Don Quixote de la Mancha Essay

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Two lost tales concerning the valiant knight Don Quixote de la Mancha and other such interesting things Prologue After reading for the first time the true history of The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, originally scribed by the brilliant Arab historian Cide Hamete Benengeli, I was captivated by it and somehow began to relate it to all that happened to me in my daily life, wondering how our famous hero would interpret these things in my life and what I might learn from his good sense if he were here to dictate to me. Don Quixote did not only haunt my mind because I found its contents interesting, but also because I was expected to produce literature of my own about the text and what it said; and so like any writer with a…show more content…
Sitting at a table I imagined my final piece being read by the professor whose opinion of it would count the most, and I imagined him at first being amazed at my writing, but then I remembered that my writing would not be capable of amazing anyone because time is never plentiful enough, so I imagined him just being pleased with my work; and it is at this thought that I got up to look around at the shelved books nearby to my seat and started thumbing through them to see what I could see—because it is the way of men with too little time to look for inspiration wherever it can be found to somehow slow down time or, better yet, speed up their productivity. The genre of those books entirely consisted of the type that one refers to when he or she is lacking the skills to create a delicious meal on his or her own, the kind of book the library I was in is claimed to contain more of than any other library. There was one book, though, that stood out from the rest, so I took it from the shelf and turned it over in my hands to find the title, but there was no title, and in fact there was no writing in the first few pages to pronounce the title or author of it. It was not until I got to the sixth or eighth page that I found any writing, and it said: The Two Lost Tales About the Valiant Knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. One cannot express the
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