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1 La historia de España La vida de Miguel de Cervantes

2 La historia de España 900 BC- Celts come to the Iberian Peninsula AD 100- St. James (Santiago) brings Christianity (He is the Patron Saint of Spain.) 200- Romans bring the Latin language to Spain 711- Moors (Muslims) conquer- begin The Golden Age c. 1000- Reconquest begins by the Christians c. 1469- Isabel and Ferdinand marry 1478- Spanish Inquisition begins 1479- Northern and central Spain are united

3 La historia de España 1492- Fall of Granada (last Moorish stronghold) 1492- Jews are expelled from Spain 1492- Columbus sails 1605- Cervantes writes Don Quixote 1834- Spanish Inquisition ends 1935- Francisco Franco becomes dictator 1975- Constitutional monarchy started King today- Rey Juan Carlos y Reina Sofía

4 Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet Soldier-lost the use of his left hand; was imprisoned in Northern Africa Government worker-traveled throughout Andalucía Unsuccessful as a… soldier, public servant, author (at first) The full name of the book is El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. -part 1- written in 1605 (very popular) -part 2- written in 1615 -contains everyday characters that show the goodness in people -Don Quixote brings everyone into his charade

5 Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Purpose of the book?- Cervantes says: parody of Spanish romance and chivalry Critics say: 1) a study of reality and its effects, 2) a study of the value of idealism Spanish Renaissance- time of individual expression and worldly experience with an emphasis on human rights, art, and intellect- occurred in Spain between the 14 th and 17 th centuries

6 Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Picasso portrayed Don Quixote in his work Soñar = To dream Cervantes and Shakespeare died on the same day- April 23, 1616 How is Don Quixote different from a traditional knight? -Think about your answer as you watch the movie.

7 Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) In the beginning of the book/movie: Don Quixote represents idealism Sancho Panza represents realism Later in the book/ movie: The 2 personalities merge

8 Quotes Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree. To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything!

9 Quotes The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

10 Quotes We dont live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions. How are we/you perceived by the world around us?

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