Theme 2- Imagination and Delusion

-The books leave the character of Don Quixote incapable of real world interpretation of sensibility.  Don Quixote’s view of the inn as a “castle” and windmill as a “giant,” adds to the readers interpretation of Quixote’s character as a wholesome man.  Readers often interpret Quixote as a character who has completely lost his senses.  

-Don Quixote’s character is imaginative and idealistic as he lives his life of fantasy and delusion as a “hero.”  Quixote tells Sancho, ” Mad I am and Mad I must be.”

(Summary)  Don Quixote’s story takes place in La Mancha, Central Spain.  His delusion develops as he becomes captivated by the heroic tales he reads in books.  He sets off on a delusional adventure with the intent of winning the heart of his “love,” Delucinea.  He longs for a life filed with purpose and adventures on dangerous conquests.  Quixote’s personal view of himself is an uninteresting and lacking individual.  He enters his own made up world of fictional reality in high hopes of bringing back the code of chivalry, or the day of the knights.  Don Quixote’s story is extremely amusing and entertaining at times, as he is a round dynamic character.  

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