History Literature / DonQuixote

28th Jan '18 10:00:02 AM XanderVJ
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28th Jan '18 9:59:49 AM XanderVJ
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19th Jan '18 11:24:41 AM Oecchi
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* {{Chuunibyou}}: Don Quixote can be considered the UrExample of this trope in fiction. Despite being almost 50 years old, he still more or less qualifies, becoming obsessed with novels about ChivalricRomance and deluding himself into believing he's a knight who goes on all kinds of fantastical adventures when he's really just making a nuisance of himself to whoever he meets.
3rd Aug '17 5:50:26 PM Trying2CIt
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* HealingPotion: Parodied. Don Quixote claims to have the recipe for an elixir that heals all wounds, but [[LordErrorProne beng who he is]], it instead induces severe pain and vomiting, though after throwing up he does seem to get up easier.

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* HealingPotion: Parodied. Don Quixote claims to have the recipe for an elixir that heals all wounds, but [[LordErrorProne beng being who he is]], it instead induces severe pain and vomiting, though after throwing up he does seem to get up easier.



** Parodied at Chapter XVIII, Part I. Since Creator/{{Homer}}, the description of the forces and the generals of an army was an important part of the heroic literature, and books of chivalry were pleased to develop it, (Amadis of Gaul has a similar scene). In that chapter, Don Quixote describes what he sees at two contending armies to Sancho, whom only can see… two droves of sheep.

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** Parodied at Chapter XVIII, Part I. Since Creator/{{Homer}}, the description of the forces and the generals of an army was an important part of the heroic literature, and books of chivalry were pleased to develop it, (Amadis of Gaul has a similar scene). In that chapter, Don Quixote describes what he sees at two contending armies to Sancho, whom only who can see… only two droves of sheep.



** PlayedForDrama when Dorothea recounts how she agreed to sleep with Don Fernando, son of the Duke, under a promise of marriage, she was constantly MovingTheGoalposts. In restrospect, Dorothea realizes that when Don Fernando answered “yes” to all her demands, [[TheCakeIsALie that was the proof that he would fulfill none of them]].

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** PlayedForDrama when Dorothea recounts how she agreed to sleep with Don Fernando, son of the Duke, under a promise of marriage, she was constantly MovingTheGoalposts. In restrospect, Dorothea realizes that when Don Fernando answered “yes” “yes” to all her demands, [[TheCakeIsALie that was the proof that he would fulfill none of them]].



* {{Reconstruction}}: At the very end of the novel, the narrator notes that Don Quixote's bull-headedness and steadfast impossible perseverance and commitment to his idea, which thus far was used to parody chivalric tropes, made him an even greater hero than all the false chivalric heroes that he aspired to, and who his own story would completely eclipse.

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* {{Reconstruction}}: At the very end of the novel, the narrator notes that Don Quixote's bull-headedness and steadfast impossible perseverance and commitment to his idea, which thus far was used to parody chivalric tropes, made him an even greater hero than all the false chivalric heroes that he aspired to, and who whose stories his own story would completely eclipse.



* RevealingCoverup: Parodied by the {{Moral Guardian}}s who become {{Threshold Guardian}}s: In his first sally, Don Quixote doesn't find any [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], [[RobeAndWizardHat enchanters]], or [[DamselInDistress damsels in distress]]. He is very disappointed when he comes back to his house, where their family and two Moral Guardians have made a BookBurning of his ChivalricRomance books. To avoid Don Quixote's ire, the Moral Guardians advise the family to tell him, literally, that AWizardDidIt. ''That excuse was Don Quixote's first contact with the MedievalEuropeanFantasy he so desperately wanted to live!'' If the Moral Guardians would have told him the truth, he would never have persevered in his madness.

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* RevealingCoverup: Parodied by the {{Moral Guardian}}s who become {{Threshold Guardian}}s: In his first sally, Don Quixote doesn't find any [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], [[RobeAndWizardHat enchanters]], or [[DamselInDistress damsels in distress]]. He is very disappointed when he comes back to his house, where their family and two Moral Guardians have made a BookBurning of his ChivalricRomance books. To avoid Don Quixote's ire, the Moral Guardians advise the family to tell him, literally, that AWizardDidIt. ''That excuse was Don Quixote's first contact with the MedievalEuropeanFantasy he so desperately wanted to live!'' If the Moral Guardians would have had told him the truth, he would never have persevered in his madness.



