Metaphor and Symbolism in Don Quixote

4 April 2015
A discussion on the concept of delusions, dreams and reality in the novel “Don Quixote”.

This paper explores the issues of hope versus disillusionment, and dreams versus reality in the novel “Don Quixote”. The author provides examples of the state of illusion and dreams of the protagonist, Miguel de Cervantes.
“Time is a significant factor throughout the book. The story is about a man who wanted to be great in ways that are incompatible with the times he lives in (Sieber, ?Don Quixote.?) Don Quixote apparently not only believes that the fiction he has read about knights and their ladies are true, but that they are happening within his lifetime. Without this time confusion, the rest of his delusion would fall apart. ”
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