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Choose one of the following for your reading response:
- This work, arguably the first modern European novel, is a satire of medieval chivalrous romances. (We have not read those, although some are represented in our textbook.) However, one can say that the romances, like the epics we have read, deal with the heroic ideal as well; so, as you read Cervantes’ Don Quixote, consider how as a satire or parody the novel treats many of the same themes relating to the hero and the warrior that we have seen previously.
- Find one or two passages in the work that seem to crystallize the overall meaning or value of the work for you; or, that seem especially interesting for the imagery, wisdom, rhetorical power, or other memorable quality. Quote and defend your choice in a few sentences.
- Browse one or more critical works in the library databases. Quote one passage from the critical work, and in a few sentences tell us why it is helpful in appreciating the primary work.
REMEMBER to write 1 page not including any quotations you use from the primary works or from secondary, critical sources. Also, REMEMBER not to plagiarize, and CITE any sources you happen to use.