Don Quixote | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Eric J. Ziolkowski

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Don Quixote.
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Critical Essay by Eric J. Ziolkowski

SOURCE: Ziolkowski, Eric J. “Don Quijote's Windmill and Fortune's Wheel.” Modern Language Review 86, no. 4 (October 1991): 885-97

In the following essay, Ziolkowski considers what the windmill in Don Quixote represents as a symbol.

The knight's combat with the windmills in Part i, Chapter 8, of Don Quijote de la Mancha (1605) is the most famous episode in what many view as the first and prototypical modern novel, a work that has been the most widely translated, published, read, and discussed text of that genre in literary history. By the time Miguel de Cervantes wrote the Quijote's second part (1615) he was evidently aware that the windmill adventure was the most favoured of all from the first part. Early in the sequel, when Don Quijote asks the bachelor Sansón...

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