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Lecture 10 - Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XXXVI-LII

Lecture 10 - Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XXXVI-LII

This video was recorded at SPAN 300 - Cervantes' Don Quixote. González Echevarría starts by commenting on three of the returns and repetitions (characters who reappear and incidents that, if not repeated, recall previous incidents) that take place at the end of part one of the Quixote and which give density to the fiction: the galley slaves, Andrés, and the postprandial speech or the speech on arms and letters. Don Quixote's insanity not only gives him a certain transcendence, but also shows the arbitrariness of laws, which causes their rejection by society and other characters' insane behavior. González Echevarría comments on the intersection between literature and history before moving on to the captive's tale, the culmination of those intertwined stories, in which religious conversion... Show More

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