Miguel de Cervantes Samara and his Creation of the dream Character Don Quixote

M G Singh By M G Singh, 24th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2yoxnsp5/
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Don Quixote is a dream character created on the spur of the moment. He is the creation of a Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes

A Character that panders to a Dream

Some characters are created that entertain us for centuries and make us smile that life is after all a great experience. One such character created is Don Quixote by a writer Miguel de Cervantes. Here is a case of the character being more famous than the author. Most people have not heard about Miguel Cervantes and many know about Don Quixote.

Miguel de Cervantes was born on Oct 9, 1547 and died on April 23, 1616. Cervantes had an eventful child hood and youth and was even captured by pirates and sold as a slave to an Algerian Pasha. He remained a slave for 5 years before he was rescued by missionaries in 1532 who paid for his ransom.

Miguel returned to Spain and tried to make both ends meet as a writer. He wrote his first novel in 1585 titled Galatea. Around the same period he also penned about 30 plays that kept the hearth burning in his house. Perhaps Miguel de Cervantes would have died as an ordinary mortal till a spark of genius hit him and he conceived the character of Don Quixote and his helper or Squire Sancha Panza.

Don Quixote is a country gentleman who has dreams of chivalry and romance. Cervantes creates a delightful character in Don Quixote who lives his dreams. H also suffers delusions of grandeur. In the bargain the writer gives an excellent of life in Spain in the 16th century. The first book Cervantes wrote was ‘The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha’. The novel took 3 years to write and was published in 1605.
In a way this novel is an account of the personal life of Cervantes replete with dreams and dare devil acts sometimes ending in fiascoes. But the book touched a chord with the people and was a hit in Europe.

The book has outlived the writer and time itself. Miguel wrote another book on Don Quixote before departing from this world. The significance of Don Quixote is that he panders to an inner desire for heroism in all men. Don Quixote articulates that desire and the character identifies with an average human.

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Don Quixote, Miguel De Cervantes, The Fanatsy Character

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
24th Oct 2014 (#)

thanks for sharing it with us

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author avatar M G Singh
25th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks ajay

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author avatar micheal
24th Oct 2014 (#)

nice piece madan

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author avatar M G Singh
25th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Micheal

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author avatar viewgreen
28th Oct 2014 (#)

Great article. Thank you for sharing this valuable information. Have a great day.

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author avatar M G Singh
28th Oct 2014 (#)

thank you viewgreen

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Awesome post and interesting piece as well!

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author avatar M G Singh
31st Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Fern

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author avatar Lucie Christine
30th Oct 2014 (#)

you are right about Don Quixote, which has become an entire character and way of speaking about people "a little mad". Don Quixote and the mills, Don Quixote combatting the mills, taking mills for foes...
Thank you!

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author avatar M G Singh
31st Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Lucie for commenting

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