of the story has underlying serious intentions.
life in a world dominated by greed, pride, and violence.
the hypocritical use and manipulation of the Christian religion.
in defense of ideals of goodness, justice, truth, and beauty.
insanity is, in part, a form of higher wisdom; in his madness,
he sees humble people as noble and elevated and challenges the
rich and the powerful, often calling them monsters and villains;
ecclesiastics are also targets of the wrath of Don Quixote.
In his ideals
and desire for a better world, Don Quixote mirrors Christ and
criticizes a world that lacks a genuine spiritual center.
violence and aggressive methods, on the other hand, identify him
with the people of his time and with the madness of the historical
past (the Crusades, the adventures against the Turks, etc.)
is blind to the contradictions in his own approach to the correction
of the evils of the world; he fights fire with fire and finds
himself repeatedly defeated, making things worse for himself and
Quixote, Cervantes confronts and ridicules an aspect of his own
former life as a soldier fighting for Christian Europe.
Quixote, the warrior, fails, however, Cervantes, the writer, triumphs.
Novel about the idea that "the pen is mightier than the sword."