Notes on the Readings

Them are developed in the court of some dukes who

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them are developed in the court of some dukes who have read the first part of the book, know the fame of Don Quixote and who, to have fun and make fun of him, pretend to live in a chivalrous court. At the end of this second part, another character from the village of Don Quixote, disguised as a knight-errant, challenges and defeats Don Quixote, and forces him to return home. There he regains his reason and dies.
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Don Quixote is a model of ethical and aesthetic ideal of life. He becomes knight errant to defend justice in the world and from the beginning wants to be a literary character. In short, he wants to do good and live life as a work of art. The Quixote is a synthesis of life and literature, of life lived and life sounded; a great integration of realism and fantasy and an extraordinary manifestation of the difficulties of writing about complex human relationships. Curiosities A copy of Don Quixote cost in 1605 about 290 maravedies (the currency of the time), equivalent to about 4 New Zealand dollars at present. Recently Sotheby's, of New York, auctioned a copy of that first edition of 1605, which was sold in more than 6 million US dollars. Don Quixote had an immediate success: a few weeks after its publication, three false editions appeared in Lisbon Perhaps another will sing with a better pick "Maybe Another Will Sing With Better Inspirations" Don Quixote I, chap. LII Notas sobre el vasallaje This essay shows how the countries of Latin America have to stop imitating the ways of developed countries such as the United States and European countries, but these countries must be original in their ideas. The essayist wants to inform the reader that just being a developing country can have their own ideas that will establish their own identity and culture In the argumentative essay Notes on vassalage by Arturo Uslar Pietri deals with the great poles of absorption that predominate over the Latin American world of our days. One is constituted by the powerful and multiple influence of the civilization of the United States of America, which is present and active in all aspects of collective existence and another by thought. And as the North American influence covers more the field of ordinary life, fashions, uses and attitudes. It has been making a human archetype that tends to be imitated in real life. A man who wears certain types of shirts and pants, who smokes certain cigarettes and lights them in a certain way, who has models of walking, dealing with women and who comes to believe in warnings. Latin America has tended to be a world with its own characteristics since its inception. The entire complex of ideas, already old for four centuries, centered around the concept of the New World, reveals it that way. The only remedy that for Latin America to find its own ideas is to face the toughest America of ours and to face it in a creative insurgency.
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