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Deconstructed with Marcela: At Chrysostom's funeral, she makes a speech claiming she is not an IceQueen, and she states her beauty is a drawback, in a remote and inaccessible forest, claiming that she is free and if Chrysostom chose to be SpurnedIntoSuicide was his decision... but no one in her audience [[AllMenArePerverts (made by men) hears anything and they are only interested in Marcela's beauty]]. They want to follow her, but Marcela was in a remote point to ''prevent'' them from following her... because she has been through this situation all her life.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Deconstructed with Marcela: At Chrysostom's funeral, she makes a speech claiming she is not an IceQueen, and she states her beauty is a drawback, in a remote and inaccessible forest, claiming that she is free and if Chrysostom chose to be SpurnedIntoSuicide SpurnedIntoSuicide, it was his decision... but no one in her audience [[AllMenArePerverts (made by men) hears anything and they are only interested in Marcela's beauty]]. They want to follow her, but Marcela was in a remote point to ''prevent'' them from following her... because she has been through this situation all her life.
27th Jun '17 5:46:24 PM nombretomado
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Very commonly cited in literary criticism as "the first modern novel" and is probably among the most influential books of all time (just take a look at TheOtherWiki's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_influenced_by_Don_Quixote list]]). It's also largely considered the best book ever written in the Spanish language, and nowadays almost every Spanish-speaking kid will have to read and study it in school at one point or another, pretty much as every kid in the USA and UK must read and study Shakespeare.

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Very commonly cited in literary criticism as "the first modern novel" and is probably among the most influential books of all time (just take a look at TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_influenced_by_Don_Quixote list]]). It's also largely considered the best book ever written in the Spanish language, and nowadays almost every Spanish-speaking kid will have to read and study it in school at one point or another, pretty much as every kid in the USA and UK must read and study Shakespeare.
1st Apr '17 9:51:24 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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Very commonly cited in literary criticism as "the first modern novel" and is probably among the most influential books of all time (just take a look at TheOtherWiki's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_influenced_by_Don_Quixote list]]). It's also largely considered the best book ever written in the Spanish language, and nowadays every single Spaniard kid must read it and study it in school at one point or another, pretty much as every kid in the USA and UK must read and study Shakespeare.

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Very commonly cited in literary criticism as "the first modern novel" and is probably among the most influential books of all time (just take a look at TheOtherWiki's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_influenced_by_Don_Quixote list]]). It's also largely considered the best book ever written in the Spanish language, and nowadays almost every single Spaniard Spanish-speaking kid must will have to read it and study it in school at one point or another, pretty much as every kid in the USA and UK must read and study Shakespeare.
15th Mar '17 6:43:44 PM DustSnitch
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** '''Don Quixote:''' Type I: The very last stage of Alonso Quixano's obsession with chivalry books and the first stage of his true madness (and also to show exactly how out of touch with reality he really is): Part I, Chapter I shows us how important are the chivalry books for him: he will have given his housekeeper and his niece to kick that traitor of Ganelon. ([[BetrayalTropes Ganelon]] was the guy who betrayed [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Roland at Roncesvalles]] and who becomes, with [[Myth/KingArthur Mordred]] and [[{{Jesus}} Judas]], one of the great exemplars of treachery for the mediæval period).

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** '''Don Quixote:''' Type I: The very last stage of Alonso Quixano's obsession with chivalry books and the first stage of his true madness (and also to show exactly how out of touch with reality he really is): Part I, Chapter I shows us how important are the chivalry books for him: he will have given his housekeeper and his niece to kick that traitor of Ganelon. ([[BetrayalTropes Ganelon]] was the guy who betrayed [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Roland at Roncesvalles]] and who becomes, with [[Myth/KingArthur Mordred]] and [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Judas]], one of the great exemplars of treachery for the mediæval period).
12th Mar '17 10:38:38 AM bowserbros
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->''"In a place of La Mancha, the name of which I don't want to recall, there lived not long ago one of those gentlemen with a lance on the rack, an old shield, a worn-out horse, and a racing greyhound."''

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->''"In a place of in La Mancha, the name of which I don't want to recall, there lived lived, not long ago ago, one of those gentlemen with a lance on the rack, an old shield, a worn-out horse, and a racing greyhound."''



The story is about an old ''hidalgo'' named Alonso Quijano, who was so into chivalric novels that he lost a few screws and decided that he was a vagrant knight. Quijano renames himself as "Don Quixote de La Mancha" and decides to win eternal fame through the besting of criminals and general upholding of the Chivalric Code. Unfortunately for a lot of innocent people, his delusions make him pick fights with innocent bystanders, some of whom do not fight back because Don Quixote is obviously crazy. Of course, there are strangers who are not that sympathetic, and after one of those delivers a brutal beating to Don Quixote, a neighbor from his village meets the wounded Don Quixote and takes him home, where his friends and family burn out the cursed books of chivalry to try to cure him, but he soon returns to his delusion and journey. This time he manages to convince a simple farm-man, Sancho Panza, to become his squire and sidekick under the promise of a governorship in the future. Then they live a lot of adventures, including the famous one where Don Quixote attacks some windmills because they might be giants in disguise.[[note]]The band Music/TheyMightBeGiants was named after the film ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'', which referenced the book[[/note]] At the end of the book, Don Quixote’s friends trick him by making him believe he is enchanted and take him back to his village.

