Analysis Of The Movie ' Dorotea ' And ' The Sight Of Her '

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Unlike Marcela who secluded herself in an effort to escape to her desired reality, Dorotea is tied to her family. Dorotea comes from a family of wealthy farmers who had her as their only heir. Her family protected her from the outside dangers of men by dressing her modestly and only allowing her to go outside at odd hours of the day, but even with these precautions, Don Fernando still managed to become “smitten with love” at the sight of her (Cervantes 231). Dorotea is described by Edith Cameron as “beautiful, modest, chaste, devout, well-educated, and capable” when Don Quixote first encounters her, but Dorotea’s history with Don Fernando reveals much about her role as a woman (139). As Don Fernando pursues Dorotea, her parents inform her that “their honor and reputation had been placed for safekeeping in [her] virtue and chastity” (Cervantes 232). It is the woman’s duty to follow the rules society has laid out for them, as opposed to how men are able to do as they wish with little to no judgement. Unfortunately, Dorotea is fooled by Don Fernando and is subsequently stripped of her virtue. He tricks her into fulfilling his desire by proclaiming to her “here and now I offer you my hand to be your husband, and let heaven, which sees all things, and the image of Our Lady that you have here, bear witness to this truth” (Cervantes 233). This is enough for Dorotea to accept his proposal, and do what he asks of her. With the loss of her virtue at the hand of Don Fernando, it can be…

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