Blog VII

June 19th, 2011 by Beheshta Mohammad

In the book “The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel De Cervantes, the author writes “The idea that this whole fabric of famous fabrications was real so established itself in his mind that no history in the world was truer for him” (Cervantes 27).

Here the author plays with his words. When he is describing the world of Don Quixote and his love for reading, Cervantes says that because he was so into his readings and absorption of the texts he wasnt able to tell fiction apart from non fiction. he was reading these works that could have been fake yet he was believing them all.

Cervantes says that Don Quixote doesnt know of the famous fabrications of the stories that he reads. The books he reads are not all true. They have all these events that the characters face are made up for the most part but because Don Q spent his whole time reading and revolving his entire life around the books he started to believe that these are true events.

When Cervantes writes the fabric of famous fabrications in one sense he could be referring to a fabric that is used to make a quilt. Taking all your favorite pieces of cloth to create your favorite quilt can be compared to all the stories he has read and how he takes a little out of every story and creates a crazy adventure for himself and Sancho.

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