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The story is about an old ''hidalgo'' named Alonso Quijano, who was so into chivalric novels that he lost a few screws and decided that he was a vagrant knight. Quijano renames himself as "Don Quixote de La Mancha" and decides to win eternal fame through the besting of criminals and general upholding of the Chivalric Code. Unfortunately for a lot of innocent people, his delusions make him pick fights with innocent bystanders, some of whom do not fight back because Don Quixote is obviously crazy. Of course, there are strangers who are not that sympathetic, and after one of those delivers a brutal beating to Don Quixote, a neighbor from his village meets the wounded Don Quixote and takes him home, where his friends and family burn out the cursed books of chivalry and claim that AWizardDidIt (literally) to try to cure him, but he soon returns to his delusion and journey. This time he manages to convince a simple farm-man, Sancho Panza, to become his squire and sidekick under the promise of a governorship in the future. Then they live a lot of adventures, including the famous one where Don Quixote attacks some windmills because thinking they might be giants in disguise.are ferocious giants.[[note]]The band Music/TheyMightBeGiants was named after the film ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'', which referenced paralleled ''Don Quixote'' with the book[[/note]] main character's delusions that he is Literature/SherlockHolmes.[[/note]] At the end of the book, Don Quixote’s friends trick him by making him believe he is enchanted and take him back to his village.
27th Feb '17 3:10:08 PM Geoduck
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It has been adapted to every medium, among those illustrated by Creator/GustaveDore. Also made into a couple of animated adaptations (one of them with {{Funny Animal}}s) and even a Musical.

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It has been adapted to every medium, among those illustrated by Creator/GustaveDore. Also made into a couple of animated adaptations (one of them with {{Funny Animal}}s) and even a Musical.
[[Theatre/ManOfLaMancha Musical]].
27th Oct '16 7:37:47 AM triscion
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The story is about an old ''hidalgo'' named Alonso Quijano, who was so into chivalric novels that he became insane and decided that he was a vagrant knight. Quijano renames himself as "Don Quixote de La Mancha" and decides to win eternal fame through the besting of criminals and general upholding of the Chivalric Code. Unfortunately for a lot of innocent people, his delusions make him pick fights with innocent bystanders, some of whom do not fight back because Don Quixote is obviously crazy. Of course, there are strangers who are not that sympathetic, and after one of those delivers a brutal beating to Don Quixote, a neighbor from his village meets the wounded Don Quixote and takes him home, where his friends and family burn out the cursed books of chivalry to try to cure him, but he soon returns to his delusion and journey. This time he manages to convince a simple farm-man, Sancho Panza, to become his squire and sidekick under the promise of a governorship in the future. Then they live a lot of adventures, including the famous one where Don Quixote attacks some windmills because they might be giants in disguise.[[note]]The band Music/TheyMightBeGiants was named after the film ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'', which referenced the book[[/note]] At the end of the book, Don Quixote’s friends trick him by making him believe he is enchanted and take him back to his village.

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The story is about an old ''hidalgo'' named Alonso Quijano, who was so into chivalric novels that he became insane lost a few screws and decided that he was a vagrant knight. Quijano renames himself as "Don Quixote de La Mancha" and decides to win eternal fame through the besting of criminals and general upholding of the Chivalric Code. Unfortunately for a lot of innocent people, his delusions make him pick fights with innocent bystanders, some of whom do not fight back because Don Quixote is obviously crazy. Of course, there are strangers who are not that sympathetic, and after one of those delivers a brutal beating to Don Quixote, a neighbor from his village meets the wounded Don Quixote and takes him home, where his friends and family burn out the cursed books of chivalry to try to cure him, but he soon returns to his delusion and journey. This time he manages to convince a simple farm-man, Sancho Panza, to become his squire and sidekick under the promise of a governorship in the future. Then they live a lot of adventures, including the famous one where Don Quixote attacks some windmills because they might be giants in disguise.[[note]]The band Music/TheyMightBeGiants was named after the film ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'', which referenced the book[[/note]] At the end of the book, Don Quixote’s friends trick him by making him believe he is enchanted and take him back to his village.
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