Don Quixote: Notes Flashcards

Don Quixote: Notes Flashcards

When was Cervantes born?
1547
When did Cervantes die?
1616
Where was he born?
A university town near Madrid
What was his dad?
an apothecary
Where did Cervantes work for an amount of time?
IN Rome in the service of a male who later on ended up being a Cardinal
“Later, Cervantes became what?”
A soldier and signed up with the Spanish fleet
At what battle did Cervantes combat heroically and injured 3 times?
Lepanto (1571 )
“Later on, he and his sibling left the service with objectives to do what?”
go back to spain where his bro wanted to be called a captain of his own ship
The two were caught by whom?
Barbary pirates and taken as prisoners to Algiers
The Viceroy of Algiens appreciated Cervantes because of why?
His tenacity; he attempted to get away 3 times
“So, the Viceroy did what?”
Bought him. He was a prisoner for 5 years
Just how much was his ransom?
500 crowns
When did Cervantes pay his ransom and return to spain?
1580
What did he do when he went back to Spain?
began his literary profession
“The number of play did he compose, and were they effective?”
20; no
What other work did Cervantes write?
Galatea
When was Galatea pulbished?
1585
What is Galatea?
a pastoral love that foreshadows the structure of Don Quixote. IT was not really effective
What did Cervantes pick up as a task after his works were not a success?
“He got the task of requisitioning materials for the Spanish fleet, the “”invincible armada.”” “
What occurred with this job?
He was accussed of mismanagement and jailed.
“After he got out of jail, he acted as a what?”
“A tax collector in Granada, but what also dismissed”
“IN 1604, where does Cervantes live?”
“in Valladolid with his spouse, child, niece, and 2 sis.”
What also did he get in 1604?
a license to release Don Quixote (Part 1)
When was Part 1 released?
1605
What this book successful?
Extremely
What made Cervantes to rush and write Part 2?
Somebody developed an incorrect sequal
When was Part 2 Published?
1615
Cervantes lived in Spain during a time of what?
power and status for the nation
Phillip II was king and was known as what?
The prudent king; he had mindful admiration
What did Phillip II perform in 1580 to the spanish empire?
“He grew the Spanish Emipre by annexing Portugal and it’s holdings in Asia, Africa, and the New World”
“During this time period, the big influx of gold from the Americas caused what?”
inflation and extensive hardship
What viewpoint became the dominant force in Spain?
Cash can buy all things
This attitude resulted in what?
corruption within the federal government
Military costs ended up being?
a concern
“in 1588, what occurred to Spain?”
The Spanish Armada was beat by the British
When did Phillip II die?
1589
What was the outcome of his death?
it brought an end to an age in Spain
What was going on during his death?
The Counter-Reformation swept Spain
What result did the Counter-Reformation have on Spain?
led to stigmatizing Jews and Muslims (even converts to Christianity from these groups)
What ended up being a fixation in churches and management during the Counter-Reformation?
the idea of purity and blood lines
A number of these issues are shown in what work?
Don Quixote
The book was not considered a major literary work initially due to the fact that why?
it did not fit into the existing forms of literary categories
What are the 3 literary categories?
“the impressive, the disaster, pastoral romance”
What makes Don Quixote so unique?
it has lots of non-traditional components for its period
What was the stated purpose of this book?
to satirize the romance of chivalry (such as the Arthurian Legends)
What are the Arthurian Legends filled with?
“supernatural deeds of valor, implausible and complicated adventures, duals, magics, and so on “
What did Cervantes sought to establish of this genre?
a parody or caricature
What is this story able to do?
Poke enjoyable at the chivalric legends and check out the truths of his own time period and illustrate problems and issues within society
The Spain of Cervantes time is marked by what?
Hardship
The Spanish Empire is what at this time?
Overextended
The military is what?
costly and involved in a lot of wars
There is terrific stress and anxiety in the effort to do what with the people in religion
efforts to force conformity amongst people in religious beliefs
Don Quixote is seen as a what?
an anachronism
Don Quixote sees the world through what?
the provides of middle ages chivalry
The narrarotor does what to truths vs. imaginations?
juxtaposes the truths of the typical world where he lives with the envisioned world of his mind
Sancho Panza is who?
Quixote’s squire
He explains what in Quixote?
His delusions; however in some cases he gets captured up in them
Both think they can enhance their lives by doing what?
following these quests for experience
The main narrator keeps confessing about what throughout the story?
his lots of gaps of knowledge about Don Quixote and often loses track of the story
What is an example of this happening?
“the author in his prologue speak about the book being the author’s child, but later can not quite keep in mind the birth name of his main character”
At the end of what chapter did the storyteller completely leave the audience hanging as to what happened?
Ch. 8
Who is the 2nd narrator?
an Arabian historian– Cid Hamete Benengali
The rest is composed by whom?
“Cid, a moor”
What is ironic about this?
the arabians are generally an opponent of the Spanish knight
What is the clash in Don Quixote’s world
reality vs. impression vs. creativity
What brings sympathy for Quixote to the reader?
His loyalty to his vision of reality
What likewise stands in dispute
the chivalric view of love
what is love idealized as?
in dispute with the regular life of the farm lady who unidentified to her ends up being the item of Quixote’s dedication
What is another ideal that clashes?
warfare
Why is this?
“the age of the knight has died with the introduction of the cross bow and later gunpowder. Ships, cannons, and guns make the installed knight useless”

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