History Literature / DonQuixote

26th Jul '16 7:21:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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 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, being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, 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 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, being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, Marcela was in a remote point to ''prevent'' them from following her... because she has been through this situation all her life.
17th Jul '16 6:40:57 AM Morgenthaler
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** Don Quixote considers becoming a shepherd instead of a knight at the end of the second part, before he can invoke this trope, his housekeeper [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy tries to dissuade him by]] lampshading the truth:

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** Don Quixote considers becoming a shepherd instead of a knight at the end of the second part, before he can invoke this trope, his housekeeper [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy tries to dissuade him by]] by lampshading the truth:
21st Jun '16 2:56:29 AM Caspoi
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* VictimizedBystander: Most of the people Don Quixote encounters fall in this trope, espacialy Sancho.
* WackyWaysideTribe: The last chapters of the First Part are dedicated to solve a RomanticPlotTumor, reading a [[ShowWithinAShow Novel Within A Novel named ''"The Ill-Advised Curiosity"'']] and to [[ForgottenTrope hear the tale of the Captive Captain]], leaving Don Quixote as a mere spectator in his own book. In the Second Part In the Second Part Cervantes makes a AuthorsSavingThrow when Don Quixote opines:

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* VictimizedBystander: Most of the people Don Quixote encounters fall in this trope, espacialy especially Sancho.
* WackyWaysideTribe: The last chapters of the First Part are dedicated to solve a RomanticPlotTumor, reading a [[ShowWithinAShow Novel Within A Novel named ''"The Ill-Advised Curiosity"'']] and to [[ForgottenTrope hear the tale of the Captive Captain]], leaving Don Quixote as a mere spectator in his own book. In the Second Part In the Second Part Cervantes makes a AuthorsSavingThrow when Don Quixote opines:
31st May '16 6:47:35 AM Naram-Sin
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** '''"Con la Iglesia hemos topado"''' ("We stumbled upon the Church") is a [[BeamMeUpScotty popular misquote]] of ''Con la iglesia hemos dado, Sancho'' ("We ''found'' the church, Sancho" - small letter, as they are talking of a physical building) from Part II, Chapter IX. [[MemeticMutation The stock phrase version]] is used in Spain to express annoyance at the meddling or lobbying of the Catholic Church (the institution) in a political matter.
** '''"Ladran, luego cabalgamos"''' ("They bark, therefore we ride") or '''"Ladran, Sancho, señal que cabalgamos"''' ("They bark, Sancho, sign that we ride") is also atributed to the book but it actually comes from {{Creator/Goethe}}'s 1808 poem ''Kläffer'' ("Barker"; obviously, without the interjection of "Sancho": But their strident barking / is only a sign that we ride). In its stock phrase version, it's used to say that an attack from one's enemies over a recently taken action is a sign that you are doing the right thing. There is an even more insulting version, '''"Ladran, señal que son perros"''' ("They bark, sign they are dogs").
12th May '16 4:33:19 AM Amon_Ra
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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 accursed 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 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 accursed 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.
12th May '16 4:32:27 AM Amon_Ra
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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 wrongdoers 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 accursed 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 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 wrongdoers 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 accursed 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.
30th Mar '16 6:48:59 AM Zaphira76
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The first part of the novel was published in 1605, when the books of chivalry were pushing DeaderThanDisco and Don Quixote's dreams of reviving chivalric ways were really a strange, misbegotten idea. The novel became a big success among the public of the time (although that success was nothing unheard of at the time with other titles, and certainly that was not the case with the contemporary Spanish critics), and was reprinted several times in the next decade and even translated into French and English. But most notable was the change in Spanish popular culture. A few months after printing, virtually all of Spain knew about Don Quixote’s exploits: {{Memetic Mutation}}s arose, those ridiculous books of chivalry became popular again]], and even apocryphal "continuations" appeared. Cervantes created a character to mock the FanDumb and the books of chivalry that perverted true heroism, only to find that Don Quixote, thanks to his readers, had achieved his goal: to change reality.

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The first part of the novel was published in 1605, when the books of chivalry were pushing DeaderThanDisco and Don Quixote's dreams of reviving chivalric ways were really a strange, misbegotten idea. The novel became a big success among the public of the time (although that success was nothing unheard of at the time with other titles, and certainly that was not the case with the contemporary Spanish critics), and was reprinted several times in the next decade and even translated into French and English. But most notable was the change in Spanish popular culture. A few months after printing, virtually all of Spain knew about Don Quixote’s exploits: {{Memetic Mutation}}s arose, those ridiculous books of chivalry became popular again]], again, and even apocryphal "continuations" appeared. Cervantes created a character to mock the FanDumb and the books of chivalry that perverted true heroism, only to find that Don Quixote, thanks to his readers, had achieved his goal: to change reality.
15th Mar '16 4:51:27 AM star3catcher
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** In any Arcadia poem, one of the various [[LoveMartyr shepherds complains about]] [[IceQueen the shepherdess that ignores him]]. Marcela and Grisostomo deconstruct this at chapter XII – XIV, where the Shepherdess IceQueen claims she is SoBeautifulItsACurse and so she had to be a shepherdess only to get her freedom, but all the [[CityMouse city mice]] [[FlockOfWolves that courted her decided to be shepherds too]]. If [[SpurnedIntoSuicide Grisóstomo killed himself]], [[FairForItsDay it is unjust to blame her]].

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** In any Arcadia poem, one of the various [[LoveMartyr shepherds complains about]] [[IceQueen the shepherdess that ignores him]]. Marcela and Grisostomo deconstruct this at chapter XII – XIV, where the Shepherdess IceQueen claims she is SoBeautifulItsACurse and so she had to be a shepherdess only to get her freedom, but all the [[CityMouse city mice]] [[FlockOfWolves that courted her decided to be shepherds too]]. She states plainly that just because you are attracted to someone doesn't mean that you are entitled to that person's affections or that they are obligated to love you back, and if someone's rejection of your advances is so very torturous, then the onus is on you to get over them and move on, not to continue chasing after them when they've already made it clear that they want nothing to do with you. If you continue to do so, the only one who is being cruel to you is ''yourself'', not the object of your affections for merely ''existing'' and asserting their basic right to not have to be with anyone they don't love. Thus, if [[SpurnedIntoSuicide Grisóstomo killed himself]], [[FairForItsDay it is unjust to blame her]].
21st Feb '16 12:20:43 AM LordGro
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** Played straight at the end of the novel by Don Quixote, whom could not survive his FanDisillusionment.

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** Played straight at Forced to return to his hometown and lay down his arms by his defeat to the end Knight of the novel by White Moon (really his friend Sansón Carrasco), Don Quixote, whom could not survive Quijote falls seriously ill. His friends believe he is dying of despair over his FanDisillusionment.defeat, but unexpectedly the sickness snaps him out of his delusion, and he expresses relief that he has regained his sanity before dying.
6th Feb '16 11:00:46 PM Viethra
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*** Rhino's hamsterball is Rocinante.

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*** Rhino's The hamsterball is Rocinante.
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