Don Quixote

Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes

Tilting at Windmills, Gustav Dore
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I enjoy most classics. Normally I will trudge my way through the
opening chapters of a classic until I really get to know the characters and plot, then I become fully engaged in the story. By the end of the book I am sad because the story is ending.

Not so with Don Quixote. I instantly became frustrated with the man of La Mancha and each chapter added to my frustration. He continues the same stupid behavior with each turn of the page; maybe it was too familiar to me because I know a guys repeats stupid behavior.

Two-thirds of the way through the book my opinion of the main character changes. I realize that Don Quixote, though eccentric, is a noble and honorable man. These characteristics becomes more prevalent as the characters around him become more cynical, sinister, and plain mean. By the end of the story, I come to realize that the world needs more noble and honorable people and few cynical and snarky people. We need Don Quixote!


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