June 14, 2011

“The idea that this whole fabric of famous fabrication was real so established itself in his mind that no history in the world was truer for him.” (Cervantes 27)

                 He spent many most of his time reading fiction.  This meant that he wasn’t out in the world experiencing things for himself.  He spent his time reading and imaging.  The things he read, he believed to be true.  That were so real to him, just like history is real for everyone else.  The real history that everyone knows didn’t compare to the history of fiction in his mind.  The “fabrication” was more real to him.  Nothing “was truer for him”.  However it doesn’t say whose truth it is.  Is it the characters truth or the historical truth.  A lot of fictional stories has a real historical basis.  “Fabric” is a tangle things and books are just that.  However history is in the pas and isn’t physically tangable.  He also gets very lost in a dream world.  Fiction is all about dreaming and using one’s imgination.  Is he trying to make fiction and dreaming a reality?

Work Citied

De Cervantes, Miguel. Don Quixote of La Mancha. New York: Signet Classic, 1964. Print

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