Don Quixote: QnA

Don Quixote: QnA

Who was the author?
Cervantes
Who was Alonso Quijana?
a man who resided in la mancha; rich; check out many books about knighthood
Who was Don Quixote?
alter-ego of Alonso; a strolling knight
Who was Sancho Panza
the scquire/ partner of Don Quixote; worked for Alonso Quijana
Who was Aldonza?
a woman of the street
Who was Dulcinea?
the name Don Quixote gave to Aldonza
What was the knight name given to Don Quixote?
caballero de la Cara Triste
knight of the Woeful Countenance
What was Don Quixote’s horse’s name?
Rocinante
Who was Antonia?
the niece (sobrina) of Alonso Quijana
Who was Sanson Carazco?
The fiance of Antonia
When was Cervantes born?
1547 y se murio en 1616 (69 years old)
Who was Miguel de Cervantes?
the most important writer in all of Spanish literature; compared with Shakespeare since they passed away in the very same year; lived throughout the Inquisition
When was the Spanish Inquisition?
1478-1834 (356 years)
What fight did Cervantes battle in?
La Battala de Lepanto (a battle versus the Turks); lost his left arm; he was taken by pirates and held captive for 5 years up until his household paid the ransom
How many parts does the book Don Quixote have?
2 (the very first part was released in 1605 and the second in 1615)
Who started the European Inquisition?
Pope Gregory IX; to search for heresies
What took place to individuals who admitted to being a heresy?
They were released within one month
What took place to people who didn’t admit to being a heresy?
They dealt with abuse, fines, confiscated goods, excommunication, prison, or being burned at the stake
Who started the Spanish Inquisition?
King Ferdenand and Queen Isabel; to expel Jews and Muslims (and later on the Protestants), fight heresy, and “save souls”
Main differences between Spain and the rest of Europe:
1. King Ferdenand decided to commission his own guidelines
2. Thomas the torturer (most famous) purchased the death of 2,000 people
3. Heavy influence of Queen Isabel
4. Disliked the Jews and the Muslims
What did King Ferdinand and Isabel desire?
To be the biggest and finest Catholic nation in Europe
What 3 things occurred in 1492?
1. They expelled the Jews
2. They beat the Muslims in Granada
3. Christopher Columbus found the New World
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tema
soldier
soldado
army
ejercito
wounded
herido
servants
esclavos
prison
carcel
heresy
herejia
herectic
hereje
penalty
castigos
fines
multas
fire
incendio
souls
almas
conserve
salvar
to punish
castigar
to hate
odiar
defeat
derrota
(motion picture) Who stops the combating amongst the detainees?
The Guv who has actually been there the longest; doesn’t care what they do, just wants them to do it silently
(film) What does Cervantes state his occupation is?
poet, playwright, star
(film) What does the Duke say about poets?
They blur men’s eyes to truth and spin rubbish from nothing
(film) What does Cervantes think about poets?
He states they use their creativity to find dreams; reality simply crushes hopes
(movie) What is Cervantes charged with?
Being a bad poet, an idealist, and an honest male
(film) What does ALonso Quijana decide to end up being?
a knight errant, wandering the world trying to find experiences and assisting others; wishes to make the world a better place
(movie) Who is Don Quixote’s nemesis?
The Great Enchanter
(film) How does Aldonza feel about males? About life?
She believes they’re all the very same; doesn’t like them; believes life is a “harsh, unclean video game”
(motion picture) Why does Don Quixote alter Aldonza’s name to Dulcinea?
due to the fact that Aldonza is the name of a servant; she is sweet to take a look at; he sees paradise when he sees her
(movie) Who is fretted about Alonso Quijana?
Antonia and her servant; they are afraid he has freaked; the Duke is fretted about his track record
(film) How does the priest see Alonso’s “madness”?
He calls it a gentle dilusion; still has a caring and caring spirit
(film) Why does Sancho Panza follow Don Quixote?
for the crusade; to assist those in distress; he likes him
(movie) What power does the Golden Helmet of Mambrino hold?
makes the user invulnerable to all wounds
(film) What is Don QUixote’s philosophy?
to be simply to all males, polite to all ladies, and to follow God
(motion picture) What is Don Quixote’s mission?
duty, opportunity, the impossible dream, to bear excruciating sorrow, to go where the bravest dare not go, to reach the inaccessible stars, and so on
(film) What does nobility demand they do to their enemies?
raise them up and treat their wounds
(motion picture) What do poets and madmen share?
Both turn their backs on truth; see life as it is, not as it ought to be
(movie) What is the prisoners’ decision on Don Quixote?
they found him not guilty since they believed they all had a little Don Quixote in their own hearts

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