Metacritic Journal


for Comparative Studies and Theory

fiction
ISSN 2457 – 8827
Daria Condor Daria Condor

Don Quixote and the Golden Age or the Meaning of Life as Fiction


The author’s intention is to analyse the themes of madness and imagination as means of world-making and mediators between them in Cervantes’ novel, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. The premise of the central argument is that each of Cervantes’ characters relate to the world through their own imagination. The first conclusion generated by this hypothesis is that Don Quixote himself deliberately makes up his world and defines himself as an archetype. This paper proposes a classification of three...   ⇨ Read more
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