The History of Don Quixote
In Miguel de Cervantes’s book Don Quixote, the primary character, a guy for whom truth has actually become different from the rest as an outcome of his compulsive reading, turning a commoner into one whose distortion of reality makes him stroll towards unneeded and hazardous battles against people, and in some cases things, that not only put in danger his own health however the health of others. This reckless and self-destructive male in the very first part of the story ends up being, ten years later, in the second part, into a mindful and mindful man because of the pressure of his friends and family who saw him as a crazy guy, and as a result of it he wind up dying feeling that being an knight errant was his objective in life so now he had nothing else to live for.
Don Quixote, first described by the author as a man “almost fifty, robust constitution, early bird, and keen huntsman”, (25) who the reading of chivalric romance ended up being a passion which progressed quicker into an obsession, This fixation made Don Quixote see everything with other eyes, with a belief that the world needed an exemplary guy devoted to eliminate for the common excellent, which he might be this savior, thirsty for adventures and ready to quit the convenience of his home for a cause he thought was ideal and necessary. The more he read the more he ended up being included into the stories to a point that “whatever he read in his book occupied in his imagination” (27 ). Possibly he was simply trying to escape from a boring, lonely world so he chose to alter, or this lonesome dull world was not a location where he was prepared to live in so he needed to alter it.
The factor for his “madness” although uncertain, ends up being unimportant, because even when his intentions were always excellent his actions jeopardized his life and the life of others. In the majority of if not all of his battles trough his first two journeys Don Quixote never ever took a minute to stop and see the danger he will face because this was his fate and not even he could overlook it. Fighting with merchants and winding up “also threshed as the finest chaff” (47 ), his well-known fight against windmills, or perhaps worse, combating against more than twenty guys with the belief that he is “equal than a hundred men” (116) ending him and Sancho “knocked to the ground spite of all his excited dexterity” (116) Don Quixote risked his life numerous time and he never ever believed that any damage was done, neither for him nor others. Some people could argue that he was in fact insane however only due to the fact that this world that he was living on was so various for him than for the rest that nobody might understand it and nobody could accept it.
After a number of efforts of his friends and family to take him back from his ‘crazy’ world as they see it, and 10 years later Don Quixote decides to undertake his 3rd journey, however this time something has altered in him, the careless guy, unstoppable and thirsty of experiences is now a careful male, trying not to get into a fight unless he thought it is needed. However despite the fact that this changes are perhaps the consequence of being hurt many times in his firsts journeys, and now then years older, every battle might get him one action more detailed to his end of the world which he probably wasn’t all set, Don Quixote was still immersed into his optimistic world, and far from being the ‘common and sane’ man he as soon as was. However the consistent efforts of his surroundings to make him see that the world he was living was an item of his imagination, and finally being defeated in a fight against the Night of the White Moon, who was actually a good friend of him trying again to make him back to the village, Don Quixote was forced to “put aside his arms, stop looking for experiences, and return to his town and stay there for a year without ever touching the sword” (927 ), thinking that this was what he required in order take him out of his ‘madness’ and save his life.
At the end, lying in bed sick “dejected of his defeat and disappointed of his wish for Dulcinea’s deliverance and disenchantment” (976) Don Quixote, had no other choice than to put an end to his life as this brave, errant knight by saying that “his mind has been restored, and it is now clear and free” (976 ). Perhaps this was the only way he thought his family and friends would forgive him and accept him once again as a sane man, but feeling beat by a harsh society who believed that anything that didn’t follow their requirements couldn’t belong to them, and forced to ‘play by their guidelines’ even when he genuinely believed this rules and this ‘genuine’ world wasn’t good enough for him, a daring, once unstoppable and fearless male, Don Quixote, or now Alonso Quixano having absolutely nothing to eliminate for and no experiences to look for passed away thinking that it is much better to pass away than to live in a world that did not comprehend him and could decline his ‘vision of reality’.