for Sunday, went to account for three-quarters of his income. The rest of it he laid out on a broadcloth greatcoat and velvet stockings for feast days, with slippers to match, while the other days of the week he cut a figure in a suit of the finest homespun… This gentleman of ours was close on to fifty, of a robust constitution but with little flesh on his bones and a face that was lean and gaunt.” (2680)
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