The Prologue to Don Quijote Part I and its Implications
This chapter examines the prologue to Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote and how he is distinct from his contemporaries. It argues that Cervantes' insistence on appropriateness in fiction writing can be best understood by considering it in relation to its Renaissance background. It suggests that Cervantes has transformed his comic fiction and differentiated himself from other writers by purging its traditionally base subject matter and by presenting it from a central perspective which is basically enlightened or honourable.
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