Quichotte Symbols & Objects

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Quichotte’s Quest

Quichotte’s quest symbolizes the ambiguity between romance and delusion. Quichotte believes that he is destined to go on a spiritual quest and fall in requited love with Salma. On one hand, many of Quichotte’s notions are romantic and idealistic. On the other hand, he is often presented as delusional, misguided, and unrealistic. The divisions between these ideas remain general ambiguous in the novel.

Opioids

Opioids symbolize the destructive power of greed, dishonesty, and general immorality. The novel provides a fairly accurate primer on the immoral ways in which pharmaceutical companies managed to sell addictive opioids for a profit. In this way, the novel demonstrates real-world ways in which corporate greed has caused much death.

Valleys

The metaphorical valets of which Quichotte speaks symbolize self-discovery. As Quichotte proceeds on his journey, he marks specific events that he claims correspond to metaphorical valleys of...

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